Shop for Gifts at Holiday Craft Fairs in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill
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!
Nov. 3-4, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Nov. 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tickets are $10. Presented by the Junior League of Raleigh. Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh. jlraleigh.org/fundraising/a-shopping-spree.
Arts and Crafts Festival
Nov. 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 221 Union St., Cary. stpaulscary.org/festival.
Craft and Vendor Fair
Nov. 4, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Merritt's Chapel UMC, 1090 Farrington Point Rd., Chapel Hill. merrittschapel.org/calendar.
Nov. 4, 2:30-7:30 p.m. The Pointe Church, 1503 Walnut St., Cary. 919-467-9159.
Nov. 4, 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. 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, 3008 Old Raleigh Rd., Apex. saintandrew.org.
Triangle Presbyterian Preschool Holiday Bazaar
Nov. 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Triangle Presbyterian Church, 5001 Tudor Place, Durham. tppk.org.
Visions of Sugarplums Holiday Art and Gift Show
Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Nov. 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Quail Hollow Swim Club, 800 Orleans Place, Raleigh. visionsofsugarplumsraleigh.com.
Carolina Artisan Craft Market
Nov. 10, 5-9 p.m.; Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Nov. 12, 11 a.m.-5 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.
Fall Craft Fair
Nov. 10-12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. State Farmers Market, 1201 Agriculture St., Raleigh. statefarmersmarket.org.
Genesis Christmas Shopping Spree
Nov. 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Genesis United Methodist Church, 850 High House Rd., Cary. genesis-umc.org.
The Handmaidens’ Handmade Market
Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-noon (early bird $7 cash admission); noon-6 p.m. (free admission). Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. thehandmademarket.com/site/about/event-details.
Holiday Market at Southern Star Ballroom
Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Southern Star Ballroom Center, 6625 Falls of Neuse Rd., Raleigh. southernstarballroom.com/index.php/holiday-marketplace.
Mistletoe Market Holiday Fair
Nov. 11, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission is $5. Receive $1 off admission with canned food donation. Free for ages 11 and younger. Wakefield High School, 2200 Wakefield Pines Dr., Raleigh. wakefieldhsptsa.org/mistletoe-market.html.
The Bazaar Craft and Art Market
Nov. 12, noon-5 p.m. The Carrboro Town Commons, 301 W. Main St., Carrboro.
Cedar Creek Gallery Holiday Open House
Nov. 17-18, see the website for hours. Cedar Creek Gallery, 1150 Fleming Rd., Creedmoor. cedarcreekgallery.com.
Day of Shopping at Peace Presbyterian Church
Nov. 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Peace Presbyterian Church, 1777 W. Chatham St., Cary. facebook.com/Day-of-Shopping-1960034197603348
Durham Art Walk Holiday Market
Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Nov. 19, 1-5 p.m. Start the tour at the Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St., Durham. durhamartwalk.com.
Emerson Waldorf Children’s Faire and Artisan Marketplace
Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 6211 New Jericho Rd., Chapel Hill. emersonwaldorf.org.
Holiday Crafts Fair at North Carolina State University
Nov. 18, 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.
Nov. 18, 1-7 p.m. The Corner Biergarten, 1625 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. mistletoemadness.wordpress.com.
Multiple Choices Holiday Market
Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Presented by Nina’s School of Dance. Umstead Pines Golf and Swim Club, 253 Country Club Dr., Durham. 919-530-0652.
Nov. 18, see the website for hours and fees. Holiday Inn Crabtree, 4100 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. islandgirlcraftandvendorevent.com.
Town of Cary Annual Craft Show
Nov. 18, 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. 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mebane Arts Center, 633 Corregidor St., Mebane. cityofmebane.com.
The Black Market
Nov. 24, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham. northgatemall.com.
Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift Market
Nov. 24-25, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Nov. 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $8/adult, $4 ages 6-12. Free for ages 5 and younger. Jim Graham Building, North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. christmascarousel.com.
Holiday Handmade Pop-Up Market
Nov. 25, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Perch Studios, 106 S. Greensboro St., Ste. E, Carrboro. perch-coworking.com.
Cary Academy Holiday Shoppe
Nov. 30, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and 6:30-9 p.m.; Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cary Academy, 1500 N. Harrison Ave., Cary. caholidayshoppe.com.
Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Excelsior Classical Academy, 4100 N. Roxboro St., Durham. facebook.com/events/443608056025423.
Carolina Inn Holiday Market
Dec. 2, 9 and 16. See the website for hours. 211 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill. 12daysevents.com.
Christmas Holiday Shoppe Craft Show
Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 940 Carmichael St., Chapel Hill. stmsnc.org.
Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. artscenterlive.org/elf-market-2017.
Dec. 2, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Cleveland High School, 1892 Polenta Rd., Clayton. clevelandhigh.band.
Holly Days Extravaganza
Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Dec. 3, 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. 2, 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.
Christmas Gift Bazaar
Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Cary Towne Center (former Macy's location), 1105 Walnut St., Cary.
Wake Forest Artisans Market
Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Renaissance Centre, 405 Brooks St., Wake Forest. wakeforestarts.org/artists/artisans-market.
The Bazaar Craft and Art Market
Dec. 3, noon-5 p.m. 140 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. townofchapelhill.org.
St. Nicholas European Marketplace
Dec. 8, 5-9 p.m.; Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Holshauser Building, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. facebook.com/saintnicholasmarket.
Garner Magnet High School Holiday Shopping Fair
Dec. 9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Garner Magnet High School, South Garner Campus, 8228 Hebron Church Rd., Garner. eventbrite.com.
Durham Craft Market Holiday Show
Dec. 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Durham Convention Center, 301 W. Morgan St., Durham. durhamcraftmarket.com.
Dec. 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. The Halle Cultural Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. facebook.com/holiday-market-apex-312071872554086.
Craft Festivals Farther Afield
Holly Day Fair
Nov. 2, noon-8 p.m.; Nov. 3-4, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Nov. 5, 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. 3, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Nov. 4, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Nov. 5, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $8 adults, $1 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. 9-19; Wednesday-Saturday. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun.-Tue. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tickets are $3-$10 in advance, $3-$12 at the door. Free for ages 5 and younger. The Park Expo and Conference Center, 800 Briar Creek Rd., Charlotte. southernshows.com/scs.
Mistletoe Magic Holiday Gift Show
Nov. 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $4/person, free for ages 11 and younger. Crystal Coast Civic Center, 3505 Arendell St., Morehead City. carteretcountync.gov.
’Tis the Season Holiday Fair
Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Nov. 19, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $4. Free for ages 11 and younger. WNC Ag Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Rd., Fletcher. wncholidayfair.net.
Arts, Crafts and Gifts Show
Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $5. Free for ages 12 and younger. Poplar Grove Plantation, 10200 U.S. Hwy. 17 North, Wilmington. poplargrove.org/festivals/amerrylittlechristmas/gift-show.
*Updated Nov. 1, 2018