Fairhaven, MA, Visitors Center

Fairhaven, MA, Visitors Center The Fairhaven, MA, Visitors Center, operated by the Town of Fairhaven, MA, Office of Tourism, provides brochures, maps, info, & has a Little Free Library.

Fairhaven, MA, is a small, historical community on the shore of Buzzards Bay in southeastern Massachusetts. It is about 60 miles south of Boston, MA, and 32 miles east of Providence, RI. It can be reached via Interstate 195, exit 18 and by U.S. Route 6. The Visitors Center is located in the historic Fairhaven Academy Building at 141 Main Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719. Parking is available in the Fai

Fairhaven, MA, is a small, historical community on the shore of Buzzards Bay in southeastern Massachusetts. It is about 60 miles south of Boston, MA, and 32 miles east of Providence, RI. It can be reached via Interstate 195, exit 18 and by U.S. Route 6. The Visitors Center is located in the historic Fairhaven Academy Building at 141 Main Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719. Parking is available in the Fai

Operating as usual

If there is a restaurant that has an old WOODEN tray stand that could be donated to the Office of Tourism, it would be m...
11/01/2021

If there is a restaurant that has an old WOODEN tray stand that could be donated to the Office of Tourism, it would be much appreciated. It can be beat up a bit, and even missing the straps, but not broken.

If there is a restaurant that has an old WOODEN tray stand that could be donated to the Office of Tourism, it would be much appreciated. It can be beat up a bit, and even missing the straps, but not broken.

A northeaster isn't going to bother these roses. Photo taken at 8:15 a.m. Friday, October 29. They will probably still b...
10/29/2021

A northeaster isn't going to bother these roses. Photo taken at 8:15 a.m. Friday, October 29. They will probably still be blooming outside the Visitors Center around Thanksgiving if not later.

A northeaster isn't going to bother these roses. Photo taken at 8:15 a.m. Friday, October 29. They will probably still be blooming outside the Visitors Center around Thanksgiving if not later.

10/18/2021

Huttleston Marketplace 2022
will be held on Saturdays
May 21 through September 17. Details to be emailed soon.

Photos from Fairhaven Kids Fest's post
10/09/2021

Photos from Fairhaven Kids Fest's post

It was a really great day today. Thanks to everyone!
10/09/2021

It was a really great day today. Thanks to everyone!

10/09/2021

The Office of Tourism will be closed October 10 - October 17 for fall vacation.
Reopens October 18.

Photos from Fairhaven Kids Fest's post
10/09/2021

Photos from Fairhaven Kids Fest's post

10/08/2021

From the Fairhaven Police Department:

Kids Fest is tomorrow.
10/08/2021

Kids Fest is tomorrow.

Bite the Dog is ready!

At Kids Fest, Saturday October 9, you can get hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken tenders, fries, and onion rings. Kids Fest runs from 10 to 3 on the lawn of Fairhaven High School and the Visitors Center, 141 Main St., at Route 6. Dorothy Cox's will be here, too, with ice cream and Del's Frozen Lemonade.

10/07/2021

WHO'S READY FOR FAIRHAVEN KIDS FEST?

We are! Join the fun on Saturday, October 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the lawns of Fairhaven High School and the Visitors Center, 141 Main St., Fairhaven, at Route 6. Free admission.

Sponsored by the Fairhaven Office of Tourism and Millicent Library Youth Services.

Grab a Fairhaven TV "Haunted Mystery Bag" at Kids Fest on Saturday.
10/06/2021

Grab a Fairhaven TV "Haunted Mystery Bag" at Kids Fest on Saturday.

10/06/2021

Good morning,

The Fairhaven Office of Tourism strongly opposes the Fairhaven Historical Commission’s proposed project to install modern reproduction “Victorian” light posts in the area that is currently under consideration as a National Register District in front of Fairhaven Town Hall, which itself is on the National Register of Historic Buildings.

