Christmas Bazaar & Artisan Craft Fair Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 8.00 am - 2.00 pm Please join us for our 13th Annual Christmas Bazaar. Unique arts & crafts; greens, wreaths and arrangements; homemade soups (eat-in or take home), bake sale, re-gift shop, raffle baskets, and new this year, a participatory carol-sing at 11:30am are on offer. Selected craft vendors will also have beautiful items on sale to help with your Christmas shopping. More details here.
Christmas Fair Saint Augustine's Episcopal Church 8.30 am - 2.00 pm Join us for the Annual Christmas Fair. We'll have crafts, wreaths & greens, pet goods, local honey, and baked goods for sale. We'll have a basket raffle and interesting gifts from Santa's Attic. Best of all, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to meet children both young and old. Details are here.
Bake Sale, Greenery Sale & Luncheon Kingston Congregational Church 9.00 am - 1.00 pm Stop by the famous KCC Women's Christmas bake sale for some fresh baked goods to enjoy or take home. This year, we are adding Christmas advent wreaths and greenery. All proceeds are donated to local charities. The church is once again hosting a luncheon from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Choice of soup, salad, a beverage for only $5. The church sanctuary, built in 1820, will also be open for visitors
Luncheon Kingston Congregational Church 11.00 am - 1.00 pm The KCC Board of Fellowship is hosting a luncheon from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Soup, salad, beverages and a dessert will be available in the Fellowship Hall for $5.00 The Church will also be open for visitors throughout the day. Come visit an important part of Kingston's religious and cultural history. More about Kingston Congregational Church here.
Like New Book Sale Kingston Free Library 9.00 am - 2.00 pm The annual “Like New Book Sale” will be held by the Friends of the Kingston Free Library in the upstairs hall. These books look as if they are brand new purchases. Join us for craft activities! We have a fun craft for all ages available. All materials will be provided. Click here for more information.
Historical Exhibit Daughters of the American Revolution @ Kingston Free Library 9.00 am - 2.00 pm The Kingston library will host a historical exhibit form the Narragansett-Cooke-Gaspee Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution upstairs in Potter Hall. This chapter was founded here in Kingston 125 years ago.
Art & Pottery Sale South County Art Association 10.00 am - 6.00 pm This year South County Art Association is celebrating its 52nd Annual Holiday Pottery & Art Sale where thousands of shoppers come each year to purchase unique holiday gifts made by the members. The sale has something for everyone; handmade pottery, cards, small framed prints, paintings, jewelry, ornaments, stocking stuffers, woodwork, as well as our famous mug wall. There will also be a raffle for a chance to win art classes.More details here.
Craft Sale Fayerweather House 10.00 am - 4.00 pm The nonprofit Fayerweather Craft Guild of Kingston, Rhode Island, now in its 58th season, offers a unique inventory of gifts for all occasions, handcrafted by 40+ local artisans, for every budget. Our cozy shop, Fayerweather House, is a restored 1820 cottage, built by the Kingston Village blacksmith for his family and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, at 1859 Mooresfield Road (RI-138), just east of the light at Kingstown Road (RI-108), with a parking lot in the rear. More Details here.
Gift Sale & Jail Tour South County History Center 11.00 am - 2.00 pm Spend some time in Kingston's very own jail, located in the South County History Center. This year, will feature the grand opening of a new exhibit exploring Ernest Hamlin Baker's mural "The Economic Activities of the Narragansett Planters" and a display of newly acquired portraits of Violet Hazard and Oliver H.P. Gardiner. For more information about the new exhibit, please visit SouthCountyHistoryCenter.org. Be sure to check out the Center's gift shop for a curated selection of books and gifts celebrating South County's history and beauty. Find out more about the Center here.
pen House & Lunch Tavern Hall Preservation Society 10.00 am - 1.00 pm Come visit the historic Elisha Reynolds House, more commonly known as "Tavern Hall", home to Elisha Reynolds, a former speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives. During the Revolution, the house was used as a meeting place for the 3rd Kings County Regiment of the Rhode Island militia (known as the Kingston Reds), that was formed in May 1779 under the command of Col. Thomas Potter. On 5 March 1781, Col. Potter served as host of General George Washington and his officers in the house on a final stop on their famed journey to confer with General Rochambeau in Newport, Rhode Island where the two commanding generals possibly planned Rochambeau's mobilization and the decisive Siege of Yorktown. On fair day, Tavern Hall will be open for visitors to explore the history of the Society. Members will be on hand to tours of an out-building on the property that was used as a kindergarten in the early 20th century. The building has been refurbished and furnished as it may have appeared at that time. Sandwiches and cider will be available for purchase (free for Tavern Hall members!) between 11 and 1.
Historic Walking Tour Tavern Hall Preservation Society 10.30 am Join us for an historic walking tour of Kingston Village. Led by long-time Kingston resident, Gil Indeglia, we will explore the houses, buildings, and institutions that make our home a special place. Meet at Tavern Hall at 10.30.
Christmas Garden Gifts Kingston Hill Gardeners @ Tavern Hall 9.00 am - 4.00 pm The Kingston Hill Gardeners will offer a variety of beautiful and charming one-of-a-kind garden themed gifts handmade by members of the KHG at Tavern Hall from 9 to 4. Proceeds from the Faire will help support youth environmental camperships and maintenance of the Fayerweather House grounds. Light refreshments will also be available for purchase. More information about the Kingston Hill Gardeners can be foundhere.
Historic Militia Exhibit Kingston Reds @ Tavern Hall 10.00 am - 1.00 pm The Kingston Reds, a Kings County regiment of the Rhode Island Militia founded in the Elisha Reynolds House in 1775, wearing their Kingston Reds uniforms, will display memorabilia and present information about their history at Tavern Hall from 10 am until 1.00 pm. More information on the Kingston Reds may be found here.