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!

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Win/Win!

Once again, the Moretown Artisans Sale will host a raffle and silent auction that will benefit Hannah’s House and their mission to help families of young adults who are, or have been, in emotional crisis find a sustainable path to emotional well being through the exploration of alternative ways of thinking and relating, and to provide tools of prevention for growing families.

Plus our artist have generously donated some incredible artwork so whether you bid on a Silent Auction item or buy a ton of raffle tickets, you’ll not only be supporting a great cause, but you could take home some sweet prizes! Here’s a look at what you could score. Click here for more info about our Artists.

  • Fine Art – Wait until you see the beautiful artwork donated by Amanda Ruth Clemons, Art by Anna, Cat Illustrates, Sam Made and Art by Alix.
  • Jewelry – The items donated by June Mendell, Raegan Hough Metahlsmith and Leatherworker and Manny Beads will make perfect gifts for a lucky lady on your list.
  • Pottery – Just in time for Hot chocolate season, you could win pottery donated by Montalto Pottery, N3 Pottery and more.
  • Sweet Treats – Everyones sweet tooth will be satisfied if you win one of the items donated by Boone’s Fudge or Marsh Hollow.
  • Botanticals – Get herbalicious with the gifts donated by The tiny Tea House, The Ripple Effect, Green Village Soaps and Three Sprig Farm
  • Gifts for Everyone – Dinofrio Handbags, E2 Creations, Mad Women in the Attic. Llama Love, Woodland Knits and more will have gifts for everyone on your list
  • Ultimate Beer-Geek Gift – We are excited to announce that we will have a killer SIPtemberfest 2014 VIP package for two! It will include entry for 2 to the 2014 event, t-shirts and more. This package will also have some extra prizes, but you’ll have to come to the show to see what they are!

Santa’s Coming!

I’ll get straight to the point right on this one for you:

SANTA WILL BE AT THE MORETOWN ARTISANS’ SALE,

SUNDAY DECEMBER 11 FROM 12-2PM!!!

Me and my sis with Santa, back in the day.

Bring the kids and your camera and visit with Santa for FREE at the Moretown Elementary School, Sunday from 12-2. If you’d like, donations are welcome and will go to the Wet Paint Fund, aiding artists affected by the floods.

Let the kids visit with Santa and snap the kind of photos that will be cherished forever by the whole family, like this one of me and my sis from way back in the day. It still cracks me up every time I see it – a true work of art!

And now, in honor of memorable and cherished images of ol’ Saint Nick, I present the Santa Gallery featuring some great iconic images, new, old and off the beaten track of the one and only: