Harrisonburg, VA

181 S. Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Store Hours

Starting in September, 2014 we will be open on SUNDAY: 12 pm - 4 pm

Mon-Sat: 10 am - 6 pm

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This jewelry and accessories collection shines where unexpected materials meet and colors combine. Get cozy with coincidence in warm and woolen fabrics and scarves that are slubbed with twists of fate. Follow a road striped and straight, or take a turn on paisley’s swirling fortunes. Wrapped in pattern, wrought by hand, writ with luck, this collection is destined with design.

Valerie with Lyan, the son of the Well of Hope founders, in front of our store.

We are still collecting new or gently worn shoes at our store to send to Well of Hope International, a non-profit organization in Kiserian, Kenya. The sale of these shoes provides funds to purchase land and homes, providing secure shelter for the widows and their children. Our store manager, Valerie, will be making another trip to Kenya this August to continue our work with the Well of Hope organization!

Shoes collected for Well of Hope International.

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About Us

About Ten Thousand Villages in Harrisonburg, VA

Ten Thousand Villages in Harrisonburg, VA, carries artisan-crafted home decor, personal accessories and gift items from across the globe. Featuring products from more than 130 artisan groups in some 38 countries, we are part of a network of about 80 non-profit Ten Thousand Villages stores specializing in Fair Trade retail.

This store started with the dream of two local women who became determined to begin a fair trade store in this area after a visit to the Ephrata, PA flagship store. In 1993 they organized a local group and raise the money in a six week time period to begin our store. At first, the store was named "International Impressions" and was located in a strip mall behind Harrisonburg's Valley Mall. From there, the store moved to the Shenandoah Farmer's Market and later to the Dayton Farmer's Market where it remained for fourteen years and took on the name "Ten Thousand Villages." In 2011, our store moved to its present location at 181 S. Main Street in downtown Harrisonburg.

What We Carry

In the store, we carry products made by artisans who hold a partnership with Ten Thousand Villages, and also products made by artisans and groups with personal relationships to our store or other Fair Trade suppliers. Customers visit our store when in search of jewelry, home decor products, gifts, coffee, chocolate, and more.

About Our Store

Ten Thousand Villages Harrisonburg is made up of paid staff members, a handful of committed and passionate volunteers, and a nine member board of directors. We were voted 'Best Downtown Shop' by Daily News Record readers in 'Best of the Valley 2014' and were award recipients of 'Best of Virginia 2014'.

We love running our store in the heart of the Friendly City and are always looking for more ways to become involved with the Harrisonburg community. If your school, club, organization or business is interested in partnering with us for a Community Shopping Event, a specific speaking engagement, or any other kind of local activity, please contact our Outreach Coordinator at outreach.harrisonburg@tenthousandvillages.com.

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Volunteer at Ten Thousand Villages in Harrisonburg, VA

How do Volunteers Support the Mission of Ten Thousand Villages?
Enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers are a vital part of Ten Thousand Villages.  Volunteers are encouraged to learn as much as possible about the handicrafts and the people who make them so they can serve as advocates for the artisans, sharing their stories with customers.

Benefits of Volunteering at Ten Thousand Villages:
*Be a part of the worldwide growth of fair trade.
*Help promote justice internationally.
*Meet people with similar interests.
*Learn about our crafts from around the world and the people who made them.
*Develop new skills and talents.
*Have FUN while helping others.

Interested in Applying?

The application process includes a brief application form and an interview.  Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.  Training is fun and informative.  Most volunteers work a minimum of two 4-hour shifts per month.

To become a volunteer at Ten Thousand Villages, contact:
Kara Miller - Volunteer Coordinator
phone: 540-442-1010
email: harrisonburg@tenthousandvillages.com

Sales & Events

Upcoming Events

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'Ready for my Close-Up' Facebook Contest! - September 1, 2014 - September 30, 2014

We are very excited about this fun, new Facebook contest occurring throughout the month of September!!

Starting on September 1st, we will post a different picture each day of a Ten Thousand Villages item. But they won't be your normal photos....they are going to be VERY close up!

Here's where you come in:
First, like our Facebook page in order to follow our posts. Whenever a 'close-up' picture is posted, comment directly on the post with your guess on what Ten Thousand Villages item is pictured. Please try to be specific as possible in your comment. The first person to guess the item on each post correctly will be put in a drawing to win a $50 GIFT CARD to our store!!!

Each correct guess = one entry, so feel free to guess on each day's "close-up" photo if you'd like!!

At the end of the month, we will post the result of the drawing on our Facebook page.


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Spa-liday Sale - September 15, 2014 - September 22, 2014

September 15, 2014 - September 22, 2014

40% OFF 4
30% OFF 3
20% OFF 2
FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASE (while supplies last)!
Spa refreshments all week long!

Spa-liday Sale

Enjoy some relaxation and remarkable deals during our SPA-LIDAY SALE

Note: Artisans have been paid in full for all discounted items. Offer valid at participating stores from 9/15/14 through 9/22/14. Not valid with other discounts or offers.

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Community Shopping Event - Bike Shenanodah - September 20, 2014

We will be donating 15% of our sales on this day to the 17th annual BIKE SHENANDOAH, a biking event that raises funds for the following organizations:



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Elephant Appreciation Day - September 22, 2014

Come celebrate ELEPHANT APPRECIATION DAY with us!


Our store will be honoring these interesting, intelligent, and highly endangered animals by providing elephant-themed snacks, facts,and jokes!

All elephant-related items will be 15% OFF!

A percentage of the day's sales will be going to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, an orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation center in Kenya.

We're also having a RAFFLE to win this amazing tote bag from SERRV filled with goodies from our store! To enter the raffle, print out and complete this WORD SEARCH and turn it in to our store by 6PM on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd!

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Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale - October 3, 2014 - October 4, 2014



4-8:30 pm Baked goods and booths open

4:30-6:30 pm BBQ Beef Dinner (by donation) or numerous other options. Music from local groups.

6:30 pm Relief Sale Dedication Service & Special Music

7-9 pm Live Auction Begins and Silent Auction Tables open


7–10:30 am Breakfast (by donation)

7 am Farmers market, crafts, food booths open

8:30 am Fourth Annual 5k Race for Relief Run/Walk

9:15 am Welcome: MCC Story

9:30 am Live Auction continues

10 am Children’s Auction

11 am–1:30 pm Lunch - Chicken BBQ and more

12 pm & 1 pm Silent Auctions Close

3 pm Relief Sale Ends

We are always in need of some extra hands during this event.
If you are interested in volunteering at our store's table during the Relief Sale, please contact:
harrisonburg@tenthousandvillages.com or call the store at 540-442-1010

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Store Hours

Starting in September, 2014 we will be open on SUNDAY: 12 pm - 4 pm

Mon-Sat: 10 am - 6 pm