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Gaspee Days Arts & Crafts Festival - Boston Events INSIDER

Gaspee Days Arts & Crafts Festival at Boston Events INSIDER Johnny's Summary
This festival claims to attract 50,000 people to see 150 craft exhibitors with live music and entertainment, followed by a block party. Could it be true or are they just counting all the people who live nearby as attendees? - . 401-781-1772. Pawtuxet Village, Narragansett Parkway, Warwick, RI . See my Johnny Monsarrat prank on Dan.
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2012 Gaspee Days

Arts & Crafts Festival

Arts & Crafts Exhibitors Chair: Tina S. Bingham

CoChair: Ryan Giviens

Food & Entertainment Vendors Chair: Jerry Peshka

Saturday, May 26th,

Sunday, May 27th &

Monday, May 28th (Memorial Day)

Starting each day at 10 am to 5 pm

Narragansett Parkway, Pawtuxet Village,

Warwick, RI

The Annual Gaspee Days Arts & Crafts Festival

held on Memorial Weekend, attracts approximately 50,000 people for three days browsing and purchasing the

wares of the 100-150 craft exhibitors along Narragansett Parkway in Warwick. All while this is going on, there is a

professional food court, free family music entertainment, and other diversions for the children located in Pawtuxet Park.

The proceeds of the annual Arts and Crafts fair benefit the running of the annual Gaspee Days Parade.

Side Shows:

Food Court

Rides

Games

Live Music: 1 pm to 4 pm

Saturday -- TBA

Sunday -- TBA

Monday -- TBA

Gaspee Block Party (must be 21)

Saturday nite only, 6-10 pm with DJ

No coolers

Police will be in attendance

Directions:

From I-95 Northbound: take Exit 14, (Route 37/Warwick). Travel 0.2 miles East on Route 37, exit onto US 1/Post Road North. Travel 3.0 miles straight on Post Road northbound to the very end, which will be at the beginning of the Arts & Craft Festival, along Narragansett Parkway.

From I-95 Southbound: Take Exit 16/Route 12 (Park Ave.). Turn Left onto Park Avenue, travel East 1.2 miles to end at Broad Street. Turn Right onto Broad Street. Arts & Craft Festival will be 1/2 mile ahead.

Parking:

Please be advised that Warwick Police regularly ticket cars that are illegally parked along side roads adjoining the festival. $50 fines are usual.

Designated handicapped parking and port-o-johns are available in the vicinity of Narragansett Parkway and Canonchet Avenue, to the South of the Arts & Crafts Festival. Please approach this handicapped accessible area from the South/West via Narragansett Parkway.

Maps:

Getting Here Map

Map of Festival

Artists & Crafters:

The Memorial Day Weekend Gaspee Days Arts & Crafts Festival provides outstanding value for regional vendors and exhibitors. We strive to provide a good mix of better, locally produced arts and crafts combined with select fine arts. This event is extensively advertized throughout the State, including full page ads in the Rhode Island Monthly, and in other local newspapers and media outlets. To view and download these forms you must have the free Adobe Reader installed.

Sorry, but the deadline for 2012 aplications has passed.

Click Here for Application-Step 1 & Rules (.pdf)


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