Waldorf Education in the Berkshires for over 40 years
Media Contact: Robyn Coe
(Berkshires, MA) November 9, 2015–Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School (GBRSS) invites the community to the 43nd annual Holiday Handcraft Fair Saturday, November 21, from 10am to 4pm at the school, 35 West Plain Road, Great Barrington. The Saturday before Thanksgiving, parents and faculty transform the school into a holiday wonderland of family fun including puppet shows, donkey rides, candle dipping and gifts to make and give, celebrating the joys of a handmade holiday in the Berkshires. Free parking and admission; rain or shine. For more information, visit gbrss.org or call 413-528-4015.
Sharing Delights of the Season–Every family in the GBRSS community comes together to create this festive winter village, from crafting small gifts for the Little People’s Shop, where children third grade and younger can choose gifts for family and friends, to knitting squares that form the Community Afghan, one of many unique items available in the Fair’s Raffle Room. The Handcraft Room, centerpiece of the Fair, offers a large selection of warm handmade items, including winter accessories, soft toys and classic Waldorf dolls.
Playtime at the Fair–GBRSS Early Childhood faculty will perform the classic puppet play “Snow White and Rose Red,” with multiple performances throughout the day. Plus more family entertainment this year with Roger the Jester and Eric Thee Illusionist! Other highlights include the children’s craft room where youngsters can make presents themselves, maple sugar cotton candy, a photo booth with dress-up costumes and the Pocket Lord and Lady, whose many pockets are filled with small gifts.
Treats for All Ages–Adults will revel in the premium local goods and services at the Holiday Handcraft Fair’s Silent Auction, and have a chance to win a dream vacation to St. Lucia! The Berkshire Country Store stocks one-of-a-kind gifts and gourmet treats, and the cafe serves lunch, warm drinks and desserts. New this year, the Cookie Bar offers the opportunity to fill a container with an array of homemade cookies for holiday entertaining or giving. All Fair proceeds benefit the programs and students of the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School.
Waldorf Education in the Berkshires—Voted Best School in the Berkshires in 2013, 2014 and 2015, the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School (GBRSS) provides hands-on learning, starting with Parent-Child, Pre-K and Kindergarten in the early childhood building surrounded by gardens, fields and woods, through 8th grade in the Lower School, built around the heart of a classic Berkshires timber frame barn. GBRSS’s Waldorf curriculum integrates rigorous academics with fine and practical arts, outdoor learning and three-season intramural sports, preparing students to achieve their full potential in high school, college and the world.
Interviews and high-resolution images are available. To schedule an interview with Handcraft Fair Coordinator Leslie Bisallion, please contact Robyn Coe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413.528.4015 x.106.