July 16th, 2022 - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Summer Craft Fair 2022
Presented by the Lewes Historical Society
9 am - 4 pm
Lewes Historical Society Campus
110 Shipcarpenter Street
Admission is $5.00 per person, children under 12 are free.
The highly anticipated Lewes Historical Society Summer Craft Fair will be held on July 16th from 9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. rain-or-shine. The Fair is well known for the exceptional quality of the craftspeople who exhibit each year. New and returning artisans hail from across Delmarva and the Eastern Shore; their expertise covers a wide variety of media including metalwork, pottery, woodwork, and watercolor to name just a few. Plan to spend the day and enjoy the festive atmosphere of our main campus whose historic buildings will be open to the public. Stop by Sussex Tavern in the Rabbits Ferry House for a period beverage or cold ale! The complex is filled with beautiful shade trees and gardens, providing a beautiful backdrop for your visit.
Throughout the day the air will be filled with the sound of live music! Ampersand, featuring Beth Lawton and Dick Hogle, take the stage in the morning and will be joined by Topher Lawton and Dave Moore to create rich vocal harmonies. Ampersand calls on the groups’ backgrounds in history to share the stories behind the songs. Lively performances include singalongs, fiddle tunes, ballads, sea shanties, and children’s songs.
The Blarney Pilgrims take the stage in the afternoon and perform a mix of Celtic, Irish, English, and early American Music. Musicians include Meri Holden, Andy Dowell, and Brad Stevens. They perform biweekly at the Irish Penny Restaurant in Salisbury, MD, and have appeared as featured performers at LHS’ own First Friday events at Sussex Tavern in the Rabbit’s Ferry House.
No fair is complete without delectable food offerings and this year’s vendors will not disappoint! Amy’s Grill is sure to satisfy with simple, delicious food made with fresh local ingredients. Fan favorites include Amy’s signature strawberry lemonade, homemade milkshakes, Angus burgers, sausage and peppers, and all-white-meat chicken sandwiches. And don’t forget to stop by and see the folks at Carmella’s of Scranton who will offer up their famous cannoli and Italian pastries. We dare you to not go back for seconds!
Your admission to the festival provides access to all LHS properties and museums so while you're here plan to visit the Historical Society's other locations including the Ryves Holt House gift shop & information center, the Maritime Museum at the Cannonball House, The Lewes U.S. Lifesaving Station, the Lewes History Museum, and the LHS Antique Shop in the historic "Z Club" building. Ask for a location map!
Proceeds from this event will benefit educational and preservation programs at the Lewes Historical Society.
For more details about the Summer Craft Fair or for more information on the Lewes Historical Society, call 302-645-7670 or visit www.historiclewes.org/.