The holidays are finally upon us and shoppers are scurrying about trying to check every item off of their loved ones’ wish lists. Seeing as how last year many consumers were stuck inside doing their holiday shopping online due to the pandemic, in person foot traffic is expected to be up this season so everyone can experience what they were missing out on.
As flea market and swap meet vendors look for new areas to sell their goods, American Merchandiser has put together a list of some fun and festive holiday markets that will be hot spots this season. Find an event and call them to secure a spot today!
5th Annual Last Call Christmas Craft Show
New England Craft Fairs will host its Last Call Christmas Craft Show at the Portland Ramada Inn Seasons Event & Conference Center in Maine, with artists and crafters from all over Maine and New England. Taking place on Saturday and Sunday, December 14 and 15, from 10am – 4pm both days, talented artisans will be selling their one of a kind gifts ranging from gourmet foods and knits to lamps and everything in between. To apply for this arts and crafts show, simply fill out the form on their website. These shows are open to all artists and crafters from any state that make their own work.
For more information, visit www.newenglandcraftfairs.com/showfees.html.
Genoa-Kingston Christmas Craft Walk
Taking place from December 2-4, 2021 in Kingston, Illinois, the 2021 Christmas Craft Walk will feature local homes in Genoa and Kingston that offer a great variety of handcrafted and locally made gifts. This annual event always begins the Thursday after Thanksgiving and goes through Saturday. A long-standing Christmas shopping tradition, this craft walk will have more than 80 crafters and will have items on sale at 11 locations. Maps will be available at downtown businesses and on Facebook at Genoa-Kingston Annual Christmas Craft Walk.
For more information, call 815-508-4925.
The 5th annual Mistletoe Market will be held at the Collegedale Commons in Collegedale, Tennessee. Featuring over 150 food vendors, a petting zoo, pony rides, pictures with Santa, and more, this is a holiday event you will not want to miss. The vendor registration deadline is November 25, and they are looking for sellers offering anything such as arts and crafts, apparel, gifts, food, fashion accessories, and more. Simply fill out the form on their website to apply.
For more information, visit www.touchtheskyevents.com/mistletoe-market.
2021 Winter Art Fest
Winter Art Fest is a great place to start shopping for the holidays. Local RC ARTS artists will fill the MACC with their creativity and treasures for guests to peruse. The venue will have artists both upstairs and downstairs at the gallery. Taking place at the MACC in Rancho Cordova, California, vendors can sell their crafts from December 3 – 5 from 12pm – 7pm each day.
For more information, visit www.rcmacc.org/exhibits/winter-art-fest-2021.
46th Annual Northwood Holiday Boutique & Online Auction
The 2021 Holiday Boutique will be held virtually due to school restrictions, but vendors can still show off their wares to hungry customers online. Running November 6 through December 24, all handmade sellers are welcome to sell their unique gifts. Many vendors will also be offering special deals for Holiday Boutique shoppers to amp up the excitement. Dealers interested in selling their handmade goods can apply right on their website.
For more information, visit nwholidayboutique.com.