Shop for Gifts at Holiday Craft Fairs in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill
Start your holiday shopping early by visiting these Triangle-area craft fairs
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Start your holiday shopping early by visiting these Triangle-area craft fairs. Search our daily calendar at carolinaparent.com for “holiday fairs” to find more crafting events in the Triangle. Craft fairs are free unless otherwise noted.
A Shopping Spree!
Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Oct. 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $10/person per day. jlraleigh.org/fundraising/a-shopping-spree.
Carolina Artisan Craft Market
Nov. 2, 2-8 p.m.; Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Nov. 4, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $7 advance tickets, $10 at the door. Free for ages 14 and younger. Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh. carolinadesignercraftsmen.com/the-market.
Emerson Waldorf Harvest Faire and Artisan Marketplace
Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 6211 New Jericho Rd., Chapel Hill. emersonwaldorf.org.
Merritt’s Chapel UMC Craft Fair
Nov. 3, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Merritt's Chapel UMC, 1090 Farrington Point Rd., Chapel Hill. merrittschapel.org/calendar.
Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $2. Rolesville High School, 1099 E. Young St., Rolesville. rolesvillehsptsa.com/reindeerday.html.
St. Andrew the Apostle Holiday Craft Fair
Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, 3008 Old Raleigh Rd., Apex. saintandrew.org.
Triangle Grace Preschool Holiday Bazaar and Craft Fair
Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Triangle Grace Church, Family Life Center, 5001 Tudor Place, Durham. tppk.org/holiday-bazaar.html.
On The Mend Holiday Craft Sale
Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Garner Senior Center, 205 E. Garner Rd., Garner. garnernc.gov.
Visions of Sugarplums Holiday Art & Gift Show
Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Quail Hollow Swim Club, 800 Orleans Place, Raleigh. visionsofsugarplumsraleigh.com.
Fall Craft Fair at the State Farmers Market
Nov. 9-11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. State Farmers Market, 1201 Agriculture St., Raleigh. ncagr.gov/markets/facilities/markets/raleigh/promos.htm.
Day of Shopping at Reedy Creek Magnet Middle School
Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Reedy Creek Magnet Middle School, 930 Reedy Creek Rd., Cary. wcpss.net/reedycreekms.
The Handmaidens’ Handmade Market
Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (early bird entry $5/person cash admission); 2-5 p.m. (free admission for adults). Free admission all day for kids. Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. thehandmademarket.com/site/about/event-details.
Mistletoe Madness Holiday Market
Nov. 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The Corner Biergarten, 1625 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. mistletoemadness.wordpress.com.
Mistletoe Market Holiday Fair
Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission is $5/person. Receive $1 off admission with a canned food donation. Free for ages 11 and younger. Wakefield High School, 2200 Wakefield Pines Dr., Raleigh. wakefieldhsptsa.org/mistletoe-market.html.
St. Paul’s Arts & Crafts Festival
Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 221 Union St., Cary. stpaulscary.org/festival.
Cedar Creek Gallery Holiday Open House
Nov. 10-11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Cedar Creek Gallery, 1150 Fleming Rd., Creedmoor. cedarcreekgallery.com.
Durham Art Walk Holiday Market
Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Nov. 18, 1-5 p.m. Start the tour at the Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St., Durham. durhamartwalk.com.
Holiday Crafts Fair at North Carolina State University
Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $2/person, $5/family. Thompson Hall, 210 Jensen Dr., Raleigh. crafts.arts.ncsu.edu/events-and-exhibitions/crafts-fair.
Town of Cary Annual Holiday Craft Show
Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury O’Dell Place, Cary. townofcary.org/recreation-enjoyment/events/holiday-events/annual-holiday-arts-crafts-fair.
Winter Wonderland Craft Show
Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mebane Arts and Community Center, 633 Corregidor St., Mebane. cityofmebane.com.
Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift Market
Nov. 23-24, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Nov. 25, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $9/adult, $5 ages 6-12. Free for ages 5 and younger. Jim Graham Building, North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. christmascarousel.com.