Henry H. Rogers' fortune would be worth $5 billion today. When he built the Town Hall and the Millicent Library and installed the brick sidewalks around both with no concern for expense, he chose to install beautiful outdoor lighting fixtures to illuminate the building entrances. The Town Hall’s lights are attached to the building and the library's is on a granite pedestal near the main entrance. They are part of the original designs by architect Charles Brigham. These original lamps, which have endured for 125 years, were recently restored with historical grant money.

Both of those buildings are on the National Register, and they are in an area that is currently being considered as a National Register District. Adding relatively cheap, modern, imitation "Victorian" lamp posts is not something that our Historical Commission should be doing. I’m quite sure Town Meeting already shot down a similar proposal using Town money a few years ago. The Commission is trying to circumvent that vote by raising the funds privately, when they should, in fact, be the ones advocating for more historical accuracy.

It will be a step toward turning the historical center into a fake Disneyland-like environment that is not true in spirit to anything that was there in the past. Some of my earliest advertisements for Fairhaven as Tourism Director 25 years ago included headlines saying you could enjoy this beautiful place with “no need to wear mouse ears!”

Downtown New Bedford's street lamps in its historical downtown work because they were a well-researched part of an overall project supervised by people who fully understood historical restoration and were professionals in the field. They are also much more expensive, sturdy, and historically accurate lamps than the things Fairhaven is going to stick in front of an H.H. Rogers building designed by Charles Brigham.

The lamps proposed outside Town Hall have no historical connection to 19th or early 20th century Fairhaven or that particular neighborhood.

Respectfully,
Christopher J. Richard,
Director of Tourism

FAIRHAVEN KIDS FEST, Saturday, October 9, 141 Main Street Fairhaven at Route 6, next to Fairhaven High School, 10:00 a.m...
10/02/2021

FAIRHAVEN KIDS FEST, Saturday, October 9, 141 Main Street Fairhaven at Route 6, next to Fairhaven High School, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

FAIRHAVEN KIDS FEST is Saturday, October 9, from 10 to 3 at Fairhaven High School. Lots of fun things are planned.

Sponsored by the Fairhaven Office of Tourism and Millicent Library Youth Services.

Here is a list of the booths scheduled for Kids Fest and a map of the grounds.

1. Bite the Dog, hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken tenders, French fries, tater tots, and onion rings

2. Cyd’s Creative Kitchen, fresh breads, pies, cheese rolls, cookies, Cape Cod Ginger sodas and more

3. Custom Jewelry Designs by Marie, jewelry of all kinds, including children’s

4. Bamboo Bubbles by Kelly, water beads with glass vase and bamboo plant. Kids/adults create their own plant

5. Babydoll Bedding and Boas, flannel receiving and swaddling blankets, car seat fleece ponchos, fleece doll bedding, fleece doll sleeping bags

6. Dorothy Cox’s Candies, ice cream cups, ice cream bars, chocolate, fudge, taffy, Del’s lemonade, old-fashioned bottled soda

7. Fairhaven Lions Club, free popcorn for the kids

8. Soares Martial Arts, information on martial arts instruction, personal development, prize wheel

9. Sandler Crafts, pebble art

10. Rosie’s Sweets, baked goods—cookies, hand pies, scones

11. Barbosa Family Farm, pumpkins, crocheted animals and dolls

12. Millicent Library Pumpkin Painting and Costume Contest Signup, buy a pumpkin from Barbosa Family Farm and then paint it, register for the 2:00 p.m. costume contest/parade

13 Antique Fire Engine from Fairhaven Protecting Society, for climbing aboard and photos

14. Maddie’s Badges & Angel Touch, decorative retractable badge holders, bobby pins, charms, crocheted scrunches, purses, heating pads, headbands, more

15. Climate Reality Massachusetts Southcoast, add hand prints and name to fabric banner calling for Climate Legislation Now! Write letters and draw pictures asking legislators to take action. Get a free reusable straw

16. Fairhaven Sustainability Committee, Halloween Swap—pick out clean, used costumes and Halloween decorations that have been donated for reuse

17. New Bedford Pottery Works, paint your own ornaments (acrylic ornaments free, ceramic ornament, small fee.) Also a small selection of ceramic ware on sale

