Monday, November 20, 2023

38th Annual Sparkle Village Craft Show and Sale set for Dec. 1-2

Sparkle Village craft show

By Linda Friedman Ramirez

The Harrietstown Town Hall will be shimmering the first weekend of December, with the 38th year for the annual Sparkle Village Craft Show & Sale. Sponsored by the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce with support from Adirondack Frontier, there will be some 45 vendors present as well as a number of nonprofit organizations. This show is well known for the high quality and variety of products offered for sale, with many vendors returning year after year. These include handcrafted jewelry, homemade dog treats, quilted items, candles, wood cutting boards, books, handmade soap, chainsaw carvings, watercolor paintings, note cards, photography, baskets, wood art, and more.

The event at the Harrietstown Town Hall, located at 39 Main Street in Saranac Lake, New York, 12983, is open to the public on December 1, 2023 from 4 to 8 p.m. and December 2, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a $3 admission. Cash or credit cards are accepted. Among the nonprofit organizations with booths at the event, the Saranac Lake Youth Center holds its annual holiday wreath sale.

Also, the Women’s Civic Chamber (WCC) of Saranac Lake will once again raffle prize-filled baskets donated by members, a fundraiser they have organized for more than ten years. The money that the WCC raises through this [fundraiser] and other events is gifted back to the community in support of a variety of needs, including the Adirondack Carousel, After Prom Party, Interfaith Food Pantry, Saranac Lake Free Library, Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department, Saranac Lake Youth Center, the Thanksgiving Dinner at the Senior Center, just to name a few.

Two women at a raffle table

Diana Gill and Cathy Wigger, WCC Raffle 2022. Photo by Skip Murray.

For more information or to volunteer at the Sparkle Village Craft Show and Sale, please go to


Photo at top: 2022 Sparkle Village, Harrietstown Town Hall, Saranac Lake. Photo by Skip Murray.

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Linda Friedman Ramirez is a resident of Saranac Lake. She previously owned an art gallery in St Petersburg, Florida, and appreciates how art is integral to a community. She's contributing these artist profiles on behalf of ArtWorks, of which she is a member.

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