Join us as we transform our arena into a Holiday Marketplace
Thank you to our Event & Raffle Sponsors
Your donation will directly support our program participants who face many challenges every day including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Visual and Hearing Impairments, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Developmental and Intellectual Delays, Traumatic Brain Injuries, PTSD and Spinal Cord Injuries.
You can expect all the food trucks, sweet treats, live music, lotions & potions, paintings & fine creations, whittled wooden wares, edible fare, jewels, kids crafts, photos, charms & baubles, cozy apparel, abodes for birds, up-cycled finds, perfect presents and earthenware that you’ve come to love.
Beatrice and Becky founded the company in 2009 with the desire to offer unique and upscale fashion accessories at affordable prices! Their collection includes many beautifully handcrafted accessories such as belts, hats, jewelry and wraps. Many are made right here in the USA. Beatrice’s Belgium roots give them access to European creations as well. They search the world for that little something different!
Using repurposed materials, we at BH Upcycled Designs make clothing that is beautiful, sustainable, and fun to wear. We hope you enjoy looking through the eco-friendly designs you can buy on our Shop page, and also our Gallery page, where you can see examples of the wearable art you can buy when you visit us at a show.
Wishing you peace,
Sustainable Fashion…Made With Love
ALPACAS (well – sort of!)
Six Paca Farm is located in southeastern Connecticut, only 2.5 miles from I-395. The lush acreage and surrounding shade trees give the alpacas plenty of room to roam, yet provide entertainment for all of our farm visitors who come to watch.
Designed By Fifth Generation Jeweler Haverhill Leach, The HAVERHILL Collection Is Beautifully Crafted In Premium Sterling Silver And Hand-Set With Natural Gemstones.
Proudly Made In America
For the home
Rope Baskets, Totes + Accessories
Traveling full circle to bring you craft beer you’ll love. #30MileBrew
Sunset Hill is a boutique vineyard in Lyme, Connecticut. Market visitors will have the opportunity to meet the winemakers, find out more about the vineyard and sample the wine.
Kids Activites & Event Refreshment Partners
High Hopes is proud to partner with Eversource Energy – our Kids-Activity-Partner for the Holiday Market and one of our valued contributors to programs for youth at risk in our Community.
Activities will include:
Lasooing, storytelling, scavenger hunt, face painting and much more
To support their communities and make a positive difference in the lives of our customers, Eversource awards grants with a particular focus on the health and well-being of youth. In conjunction with organizations like the Bingham Trust, Eversource Energy and the Baker Foundation, we are able to provide a range of equine assisted activities such as our Horse Sense program. Thank you!
Omar Coffee provide High Hopes with all the coffee our 2,500 visitors could need. Buy an Omar Coffee at the market and as you enjoy the rich taste that comes from slow-roasting premium green coffee beans, know that you are also supporting all of those that benefit from High Hopes’ Programs.
OMAR COFFEE COMPANY’s history is as rich as their brews. Established in 1937 by John Costas, Omar Coffee has been a fixture in the Franklin Avenue community SINCE 1939. John started out with a simple vision – and a single blend of coffee! Their product line has since multiplied and diversified, but their timeless philosophy has remained the same: “Buy PREMIUM green coffee beans, SLOW ROAST them to perfection, and always deliver superior FRESHNESS and personalized SERVICE to all Omar Coffee customers.”
Admission to the Holiday Market and all the following activities is free with a suggested donation of either something from the High Hopes Herd’s Amazon Wish List (please bring your receipt) or a non-perishable food item for the Shoreline Soup Kitchens. At last year’s Holiday Market we collected over 2,300 pounds of food just in time for Thanksgiving. Help us top that amount this year!
Creative & Media Partners
The team from Julia Balfour donate wonderful creative materials for our Holiday Market and our June Gala/Benefit. They are an integrated agency based in East Haddam, CT. Check them out!
Thank you as always to Halls Radio. Halls Radio have been our media partner for many years and donate air-time to help us promote all of our events. Making sure that our fundraisers are successful and we can provide the programs that we do to children and adults with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities.
Enter to win a brand new 2017 Jeep Wrangler 4x4 Sport
Vehicle Sponsored by Bob Valenti AutoMall
Drawing at 3:00 at Holiday Market
Redfin Real Estate
Full-Service Agents, Modern Technology – We’re full-service, local agents who get to know you over coffee and on home tours, and we use online tools to make you smarter and faster. More than 10,000 customers buy or sell a home with us each year.
In return for your $500 sponsorship, our program sponsors will receive:
*Half page color advert in our event program*
the program will be seen by an average of 2,300 visitors.
An estimated value of $1,500
*Acknowledgement of support on High Hopes web event pages with a link to your home page*
our website received an average of 19,115 page views over the last 30 days from over 2,000 individuals
*Social media highlights*
our facebook page has over 3,900 friends