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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.

Maji jewelry

Gorgeous jewelry by Maji Jewelry will be there! http://www.etsy.com/shop/MajiJewelry


Laurie-Annya Linfoot http://www.forthebirdsct.com

…and Mantra!

Jennifer Neuguth http://www.mymantramylife.com will be in the house! Woot woot!

Jennifer Neuguth http://www.mymantramylife.com will be in the house! Woot woot!


Many thanks to our sponsor:


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

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

Happy Winter!

21 Dec

Today is the shortest day of the year and the true kick-off of winter. Apparently, it is not the end of the world as some speculated, but surely the beginning of something new.

Winter Solstice Sunset

Winter Solstice Sunset

A few years ago, I clipped an article to save in my Christmas binder about making the holidays a season for delight, not stress. The article includes a conversation with the cookbook author and recently named “Britain’s Most Sexy Over Fifty Female“, Nigella Lawson. In the article, I think she makes a wonderful point about celebrating the season (Winter, that is) and finding joy and peacefulness in a chilly time of year. Gathering around a fireplace, lighting candles, and even enjoying the dimness of light… is warming in it’s own way. Nigella says,

We think paradise on Earth is some tropical island, when actually we’re much better off reveling in the blanket of darkness that we can make cozy with lights. Christmas is really about bringing light and fire and warmth into the chill of darkness. I feel the Christmas rituals of the home are, if not based around faith, essentially an act of good faith.

So light up one of Lux Aromatica‘s naturally scented candles, and enjoy the flicker of the flame until Spring. Some cultures celebrate the Winter Solstice with grand festivals and rituals so this seems a perfect day for us to thank you all for your continued support of Festival Fete throughout the year. We wish you the happiest of holidays surrounded by the warmth and comfort of light, family and friends, and a very Happy New Year!

Photo by Danielle Salisbury

Photo by Danielle Salisbury

See you in 2013 – Cheers!

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