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Plimoth Patuxet Museums Winter Fine Arts & Craft Fair Makes Festive Debut

Plimoth Patuxet expresses its heartfelt gratitude to everyone who made the inaugural Winter Fine Arts & Craft Fair a wonderful success!

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Plymouth, Massachusetts (December 8, 2023) – Plimoth Patuxet expresses its heartfelt gratitude to everyone who made the inaugural Winter Fine Arts & Craft Fair a wonderful success! Over the course of the two-day event, thousands of people enjoyed a creative showcase of arts, crafts, and culture.

In addition to a unique shopping experience, fairgoers engaged in the event’s many other offerings – artistic demonstrations, holiday themed activities, music, hayrides, a beer garden, and deliciously enticing food and beverage choices offered by Plentiful Events & Catering at Plimoth Patuxet Museums. Both days featured outstanding performances by the Standing Quiver Singers (Mashpee Wampanoag), Lone Wolf and the Spaghetti Corner Band (Akwesane Mohawk), and Abby Vail.

“Thank you to all of our arts and craft vendors, sponsors, guests, volunteers, performers, organizing committee, staff, and everyone else who helped to make this inaugural Winter Fair a success,” said Plimoth Patuxet’s Phoebe Cos who was lead coordinator of the event. “We’re delighted by the positive feedback we have received from our extraordinary vendors and attendees alike, and for the cozy, joyful ambiance that permeated the event. We’re looking forward to next year!”

In the early planning stages, the Museum’s Winter Fine Arts & Craft Fair was envisioned as a wonderful opportunity to showcase local artisans amongst its community of supporters, but also to promote shoulder season activity in the surrounding region.

Lea Filson, President/CEO at See Plymouth – the official tourism office for the town and county of Plymouth, Massachusetts – praised the Winter Fine Arts & Craft Fair for accomplishing that vision and much more. “This event is a reflection of a Museum that is committed to providing inspiring experiences for its guests – and to bringing exhibits and stories to life. Congratulations to Plimoth Patuxet for making this Winter Fair such a big hit, and we send much appreciation to our community for their support and passion for arts and culture.”

The Winter Fine Arts & Craft Fair was promoted by Plimoth Patuxet Museums and See Plymouth. Funding through a Travel and Tourism Season Extension Grant – administered by the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism awarded to See Plymouth for promoting the shoulder season in Plymouth and Bristol Counties – helped drive awareness and attendance for this first-time event.

About Plimoth Patuxet

Plimoth Patuxet is one of the Nation’s foremost living history museums. Founded in 1947, the Museum creates engaging experiences of history built on thorough research about the Indigenous and European people who met along Massachusetts' historic shores of change in the 1600s. Immersive and educational encounters underscore the collaborations as well as the cultural clash and conflicts of the 17th-century people of this region. Major exhibits include the Historic Patuxet Homesite, the 17th-Century English Village, Mayflower II, and Plimoth Grist Mill. A private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational institution, Plimoth Patuxet is supported by admission fees, donations, memberships, and revenue from a variety of educational programming, dining and gift shops. Plimoth Patuxet receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, private foundations, corporations, and local businesses. Located less than an hour’s drive south of Boston, and 15 minutes north of Cape Cod, the Museum is open daily from early spring through the Sunday after Thanksgiving. For more information, visit Follow the Museum on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.