Carleton College’s annual Craft Fair and Custodial Scholarship Bake Sale is back! This year, the sale will be held on:

Friday, December 1, 2023
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Note the change in time from previous years)
in the Weitz Center for Creativity 320 Third Street East, Northfield, MN 55057

Vendor registration is now open on this Vendor Form for the 2023 Craft Sale. Once your request is approved, you will receive a second email containing information on how to make payment. No payment is due at this time.

This long-standing event welcomes the entire Northfield community to shop the wares of Carleton staff and community members. A wide variety of hand-crafted items and baked goods will be available for purchase.

The craft fair portion of this event was first organized in 1982 by then-Carleton employee Loretta Springer as a way to showcase and sell homemade items by Carleton staff. Years later, the tradition continues to serve as a fun and festive demonstration of the wide-range of hobbies and crafts the Northfield community has to offer while also contributing to an important cause.

The bake sale portion of the event was organized to support the Carleton Custodial Scholarship Fund. This fund was established in 1993 by custodian Pat Flynn, and initially involved 25 custodians who committed to donating a portion of their paycheck to fund an endowed scholarship for Carleton students. Today, the scholarship fund continues with the contributions of custodians as well as other staff and faculty members across campus. The scholarship is awarded each year to a qualified student to help pay for books, music lessons, health insurance premiums, or other extra costs.

Check out the news article from November 2022.

The Craft Fair and Custodial Scholarship Bake Sale is free and open to the public. All proceeds support the Carleton Custodial Scholarship Fund.