Want to give someone special a truly unique gift for the Holidays? Start in Historic Rugby.

Our Thanksgiving Marketplace is the start of the holiday season here. It features a variety of shopping opportunities with visiting artisans and crafters, and in Rugby’s own shops including The Commissary, Spirit of Red Hill, Missions Matter and R.M. Brooks General Store.

You won’t have to worry about the crowds and hassle of the mall. Instead, you’ll be in a beautifully decorated Victoria Village, with hand crafted items that can’t be found anywhere else.  Like the hand-sewn dolls made by an 80-year-old woman in Rutledge, TN, who always worries if she’s charging too much.  Or nature artwork from a Rugby artist-in-residence who can also tell you the amazing stories about how the creation came about. Or intriguing gifts from fair trade sources round the world, whose proceeds go to support mission work.

You can even get one of our new Historic Rugby sweatshirts.

Artists and crafters will be on hand doing demonstrations, and there will be plenty of folks available for conversations that will get you into the true holiday spirit.

And while you’re here, make your reservation for our Royal Holiday Tea (hurry–it will sell out).