Spindlewood Waldorf Kindergarten’s annual Kinder Faire is coming to Tranquility Grange, located on Route 52 just north of Lincolnville Center, on Saturday, Dec. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon.

The heart of the faire is an opportunity for young children from 3 to 7 years old to make hand-worked gifts and then find help getting them wrapped for holiday giving. There is no admission charge. A pre-sale will be held on Friday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for adults wishing to purchase gifts prior to the faire.

At the faire, parents can sign up for a drawing to win one of three door prizes when they buy golden chestnuts for $.50 each. The children then use the nuts as barter at simple workshops to make presents for family and friends. Gift-wrapping will be available.

As the little ones go from table to table practicing simple crafts such as candles rolled from red beeswax, wooden shapes sanded and hung on ribbon, a necklace strung with large beads, simple stitching done to complete a balsam pillow, binding a small book, and making pine cone fire starters, parents can purchase one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted, and homemade items not found elsewhere.

There will also be booths selling children’s story books from Sage in Camden and Waldorf toy selections from local Bella Luna Toys, an online mail order resource.

Cookies and apple cider, pressed by the children at Spindlewood Waldorf Kindergarten at harvest time, can also be obtained with a golden chestnut.

Downstairs in the grange kitchen, a warm snack of gingerbread and pumpkin soup, made from pumpkins grown by the children, will be available for cash purchase.

Midmorning, there will be a traditional story told with a puppet show by Kerry Brokaw, and a surprise visitor may come knocking at the door.

Proceeds from the faire go towards keeping Spindlewood’s kindergarten and nursery program tuition affordable. Come share in the spirit of giving and the wonder of young children at this holiday time.