Interesting Magnets and Coffins at a Craft Fair


By Jason Harris


I have been to many craft fairs as a patron and as a vendor. I use to set-up events at craft fairs and open air markets for the New England Horror Writers (NEHW) organization. These events were very successful for the NEHW so I have continued setting-up events like these for my bookstore, Books & Boos, which I co-own with my wife. Along with these shows, I also set-up events such as conventions and comic book shows for the bookstore. You can find out about these Books & Boos’ events here.

At the 41st Annual Craft Fair held at the Keefe Technical School in Framingham, MA. yesterday, there were the usual jewelry sellers, dog stuff, and handmade wooden bird houses. There was one unusual seller at this craft fair. The vendor was Frankenstein Medical School, which is owned and operated by Jerry Stiles. He sells finger hooks, coffin-shaped keepsake boxes, and interesting magnets.

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Jerry Stiles

Coffin Shaped Keepsake box.

Coffin-Shaped Keepsake Box



One of Stile's magnets.

One of Stiles’ magnets.

Finger hooks.

Finger hooks.


Stiles has a site on Esty, you can check it out here.


Authors Signing at Craft Fair

The New England Horror Writers will be at the indoor Heritage Craft Fair in Framingham, MA. this coming Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Authors on hand will be Rob Smales, Rob Watts, Erin Thorne, Rose Mambert, Tracy Carbone, Bracken MacLeod, and Scott Goudsward.

The craft fair will be held at the Keefe Technical School, located at 750 Winter Street in Framingham, MA.

Pictures from the Last Two NEHW Events

The NEHW Table at the Heritage Craft Fair at the Keefe Technical School in Framingham, MA. Photo by Jason Harris

The other NEHW table at the Framingham event. Photo by Jason Harris

From left to right: (front row) Kristi Petersen Schoonover and Stacey Longo, (back row) Rob Watts, Jason Harris, and David Price. Photo by Kayleigh Price.

Author David Price signing his first autograph at the Keefe Technical School in Framingham. Photo by Pauline Price.

Author Morven Westfield holding her books at the Heritage Craft Fair. Photo by Pauline Price.

Author K. Allen Wood in Framingham. Photo by Pauline Price.

Author K. Allen Wood autographs a story for a fan as Sarah Gomes looks on in Framingham. Photo by Pauline Price.

Our space at the Hanover Craft Fair. Photo by Jason Harris.

A close-up view of the Hanover NEHW table. Photo by Jason Harris.

The NEHW will be at the 39th Heritage Craft Fair this Saturday (updated 3/21)

The NEHW will be at the 39th Heritage Craft Fair this Saturday.

There will be a number of members selling and signing their books. Come and meet Stacey Longo, David Price, Rob Watts, Morven Westfield, and K. Allen Wood.

The fair is held at the Keefe Technical School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s sponsored by the Heritage Chorale. According to the fair’s website, the fair “provides income to support our musical mission, from booth rental fees, sale of food and  beverages, and modest admission fees. This popular fair features more than 100 crafters selling their own creations including glassware, clothing, toys, jewelry, woodworking, leather goods, quilts, metalwork, paintings, and many other arts and crafts.”

According to the fair’s flyer, there will also be food at the event . The price of admission is $3 and $2.50 for seniors.

The fair’s location is 750 Winter St. in Framingham, Massachusetts.