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.
Zebulon Farm Fresh Market
Nov. 16, 4-7 p.m.; Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Zebulon Municipal Complex, 1003 N. Arendell Ave., Zebulon. townofzebulon.org.
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.
Holiday Handmade Pop-Up at Perch
Nov. 24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Perch, 106 S. Greensboro St., Ste. E, Carrboro. perch-coworking.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.
New Brook UMC Craft Bazaar
Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. New Brook United Methodist Church, 265 Old Durham Rd., Roxboro. newbrookumc.org.
RTP Mistletoe Market
Dec. 13, 4-7 p.m. Fifteen percent of profits benefit , a Durham-based nonprofit that provides tech education to young people from minority and immigrant backgrounds. The Frontier, 800 Park Offices Dr., Research Triangle Park. rtp.org.
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 Nov. 19, 2018