Do you or anybody you know have an appreciation for artisanal and handcrafted products? Do you want to support local small businesses? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then join the Town of Thompson and Thompson Together in the second annual Maker Fair! The Maker Fair is an event in which artists and craftsmen from many different backgrounds will have the opportunity to showcase their talents to the community. Last year, we had 60 vendors and over 1500 shoppers.
This year, the event has grown to over 80 vendors. Products on sale will range from vinyl creations, clay jewelry, embroidered goods, candles, leather, handcrafted woodworks, and many more hand made goods. In addition to the many artists in attendance, there will also be food trucks that will be sure to satisfy your hunger while you browse the many shops set up at the Riverside Park. You are sure to find that special Mother’s Day Gift, birthday gift, or even Christmas gift.
The Maker Fair is an introduction to the 11th Village, an event put on by Thompson's Economic Development Commission in partnership with Thompson Recreation. Similarly to the Maker Fair, the 11th Village promotes small and local businesses. The village will have custom built, mini retail shops and will be set up in Riverside Park for customers to explore. The 11th Village will be set up in 2-4 week sessions in May through October. If you are interested in this small business opportunity, contact Thompson Recreation at www.thompsonrec.org or call 860-923-9440.
The Fair will be taking place on May 1st at Riverside Park in Thompson, Connecticut from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 8th during the same hours if the event is rescheduled for any reason. COVID - 19 guidelines will be followed. You can check out the Town of Thompson or Thompson Recreation website or facebook for more information regarding this exciting event!