Westfield Band Boosters’ craft show moves outside


The Westfield Band Boosters organization isn’t letting the COVID-19 pandemic deter its fundraising efforts.

The organization’s annual craft show will move outside this year.

“We will have two options,” event organizer Maura Clark said. “The first is the outdoor live craft show event that is going to be at Westfield Middle School on the south side of the building in those parking lots, and that’s going to run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 10. We are going to be using an online ticketing system, and we are strongly recommending everybody purchase tickets in advance. There is a limited number of tickets available every hour. It’s a timed entry, and you buy a ticket for an entry time and then stay and shop as long as you want. We are staggering it to manage social distancing.”

More than 65 vendors will sell hand-crafted or hand-embellished items. There will not be concessions this year, and face coverings are required.

“We are excited to pivot and still provide our shoppers a safe and healthy way to still take part and get a head start on some of their shopping and also support our crafters, which really are small local businesses,” Clark said.

Then, on Nov. 21, there will be another virtual event.

“The weekend we typically have our show, we will do an online virtual event, so we have another set of 60 crafters who are participating,” Clark said.

To register for a timed entry, visit westfieldbandboosters.org. Tickets are $5 for adults. Children 12 and under are admitted free, but all attendees must have a ticket. Proceeds will benefit the band booster program, which is the fundraising arm of the Westfield High School Band and Guard program.