First Congregational Church of Rockport, MA
The Old Sloop Fair is one of the oldest and largest church fairs on the Massachusetts North Shore. The First Congregational Church was organized in 1755. The building that is now the church sanctuary was constructed in 1804 and originally served as the town meetinghouse. The tall steeple and white facade close to the Sandy Bay shoreline resemble a ship's sail when seen from the sea, and the nickname "Old Sloop" was conferred by the fishermen. The steeple contains the Town Clock. Proceeds from this year's Fair will go toward the church's operating expenses and the restoration and preservation of the sanctuary building.

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More information about the Old Sloop Fair follows.
Description: Rummage Sale - clothing and bed and table linens
Silent Auction - furniture, antiques and collectibles.
Old Sloop Fair - art mart, white elephants, books, handknits, jewelry, snack bar, and much more!
Yard Sale - furniture, art, household items, and that which was somehow overlooked the previous weekends!
Schedule: Saturday, July 9
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Rummage Sale

Friday, July 15
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM :Silent Auction, White Elephants, Art Mart, Handknits, Jewelry, Books, Snack Bar, Open Sanctuary and Historical Display

Saturday, July 16
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM: Silent Auction, Open Sanctuary, and Historical Display
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM: White Elephants, Art Mart, Handcrafted Goods, Handknits, Jewelry, Books, Snack Bar, Bake Table
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Auction item checkout

Sunday, July 17
11:30 AM – 5:00 PM: Auction item checkout

Saturday, July 23
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Yard Sale
Donations: The Old Sloop Fair welcomes donations of all kinds that are clean and in good condition. There are scheduled times for dropping off donations that are listed in the table below. Come to the basement door at the back of the Law House, off the parking area. You may also make an appointment to drop items off or have items picked up. Contact us by telephone (978-309-9667) or email (

5:00PM - 7:00PM

10:00AM - 2:00PM

11:15AM - 2:00PM

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May 18

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June 1

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June 15

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June 22

June 25

June 26

Admission: free of charge
Getting here: Click here for maps and directions. Click here for information about parking.
More information: email:
telephone: 978-309-9667