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Ten Thousand Villages Ottawa Festival Sale at Ottawa Mennonite Church every November

For information about upcoming Festival Sales check our Facebook Events Page.

We provide products and support to a number of organizations who hold sales of Ten Thousand Villages fairly traded products in their own communities. Charities, non-profit organizations and fundraising efforts are allowed to keep a portion of the proceeds for their own work. Please contact us if you would like more information. Please note that we do need considerable lead-time (at least 2 months) to organize such events, especially if your event would be large, or taking place during the busy Christmas season.

Ottawa Mennonite Church Festival Sale

2016 Dates:

  • Friday November 4, 3pm – 8pm *70th Anniversary
  • Saturday November 5, 10am – 4pm
  • Friday November 11, 3pm – 8pm
  • Saturday November 12, 10am – 4pm
  • Friday November 18, 12:30pm – 8pm *Fairly High Tea
  • Saturday November 19, 10am – 4pm
  • Friday November 25, 3pm – 8pm
  • Saturday November 26, 10am – 4pm

This November, grab a few friends and expand your Ten Thousand Villages experience with a trip to the 2016 Fair Trade Festival Sale, every Friday & Saturday in November!

Browse a fabulous selection of handcrafted gift items from 35 countries, and enjoy some homemade borscht and desserts in the tearoom every Saturday.  Fair Trade shopping is available every Friday and Saturday for the month of November.

With a wide variety of Christmas ornaments, home décor and fashion accessories, the Festival Sale offers the opportunity to “shop with a conscience.” Purchases give artisan groups – from Asia, Africa and Latin America – the chance to make a livelihood for their families.

The Fair Trade Festival Sale is located at the Ottawa Mennonite Church, 1830 Kilborn Avenue (Alta Vista). Free parking, wheelchair accessible.

Ten Thousand Villages 70th Anniversary

On November 4, 2016 a celebration of the organization’s 70th birthday will be held in conjunction with the opening day of our annual Ottawa Mennonite Church Festival Sale. Stay tuned for updates on events being planned including a cake cutting ceremony and special guests.

Fairly High Tea [SOLD OUT]

Back by popular demand, we are hosting a second annual Fairly High Tea on Friday November 18, 2016 at the Ottawa Mennonite Church Festival Sale. There will be multiple sittings throughout the afternoon and tickets will be available in advance. This event sold out quickly last year, so be sure to stay tuned to our Facebook or Twitter for information about where and when to buy tickets.

Nativity sets at the Festival Sale
Nativity sets available at the Ottawa Mennonite Church Festival Sale
Borscht is served for lunch in the tea room on Saturdays at the Festival Sale
Borscht is served for lunch in the tea room on Saturdays at the Ottawa Mennonite Church Festival Sale