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Events Near Swansea MA

The Easton Festival of Trees

Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021 at 12:00pm
The Easton Country Club
South Easton, MA
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The Easton Festival of Trees - Holiday Floral Design Workshop

Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021 at 6:30pm
The Easton Country Club
South Easton, MA
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Westport Annual Holiday Fair

Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 at 9:00am
Westport High School
Westport, MA
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St Spyridon Church Christmas Bazaar and Greek Food Fair

Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 at 9:00am
Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church
Newport, RI
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Matt Congo Holiday Fair

Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 at 9:00am
Mattapoisett Congregational and United Church of Christ
Mattapoisett, MA
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Holiday Craft Fair and Festival

Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 at 9:00am
Blackstone River Theatre
Cumberland, RI
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Holly Fair

Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 at 9:00am
Johnston, RI
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Fall River Christmas Arts and Craft Fair

Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 at 10:00am
Durfee High School
Fall River, MA
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Winter Wonderland Holiday Vendor and Craft Fair

Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 at 10:00am
Plainridge Park Casino
Plainville, MA
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AHS Cheer Craft and Vendor Fair

Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 at 10:00am
Attleboro High School
Attleboro, MA
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Padanaram Holiday Festival

Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 at 11:00am
South Dartmouth, MA
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Frosty Half Marathon

Sunday, Dec 5, 2021 at 8:30am
Raynham Middle School
Raynham, MA
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