Category Archives: New York

Find Us At Fairport Canal Days June 7 and 8, 2014

Looking for some outdoor fun this weekend?  Why not visit the historic village of Fairport, New York for the 37th Fairport Canal Days!  This festival  draws thousands to the canalside town and features more than 200 artisans, 40 food vendors and almost 100 local merchants.  This three day event kicks off with a chicken barbecue and concert today, Friday June 6, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.  The artists and food vendors open their tents at 10 a.m. Saturday June 7th and then you can enjoy the Main Street parade around noon.  The festival’s official hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

This year, Fairport Canal Days will have 36 bands performing on three stages over the course of the weekend.  Also, on Saturday, is the Fourth Annual Teen Battle of the Bands, showcasing young talent from the region. The winning band receives a studio recording session at The Green Room in Rochester. The Battle will take place in the Fairport Junction Festival Site starting at 3 p.m.  Click here for more information about the festival: Fairport Canal Days

You can find The Soap Hag at Booth 390 on  North Main Street East, Fairport, North of the Erie Canal.  This is a different location from previous years.  We will have our amazing festival specials: Buy Any 2 Soaps, Get One Free, and All Lotions 20% off!   If that wasn’t enough, when you visit our booth and make a purchase,  we will give you a coupon code for free shipping off your next order online order at  The Soap Hag.

So come out and join the fun, and stock up on products you love!IMG_0766

Bloomin’ Lilac and the March Soap Challenge

I really love this months’ drop swirl technique and no one does it better than Celine Blacow from Iamhandmade.  I’ve spent hours on YouTube watching Celine’s videos, along with her sidekick Titch Holland, as they create delightful and delicious looking goodies…er, um, soap.  It’s almost as yummy as watching a master pastry chef. Amy Warden,… Continue Reading

Sea Side Peacock Swirl-International Soap Challenge

The June 2013 International Soap Challenge brought The Peacock Swirl technique, a beautiful design with four colors and the freedom to create a unique representation from nature. Amy Warden of Great Cakes Soapworks introduced a  “new” concept of dividing our soap batter into two separate layers, and scenting only the bottom layer.  Fragrance and essential… Continue Reading

3 Reasons Why Pumpkin is Not Just Your Average Veggie

Excitement is in the air as the nights cool down and the days shorten, here in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region in Upstate New York.   Grape harvesting has started as well as many other crops of late summer and fall.  We couldn’t wait to pull out the Spiced Pumpkin Pie soap recipe and get… Continue Reading