An eclectic mix of artists, artisans, craftspeople, businesses and non-profits will kick off the Christmas in the Village campaign at Winter Fair on Saturday.
Shoppers, eaters and neighbours are invited to check out unique gift items for sale at the Cumberland Recreation Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
There is literally something for everyone on your list: jewelry, in silver, semi-precious stones, rocks, gems, feathers, leather, hand-made body products, baby and toddler items, decorations and functional art.
The Cumberland Chamber of Commerce challenges you to shift your shopping by buying holiday necessities and gifts locally.
“Come up to the village to shop,” chamber president Meaghan Cursons said. “Move your money around the community, buying from locally owned businesses and choosing locally produced goods. We’ll encourage villagers to do the same down in the Valley.”
The Cumberland fair also features treats at the canteen and entertainment by local musicians such as singer-songwriter Pamela Tessmann, violinist Blaine Dunaway and fiddler Jack Roland.