This weekend is the Meadowbrook Waldorf School Holiday Faire, which is near and dear to Festival Fete founder, Jennifer Neuguth and her family. Jennifer’s two boys have been at the Meadowbrook Waldorf School for the past 6 years and couldn’t be happier with the education and whole family experience that the school community provides. The event kicks off with a Holiday Faire for the adults on Saturday evening from 6-9 pm and on Sunday from 10am – 4pm the kids can enjoy this lovely family event.
This year’s theme is “Guiding Light” as we remember the warmth and light that this season brings to our hearts and homes. Find beautiful crafts, activities, performances, and unique gifts that portray this wonderful inspiration. The beautifully decorated campus will “light” your up your hearts and bring a smile to your faces.
One of the Faire organizers, Monica Rodgers is a Waldorf graduate and Meadowbrook Waldorf School parent. Monica enthusiastically shared her thoughts with me about the Faire:
Each year we try to focus on a celebration that really brings to life the spirit of our community and the things we hold dear. The festivities include music, family crafts, beautiful decoration- it looks simply MAGICAL when you get to the campus. We try to offer totally unique gifts that people can not usually find anywhere else that reflect the talents of our community such as handmade doll clothing, advent Calendar’s, Ornaments, beautiful handwork on clothing or accessories. Our faire is one of the most unique holiday events in New England !!
In addition to the hand crafted items for sale, there will also be a gently used book section (as well as new titles and gift books) and a *VINTAGE* section of hats, accessories, crafts etc. Visit the Meadowbrook Waldorf School board on Pinterest page to see a visual sampling.
Our school “store” focuses on featuring thoughtful items that offer children and families an opportunity to play together, read together, inspire imagination, creativity, or learning. You’ll usually never find plastic items in our store – and we bring in many brands from around the globe – European Toys, Dolls from South America and Peru, Gorgeous art supplies from Germany and France.
If you are not familiar with a Waldorf school, click here to learn more about what makes a Waldorf Education special. The MWS is committed to preserving childhood – allowing children to play and explore naturally. Another MWS Holiday Faire organizer and parent, Beth Riungo says, “Arts and crafts are fundamental in helping children build their imagination so we surround them with beauty and give them natural materials to work with. Faire is our opportunity to share these values and ideas with our friends and neighbors from the surrounding area. We love to see our visitors eyes light up when they discover the joys of the Faire.”
Several of the artists that will be at Festival Fete’s Holiday Market in Garden City on December 1st and 2nd will also be exhibiting at the Meadowbrook Waldorf School Faire including:
- Hannah Wood of Black Black Moon jewelry
- Sky Therapy Bath products
- Dragon’s Opus handmade chainmaille jewelry
- Nancy Rafi Gypsy Girl Designs jewelry.
Also this weekend: Saturday, November 17th the Artist and Artisans “Showcase” exhibition and sale continues every Saturday from 9am – 2pm at Psuedio Studio & Gallery at the Lafayette Mills 650 Ten Rod Road, North Kingstown, RI.
What are you doing this weekend? Let us know what other artful events are happening this weekend and if you go to the MWS Holiday Faire please share your feedback with us!
Many thanks to Yelp for their sponsorship of Festival Fete’s Holiday Market in Garden City on December 1st and 2nd. Be sure to look for their booth at the market -they always have something fun to do!
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