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.

The church is now engaged in a Capital Campaign to fund further preservation and restoration of the historic meetinghouse and to improve safety, accessibility, and usability of the church's buildings, which are used for a great many church and communty functions. Click here for more information about the Capital Campaign.

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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 and handcrafts, jewelry, snack bar, and much more!
Yard Sale - furniture, art, household items, and that which was somehow overlooked the previous weekends!
Schedule: Saturday, July 11
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Rummage Sale

Friday, July 17
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM :Silent Auction, White Elephants, Art Mart, Handcrafted Goods, Handknits, Jewelry, Books, Snack Bar, Open Sanctuary and Historical Display

Saturday, July 18
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 19
11:30 AM – 5:00 PM: Auction item checkout

Saturday, July 25
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Yard Sale
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