Shoppers get head start on holiday shopping at Deerfield Holiday Sampler Fair

The fair will continue all day Sunday at the Big E's better living center

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Visitors to the 25th annual Deerfield Holiday Sampler Fair at the Big E’s Better Living Center just got a head start to their Christmas shopping.

The crowd came from all over New England to check out the work of dozens of Western Massachusetts artisans. There was quite a lot of browsing going on to find that perfect gift.

Dory Parker, of Conway said “Well I make soap, and I make pretty soap.”

Beth Dragon, of Keene, New Hampshire said “Yes, we come every year, my daughter and I. Oh, the variety. So many booths to look at.”

In addition to the handcrafted soap, visitors checked out jewelry, handmade toys and pottery among other things that may end up under some loved one’s Christmas tree. Fortunately it’s not just a one day event.

Yankee magazine’s number one rated New England craft fair will continue all day Sunday at the Big E’s better living center.