Yuletide Fair

Yuletide Fair PosterHawthorne Valley Waldorf School Yuletide Fair
Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm

Please note: Parking is limited due to the recent significant snowfall. If possible, please carpool. Check back for updates.

Join us for our 43rd annual Yuletide Fair on Saturday, December 7, 2019, as we celebrate the holiday season!

The school assembly hall will be transformed into a winter wonderland with dozens of original gingerbread creations on display. Children and adults are invited to enter this year’s Gingerbread Contest, a perennial favorite of the fair. Friends, families, and neighbors will have an opportunity to bid on their favorite entries at the Gingerbread Auction – take home an original work of gingerbread art and support Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School!  Interested in participating? Click here for a downloadable pdf with instructions and an entry form.

Enjoy activities for children, visit the Community Craft Room for handcrafted items and the Hand to Hand Room for gently worn wool clothing and wooden toys, and stop for a tasty treat in the Cozy Café.


Tiny Treasures Room, Rose Kindergarten Classroom – This kids only room is full of wonderful handmade treasures and treats. Let kids experience the wonderment and magic.

Pocket Person, Fair Campus –  walks the Fair in a lavish cape filled with pockets of handmade items waiting to be chosen by expectant people of all ages.

Children’s Craft Room, The Music Room – Kids make creations from tables full of natural materials. Creativity will be flying high in here!

Cozy Café, Art Studio – Baked goods, hot drinks, soup, and live music by local musicians, great people, and great conversation. And, you get to take a load off and kick your feet up!

Community Craft Room, 5th Grade Classroom – Handmade gifts for sale made by students, parents, and friends, including wooden toys made by gnomes and other beautiful and festive items.

Main Food Tent, Outside of the Teaching Kitchen – Delicious homemade food and warm drinks are served.

Stained Glass Making, Chemistry Lab – Dabble in making your own stained glass creations.

Candle Dipping, Candle Dipping Room (Loft Level) – Local musicians play melodic tunes while community members of all ages quietly walk in a circle dipping sweet bees wax candles.

Hand to Hand, Upstairs in the 2ND Grade Classroom – Donated, lightly used woolens, sweaters, blankets, coats and other cold weather gear are for sale. Plus, used wooden toys and games. There is something for everyone!

Book Sale, Upstairs in the 2ND Grade Classroom – Lightly used books for sale for the bookworm.


Gingerbread House Auction, Music Room, Main Building, Lower Level –  view the creations made by the local community all day. Live music and goodies abound!

HVS Silent Auction, 1ST Grade Classroom – spend some quiet time bidding on local artisanal and handmade crafts from the local community. These are bespoke and gorgeous items donated by our generous artisans and local businesses. Online bidding is available NOW through Sunday, December 8 at this link: https://www.32auctions.com/organizations/57875/auctions/72548 

Artisan Raffle, This will be taking place during the Fair in the School Hall. Tables will be set up against the wall with Vendor raffle prizes displayed. Raffle ticket purchases are made next to tables and raffle prizes called nearing the end of the Fair.



Ed Herrington, Inc.
Kneller Insurance
DV Hamann and Company
RSF Social Finance
Rosani Brothers
Whitbeck Benedict & Smith LLP

Rivertown Lodge
Bartlett House
Columbia Tent Rentals
Local 111


2019 Vendors 

Each year, dozens of artisan vendors fill the school’s classrooms with beautiful handcrafted items ~ you’re sure to find the perfect gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list!

Adonis Press: books

Alkion Center: books

Asia Luna: natural health & beauty products

Camphill Village: handcrafted wooden toys, kitchen utensils, beeswax candles & more

Carapace Farm Puppetry: handmade wool felt puppets
Cariku Jewelry: Bohemian world jewelry

Clinton Pottery: functional stoneware + ornamental raku

Cottage on the Hudson: wool products

Crimson Leaf Alpacas: fine alpaca products

Cropper-Alt Ceramics

Center for Social Research

Daniel Stern Woodworking: handcrafted furniture


Fahari Bazaar: clothing, fabric, bags, toys

Felt Nerds: fiber art

First-Flower Farm: hand sewn aprons

Free Columbia

Golden Hour Botanicals

Grade 9: Class Fundraiser

Grade 10: German Class Fundraiser

Grade 11: Class Fundraiser

Helen Suter: Jewelry

Helena Zay: hand-crafted gifts

High Falls Farm: shiitake & oyster mushroom logs

Jane Herzhauser

Jim Knott Woodworking: fiber art

Joy Newton: eco-conscious line of nature inspired goods

Liz Hamann Studio Potter: handmade pottery

Martin Silvan: honey

Maple Leaf Sugaring: maple sugar cotton candy

Michael Wolski: art

Moonshine Design: quality mohair products

Morningstar Healing & Massage: expert massage services

Natasha de Castro: art

O’Callahan: jams, chutneys & homemade crafts

October Mountain Folk Harps

Pamela Dalton: scherenschnitte – fine art paper cutting

Philmont Community Bakery: spelt breads

Red Oak Farm: wild harvested holiday wreaths and greenery

Root and Tuber: pure beeswax hand-dipped candles

Scottie & Rooh: greeting cards

Sheep Thrills

Sheffield Studio

Stone Corner: minerals, fossils, and gems

Stonecreek Candles

Temperance Studio

The Peach Tree: natural stone jewelry

Tienda Salsita: small batch, handmade salsa and artisanal goods

Turose School Store (located next to the admissions office) toys, gifts, books, arts and crafts, and natural plant dyed items

Twin Pines Jewelry

Vilma Mare Baltic Style: fiber art + fashion