Are you missing some of the familiar rituals of Autumn?  There is one seasonal celebration you do not have to miss.  The Olde Redding Faire will be here, although in a special 2020 “Express” edition!  We are moving most aspects online in concern for the health of both attendees and workers. Although it will feel different, we look forward to bringing this important annual event to the community.

Fall Favorites

  • On-line ordering for pick up or delivery on September 26
  • Fall food favorites include Lobster Roll Kits, Chili and Mac & Cheese
  • Delicious homemade fudge and baked goods are also available
  • We are also offering fresh-from-the-farm mums in a variety of colors
  • Please place your order by 5 pm on September 23

The deadline for online orders has passed, but it’s not too late to place a bid on the silent auction or make a donation! Read more below:

On-line Silent Auction

  • Bid on-line between September 13-26
  • The highly successful Silent Auction will be moved to a platform where you can view and bid on dozens of exciting items,
  • Items range from vacation stays to hand crafted items to yard sale treasures
  • Winners of Auction items will be notified about payment and arrangements will be made for winning bidders to collect their items.
  • Visit our Bid Beacon site to explore the items available and make a bid!

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

Come celebrate the season with the Olde Redding Express, 2020 style!  Visit us on Facebook or contact us at to find out more.