With Autumn’s return, it is time for the Olde Redding Express! This is a smaller version of the Olde Redding Faire which has been hosted by the First Congregational Church of Reading for over 60 years. There will be virual and limited in-person options with the health of our community always foremost in our planning processes.

Express on the Lawn

Visit our assortment of booths on the First Congregational Church Lawn while you are picking up your food order on September 25th from 11am to 2pm.
(Rain date is September 26th from 12 noon to 3 pm)

  • Baked Goods. Fresh from the oven.
  • Jewelry. A wide variety of contemporary and vintage.
  • Jigsaw Puzzles. A favorite activity to do together.
  • Mums. Selected colors available.
  • Note Cards. Photographs of nature, great to send or to gift.

On-line Silent Auction

The popular Olde Redding Silent Auction returns with with items ranging from vacation stays to handcrafted items to vintage treasures.

  • On-line bidding opens on September 22nd and closes on October 2nd .
  • Auction winners will be notified about payment and pick up information.
  • Review and bid on our exciting auction items.

Fall Favorites

Many of our Olde Redding Faire fall favorites return this year. Pre-Orders are now closed for 2021. There will still be some mums and baked goods on September 25th from 11am-2pm.

  • Beautiful Mums. Some mums will be available on Faire day, September 25th.
  • Delicious Food. Pre-ordering is closed.  Food will be picked up or delivered on September 25th.
  • Sweet Treats.  Pre-ordering is closed.  Treats will be picked up or delivered on September 25th. The bake table will be open for in-person purchases.

Material Donations

Given the virtual nature of this year’s Olde Redding Express, we won’t be needing donations of used items for White Elephant or Books.  Thank you all for past support in these areas.  Please consider the following for your current donations: 

  • Mission of Deeds – Reading (Housewares, Furniture)
  • More Than Words – Waltham (Books)
  • Goodwill @ Homegoods  – Reading (Almost Anything)
  • Savers – Wilmington (Almost Anything)

Community Support

  • Can’t be part of this year’s Olde Redding Express?
    Consider a financial donation.
  • Profits raised through the Olde Redding Express help to support the ministry of the First Congregational Church of Reading, as well as community partners.
  • This year, the profits will be shared with the Reading Food Pantry and Emmaus, an organization based in Haverhill which offers housing and services to at-risk families and individuals.  You can find out more about its programs at Emmausinc.org.

Come celebrate the season with the Olde Redding Express, 2021 style!  Visit us on Facebook or contact us at olderedding2020@gmail.com to find out more.