The Wrack

The Wrack is the Wells Reserve blog, our collective logbook on the web.

Posts tagged crafts festival

  • Crafts Festival Celebrates the Big 3-0!

    | September 16, 2017 | Filed under: Observations

    The thirtieth annual Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival was a record-breaker and an art-filled, volunteer-fueled celebration.

  • A Message from The Forks

    David Morse
    | September 12, 2017 | Filed under: Culture

    The art of parked cars.

  • Where You From?

    | September 10, 2017 | Filed under: Observations

    Getting hundreds of cars parked in an hour is no small feat. Our volunteers were up to the task on a record-breaking Saturday.

  • Record-setting Crafts Festival in 2016

    | September 12, 2016 | Filed under: Culture

    This year's Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival was the kind of community we should all want to live in. More than 160 volunteers worked together as a tireless, friendly, and welcoming team to make 3,500 visitors and 122 participating artisans feel like there was no better place to be.

  • 28th Crafts Festival is One for the Record Books

    | September 14, 2015 | Filed under: Culture

    With almost 4,000 attendees over two days, the crafts festival set new attendance and gross receipts records in its 28th year. Proceeds from the event will continue to support and develop science, education, conservation, and preservation.

  • 27th Annual Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival a Winner for Wells Reserve and the Coast

    | September 18, 2014
    The local paper of record didn't print this letter to the editor these last two weeks, so we'll just publish it ourselves! Thank you again, one and all, for another great Crafts Festival. ----- For 27 years running, dedicated volunteers and the staff of the Wells Reserve and Laudholm Trust, along with hundreds of master artisans, have been proving that there is life here after Labor Day. …
  • Crafts Festival Recap and Thank You

    | September 10, 2013

    Crafts Festival crowd on Saturday morningWe enjoyed a fantastic 26th crafts festival. Take a look at these stats:

    • 2nd largest attendance this century (~3,500)
    • most crafters ever (109)
    • largest gross profit ever (maybe net profit too — we're still counting)
    • oodles of member renewals, new members, and rejoining-after-many-years members
    • 219 high-fiving volunteers
    • 30 businesses donating goods
    • 104 raffle items donated, valued at $8,324

    Valerie McCaffrey poses with a number of her garden guardiansWe tried something new this year — awarding three People's Choice awards based on the number of raffle tickets entered into each donated piece's box.

    Congratulations to these inaugural winners:

  • The Other Nature Crafts Festival

    | September 1, 2013

    Hang this in your home and waitA beautiful handmade decorative piece... or something more?

    The following was published in the Biddeford-Saco Journal Tribune Sunday edition, 9/1/13:

    More than 100 artists will converge on the Wells Reserve at Laudholm next weekend for our 26th annual Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival. They’re all very talented, and if you attend, I promise you’ll find some unique, beautiful, and affordable Christmas gifts months ahead of schedule.

    But exceptional as these local New England artists are, I think their finest work meets it match up against the “other nature crafts show” put on by the animal kingdom on a daily basis.

  • A Place Where Two Worlds Meet

    | September 6, 2012

    On Sunday, August 26th, I attended an afternoon concert at The Colony Hotel. One hundred fellow music lovers and I enjoyed a dozen classical piano duets by maestro Warren King and his college roommate, recording artist David Pihl. Ticket proceeds came to the Laudholm Trust – it was music played for the benefit of science. What better accompaniment to our special nature at the Reserve than the seashell symmetries of Bach’s cantatas or the sunflower melodies of Mozart?

  • Q&A: Why was I not accepted for the crafts festival?

    | March 25, 2010

    Over more than two decades, the Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival has distinguished itself as selective and diverse, making it a premier event on the festival circuit for both vendors and buyers. Each year, we receive many more applications than we can accept. We recognize the disappointment felt by those not selected, so we offer this article to help you increase the likelihood of being selected in another year.