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We Need You—Sunapee Fair 2017

June 21, 2017
News: Sunapee

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 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.

Thanks, Al Hansen


Be Aware of Scammers
Answering These Ads!

Please be aware that there is a scammer answering these ads. Be careful!!!!

I recommend that you only take CASH or checks from people you know. Very little of the stuff that is advertised is so rare or such a great deal that someone would hire an “agent” to ship it.




If you are selling something online, as a business or through classifieds ads, you may be targeted by an overpayment scam.

The scammer will contact you, make you an offer—often quite generous—then make payment through credit card or cheque. They will be for an amount that is greater than the agreed price.

The scammer will contact you with an apology for the overpayment, offering a fake excuse. The scammer might tell you that the extra money was included to cover agent’s fees or extra shipping costs. Or they may just say they simply made a mistake when writing the cheque.

The scammer will then ask you to refund the excess amount or they will ask for you to forward the amount through to a third party. They will ask for this to through an online banking transfer, pre-loaded money card, or a wire transfer such as Western Union. You then discover that their cheque has bounced or the credit card had been a stolen or fake card.

A newer variation on this scam involves online sales, usually through classified sites, where the scammer pretends to have made a payment for a larger than agreed amount through services such as PayPal by sending a fake receipt of payment. The scammer will claim that the money is being held until you forward on the extra money.

If you send any money, you will not get it back. If you have already sent the ‘sold’ item you will lose this as well. At the very least, the scammer will have wasted your time and prevented you from accepting any legitimate offers on your sale.

I just wanted other Sellers to be careful as I see some valuable machines for sale here.