Held at Tracy Hall in Norwich, VT on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving in November.  This is UUCUV's largest fundraising event, with profits going to local social service organizations. Fifty quality artisans, many juried by the League of NH Craftsmen, show a wide variety of handcrafted work.

2023 marked the 27th Annual Pods for the Pulpit Crafts Fair. In the early days of the fair, members of the
congregation made milkweed pod Christmas ornaments to sell at the fair; hence the name. We strive to have crafters who are at a level of expertise such as those juried by the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. We typically have around thirty vendors.

Some of the high-quality crafts that have been included are hand-painted floorcloths, photography, woodblock prints, felting, pottery, gourd ornaments, elf slippers, jewelry, ceramics, gemstones, quilts, weaving, wood, Ukrainian eggs, soft sculpture, notecards and calendars, custom cribbage boards, colored etchings, wool rugs, and acrylic paintings on board.

The fair is held the weekend after Thanksgiving at Tracy Hall on Main Street in Norwich, Vermont. Hours are 10AM-4PM on Friday and 10AM-3PM on Saturday. Our team of enthusiastic volunteers from the UUCUV will provide a healthy lunch for you on both days at no cost and coffee, tea, cider and snacks throughout the day. There will be volunteers to booth-sit for you so you can take a break. We try to make this a relaxed, fun event for our crafters, many of whom have been with us for years.

Revenue comes from booth fees, commissions and raffle tickets. There is no admission fee, but attendees are strongly encouraged to purchase raffle tickets. The booth fee is $150 per crafter and the commission we request is 10% of your sales over $1,000. ALL funds raised are donated to The Upper Valley Haven.

Please contact Kate Lucier at if you are interested in participating this year’s event.