Apple Pie Crafts Fair

Saturday, August 26, 2017   9am-3pm
Newport Town Common   *   Rain or Shine

Fairgoers enjoy the Apple Pie Crafts Fair     Photo Credits (All photos on this page):  Amanda Perkins Photography

This year marks the 44th Annual Apple Pie Crafts Fair–one of New England’s longest running craft fairs on the Newport Town Common!  Every year, more than 2000 New Englanders make their way to Newport from all around the state of New Hampshire, and New England to enjoy 100+ booths of handmade crafts, including pottery, woodworking, glass, fiber arts and more. The fair also features live music, an apple pie contest & sale, and the Firemens’ Famous Chicken Barbecue.

Apple pies for the apple pie contest & sale abound in the big tent in the middle of the Common

In addition to all of the festivities on the Town Common, fairgoers will also enjoy the Richards Library Festival that features an outstanding book sale, cookie walk, crafts for kids, a children’s tent, and lunch on the library porch.


Do you have an award-winning apple pie recipe?  Put it to the test at the favorite Apple Pie Contest!  The only rules stipulate that the main ingredient of pies must be apples, and that only the first twelve pies entered will be considered for judging in the contest.  Drop off pies at the Library Arts Center from 2-4pm on Fri. Aug. 25, or on the morning of the Fair from 8am-10pm at the big tent in the middle of the Common.  No entry fee.  One entry per family, please.


Pies of all kinds are baked by members of the Arts Center community and sold to benefit Arts Center programs.  If you would like to donate a pie or two, please drop off at the Library Arts Center on Friday, Aug. 25 from 2-4pm, or the morning of the Fair from 8-10am at “Pie Headquarters”–the big tent at the Center of the Common.  Complimentary pie tins are available at the Library Arts Center.

The Apple Pie Crafts Fair is proudly presented by the the Library Arts Center Gallery & Studio–a non-profit community arts organization in the heart of downtown Newport, New Hampshire.  Proceeds from Fair booth sales & the pie sale benefit the Arts Center’s exhibits & programs.


Click to download the Apple Pie Crafts Fair 2017 Application Form
* Please read all of the Fair guidelines before applying.

NEW!  We are offering several different sizes for booth spaces in 2017.  In past fairs, we have only offered the 15’x15′ size, but this year we are also offering a smaller 10’x10′ space for crafters who may not need as much space.  Please see the map of the Common to note the distinction.   (note:  fee is for space only and does not include tables, chairs, etc.)


10’x10′ Booth Space on the Common Interior:  $55    FULL!  (All 10×10 spaces are booked for 2017)

15’x15′ Booth Space on the Common Perimeter:  $65

To see the map of the Common with the distinction between the two booth types, click: Vendor Map – Interior and Perimeter Booths for 2017

  • Please also note that our “non-craft” quota has been filled for 2017.  (This applies to groups like non-profits, or to vendors/businesses selling things other than HANDMADE crafts.)  
  • Spaces for FOOD VENDORS are still available.  Please inquire.

To be added to our crafter email list to receive first notice of the application for the Apple Pie Crafts Fair in 2017, please email your name and email address to: info [at] libraryartscenter [dot] org  with the line “Please add me to the Apple Pie Vendor Email List!”