Apple Pie Crafts Fair 2020 - Cancelled

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of this year’s beloved Apple Pie Crafts Fair.  Please see the update below.

Apple Pie Crafts Fair - Cancelled for 2020

After much deliberation, the Board and staff of the Library Arts Center has decided to cancel the 2020 Apple Pie Crafts Fair.  We are so sad to have to forego this annual community tradition, but as it draws over 5,000 to the town common for one big fun summer day, we can’t see how we can do it with regards to social distancing and public safety.  All fair vendors will be refunded in full by the end of June.  As this is truly one of our very favorite events of our calendar year, we will start dreaming and planning now for the 2021 fair to make sure it is better than ever to make up for missing this year.

Registered vendors, please click HERE.

Apple Pie Crafts Fair – the 47th Annual

Saturday, August 22, 2020   9am-3pm  Cancelled due to COVID-19
Newport Town Common   *   Rain or Shine

Apple Pie Crafts Fair 2011 -- Fairgoers

2020 would have marked the historic 47th Annual Apple Pie Crafts Fair–one of New England’s longest running craft fairs on the Newport Town Common.  It is with a heavy heart that the Library Arts Center is cancelling this year’s Fair in the interest of public health due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  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.    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.  

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.

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