Celebrate Samhain is New England's premier Samhain festival dedicated to the ancient Celtic celebration of the final harvest and ancestors past.
Filled with magic, music, crafts, and merriment, Celebrate Samhain offers something for everyone. Be captivated by the music; browse the wares of gifted artisans; discover and connect in the free talks and workshops; enlist the wisdom of a variety of intuitive readers; and observe the Celtic tradition of Samhain in an earth-centered spiritual ceremony that honors the ancient ones and loved ones gone by.
Celebrate Samhain - a festival commemorating the origins of Halloween - seeks to provide a fun and enlightening experience while supporting our community through contributions to the local food pantry.
When it rains, we shine! Celebrate Samhain is an indoors event. Escape the wet and spend the day exploring, shopping, and celebrating! Don't miss this once-a-year opportunity to connect with community and discover and honor the magic in your life and around you!
Admission is $10/pp OR $8/pp with a donation of a nonperishable food item
Over 80 crafters will be located in four buildings, all within a short walking distance. The buildings are: Memorial Hall, the Methodist Church, the Universalist Church, and the House of Art. Luncheon will be served both days in Memorial Hall, and the Universalist and Methodist Churches. The show distinguishes itself from other shows by featuring only hand crafted items. All locations offer a wide variety of gifts, decorations and collectibles, including stained glass, bath products, books, candles, dry flowers, clothing, holiday decorations, jewelry, quilts, soft sculpture, hand crafted greeting cards, and much more. The fair serves as the primary fund raiser for the Monson Arts Council, as well as other local non-profit organizations. You are encouraged to attend, and to get a running start on your Christmas list!
The Spirit of Christmas is truly captured here as you enjoy homemade German pancakes, teas, fresh grilled Bratwurst (optional homemade Sauerkraut in 2 varieties), German Cookies sold on plates (or bags to go) in the charming German Cafe Seating area!
The indoor setup is designed to replicate the open, outdoor German Christmas Marketplace! ALL Artisans & church sold items are HANDMADE including: Canned Pickled Beets, Salsas, Bread & Butter Zucchini pickles, pepper relishes, jams, jellies & apple butters, tree of life pottery, natural/organic herbal healing & Aromatherapy, luxurious knitted, crocheted and loomed scarfs, hats, mittens, hand-painted glassware & ornaments for wedding guests party favors/bridal party gifts, a delicious variety of hand soaps & pamper yourself baskets,exquisite sterling jewelry, professional photographer greeting cards & framed pictures, Vintage , one-of-a kind, Salt n Pepper shakers transformed into amazing snowmen & Angels, Water Color Artwork....Dozens of raffles from every artisan & Christmas Goodie gift baskets! FREE plentiful parking in this quaint residential area! FREE admission! FREE Holiday Concert! They even have a "Children's area" downstairs to make crafts, do their "own shopping" with affordable gifts from $2-5 and of course, a visit with Santa!
The church also sells fresh, handmade greenery: Pine Swags, Crosses * Wreaths! Truly an incredible experience you will never forget!