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 meeting house. 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. A project to restore the roof, siding, and windows was recently completed, financed by a Community Preservation Act grant and by contributions from parishioners and townspeople.

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 - that which was somehow overlooked the previous weekends!
Schedule: Saturday, July 12
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Rummage Sale

Friday, July 18
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 19
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 20
11:30 AM – 5:00 PM: Auction item checkout

Saturday, July 26
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: info@oldsloopfair.org
telephone: 978-309-9667