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The Toy Shop's founder, Lori, the proud mother of four daughters, has plenty of practice throwing entertaining birthday parties and shepherding excited kids through her neighborhood toy emporium. There, boys and girls of all ages delight at the shelves filled with Legos, kitchen and science kits, RC trucks, and stuffed animals. Four different playrooms entice the imaginations of kids with age-appropriate toys, including crafts, puzzles, and building sets for older kids, and cold-fusion playsets for toddlers up to three years old.

10 N State St
Concord,
NH
US

Established: Before 1950

Staff Size: 11?25 people

Pro Tip: Use our Fair Guide?which has a schedule and fairground map?to plan your activities.

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Shopping and craft demonstrations

Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Q&A with the League of NH Craftsmen's Marketing Consultant

What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?

The Annual League of NH Craftsmen?s Fair is the oldest annual crafts fair in the nation. The fair features contemporary and traditional fine crafts by over 350 League?juried craftsmen, including colorful pottery, hand-blown glass, framed wood-block prints, beautiful bowls in all sizes, decorative scarves, and the largest variety of handcrafted jewelry. It is a stunning collection of fine craftspeople who have met the League?s standards of excellence. The fair also features educational craft demonstrations so that visitors can see how fine crafts are made, and workshops so they can make their own treasure.

What special training do you or your staff have?

The craftsmen who are participating in the fair have gone through the League's rigorous jury standards for craft excellence.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

The fair provides an interactive way to explore the world of craft making, including seeing pieces made from clay, wood, metal, glass, and fiber. Being able to meet the artists and learn about their techniques and inspiration for their craft is a one-of-a-kind experience.

49 S Main St
Concord,
NH
US

Inside a sea-foam green shingled house nestled on a verdant, wooded property, A Pot of Gold Gift Shop hoards more than 5,000 European beads and charms. Owner Laurette Baenziger leads jewelry-making classes where guests can craft bracelets using their favorites from a selection of more than 2,000 shiny charm beads that would drive a magpie to madness. In addition to premade jewelry and handbags, the shop stocks natural shea-butter skin lotion from Dolce Mia and Swanky Sweet Pea bath products shaped like cupcakes and cookies that soothe and smoothen skin with cocoa butter or sweet almond oil.

160 Hamel Dr
Manchester,
NH
US