Welcome to the Andover Historical Society’s 2018 OLD TIME FAIR on Sunday, August 5, in Potter Place. The Society’s Biggest Community Event of the Year!

Special events

9 a.m.: Flea market opens

9-11 a.m.: Live music by Lindsey Schust and the Ragged Mountain Band

11 a.m.: Magic show by Robert Olson, performing as Richard Potter

12 noon: Auction

1 p.m. Magic show by Robert Olson, performing as Richard Potter

1:30 p.m.: Author John Hodgson speaks about Richard Potter

Available all day (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

Potter Place railroad station, “Secret Garden,” caboose, Emons general store and post office

Food and drinks (including strawberry shortcake)

Plants, cakes, pies, and crafts for sale

Demonstrations of traditional crafts and skills

Historical societies and organizations from the local region

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Vendors and demonstrators (partial listing)

Gary Cassidy, East Andover – cigar box guitars and drumsticks; Nancy Clapp, Salisbury – chair caning; Priscilla Parmenter, Wilmot – Spinner; Fran Emory, Barnstead Spinner/weaver; J.P. Hobby, Laconia – Blacksmith; Nancy DeCesare, Newport – wool applique “penny rugs”; Patricia Proctor, Goshen – painted rocks; Cindy Yeager, Sutton – hand knits from handspun wool, soaps; Beck Luppold & Jennifer Boyd, Lempster – felted and appliqued woolens; Bill Donaldson, Andover – wooden whirligigs and spinners; Joan Hart, Gilmanton – children’s novelties; Steven Mandella, Ware, MA – gemstone recovery; Craig Brown, Bristol – scroll-saw woodwork; Lauretta Carroll, Warner – David Carroll nature books and illustrations; Diane Seamans & Ron MacLean, Franklin – fiber art and handcrafted utensils; Paul Sodano, Bristol – handcrafted bat houses and wood creations; Ruth Chase and Bernie Jolie, Salisbury – artisan and vintage jewelry; Beth Wolf, Andover – essential oils; Rosemary McGuirk Salvatore, Elkins- paper collages and greeting cards; Marie Rego, Andover- potholders and handmade crafts; Phyllis Langlois of Epson- wood work and silk flower arrangements 

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Children’s games

On the green by the Potter Homestead (across the tracks from the railroad station) will be face painting, games with prizes, and free bubble making.

Noon: Old-fashioned country auction (partial listing)

Air conditioner; plastic snow fence and posts; electric weed whacker; 3 pair vintage snowshoes; telescope; TV stand; doll furniture; Victorian side chair; small upholstered chair; wooden train layout; new shelf system; tall stool; Kenmore clothes dryer; tall electric clock; 3 outside chairs; desk; mantle clock; golf clubs; 6 folding chairs; blanket chest; dresser; 4-drawer locking file; large trunk; 1930s Philco radio; field glasses; small dog bed; maple rocking chair; Mikasa glass bowl; pair of brass candlesticks; 8’x10′ dhurrie rug; pet carrier; rattan set – 3 chairs & glass-top table; 2 maple chairs w/cushions; ornate bed head and foot boards; 10 antique radio tubes; porch rocker; 26 pieces of red glass; cushioned maple chair and ottoman; maple desk; 2 Ikea end tables; 12′ aluminum boat; maple coffee table; pine table w/drawer; maple chair w/taped seat; pine rocker w/woven seat; small pine hanging shelf; pine commode; Shopsmith multitool; Chubby coal stove;  Jotul 602c wood stove; 6.5 amps generator; 6″ Delta Thin Line bench grinder;  Reliant 10″ planer;  bench vise; Hitchcock painted head board, 2 wing chairs, & sofa in excellent condition. 

Summer raffle

The winner of this year’s summer raffle will receive $100 worth of NH state lottery tickets. The price of one ticket is $5.00. The winning ticket will be drawn at the conclusion of the Old Time Fair. Proceeds from this annual fund raiser are used for the general upkeep of the society’s buildings and belongings. 

Food for sale at food stand

Sausage sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs


The event is held in Potter Place village, at the junction of Depot Street and Cilleyville Road in Andover, N.H.