First Congregational Church of Rockport, MA

The Old Sloop Fair is one of the oldest and largest church fairs on the Massachusetts North Shore. The First Congregational Church was organized in 1755. The building that is now the church sanctuary was constructed in 1804 and originally served as the town meetinghouse. The tall steeple and white facade close to the Sandy Bay shoreline resemble a ship's sail when seen from the sea, and the nickname "Old Sloop" was conferred by the fishermen. The steeple contains the Town Clock. Proceeds from the Fair go toward the church's operating expenses.

This year's Old Sloop Fair will differ from recent Fairs in a number of significant ways. The Fair will last two weekends instead of three. There will not be a Silent Auction, Yard Sale, Book Nook, or Bake Table. And the Old Sloop Fair will no longer sell large furniture.

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More information about the Old Sloop Fair follows.

Description: Rummage Sale - clothing and bed and table linens
Boutique - small furniture, antiques and collectibles.
Old Sloop Fair - art mart, white elephants, handknits, jewelry, household items, toys, snack bar, and much more!
Schedule: Saturday, July 15
8:00 AM – 2:30 PM: Rummage Sale

Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Boutique, White Elephants, Art Mart, Handknits, Jewelry, Ken’s Collection, Children’s Corner, Snack Bar, Open Sanctuary and Historical Display
Donations: a donation schedule will be announced soon
Admission: free of charge
Getting here: Click here for maps and directions. Click here for information about parking.
More information: email:
telephone: 978-546-6638