Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Fall kicks off early with craft festival on Chester Green

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 17-18 at 10 a.m.—CHESTER—Kicking off the fall season on Sept. 17-18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., is the 42nd annual Fall Craft Festival on the Green in Chester.
Crowds of people converge on the Green to explore the unique handmade crafts offered by over 60 vendors lining the green. Handmade crafts include wood products, glass, jewelry, photography, watercolors, fiber arts, paper arts, pottery, quilts, soaps and more!
Additions this year include a Children’s Tent, and Dux, the Balloon Man. Discover the Beer Garden behind the Fullerton Inn on Saturday, stroll through the quaint stone village, and sample a wide variety of interesting food. Live artisan demonstrations occur throughout the weekend.
Musical entertainment schedule for Saturday: 10:30-11:30 a.m. The Last Chance Band, a smooth blend of rock & roll;  12-1 p.m. Will Danforth, good-time American roots music on guitar, slide guitar, frailin’ banjo and wailin’ blues harp; 1:30-2:30 p.m. Weston Playhouse, seasonal highlights.
Musical entertainment schedule for Sunday: 12-1 p.m. Root 7, lively vocal music, all genres, for all audiences; 1:30-2:30 p.m. Ida Mae Specker and Faith Wood, offering a rambunctious fusion of traditional music.
Admission is free. For more info, visit

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