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Olde-Fashioned Country Fair set

It’s time again for First Baptist Church of Nashua’s famous Olde-Fashioned Country Fair, set for 3-5 p.m. on Oct. 25 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 26.

Take a chance on raffles, with prizes including a handmade quilt by the ladies of the New Hampshire Modern Quilt Guild, a basket filled with lottery tickets and a $50 gift certificate to The Mile Away Restaurant, and get involved in a friendly bidding war at the extensive silent auction. The silent auction includes gift cards and passes to many local businesses, a whole display of beautiful antiques, an area rug, an ergonomic task chair, gift baskets galore, a stunning harvest centerpiece and lots of other wonderful surprises.

The hall will be chock full of homemade dinners to go – FBC’s famous turkey and chicken pies, shepherd’s pie, chicken divan and home baked beans, as well as apple, blueberry, pumpkin and pecan pies with homemade crust, turnovers, cakes, fudge and candy.

Betty’s Country Kitchen will feature the church’s famous array of jams, jellies, dilly beans and salsa, and once again this year it will feature homemade artisan yeast breads and compound butters.

Come peruse quality hand-crafted gifts, gift baskets, teacher gifts, wreaths and dried flower arrangements; visit Natalie’s Knitting Nook, including items made by the women at the New Hampshire Correctional Institution and look for beautiful hand-knit and crocheted items throughout the hall. And this year, aprons are back.

On Saturday, children receive a “cookie coupon” at the door, to be redeemed at the Kids’ Korner, where they’ll receive a cookie that they can frost, decorate and eat. They can enjoy making crafts and have lots of fun before shopping with mom and dad for gifts and Halloween goodies.

Come enjoy a cup of tea or mulled cider and a piece of pumpkin bread or a cookie at the Tea Room on Friday afternoon; then come back for breakfast Saturday morning and enjoy egg casserole, apple cider doughnuts and free coffee. Lunch will consist of corn chowder, beef stew and a hot dog plate. There’s something for everybody.

The First Baptist Church, located at 121 Manchester St., Nashua, is handicap accessible, and has plenty of free off-street free parking. Visit the website www.fbcnashua.org or call 603-882-4512 for additional information.