2017 Fall Fair & Market

Saturday, October 21, 2017
1 Jacklin Rd., Newtown, CT
Fall Fair, 10 AM-3 PM
Puppet shows (The Pumpkin Child; 11 AM and 1 PM), crafts, activities, food, and fun for the whole family!
Non-scary Halloween costumes welcomed.
The Pumpkin Child
This classic Persian fairy tale is the story of a mother who wished for a child so deeply that it didn't matter to her if she had a pumpkin baby. A baby pumpkin girl is born! As much joy as the pumpkin girl brings into her parents’ life, she struggles for being so different from others. One day a merchant's son discovers the girl hidden inside the pumpkin and helps the pumpkin girl learn to let her own light shine. 

Market, 10 AM-4 PM
Beautiful wares from an array of talented local artisans and craftspeople.

Fall Fair Help Needed

Please visit our Volunteer Sign-up Sheet. We hope a school-wide volunteer sheet will allow volunteers to better align their skill-sets with a preferred activity and make it easier for families with siblings to better manage their volunteer commitments. We realize we have many volunteer shifts! Please consider signing up for more than one shift. We encourage older grade school students to volunteer as well. Many of our students are expert jump rope makers, face painters, etc...

If we do not feel an activity is adequately staffed with volunteers by the morning of Wednesday, October 18, we will cancel that activity. Materials for these activities are being organized in advance. If you are uncertain about what will be required for a particular activity, please call 203-364-1113 x103.
Pocketman Crafts
Pocketman is among the most popular parts of our annual Fall Fair—he always sells out! Following our usual custom, we will ask each family to contribute 7-10 pocket-sized (small!) items that will be used to fill Pocketman’s pockets at the Fall Fair. These items should be inspired by nature, and can be hand-made (felted wool balls or critters, acorn babies, leaf fairies) or bought (polished stones, sea shells, crystals, etc…) Please keep in mind that Pocketman items sell for $1 ea. Watch your school mail folder for an envelope. OR join Natasha De Castro on Thursday mornings in the Star Meadow early childhood building for a weekly Handwork Group. For the months of September and October the Handwork Group will focus on crafting items for Pocketman.
Baked Goods
We need bakers! If you are able, please plan to bake and bring a baked item to sell in the food area—cookies, brownies, etc… Please bring “grab and go” items that you have already individually wrapped (items to be sold for $1) OR items that could be individually wrapped. Please do not send anything that requires refrigeration. Items can be dropped off at the Admin. Cottage on Friday the 20th or on Saturday morning.

Bundle Up: Fall Fair Outerwear Tag Sale

Are you the parent of a young child who spends a lot of time outside and outgrows outerwear as quickly as you buy it? We are collecting donations of outerwear, boots, and woolies to sell (at great prices!) at our table at the Fall Fair. If you have any pieces that are in a good condition, clean, and ready to sell, please bring them to the labelled box in the Rose Garden building or to Christina Dixcy in the Administration Cottage.

As with all School Store sales, proceeds will go toward the HVWS operating budget. Plan to visit our table at the fair to shop for outerwear for your growing kiddos as well as our Waldorf-inspired games, crafts, and household items. Feel free to e-mail if you have any questions: danielsnatasha@hotmail.com.

Fall Fair Parking

HVWS Parking Lots
  • Taunton Hill parking lot (Taunton Hill Rd. at Rt. 302)
  • South Campus, lower portion (1 Jacklin Rd.)
  • North Campus Early Childhood horseshoe is reserved for Market vendors.
Neighborhood Parking Lots
Please read the details regarding which spaces we may use in our neighbors' properties.
  • Dodgingtown Volunteer Fire House (Jacklin Rd. at Rt. 203)
We may park in the Front and Rear lots. In the rear, please do not park in the reserved spaces facing the building, or blocking the bay doors.
  • Dodgingtown Market & Deli (Rt. 302)
We may park anywhere BEHIND the deli; PLEASE do not park in the front, along the shops, or side lots as this blocks customer and tenant parking.

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