18. Kussman Crafts, stuffed animals, reading pillows, woodland animal bag w/ stuffed animals, car pocket bag w/ stuffed cars

19. Brenda’s Pastries & Cakes, breads, brownies, turnovers, cakes, and more

20. Pirates of the Cape, costumed pirates, fun pirate activities, photo opportunities

21. Fairhaven Village Militia, “wampum” bead craft activity, colonial demonstrations

22. Ever After Storybook Entertainment, mermaid trinkets for sale and mermaids to visit with

23. Baubles for Hope, novelty and beaded jewelry

24. Maggie Lu Clothing handmade children’s clothing, bibs, burp cloths, etc.

25. The Apple of my Eye book, local author’s book is a simple eye spy book for children. Try to find the little red apple as it travels to the farm

26. Gray’s Blankets and Accessories, flannel receiving blankets and burp cloths, small and large fleece blankets, diaper babies

27. My Sweet Alibi, children's clothing, bows, tumblers, baby items, children's anklets, lip gloss on keychains

28. Fairhaven TV, photo booth with spooky background, photos will be available for download

29. Fairhaven TV, free “mystery bags” to promote its Virtual Halloween Party

30. WeeBeeUniques, knitted and crocheted items, stickers, soap, clay items, more

31. Sewnaturally, handmade doll clothes for 18” dolls

09/29/2021
Drop off clean, used Halloween costumes and decorations in the bin at Town Hall from now to October 8.On October 9 at Ki...
09/27/2021

Drop off clean, used Halloween costumes and decorations in the bin at Town Hall from now to October 8.
On October 9 at Kids Fest, you can pick out items you might want yourself at the Sustainability Committee's Halloween Swap booth!

Drop off clean, used Halloween costumes and decorations in the bin at Town Hall from now to October 8.
On October 9 at Kids Fest, you can pick out items you might want yourself at the Sustainability Committee's Halloween Swap booth!

09/27/2021
Fairhaven Village Militia encampment is today. See the big cannons fired at 6:45.
09/25/2021

Fairhaven Village Militia encampment is today. See the big cannons fired at 6:45.

09/25/2021

Fairhaven Kids Fest, Saturday, October 9, outdoors at Fairhaven High School, has a few open booth spaces for quality craft vendors who sell items geared toward children--toys, children's books, stuffed animals, clothing, etc. Booth space is free. Email: [email protected]

09/24/2021

IT'S NOODLE TIME
To all WMFS members and friends:
On Sunday, Oct. 3rd we will be holding a Yakisoba Fundraiser at the entrance of 11 Cherry St. Please note that your donation of $ 10 per serving will help continue the operation of the museum during these trying times. To order, choose either Ham or Vegetarian as well as a time for pick up. Please wear a mask and have your cash/check ready. we will not be giving out change. Pick up will be on the porch.
EMAIL: [email protected] your noodle order by FRIDAY OCT 1ST. (Name, choice of ham or veg., time) PICK UP TIMES ARE AS FOLLOWS: 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30.
Many thanks for your support. WMFS

We're sorry to announce that Fairhaven's Old-Time Holiday in the center of town, planned for December11, has been cancel...
09/23/2021

We're sorry to announce that Fairhaven's Old-Time Holiday in the center of town, planned for December11, has been cancelled. There may be some smaller holiday activities planned by individual groups, so watch for details.

We're sorry to announce that Fairhaven's Old-Time Holiday in the center of town, planned for December11, has been cancelled. There may be some smaller holiday activities planned by individual groups, so watch for details.

09/21/2021
09/20/2021
09/18/2021

More than 60 booths scheduled for our final day of 2021. If you don't visit today, you'll have to wait until next May.

Sept. 25 & 26, fall encampment at Fort Phoenix.
09/17/2021

Sept. 25 & 26, fall encampment at Fort Phoenix.

Save the date: September 25 & 26 Colonial Encampment at Fort Phoenix. 5 large seacoast cannons will fire at 6:45pm on Saturday Evening the 25th.

