Christmas in the Valley

Craft Fair 2014

Reservations are being taken for the 2014 Christmas in the Valley Craft Fair. This will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014, from 9-2pm at Mountain Valley High School on Hancock St. in Rumford. We will provide a 10’ space; you will provide your own table and chairs. If you are requiring electricity, bring your own heavy-duty extension cord! The $30 non-refundable fee needs to be paid in full in advance. Limit of 2 spaces per crafter, please. We are also requesting a donation from your table for the Chinese Auction; we will collect that item the morning of the craft fair. Proceeds from this auction will go to the annual school scholarship program. Thank you for participating. Please fill in the bottom portion, make your check payable to the River Valley Chamber of Commerce-Christmas in the Valley and mail to: River Valley Chamber of Commerce, 10 Bridge Street Rumford, ME 04276. Due to the limited number of spaces available, we are asking all exhibitors to reserve their space as soon as possible. Location in the gym is decided based upon the needs of the committee due to spacing, etc…

The 2014 Christmas in the Valley Craft Fair will be by jurored entry only. If you were not part of the 2013 Fair you must provide a picture or a sample of your craft. Due to the popularity of our fair, we have decided to insist on only homemade or handcrafted items. No Exceptions! The kitchen will be staffed by the Relay For Life committee and there will be no other hot or cold dishes sold by any other organization at this fair.



Christmas in the Valley Craft Fair

The Chamber holds a Christmas in the Valley Craft Fair the 1st Saturday of December.  Mountain Valley High School provides the venue for crafters from all over to display their wares during the Christmas season. Crafters register today!
The River Valley Chamber of Commerce proudly supports any Christmas in the Valley celebrations that take place in our River Valley Towns. Last year the Chamber joined hands with the Rumford Fireman’s Relief Society to bring you the Rumford version of the Christmas in the Valley Parade.


Please, ask the Chamber to help you with your Christmas in the Valley events for your River Valley Town! We are here to help, celebrate and join communities together through volunteerism.

Christmas in the Valley Parade

Each year the River Valley Chamber of Commerce pulls together volunteers from our 10 Member Towns in order to hold our Christmas in the Valley Parade. This year the parade will be December 5th departing @ 6:00pm, RAIN OR SHINE!!!

The Christmas in the Valley Parade has been a tradition for many years and we would like to keep this one going for years to come. If you are interested in planning this fun-filled holiday event, please contact the Chamber office @ 364.3241 for meeting details. This committee begins to meet in August.


To participate in the Rumford celebration of the Christmas in the Valley parade and help welcome the spirit of Christmas! Let’s all join in, volunteer our time and show the River Valley the best parade ever!

 WHEN: Friday, December 5th, Parade starts promptly at 6:30 pm


 WHERE: Lineup will begin at Mountain Valley High School with registration opening at 4:30 pm at the 2 entrance (Gymnasium entrance). The parade start promptly at 6:30 will proceed up Hancock St. down Lincoln Avenue, up Waldo St and will end up on Congress St. in Rumford. The floats will be stopped on Congress St while Santa goes to perform the tree lighting ceremony.

2014 THEME: “Christmas of the Future”

 HOW: Get with your staff, friends and/or family…put your imaginations to work and design a float to take part in the parade. Fill out the registration form below and return it to the Chamber at 10 Bridge Street in Rumford.

 JUDGING: Judging starts promptly at 5:30 pm. Entries will be judged on creativity, originality and how well they depict the theme.

PRIZES: First, second and third place awards will be presented in two categories:

 Non-profit/civic and Commercial/Business. Banners will be placed in front of each of the winning floats so spectators will know who the winners are.

 FMI: The River Valley Chamber office at 364-3241.


If you are interested in exhibiting, volunteering your time or attending and need directions ~ please contact us or call 364-3241

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