Cary Academy Holiday Shoppe
Nov. 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Nov. 30, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cary Academy, 1500 N. Harrison Ave., Cary. caholidayshoppe.com.
Christmas Holiday Shoppe Craft Show
Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 940 Carmichael St., Chapel Hill. eventbrite.com/e/christmas-holiday-shoppe-craft-show-tickets-50616697906.
Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. artscenterlive.org/outreach/elf-market.
Dec. 1, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Cleveland High School, 1892 Polenta Rd., Clayton. clevelandhigh.band/2018-bazaar-reg.
Holly Days Extravaganza
Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Dec. 2, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $2/person. Sanderson High School, 5500 Dixon Dr., Raleigh. sites.google.com/view/sandersonhollydays.
Scandinavian Christmas Fair
Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $7. Free for ages 12 and younger. Holshouser Building, North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. scanfair.org.
Wake Forest Holiday Artisans Market
Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Renaissance Centre, 405 Brooks St., Wake Forest. artswakeforest.org.
The Bazaar Craft and Art Market
Dec. 2, noon-5 p.m. 140 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. thebazaar.us.
Handmade Hanukkah Market
Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Temple Beth Or, Satisky Hall, 5315 Creedmoor Rd., Raleigh. hanukkahmarket.com.
Carolina Inn Holiday Market
Dec. 2, 9 and 16, noon-5 p.m. Carolina Inn, 211 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill. carolinainn.com/twelvedays-events.
St. Nicholas European Marketplace
Dec. 7, 5-9 p.m.; Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Holshauser Building, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. facebook.com/saintnicholasmarket.
GeekCraft Expo RDU Holiday Market
Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Register online for free admission; $2 at the door for ages 13 and older. Durham Armory, 220 Foster St., Durham. geekcraftexpo.com/gce-rdu-holiday-2018.
Craft Festivals Farther Afield
Holly Day Fair
Nov. 1, noon-8 p.m.; Nov. 2-3, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Nov. 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $10. The Crown Expo Center, 131 E. Mountain Dr., Fayetteville. hollydayfair.com.
Holiday Market by Gilmore Shows
Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Nov. 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults and $1 for ages 6-12. Free for ages 5 and younger. Greensboro Coliseum Complex, 1921 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro. gilmoreshows.com/holiday_market.shtml.
Southern Christmas Show
Nov. 8-18. Sunday and Tuesday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; all other days, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tickets are $4-$13 in advance, $4-$15 at the door. Free for ages 5 and younger. Parking at the center is $8 cash only. The Park Expo and Conference Center, 800 Briar Creek Rd., Charlotte. southernchristmasshow.com.
Mistletoe Magic Holiday Gift Show
Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $4/person and free for ages 12 and younger. Crystal Coast Civic Center, 3505 Arendell St., Morehead City. crystalcoastnc.org/location/mistletoe-magic-holiday-gift-show-2.
’Tis the Season Holiday Fair
Nov. 16-17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Nov. 18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $5/person. Free for ages 11 and younger. WNC Ag Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Rd., Fletcher. wncholidayfair.net.
Winterfest Artisan Market
Nov. 30, 5-8 p.m.; Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Dec. 2, noon-5 p.m. Jacksonville Commons, 100 Recreation Ln., Jacksonville. jacksonvillewinterfest.com.
Poplar Grove Plantation Arts, Crafts and Gifts Show
Dec. 7 and 14, 5-8 p.m.; Dec. 8 and 15, noon-8 p.m.; Dec. 9, and 16, noon-5 p.m. Admission is $5/person. Poplar Grove Plantation, 10200 U.S. Hwy. 17 North, Wilmington. poplargrove.org/festivals/amerrylittlechristmas.
Southport Winter Craft Festival
Dec. 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Franklin Square Park, 105 E. West St., Southport. downtownsouthport.com/winter-craft-festival.
*Updated Oct. 10, 2018