09/16/2021

With thunder storms predicted through at least 10:00 a.m. this morning's H.H. Rogers walking tour is cancelled.

This is your last chance of 2021 to visit this great marketplace.
09/14/2021

This is your last chance of 2021 to visit this great marketplace.

THIS IS IT, FRIENDS! Saturday, September 18, is the last Huttleston Marketplace of the 2021 season. We'll be open 10 to 3 on the lawns of Fairhaven High School and the Visitors Center, 141 Main Street, at Route 6, Fairhaven, MA

0. Dorothy Cox’s Candies, ice cream cups, chocolate, fudge, taffy, Del’s Frozen Lemonade, old-fashioned bottled soda

1. Cyd’s Creative Kitchen, fresh breads, pies, cheese rolls, cookies, Cape Cod Ginger sodas and more

2. We Be Jammin’, jam, salsa, bbq sauce, salad dressing, glazes and marinades, pickles, condiments

3. B and B Originals & Doug’s Whales, vintage fabric tote bags, zippered pouches, masks and other unique fabric crafts, wood crafts including hand made wooden whales for indoor and outdoor use

4. Teal Farm & TF Woodcraft, farm fresh vegetables, berries, herbs, wooden bowls and spoons

5. Hermit Crab Crafts, sea glass framed art, seasonal crafts, gift prints, note cards

6. Fieldstone Kombucha, kombucha (bottled fermented tea drink), fresh flowers, reusable bags

7. Barbosa Family Farm, fresh vegetables, berries, fruit, herbs, plants, etc.

8. Lafleur's Wild Flower Honey, honey produced in Swansea, MA, and beeswax products

9. By the Bay Farms, hand crafted cannabis pain salve—a CBD-like topical

10. Custom Jewelry Designs by Marie, jewelry of all kinds, including children’s, cork products

11. Secrets in the Kitchen, locally made marinara sauce in 16 oz. and 24 oz. jars

12. Ducky Beauty Co., handmade cosmetics including lip gloss, lip balm, lipstick, and lashes

13. MJ’s Art Resin Studio, resin arts and jewelry

14. Keegan’sCreationsCo., T-shirts designed by Keegan

16. Lisa Elliott, handwoven wearables and home accessories

17. By the Bay Wampum, wampum and sea glass jewelry and accessories

18. Harborside Upcycled, framed nautical rope art made from recycled and reclaimed fishing rope. Nautical décor made from ocean debris

19. Laura’s Garden, hand dyed, unique skirts, and baby onesies. Locally grown herbal smudge sticks

20. Pinkhouse Handdyed Yarn, hand dyed, extra fine, sustainably sourced merino wool yarns in various weights

21. Fairhaven Lions Club, coffee, malasada, popcorn, hot dogs, chips and assorted beverages

22. Wooden It Be Lovely Boutique, bouquets and crafts using handmade sola wood flowers

23. Paulina Fuenzalida, wearable textile art

24. Helena’s Colorful Creations, headbands, tic tac toe games, baby blankets, girl’s barrette’s, kids purses, dishcloths, more

25. One of a Kind Kreations by Kimmy, Crochet topper dish towels, photography, notecards, town towels, magnets, masks

26. Rosie’s Sweets, baked goods—cookies, hand pies, scones

27. Rocks & Dots, hand painted mandalas on beach rocks and other decorative objects, photography

28. The Cellar on Delano, nautical crafts and artwork

30. New Bedford Pottery Works, stoneware household items, gifts, and ornaments

31. Memere’s Attic, sewn, crocheted, knitted baby, animal, kitchen, and household items—cozies, dish towels, bags, baby items, pet items, aprons, face masks, more

32. Diana Taft Design, Custom and original jewelry designs made from semi-precious, stone, glass and wood, lavender eye pillows, and reclaimed décor

33. Brenda’s Pastries & Cakes, breads, brownies, turnovers, cakes, and more

34. Studio Sea Designs, beach and nautical themed night lights, driftwood wind chimes, silver & sea glass jewelry, mermaid tail jewelry holders, more

