Yuletide Fair

We are sad to post that our traditional Yuletide Fair will not be held this December, 2021.  The PTA and the Yuletide Fair Committee are envisioning ways to bring back our festival life to the greater community in the future. Stay tuned! 


Silent Auction 2020

The Silent Auction is now LIVE!

Place your bid at this link.

yuletide fair silent auction poster


This year our annual Yuletide Fair has gone virtual. The Silent Auction, will be live from November 15, 2020 through November 30, 2020, features unique, artisanal, local, and hand-crafted items from some of the following generous donors:


  • Aaron Dessner (The National)
  • Alkion Press
  • Bisjoux
  • Camphill Village
  • The Chatham Berry Farm
  • Christin Ripley Studio
  • Churchtown Dairy
  • Communal Brands
  • Cute with Clogs
  • Fahari Bazaar
  • Farm Ferments
  • Five Elements Acupuncture
  • Fortunes Ice Cream
  • Great Barrington Airport
  • Harvest Spirits
  • Hawthorne Valley Farm Store
  • Hudson Brewing Co.
  • Hudson Clothier
  • Indigo Bus Co.
  • Kasuri
  • Kinderhook Farm
  • Local 111
  • Oak Pizzaria Napoletana
  • Peglet Life
  • Princton Architectural Press
  • Puja Candles
  • Retrograss Farm
  • Rivertown Lodge
  • Sadhana
  • Seeds and Some
  • Supernatural Coffee
  • Sternfeld Dance Studio
  • Thomas Locker Painting
  • Tienda Salsita
  • Tiny Twigs
  • Trumbull Farms
  • William Farmer & Sons
  • and more!!



Virtual Gingerbread Contest


For the 36th year in a row, Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School is holding a gingerbread contest! This year, however, the winter wonderland is moving online.

Now, during the coziest days at home in November, what better time than to plan your design. We have seen amazing gingerbread creations over the years that include trains and igloos, bird houses and rockets, a Ferris wheel and lighthouses, a Gothic cathedral and an Iroquois village, just to name a few.

This year, the size limitation on gingerbread creations has been lifted because you will not need to bring your entry in for an exhibition. All sizes are accepted.

Gingerbread ferris wheel from 2019 photo by Benjamin EdelmanThere are six contest categories:

• Lower School without any adult help from start of project to finish (1st, 2nd, 3rd place prizes)
• Lower School with some adult help (1st, 2nd, 3rd place prizes)
• Middle/Upper without any adult help (1st, 2nd, 3rd place prizes)
• Middle/Upper with adult help (1st, 2nd, 3rd place prizes)
• Adult (1st, 2nd, 3rd place prizes)
• Best Traditional
• Grand Prize

Lower school is 5th grade and under; Middle/Upper is 6th grade and up.

The Grand Prize and Best Traditional winners will go to the highest bidder in the Yuletide Fair’s silent auction.


2020 Gingerbread House Contest Entry Form

Gingerbread House Contest Guidelines and Recipes


DEADLINE: entries are due on Friday, December 4th, 2020 by 12:00 midnight.


Good luck! And have fun!!