The Harvest Fair is an annual tradition that brings out the whole Melrose community. It will be held on Saturday, November 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church, at 70 West Emerson St., across from the Melrose Public Library.
The fair will feature baked goods, crafts, holiday decorations, vintage jewelry and collectibles, plants and garden supplies, and a gigantic rummage sale, featuring toys and baby needs, household items, furniture, books, and tools. The popular “re-gifting table” filled with brand new gifts will also be back.
Harvest Cafe offers Breakfast Coffee Cake and Lunch Menu
Downstairs, the Harvest Cafe will be serving breakfast coffee cake and beverages. Vegetarian and meat chili, as well as other lunch options, will be available, along with homemade apple crisp and brownies.
The annual Harvest Fair will feature the raffle of a lovely, bright and light, hand-made patchwork quilt. The quilt pattern is hand-pieced and machine-quilted in intricate floral patterns with multiple pieced blocks arranged by the quilting group, the MUUC Quilters. The size is suitable for a full or queen sized bed.
Raffle tickets are $2 each or 6 for $10. The drawing will be at the fair, November 14 at 2:00pm.
The quilting group meets weekly on Friday mornings from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. downstairs at the church during the church year. They have made several dozen lap quilts, which have been donated to a variety of Veterans’ Hospitals in Massachusetts, as well as baby quilts and larger quilts, for families overcoming homelessness. New quilters are always welcome.
Massive Pie Bake results in Over 30 Pies
Each year, over 30 pies, including apple, blueberry, and pumpkin pies are made, and they are always a sellout. Family size and personal size pies are sold. Homemade cookies and cakes are also featured.
Come to shop, come for breakfast and lunch, come early for best selection. Bring your friends and neighbors!