One of my favorite things to do when visiting any area is attending local craft fairs. The League of NH Craftsmen hosts one of the finest I have attended. I especially liked watching the crafts folk creating their art.
The League’s story begins in the mid-1920s when Mrs. Mary Coolidge and A. Cooper Ballentine joined forces to promote craft in New Hampshire. By 1932, The League of New Hampshire Arts and Crafts had been established, and the first official League shop was opened in Wolfeboro. The following year, the first Craftsmen’s Fair was held, making it the oldest craft fair in the country.