Unique craft festivals and marketplaces from around the nation
It is procrastinators' delight with this weekend's last-minute craft fairs and holiday marketplaces on this, our last shopping weekend before Christmas. (Insert panicked shriek here.)
While we can't write about every craft fair and marketplace happening across the country (or the world), we do like to highlight a handful of notable ones each week. If you'd like more people to know about your craft show or event, list it on our Craft Map and we'll gladly consider it for coverage. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brooklyn Craft Central's Holiday Market
Dec 17-18, 12-6
Stay away from the big block stores and head to Brooklyn's indie craft fair, which features unique handmades like bacon macarons, a mixed drink contest and even a late-late Christmas party Saturday night.
Procrastinator’s Holiday BazaarDec 17, 11-4
Chilly Philly offers the ultimate in last-minute holiday shopping with this indie craft fair, hosting only local artisans and crafters.
Italian Market, 1132 South 9th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, email@example.com, Positive Space
Timeless Fiber Exhibit and Trunk Show
Dec 16, 6-10 pm
Members of the Weavers' Guild of St. Louis will be presenting their latest fiber arts as well as selling their crafts, consignment-style.
The Alliday Show Dec 17, 9-5
Local Okals will gather for this indie craft fair, which features repurposed vintage goods, homespun and hand-dyed yarns and more.
Ford Truck Arena, Tulsa Fairgrounds, 4145 East 21st St, Tulsa, Oklahoma, firstname.lastname@example.org, Alliday Everyday
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
Through Dec 24, 11-8
Music and art combine for a unique craft fair in the Lone Star state. Check out handmade artwork, jewelry and clothing designs—while also exploring the contents of a fully stocked bar.
Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, Texas, email@example.com, Armadillo Bazaar
Indie Craft Experience
Through Dec 24, (Mon-Sat) 11-9, (Sun) 12-7
Tired of craft fairs that only run on the weekends? This pop-up shop offers the rest of us a handmade shopping experience for which you don't have to miss work (or sleeping in).
Inside Criminal Records,1154-A Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, Georgia, firstname.lastname@example.org, Ice Atlanta
Renegade Craft Fair's Holiday Market Dec 17-18, 11-6
San Francisco hosts Renegade's last craft event of the year. Free admission gets you access to 250 crafters, bottlecap magnet and mini-lantern ornament make-and-takes, as well as (oddly) the San Francisco Public Library Green Bookmobile.
635 8th Street, Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco, California, email@example.com, Renegade Craft
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair
Dec 16-18, 11-6
Berkeley—where hippies go to craft! This North Californian street craft fair offers wirework, screen-printing and ceramic sculpture.
Dwight Way and Bancroft Way, Berkeley, California, firstname.lastname@example.org, 510-234-1013, Telegraph Fair
Image credits (from top): Renegade Craft Fair, macaronparlour.com,
etsy.com/shop/thefeatheredsnail / PositiveSpace, Jasper Hillburn / Indie Craft Experience and Weavers Guild of St. Louis, Alliday Everyday, Armadillo Christmas Bazaar, Renegade Craft Fair, Telegraph Avenue