September 25th, 2013 Categories: Crofton Events
Festival on the Green, aka Crofton Craft Fair
Long-time Crofton area residents eagerly anticipate the Crofton Craft Fair each spring and fall on the last Saturday of April and September.
This popular event originated decades ago on the Crofton Village Green, under the sponsorship of the Crofton Newcomers Club. The Crofton Kiwanis took over as sponsors a few years ago and re-named it Festival on the Green, but it will ALWAYS be the Crofton Craft Fair in the minds of long-time fans. It’s hard to undo 40 years of branding for such a popular community tradition.
On Saturday, September 28, you’ll find the north parking lot of Crofton Country Club filled from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with local residents and visitors alike browsing the tents and tables to admire and purchase handmade crafts, meet representatives of local organizations, and purchase refreshments. Parking will be limited to nearby streets, so I’d walk to the event if you live close enough to do that. A beautiful fall day is expected with weather forecast of mostly sunny and a mild temperature in the low 70′s.
Meanwhile, you’ll notice the smell of chicken cooking over an open fire, compliments of Crofton boy scouts in Troop 758. Their semi-annual fundraiser coincides with the Craft Fair and is held across the street in the north parking lot of the Crofotn Village Green. I don’t think we’ve ever missed an opportunity to support the scouts at this event, even on the rare occasions when we weren’t able to carve out enough time for the Crofton Craft Fair, aka Festival on the Green.
Does anyone else find it ironic that this event is no longer held at the Crofton Village Green, as it was for decades, but it’s now called Festival on the Green? I’d like to suggest that Crofton’s 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2014 might be a good excuse for restoring the traditional Crofton Craft Fair identity to this event. After all, most Crofton residents still think of it and refer to it that way.
One thing is certain, regardless of what you call the event, you can expect to have a great time and make some great buys if you participate in the festivities at Crofton Country Club on Saturday, September 28, 2013 . Many thanks to the Crofton Kiwanis for all the hard work that goes into this!
Copyright 2013. All rights reserved. Margaret Woda
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