2017 Schedule of Events
Open House Saturday, November 25th 10-4
Please join us for our 7th annual Festival of Trees Open House on Saturday, Nov. 25 from 10-4. Take in the delightful display of trees, wreaths and exhibits adorning all three floors of the James A. Tuttle Library on Main Street in Antrim, NH. The exhibit promises to be our largest yet, with more than 100 trees!! Enjoy refreshments while perusing the displays and voting for your favorites.
Visitors have the opportunity to vote for their favorites in categories such as funniest, favorite under tree display, most creative, favorite tree top, overall favorite and *New this year – Kid’s creation!. Open House entertainment will feature a variety of talented local musicians and groups. Throughout the day, children of all ages can enjoy the challenge of completing the annual Scavenger Hunt and earning a prize. Numerous generous volunteers provide delectable goodies and seasonal treats to grace the tables. At 4:00, revelers can gather outside for the annual Community Tree Lighting and visit with Santa. The Jolly old elf himself arrives by firetruck and leads the children in song before lighting the outdoor tree and leading all inside for individual visits fireside.
The Festival will remain on display throughout the month of December and can be visited during regular Library hours which are Mon. and Wed. 2-6, Tues. and Thurs. 2-8, Fri. 9-12 and Sat. 10-4.
*Extended Voting Continues For 2017* Voting for Favorites will be continued for the first two weeks of the Festival so that visitors beyond the Open House event may contribute. Ballots may be cast through 4 pm Saturday, December 9th. Ribbon Winners will be announced at the evening event “The Festival Gala” on Dec. 10th from 6-8 pm. The winner of the annual Quilt Raffle will also be drawn at the close of the evening.
**Spots for participants are allocated early for those wishing to submit a display. Completing a registration form confirms your participation and aids in placement. Everyone is urged to complete registrations as soon as possible!
***Please note: Set-up for participants will be the week before the Thanksgiving holiday week: Mon. 11/13 2-6, Tues. 11/14 2-8, Wed. 11/15 2-6, Thurs. 11/16 2-8, Fri. 11/17 9-12 and Sat. 11/18 10-4.