By Laura Lefko.
The Annual Killingworth Historical Society Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday, December 3rd from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Parmelee Farm. The farmhouse, a Killingworth landmark will be decorated for the holidays. This year they are featuring 36” white stars decorated with dozens of clear lights for $38 which the Historical Society hopes to see displayed on homes all over Killingworth to represent their theme “Wish Upon a Star.”
Former KHS President and Board of Directors member Linda Dudek along with co-chairmen Kim Wright and Cynthia Rich head up this amazing event. Linda and Kim spend the entire year scouring flea markets, church bazaars, and yard sales all over New England and beyond for the bits and pieces to use for their amazing creations. The very talented and creative members of the Historical Society create many of the items that you’ll see for sale at the Christmas Fair.
You must see this event to believe it! Beautiful handmade holiday items will decorate the farmhouse and grounds. This year the new barn will also be open! There’s a gift basket raffle as well as gift baskets to purchase, hundreds of ornaments and holiday decorations, kid’s items, teacher’s gifts, fresh arrangements, baked goods (which come wrapped and with a dish) wreaths, and books are just some of the treasures you’ll find; the list is endless. Everything is reasonably priced and there is something for everyone.
The fair which started at the Black Rock School on Recycle Way has been taking place on the first Saturday in December for over 20 years and has been growing every year with over 800 shoppers in attendance last year, some from as far away as New Haven!
Plan to come on out on Saturday to start (or finish) your holiday shopping!
Photos by Laura Lefko & Karen Milano.