L-R: Joe Czerwonka and Valerie Armstrong check out Gaspee Days T-shirts with the help of Kristine Huff at the 2014 Gaspee Days Arts and Crafts Festival Sunday, May 25..
The Gaspee Days Arts & Crafts Festival treated crowds to the fare and wares of about 120 art, craft and food vendors for its 49th annual celebration along Narragansett Parkway this weekend.
“This year we are a little bit smaller,” said Ryan Giviens, Arts & Crafts Exhibitors Chair for the Gaspee Days Committee. Fewer vendors were accepted for the fair this year, he said, so the competition to get in was higher than usual.
The Fair usually helps raise about half of the $40,000 they need to fund the Gaspee Days Parade, scheduled for June 14 this year. The Committee runs several other fundraisers from May 1 through June 15 to fund the parade, Giviens said.
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