Fruitlands Museum to host Central Massachusetts Juried Crafts Festival Oct. 1


Fruitlands Museum to host Central Massachusetts Juried Crafts Festival Oct. 1Harvard – Fruitlands Museum, in conjunction with the Worcester Center for Crafts, will be host to the first-ever Central Massachusetts Juried Craft Festival the first weekend in October.

The event, which will take place on the museum grounds at 102 Prospect Hill Rd. in Harvard Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature unique New England arts and crafts from some of New England's finest artists and craftspersons. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under 12.

“We are excited to be hosting this event with the Worcester Center for Crafts,” said Marie LeBlanc, Fruitlands Museum Board President. “Fruitlands has a rich artistic heritage, and we are thrilled to be welcoming artists and arts and crafts aficionados alike to our breathtaking grounds here, which are at their peak in the fall.”

Fruitlands Museum is home to standing collections of Shaker and Native American art and artifacts, Hudson River School landscapes and vernacular portraits, in addition to rotating exhibits that have ranged from New England impressionist art to the current photography display, Witness to Global Conflict. Museum admission will be half-price for guests who visit the Craft Festival.

“Fruitlands has such a diverse array of art offerings, not to mention artist workshops and classes,” said LeBlanc. “The Juried Crafts Festival is a great way for us to bring in and highlight local artists who add so much to the community.”

For more information about the Juried Craft Festival, call Kerry Castorano at 1-978-456-3924 ext. 289 or visit




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