Christmas Sampler

Christmas Sampler
at Better Living Center
1305 Memorial Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
(GPS- 875 Memorial Avenue, Gate 9 Entrance)

See out listing in Yankee Magazine

Nov. 28-30, 2014

Friday 12:00 to 6:00
Saturday 9:00 to 5:00
Sunday 10:00 to 4:00

$8 adults; $1 children under 12
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Nov. 27th, 28th & 29th, 2015

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Above: Illustration by Tracy Lizotte,

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Below see Sheryl Blais gold and semi-precious, crocheted gold necklace. Let one of Debbie Wetzel's hand painted boards lend some holiday charm to your decorating.

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Find charming beautiful original holiday greeting cards and know that you are buying from local artist
Elvira Para

Visit Jeaninne Kincaid glass

Unique purses and art sketch portfolios come to life by Beez by Scranton -Kathy Scrantons

Kurt Jindela brings a new line of beautifully handcrafted leather purses and bags.

Lynn Desmarais created many painted gourds for your holiday decorating

Child tested handmade heirloom puzzle toys for your kids by Alan Davis of

We Wish to thank

For donating the use of wheelchairs for our less mobile patrons

Kathleen Kovaleski can help you keep that baby warm in style with these unique Moose bags that fit over most carriers


Looking for an evening wrap that can go from casual to elegant? Come and see the warm and wonderful clothing of Marilyn Wald


Start a Christmas tradition with handpainted glass ornaments by Thelma Hamilton


Clay ornaments by Clayton Fulkerson

Special Room Block:
Our Restaurant Dinner Partners

2014 Sampler Schedule of Events... Coming Soon!

Friday, Nov. 28
Saturday, Nov. 29
Sunday, Nov. 30
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

Gourds from Field to Art.
Learn the history of gourds past and present. See the tools used and methods of cleaning in and outside to create an artful gourd.

Holiday Bells
Sandy Hodskins shares holiday bells put to work in a very functional way for the family dog. Training tips to put your canine in a “mindful” holiday mood.


Isn’t it Sweet
Peter Gray, of The Next Great Baker fame, presents “sweet” tips gathered from The Cake Boss, Buddy Valestro.

4:00- 6:00 p.m.    

Wine & Cheese Tasting
Featuring wines that will enhance the holidays.

Throughout the Day
Music by Dan Torres
Festive music to get you in the holiday spirit.

Throughout the Day
Music by Dan Torres
Festive music to get you in the holiday spirit.

WMAS Dina McMahon broadcasting live near door 7 Be sure to see the
variety of exhibitors demonstrating their craftsmanship at their booths throughout
the show

Visit the Miniature Christmas Village
While you are at the show be sure to visit the Holiday Miniature village. Each house was constructed by hand by Beverly Kidder and help from the Mini's R Us, a National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts. Take a step back in time to see a village in Western Mass., circa 1897, preparing for their country Christmas.

Map of venue for 2014

Christmas Shows Awarded "200 Best Status" by Sunshine Artist

Christmas Sampler Craft Fair


See a WWLP Video about the Sampler

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Discount Coupon to the Show

To get to the Better Living Center

From Eastern Mass via Mass Pike: west to Exit 4, south on Rt. 5 to Rt. 147, west 1 mile
From Albany Area via Mass Pike: east to Exit 4, south on Rt. 5 to Rt. 147, west 1 mile
From Connecticut via I-91: north to Exit 3 to Rt. 5 north to Rt. 147, west 1 mile ... or north to Exit 3, follow Rt. 57 west to Rt. 159, north to Rt. 147 east
From Vermont, New Hampshire via I-91: south to Exit 13B, south on Rt. 5 to Rt. 147, west 1 mile.
For GPS Systems use the following address:

875 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089
Enter the ESE Grounds at either Gate 9 or 2.




Map to Eastern States Expo