Granville celebrates 37th annual Harvest Fair

Hampden County

“Granville is a place we’re always going through and want to check out the local vendors,” said Nicole Cansino of Westfield.

Granville is celebrating its 37th annual Harvest Fair this Columbus Day weekend. Drawing people from all over to enjoy shopping from local vendors.

“We feel so fortunate to live in New England,” Cansino told 22News. “It’s a beautiful time of year, the foliage, the weather and just supporting the local vendors. There’s great stuff out here…jewelry, crafts, art, it’s just been a fun family day.”

This year marks the fourth year Jenny Doser, founder of Relax. Rinse. Repeat., has had a tent. Offering handcrafted all-natural home, health, beauty and pet products, made with essential oils — all under 12 dollars!

“The people that are loyal and they return every year make it worthwhile for business like mine, who is small,” said Doser. “It’s just me and my family doing, makes it worthwhile for us to keep coming back.”

And for the last 20 years, Carmel-Ann and Ray Lariviere of Westfield, have sold out homemade condiments…specifically their zucchini relish.

“We just enjoy the company,” said Lariviere. “We enjoy the other vendors and we enjoy doing the show, and the people.”

The three day Harvest Fair started as a quilt show in 1981. It has since evolved into a town-wide event featuring local vendors and food.

Fair goer Michelle Heffernan told 22News, she was glad to attend this year, “I was looking for jewelry in particular but there was some really nice things I found, so I’m happy.”

The Harvest Fair continues Monday, on Columbus Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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