35. LML Farmhouse Home Decor, hand crafted wood décor, candle holders, wall sconces, door hangers, more

36. Robust Radiance, hand crafted 100% vegan soap

37. Cards by Cecelia, handcrafted greeting cards

39. Diane’s Kitty Kondos, dog and cat beds, cat kondos, cat scratch posts, dog & cat toys, more

40. TAL, antique and vintage furniture, glassware, china, artwork

41. Odd Rabbit, jewelry, wire wrapped crystal jewelry, hand painted items

42. Wicked Eco Shop, handmade eco-friendly items that aim to reduce plastic waste, including reusable napkins, upcycled unsponges, cloth zipper bags, keychains, decorations and more

43. Jingle Cat Creations, hand made necklaces, bracelets, rings, and anklets

44. Tora Tora Designs, fabric coasters, pet bandanas, face masks, scrunchies, beaded handbags, clay earrings

45. Cobblestone Headwear, headwear embellished with designs for Fairhaven, New Bedford, Dartmouth & Mattapoisett

46. Knotty Witches, soy candles, all natural h**p skin care and hair care, resin art

47. Ne’s Craft Evolutions, personalized crafts, t-shirts, mugs, tumblers, etc.

48. Garage Made, home décor

49. Sparkease Tie Dye & Marbling, tie dyed clothing for children and adults, marbled hats

50. Ashley Cowles & Sara Gifford Original Artwork, art, oddities, home décor

51. Goat Haven Farm, homemade organic goat milk soaps

52. From the Ground Up Décor, wooden door hangers, porch signs, wooden flower pot holders

53. For the Birds, unique hand made birdhouses from upcycled wood, PVC pipe bird sculptures

54. The Cottage Garden, hand-made garden elements—trellises, benches, stepping stones, finials, planters—beach-inspired jewelry and ornaments, original artwork

56. Metalhead, exotic bird sculptures made from wire

57. Maddie’s Badges & Angel Touch, decorative retractable badge holders, bobby pins, charms, crocheted scrunches, purses, heating pads, headbands, more

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59. Pretty Little Builder, home décor, seasonal items, gifts

60. Choose Happiness!, t-shirts, hats, sweatshirts

61. Driftwood Designs, hand crafted, one-of-a-kind jewelry made from sterling, gold filled, semi-precious stones, Swarovski crystals, leather, and sea glass

62. Land and SeaGlass by Kathy, mixed medium of local sea glass, reiki charged agate and crystals, and ocean themed framed art and suncatchers

63. WickSmith Candles, hand poured soy candles and melts

64. Mila’s Ruffles, head wraps with ruffles for babies and children

65. Creative Creations, acrylic pour canvas, acrylic pour jewelry, other jewelry, hair pins, book marks, key chains

66. Simply Sisters, wooden décor, ornaments, wreaths, signs, crocheted headwear, nature inspired earrings

67. Helen Tucker, nautical items, hand decorated shells, nautical and floral wreaths, scenery boards, more

69. This and That, framed picture puzzle art

70. North Moon Herbals, seasonally inspired and curated home grown and hand crafted herbal goods for healing and home

Address

141 Main St
Fairhaven, MA
02719

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 12pm
12:30pm - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 12pm
12:30pm - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 12pm
12:30pm - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 12pm
12:30pm - 4:30pm
Saturday 8am - 12pm
12:30pm - 4:30pm

Telephone

(508) 979-4085

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The Office of Tourism produces and/or distributes maps and brochures about local attractions, accommodations, marinas, businesses and history.

It provides free historical walking tours during the spring, summer and fall.

It provides free guide service and custom tours for visiting groups and commercial tour operators.

It sponsors the town's annual Fourth of July Fort Phoenix program.

It sponsors the annual Harvest Fun Day in October.

It sponsors the summertime Monday Morning Fun programs at the Visitors Center.

It coordinates the town's annual Old-Time Holiday Weekend in December and sponsors the "Town Hall Shops" venue.

It co-sponsors historical encampments at Fort Phoenix with the Fairhaven Village Militia.

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