Apple Pie Crafts Fair 2020

Saturday, August 22, 2020 |  9 am – 3pm
Newport Town Common, Newport, New Hampshire
Rain or Shine

Saturday, August 22, 2020   9am-3pm

Newport Town Common   *   Rain or Shine
REGISTRATION for the 2020 Fair will open in early February.  Interested Vendors: sign up to receive email notifications at the link below.
Apple Pie Crafts Fair 2011 -- Fairgoers

2020 will mark the 47th 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 in a Row

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 11am-4pm on Fri. Aug. 21, 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. 21 from 11am-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.



We work hard to keep the Apple Pie Crafts Fair a true “Craft” Fair, therefore, we only feature HANDMADE crafts.

Items for sale must be: 

  • 2) HANDMADE LOCALLY  – We consider “local” to mean made by someone who resides in NH or VT, or someone who has ties to our local region (for instance, someone who lives in Sunapee during the summer, or someone who grew up in Newport, etc.)  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
  • 3) HANDMADE BY YOU –  You may NOT re-sell handmade items that were created by someone else, or handmade items that were created by artisans overseas (such as jewelry, handbags, etc.)  
  • If your items for sale do not meet all of these criteria, then you need not apply. 
  • If you have a question about our criteria for handmade items, and to see if your items would qualify, please don’t hesitate to call us at 603-863-3040 or email us at

To be added to our crafter email list, please email your name and email address to:  with the line “Please add me to the Apple Pie Vendor Email List!”

AGAIN IN 2020!  We are offering several different sizes for booth spaces in 2020.  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 Common Interior (Smaller Booth/NO ELECTRIC avaialable for booths of this size): $55.00 (Early Bird Rate before 3/1/20: $45.00)

15’x15′ Booth Space on the Common Perimeter: $70.00 (Early Bird Rate before 3/1/20: $60.00)

Food Vendor Booth:  $70.00

*Food vendor booths that require electricity will be placed in a 10x10 booth in the food court at the gazebo end of the Common.  The remaining food vendors will be placed according to the committee’s discretion.

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

The Apple Pie Crafts Fair

was recently featured in:

The 2019 Summer
“Weekend Fun Guide”
in Boston Globe Magazine


Boston Globe Magazine



It was named as one of the “Top Ten Art Fests in NH” by the New Hampshire Union Leader