Shop for Gifts at Holiday Craft Fairs in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill


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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! 
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.
 

Holiday Market
Nov. 4, 2:30-7:30 p.m. The Pointe Church, 1503 Walnut St., Cary. 919-467-9159.
 

Reindeer Day
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.
 

Mistletoe Madness
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.
 

Santa’s Workshop 
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.
 

Mistletoe Market
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.
 

Elf Market
Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. artscenterlive.org/elf-market-2017.
 

Holiday Bazaar
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.
 

Holiday Market
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

 

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Raleigh Convention Center
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Historic Downtown Wilson
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Want to get inside Historic Yates Mill? Join us for a half-hour tour (starting at 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30 or 3 p.m.) to view the main power drive and milling machinery while exploring the mill's history...

Cost: $5/Adult, $4/Senior (ages 60+), $3/Child (ages 7-16), Age 6 & under free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Explore the historic heart of downtown Raleigh on a walking tour of Fayetteville Street. Tours highlight the people, places, architecture and political movements that have shaped...

Cost: Adults (18+) $10; Youth (7-17) $4; Children (6 & under) Free.

Where:
City of Raleigh Museum
220 Fayetteville St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Learn how salamanders compare with their reptile cousins. Ages 5 and older. Register online at http://apm.activecommunities.com/wakeparks/Activity_Search/2724.

Cost: $1/participant

Where:
Blue Jay Point County Park
3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27614
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Telephone: 919-870-4330
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Join a nature instructor to look for signs of deer like antler rubbings, tracks and scat.  Decorate deer tracks to take home and play fun games to learn more about these magnificent mammals....

Cost: $6/person

Where:
Durant Nature Preserve
8305 Camp Durant Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27614
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Sponsor: Durant Nature Preserve
Telephone: 919-870-2871
Contact Name: Nikki Jones
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Enjoy an old-fashioned Memorial Day event on the lawn of the historic house that includes  barbecue (chicken or pork) and fixins, old-school relay games, prizes and fun. Tickets must...

Cost: $20-$25.

Where:
CocoFARM
960 Luther Rd.
Apex, NC  27523
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Sponsor: CocoFARM
Telephone: 919-985-1865
Contact Name: Corrie Burton
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Children in grades K-5 enjoy an art-filled afternoon. Materials provided. Register online.

Cost: Free

Where:
Eva Perry Regional Library
2100 Shepherd's Vineyard Dr.
Apex, NC  27502
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Learn basic canoeing skills and a bit about the millpond's history, then head out to explore the pond's many features as seen only from the water. Canoes, paddles, and life jackets are provided,...

Cost: $10.00 per boat

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Celebrate the season opener by enjoying live music under the pines. Purchase tickets online. Kids 12 and under are admitted free on the lawn.

Cost: See website for fees

Where:
Booth Amphitheatre
8003 Regency Pkwy.
Cary, NC
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