We need you at one of our big and fun events of the year—the Guild’s tent at The League of NH Craftsman Fair.

About the Fair

This year the fair begins Saturday, August 5th and ends Sunday, the 13th. For us, however, it starts Friday the 4th when the set-up crew will gather in our tent between 8 and 9 a.m. and will once again turn empty space into an amazing venue where fairgoers will get to see Guild members demonstrating their woodworking skills.

We will have Guild member’s work on raffle tables — this is a significant source of income to the Guild’s educational mission. For each of the last three years, more than $13,000 worth of tickets were sold!  You see, along with woodworking skills, we are pretty good sales people. Actually, it’s an easy sell, we simply point to your donations.

This all takes place at Mount Sunapee Resort, a most beautiful setting. Guild members get to see other crafts and to visit “Living With Craft” where several of our members have their work on display. 

How to Volunteer

This year, we offer two main ways to sign up to sell tickets, help set up the tent, demonstrate, or volunteer for one of your subgroups and other jobs.

Option 1: You can go to the easy-to-use online signup at

Once there, you’ll see a list of jobs with dates and times. You can see which slots are open or filled. To sign up, you only need to provide your name and email. You’ll get a confirmation email from the website service afterwards.

Please recognize that the online schedule is not the final schedule -- it may be necessary for Sub Group leaders or other organizers to move volunteers around for various reasons. If that impacts your signup, you’ll be contacted.

Option 2: You can call me at (603) 731-2193 or email me a_hansen@mcttelecom.com about volunteering and I’ll sign you up. And of course, you can talk with your subgroup and other Guild leaders for this event.

Your Item Donations

If you can, please consider donating one of your own handmade items for the raffle. If you are donating one let me know.  a_hansen@mcttelecom.com 

Thanks, Al Hansen

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