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UUSE Artisan Holiday Market for 2023

Two kids on a sled going to the artisan holiday market
Artisan Holiday Market

The Fair is coming! The Fair is coming!

What: The UUSE Artisan Holiday Market

When: Friday November 17th 6:30-9:00 pm &

Saturday November 18th 10:00 am-3:00 pm

What to Expect: Baked Goods, an Auction, Jewelry, Pottery, Mosaics, Art Prints, Knit, Crochet & Sewn Items, UUSE Swag, Kid’s Toys, Books, Tag Sale Goodies, Christmas Crafts, One-Of-A-Kind Wood Items, Antiques and so much more!

What Can You Do:

  • Volunteer your Time: set-up, break-down, in a booth, covering breaks, security, finance, greeter.

  • Donate: books, jewelry, kid’s items, antiques, household items, something for the auction.

  • Make: Baked goods, handmade items, UUSE branded swag, knit, crochet & sewn items.

Questions?: Email the Fair Team at

Thank you in advance for helping to make this Holiday Fair the most successful ever!

The UUSE Holiday Fair’s Silent Auction is Looking for Donations  

Can you help? We are fortunate to have some very kind UUs who own local businesses or are accomplished artists who help us out yearly with generous contributions. Still, one of the great joys of the silent auction is discovering what surprises you all have to donate. So, what draws bids? Last year, we had a beautiful set of wooden jigsaw puzzles featuring some “whimsy” pieces that attracted numerous bids. A few years back, we had a member buy a new car, and the dealership gave each buyer a new gas grill—which they didn’t need, so they gave it to the auction. A member upgraded her iPad, wiped the old one clean of personal information, and donated it. We’ve had a quilting frame, a fancy Franklin Mint commemorative Monopoly game, sports memorabilia, jewelry a little too high-end for the jewelry sale, gently used designer purses, and decorative home items (did you all see the beautiful inlaid table we had last year?) As it is a holiday fair, themed baskets full of goodies that can be given as a gift are usually a big draw (think spa night basket, pet owner basket, hostess gift basket, etc.) And, of course, we love to feature work from our many talented UUSE artists and crafters! Might you have something for the auction? Share your ideas with Mary Ellen Vigeant Carolyn Gimbrone, or new member, Jan Knotts.

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