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Last Minute Holiday Shopping at Festival Fete’s Holiday Market

20 Dec

It’s not too late to get in some last minute holiday shopping this weekend at Festival Fete‘s Holiday Market at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston. There is plenty of parking, entertainment and crafts for the kids and unique, handmade fine art and crafts. $5 suggested donation at the door with proceeds supporting the local non-profit, Art is Smart. We’ll be open from 10am to 6pm and we hope to see you Sunday!

Here’s a sneak peek…

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Many thanks to:


It’s beginning to feel like HOLIDAY MARKET TIME!

5 Dec

We know that there are lots of things to do this weekend…but we also know that you do not want to miss Festival Fete’s Holiday Market at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet this Sunday! We have a fantastic group of artisans and craftspeople, entertainers and food vendors, arts and crafts for the kids, and more… so come check it out from 10am to 6pm this Sunday, 12/8 and the following two Sundays, 12/15 and 12/22.

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Gorgeous jewelry by Maji Jewelry will be there!


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…and Mantra!

Jennifer Neuguth will be in the house! Woot woot!

Jennifer Neuguth will be in the house! Woot woot!


Many thanks to our sponsor:


Festival Fete News!

2 Dec

Are you on Festival Fete’s mailing list to receive our newsletter? Learn all about the upcoming Festival Fete Holiday Markets starting this weekend!

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Holiday Market Entertainment!

25 Nov

We love to provide interesting and fun entertainment for our guests at Festival Fete Holiday Markets. It makes the day shopping for unique, locally hand made goods well…entertaining!

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We will have some returning performers such as Amy the Mime (only this time as an elf!) along with Santa Claus, as well as Lizzie James and the Greystone Rail, Tir Na Nog Irish Dancers, Ladies of the Rolling Pin and Smashing Photo Booth. But also some newer folks like Dance Expressions, belly dancers and choral singers.


Be sure to check in with us at the information booth when you arrive for detailed show times. And please tell us, what’s your favorite festival entertainment?


Many thanks to our sponsor:

Natural Awakenings

Art Happenings this Weekend – it’s a big one!

20 Nov

It’s been a while since we’ve shared our pick of artsy things to do…but this weekend is jam packed with really fun and creative ways to shop for the holidays and support local art!

Saturday, November 23rd

The Meadowbrook Waldorf School Holiday Faire kicks off with an “adults only” evening including a bonfire, music, light refreshments and a unique shopping opportunity. Then on Sunday the family festivities will take place from 10am to 4pm for a magical holiday experience.


You can read more about the event on the Meadowbrook Waldorf School blog or on my personal blog, Rock-Paper-Snips.

Jamestown Arts Center

The Jamestown Arts Center is hosting their fall fundraiser; “Glow-an Illuminated Evening” on Saturday from 7-10pm.


Handmade Holiday in the Red Barn

Also on Saturday, Arts in RI is hosting “a Handmade Holiday” sale at the Red Barn in East Greenwich. This is a small but high quality sale in a festive, quaint setting. Saturday at 10:00am at The Red Barn, 30 Middle Road, East Greenwich, RI


Gallery Opening at Hera

On Saturday evening, The Hera Gallery is having an opening reception and silent auction from 6-8pm.

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And finally, don’t forget to mark your calendars for Festival Fete’s Holiday Markets at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston, RI Sundays, Dec. 8, 15, and 22nd.


Many thanks to our sponsor:


Festival Fete 2013 Holiday Market Artists!

12 Nov

We are about three weeks away from the first Festival Fete 2013 Holiday Market at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston, RI! Take a peek at some of the wonderful talent that will be at the show.

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All of the artisans and crafters that participate in a Festival Fete show are juried for admission so you will find an excellent variety of products at very high quality. Most of our vendors are local, some from other parts of New England so you can feel good about supporting small, local businesses!


Admission to the festival is $5 per person with proceeds benefiting the non-profit, Art is Smart. Children under 12 years old are free, and there will be visits with Santa, FREE gift wrapping, a Children’s Creation Station, festive food and strolling merriment! So mark your calendars for Sunday, December 8th, 15th and 22nd from 10am to 5pm to do your holiday shopping!


Many thanks to our sponsor and host for this year’s event:

Rhodes on the Pawtuxet

Shop Smart by Shopping for Local Art this Holiday Season!

23 Oct

It’s hard to believe we are already talking about the upcoming holidays…but the fact is, it is upon us in the retail world big time! Festival Fete would like to encourage you to avoid the frustrating lines and the mundane of big box shopping – and instead shop at local art festivals where you can find something unique for everyone on your list, support local artists and have fun with the whole family!


Bring your entire family to enjoy Festival Fete’s Holiday Market, this year on three consecutive Sundays – December 8th, 15th and 22nd, at the Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston, RI from 10am to 6pm. The festival will include over 150 Contemporary American Art and Craft artisans along with  visits with Santa, FREE Gift wrapping, a Children’s Creation Station, festive food and strolling merriment. $5 per person entry fee with proceeds benefiting Art Is Smart. Children under 12 are FREE.

Mark your calendars now and plan to be creative by shopping smart for local art!