It was three years ago, in November of 2014, when the Fairfield chapter of the National Charity League Inc. and the Fairfield Museum & History Center first teamed up for a fundraiser to raise much-needed funds for the two nonprofits while also supporting local small businesses and vendors.

This year marks the fourth annual Holiday Pop-Up Market, and it takes place at the Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road, Friday, Nov. 3, from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The two-day shopping extravaganza is becoming a Fairfield tradition. Vendors bring their wares to the museum and set up shop for two days to kick off the holiday season. Back in 2014 the first Holiday Pop-Up Market was a one-day event on a Friday, but its popularity led organizers to expand it to Saturday as well. This year, items for sale include quality-handcrafted jewelry, unique fashions for women, men and children, tasteful hostess gifts, accessories, home décor, cosmetics and more. The Museum Shop will also be open, offering locally-made items, Fairfield-themed gifts and a variety of toys, books and accessories.

The suggested donation at the door of $5 includes a chance to win a special “Market Basket” made up of items donated from the vendors. Additional chances to win can be purchased for $5 each or three for $10. Names will be drawn Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Winners do not need to be present to win.

The Fairfield Museum’s current exhibitions, Signs of the Times, Uncle Sam Wants You: Fairfield and the Great War, and Creating Community will be open for guests to enjoy. Proceeds will benefit the Museum and National Charity League, Inc., Fairfield Chapter. NCL, Inc. is a mother-daughter philanthropic organization with over 60,000 members serving communities across the United States.

The event is open to the public. For more information, call 203-259-1598 or visit Fairfieldhistory.org.

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2014

The year Fairfield chapter of the National Charity League Inc. and the Fairfield Museum & History Center first teamed up for a fundraiser.

The Fairfield Museum & History Center and Museum Shop, located at 370 Beach Road, is open seven days a week, 10am-4pm. Members of the Museum and children under 5 are admitted free. For more information, call 203-259-1598 or visit Fairfieldhistory.org. The Fairfield Museum relies on funding from individuals, corporations and foundations. The Museum is especially grateful for leadership support from the State of Connecticut, Town of Fairfield and Fairfield County’s Communi ty Foundation.