Holiday Fair

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Join us for a fun family fair! This FBC tradition includes: Crafts, Raffles, Silent Auction, Grandpa’s Attic, Baked Goods, Kids Games from 9am to noon, Photos with Santa from 10:30am to 12:30pm, Breakfast from 9:00am to 11:00am and Lunch from 11am to 2:00pm.

Win an APPLE Watch in the Raffle!

This event takes place in the church gym at First Baptist Church in Beverly, 221 Cabot Street, and is both wheelchair accessible and stroller friendly.

Fair poster 19


Information for Crafters to Rent a Booth at the Fair


2019 Crafter letter

2019 Crafter Reservation form $50


 Ways You Can Support FBC’s Holiday Fair

  • Do you DIY? We have an all church craft table that sells every kind of homemade item. Just Let Marty Lincoln know what you are planning on making, and deliver the finished products to her before the 23rd.
  • Can you create a theme basket for our highly touted Silent Auction? Pick a sports theme, a food theme, a baby theme or what have you, and create a basket around it. Or donate gift cards to restaurants or museums or sporting events, and they will become part of a basket or auctioned off on their own.. Need help thinking of an idea? Speak to Loyce Thomson
  • Do you enjoy baking? It makes the house smell so nice and it warms up a chilly November kitchen. Speak to Elly Flowers or Cindy Shupp for more information. AND stay tuned for the date for Apple Palooza, the most fun you can have in the gym at 9:00 am on a Saturday!
  • Keep looking through your gem collection for jewelry to donate to Jan or Tracey Armstrong.
  • Still have that lamp made from a dog statue? Grandpa’s Attic will take all of your gently used treasures and resell them to folks who will love them anew. Speak to John Thomson about your attic contents
  • Not really a holiday fair person? We always need money to underwrite the cost of purchasing the food items for the breakfast and luncheon. You can drop a check at the office or give it to Pam Constantine.
  • And remember that there is a special place in Heaven for those who help clean up from 2:30 to about 5:00 when the Fair is over. Many hands!!
There is more to come, so stay tuned for opportunities to sign up to work at the Fair! Questions? Ask Pam Constantine or email at

Silent Auction Items Needed for Holiday Fair:

It’s not too early to donate to the silent auction! Mark Clemenzi, a member of FBC’s congregation, has already donated a beautiful dove which he created and carved himself, using only his left hand. Since this is the first donation, it’s officially Item #1 for the auction. Jack Alves’ generous contribution of gift cards to Stop & Shop will become Items 2 and 3, but this is only the start. More contributions are needed.

It’s easy and fun to make a donation. Popular items include new or good-as-new gift items, gift certificates to restaurants and stores, themed gift baskets, art objects (paintings, watercolors, quilts, handcrafted items), tickets to cultural events (concerts, museums, theatre or movies), and of course the most popular items of all, tickets to any local professional sports games. If you have donations or questions, please speak to or email Loyce Thomson at


The Jewelry Table Returns to the Fair!

Jan and Tracey Armstrong are bringing back the highly acclaimed used jewelry table for the Holiday Fair this year! They are looking for donations of gently used jewelry, which they will display beautifully. Because they spend time organizing, pricing and creating their displays, it would be great if people could bring in their donations through early November. This is a very successful table that sells jewelry at all price points. You can drop off the jewelry in the church office or give it to Tracey or Jan on Sundays.