Holly Berry Festival

The Holly Berry Festival is a family-friendly juried craft fair traditionally held the Friday and Saturday before Thanksgiving at Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden, Connecticut. Event proceeds support the dignified care of our retired and infirm Sisters.

Due to the current pandemic, the 2020 Holly Berry is going virtual!

12 Days of Holly Berry November 10–21

The 12 Days of Holly Berry will combine the convenience of online shopping with traditional festival activities. Favorites like our famous pickled eggplant, homemade jellies, and handcrafted items made by our Sisters will all be available for purchase via an online store. Items cannot be reserved or purchased in advance.

There will also be a Main Raffle with three grand prizes, a virtual “Christmas Tree Lane” raffle, and gift basket raffles.

The online store will go LIVE on November 10 at 10:00 a.m. (EST) and remain open through November 21.

Please note the following important guidelines:

  • The Main Raffle is open to all and will be drawn on November 21 at 2:00 p.m. (EST). The drawing will be broadcast via live stream.
  • Only craft items will be available for shipping (shipping fees will apply).
  • Pickled eggplant, fruit jellies, and all other food items, as well as basket raffles and Christmas trees, will only be available for pickup at Mount Sacred Heart in Hamden, CT.
  • Several curbside pickup dates and times will be offered.
  • Pickled eggplant purchases are limited to five jars per person and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Check back here for updates as the event nears!