Comin’ in HOT!

BlondieandtheBanjoKidSo usually this time of year there’s a nice white layer of snow that has to be swept off our Moretown Artisans Sale road signs and shoveled from the entrances to the show. Usually I’m wearing wool socks and have to take off my mittens to hang the outside decorations in front of the school. And usually the idea of hot cider being served during the event makes me warm and cozy just thinking about it.

But not this year.

No, this year, the green grass, while frosty perhaps, still seems really out of place underneath our road signs and I haven’t even dug up my winter clothes yet. I still plan to have hot cider during the show, but I’m considering having cold cider too, which would be a first!

But weather aside, it’s that time of year again! The Moretown Artisans Sale is THIS WEEKEND, Saturday, December 12 &  Sunday the 13th. And since we can’t fight the weather, we may as well roll with it. So we present to you the Hottest Reasons to Come to the Moretown Artisans Sale! (Please check out our schedule for complete details on timing.)

Hottest Reasons to Come to the Moretown Artisans Sale!

  • Get All Your Holiday Shopping Done We have over 24 artists with a huge variety of incredible gifts for everyone you can possibly think of! Big gifts and small, things for the kids, the parents, the siblings, the foodies, the outdoorsy types, the beer lovers, the trend setters, and so much more. See our complete artists line up here.
  • Take the best photo with Santa EVER! We will have a FREE PHOTOBOOTH on Saturday from 11am-3pm, complete with fun festive props so you can take get really playful with your photos! Plus Santa will be here from 11:30am-1pm to photobomb the heck out of your images! Talk about ho, ho, HO!
  • Listen to the next up and coming music-talents On Sunday we will have live music from Blondie & the Banjo Kid – a sister-brother act from Warren, you will have to see (and hear) it to believe how good these kids are! DJ Satta Sound will close the show on Sunday so you can end your holiday shopping to a really sweet rhythm.
  • Win/Win Our super popular Raffle and Silent Auction is back! Last year we raised $1000 for Hannah’s House and we are hoping to beat that this year. There will be over 30 incredible items from artwork to ski tickets, gift baskets, gift certificates and even a CASE OF BEER! See our Auction page for more details, including how to buy your raffle tickets for a discounted rate RIGHT NOW and also how to get a FREE raffle ticket!
  • Fill Your Belly Delicious local food will be at your fingertips all weekend. Fiddlehead Cuisine will be serving food on Saturday and Graces Tamales will be with us on Sunday. Plus the Moretown PTN has teamed up with American Flatbread and will have pizza by the slice or the pie both days.
  • Keep it Local We are so lucky to live in this wonderful community! Nothing helps keep our community strong like shopping locally. Did you know that for every $100 spent at a locally-owned business, $73 remains in the local economy, and only $27 leaves? Compare that to the same $100 spent at a non-locally owned business, where $43 remains in the local economy and $57 leaves. That means while something might seem cheaper at Walmart, you actually sending twice as much money out of the state by shopping at places like that! For more reasons to shop local, check out this link. Otherwise, SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND!



Top 10 Reasons to Shop at the Moretown Artisans Sale

Just in case you needed to find a reason to shop at the 2014 Moretown Artisans Sale next weekend, we compiled our Top 10 Reasons for you conveniently right here:

ShopVTHashtag10. It’s Easy on the Eyes – Come see the Moretown Elementary School’s Gym transformed into a magical, holiday-inspired wonderland. Lights, decorations and all the beautiful items our artists have on display make it a sight you must see!

9. It’s Easy on the Ears – Don’t you just love having annoying holiday jiggles stuck in your head? Yeah. We hate that too. So on Saturday, we bring in some awesome local talent to perform, including students and professional musicians.

8. You can Avoid Road Rage – You can leave the white knuckles at home for this one! Since it all takes place at the conveniently located Moretown Elementary School, which is about 10-15 minutes from everywhere, there will be far fewer chances to stress out while on your way here. Plus, the school offers plenty of parking so your calm and soothing drive here won’t be ruined by parking lot wars. Click here for directions.

7. You Won’t Get Trampled – Shopping at the Moretown Artisans Sale means you’re shopping with your friends and neighbors, and not likely to trampled by raging crowds. The Moretown Artisans Sale is almost as fun to simply hang out at, as it is to shop at! You’ll get to mingle with tons of your community members here, both as artists, performers and shoppers! (See below for video of the epic Walmart Waffle Iron Riot.)

6. It’s Locally Delicious – Should you get the munchies while you’re here, fear not! We will have great local food both days, and the Moretown PTN will hosting a bake sale to boot! So if your belly starts rumbling, we can help you with that!

5. Holiday Hashtags with Santa – Sunday from 12-2pm, Santa will join us and be ready to hear the kids’ wish lists and sit for photos with the whole family! If you Instagram, follow megsevents and use the hashtags #Santa and #ShopVT and #MoretownArtisansSale

4. You’ll Find Something for Everyone – Sweaters, socks, earrings, mugs, jam, stained glass, gift cards, tea, fudge, scarves, rings, lamps, ornaments, paintings, necklaces, Ukrainian eggs, lip balm, beard balm,  head bands, hats, vases, bath salts, belt buckles, notepads and so much more! There are gifts for the kids, gifts for the parents, gifts for the foodies, gifts for the stylish, gifts for the tea lovers, gifts for the playful. There are even gifts for the beer lovers, the skiers and the yogis if you buy raffle tickets and bid on silent auction items! So no matter who you’re shopping for, you are bound to find something for everyone! Click here for a complete list of our artists.

Eventbrite - Moretown Artisans Sale3. It’s a Win/Win – For the third year in a row, we are excited to host the Hannah’s House Silent Auction and Raffle! SIPtemberfest Tickets, Ski tickets, gift certificates to local restaurant, locally made artwork and much more are all up for grabs! Discounted raffle tickets are available right now online. They will be $2 each during the event. NEW THIS YEAR: Every purchase with our artists over $25 will also get you a free raffle ticket! Click here for more details!

nothing says2. There Are No $3 Waffle Irons Here – Everything available for purchase at the Moretown Artisans Sale is made locally by talented artists. Everything. You won’t find cheaply made products from overseas that will break as soon as you use them. Instead, you will find expertly crafted items that will be cherished for years to come. And you won’t have to fight through a swarm of people losing their pants just to make a purchase! (See below for video of the epic Walmart Waffle Iron Riot.)

1. It’s a great place to support your neighbors and your community – Bottom line when it comes to the holidays – it’s a great time to bring a little cheer to someone’s day. And what better way to do that, than to shop locally. Whether you shop at the Moretown Artisans Sale and support some of the two dozen artists at the show, or whether you shop at locally owned stores throughout the area, remember that the every penny you spend locally this holiday season will go much further to support your community than if you spend it at big box stores!

2014 Artist Line Up Announced!


Yes, we know, Halloween is barely behind us, but there is a brisk bite to the air and in many places, that’s accompanied by snow on the ground! Winter is coming! And so are all the best holidays!

We are really excited to present our 2014 Artist Line Up for the Moretown Artisans’ Sale! Its full of many of your favorite vendors and lots of news ones too! Click here for a complete list of our Artists or scan through our gallery (there are multiple pages so be sure to check them all out!) Also be sure to check back as we will be posting updates about our food, music and more, including our Hannah’s House Auction and Raffle! So stay tuned!