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2024 Holiday Fair & Market: COMING SOON!

Shop & Sip Friday: November 15th 6:30-9pm

We invite you to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Minnesota Waldorf School Holiday Fair with the return of our Shop & Sip event Friday, November 17th 6:30pm-9pm. 

 

Take the night off and enjoy live music, food and drinks while shopping the Artisan Market during this special adults (21+) only experience. Enjoy a festive evening alongside community members, alumni and friends of the Minnesota Waldorf School.

 

Tickets can be purchased through November 10th for $50. Tickets include live music by Lucy Michelle and Reid Kennedy Jazz Trio, 2 drink tickets and shared appetizers.

 

 Holiday Fair Details: November 16th, 10am – 4pm

  •  Saturday November 16th, 2024  10am – 4pm (Activities conclude at 3pm)
  • Minnesota Waldorf School: 70 East County Road B St. Paul, MN 55117
Fun activities and beautiful artisanal crafts return to the MN Waldorf School’s free and open-to-the-public 41st annual Holiday Fair and Artisan Market on Saturday November 16th, 2024. Join us for a full day of wintery festive fun, with children’s activities, puppet shows, food trucks, live music, a silent auction and of course visits from our sneaky Pocketeers!
 
The MWS School Store returns with an opportunity to shop a beautiful selection of unique Waldorf style toys and crafts.

 
Performance Schedule: 

  • Puppet Plays
    11am & 1pm
  • Mississippi Hot Club
    12:15pm -1:30pm
  • Roaming Carolers

     

Holiday Fair images

 

The Holiday Fair and Artisan Marketplace is a free event. Tickets are sold for the children’s activities. The MN Waldorf School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and this event is a fund-raiser.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Thank you to our Silent Auction Donors:

Birch Tree Room
Cedar Tree Room
Oak Tree Room
Pine Tree Room
Willow Tree Room
1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
6th Grade
7th Grade
Beatty Stone Farms
Eggplant Urban Farm Supply
Explore Minnesota
Flips Gymnastics
Foss Swim School
Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery
Goldfish Swim School
The Jewel Golf Club
Joe’s Sporting Goods
Kennidy Did My Hair at Meraki Hair Lounge
Kinoko Kids
Lakeshore Players Theatre
Lake Superior Tall Ships, Inc.
Leitner’s Garden Center
Luci Ancora
Patina
Punch Pizza
Rustic Roots Winery
Studio One Yoga
and more!

Thank you to our Wine-Pull Donors:

Clemens Family
Cotroneo’s Wine And Spirits
MWS Board and Trustees
Thomas Liquor

Past Holiday Fair Vendors of 2019

A peek at some of our past vendors:

Against the Grain Architecture 
Materials have a story. An object’s form influences our thoughts and actions. My designs bring the story of wood into the life of your home. Explore.

Community Homestead
Seven lifesharing households clustered around an organic dairy farm and large garden, a bakery, kitchen and woodshop, winter crafts and a rich social life. Forty people, all ages, and abilities, celebrating life together sustainably.

Fusion De Maya – Handwovens
I care about creative individuality.
In keeping with my philosophy of making, all of my products are ONE-of-a-KIND designs.

Gifts Made By Hand
The designs and patterns of my products are derived from the Hmong culture and have symbolic meanings.My products are machine sewed and/or hand stitched using different stitching techniques, which include cross-stitching,long stitching,reverse appliqué and unique petite ink dying.

Jill Whitney-Birk Mixed Media
My work explores layers of memory/experience & focuses on women & their traditional vs. non-traditional roles, power & vulnerability.  With a strong sense of nostalgia, I try to bring the viewer into the work through layers, hidden words, meanings & humor.  I hope that each person who takes in my work will come away with their own intimate connection to it.

LulaRoe Erin Hatzung
I was introduced to LulaRoe in January 2016 and have since fallen in love with this brand and its mission; through fashion we create freedom, serve others and strengthen families. A place where lives are being blessed and dreams achieved through love, confidence, purpose and growth. I look forward to the opportunity to help others feel comfortable, confident, and beautiful with LulaRoe’s clothing line.

Persimmon LLC
Marigold Travels is a Socially Conscious Travel company specializing in intimate small group tours focusing on the textiles, crafts and culture of India.  Red Persimmon is a Fair Trade Nomadic Shop focusing on Women’s Empowerment and Textile Traditions.

Mezame Designs
SAORI handwoven accessories and apparel

Mommy’s Craft Basket
Tired of not being able to find dolls for her daughter that actually felt like they could be loved, Michelle Williams was thrilled to discover the patterns of Weir Dolls and Crafts.

That first doll was the start of something, as Michelle discovered that each Waldorf-inspired doll offered her an opportunity to see a child smile.  A small craft fair at her daughter’s Waldorf school led to an Etsy shop, and eventually to the site you see here.

Discovering other “old fashioned” arts, Michelle has added peg people, baby booties, and handmade soaps to her basket.

Norwex
I love meeting new people & educating others on how easy it is to be green, keep their homes clean without the toxic chemicals,& be better stewards of our environment! I have been with Norwex Enviro Products since October 2010. In that time,I have been promoted 3 times to my current position as an Executive Sales Leader. I have my Masters degree in Education & enjoy teaching others about Norwex’s non-toxic cleaning system as an alternative to conventional cleaning methods. Educating others is truly a passion that comes naturally for me!

Shepherd’s Bay Farm 
Welcome to Shepherd’s Bay, home to a diverse flock of fiber-bearing animals nurtured and RAISED to provide wool for knitters, hand-spinners, weavers and crafters.

Our Shetland and Shetland crossbred sheep produce fine, soft fleeces ranging in color from white to black, with myriad shades of cream, fawn, brown, and gray in between.  Known for its luster, strength and warmth, this premium quality wool is perfect for hand-spinning and makes an ideal knitting yarn.

Spicy Girl Sauces
Spicy Girl Sauce/Marinade has a unique blend of citrus, peppers & spices. We also have a nice HOT Salsa Verde & Spice Rub.

STITCHESbycarin

Traveling Tomten
Wool crafts for decor and play, handmade by Jen. Made from 100% wool sourced from small farms and independent businesses

Wonder & Twine
Decor to bring inspiration to your home.