Hol­i­day craft fairs are set to abound in Modesto area

The Modesto Bee (Sunday) - - Front Page - BY PAT CLARK pclark@mod­bee.com

Sorry Thanks­giv­ing, once the Hal­loween candy comes off the shelves, the world moves right on to Christ­mas.

And that means hol­i­day craft fairs will start pop­ping up across the val­ley and Mother Lode re­gions, the ped­dling of all things fes­tive with nu­mer­ous or­ga­ni­za­tions, com­mu­ni­ties and churches set­ting up shop on week­ends through the be­gin­ning of De­cem­ber.

Here’s a look at some of those planned:

HOL­I­DAY MAR­KET­PLACE – Nov. 3: 50 ven­dors, home­made items, raf­fles, prod­uct give­aways and a hol­i­day cafe. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Neigh­bor­hood Church of Modesto, 5921 Stod­dard Road. www.youmnc.com/ mar­ket­place or 209-3802582.

HOL­I­DAY BOU­TIQUE – Nov. 3: Hand-crafted items in­clud­ing jew­elry, macramé, aprons, quilts, baked goods, jams and much more. Snack bar avail­able. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Club­house, Hil­mar Coun­try Club Es­tates, 19667 Amer­i­can Ave., Hil­mar.

KRIS KRINGLE MAR­KET — Nov. 3: Hand­made hol­i­day items in­clud­ing gar­den stakes, tiled step­ping stones and flower pots, plants, an­gels, San­tas, ta­ble run­ners, pil­lows, aprons, jams and jel­lies, breads, cook­ies and more. Po­tato bar/chili lunch avail­able. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saron Lutheran Church, 1742 North St., Escalon. 838-6870.

COUN­TRY FOLK ART CRAFT FAIR – Nov. 3-4: Va­ri­ety of crafters in in­door show. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Satur­day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m Sun­day. Stanis­laus County Fair­grounds, 900 N. Broad­way, Tur­lock. $6. Coun­tryFolkArt.com.

WIN­TER SIP & SHOP — Nov. 8: Lo­cal artists and crafters will set up at the Carnegie Arts Cen­ter with items eram­ics to wood crafts, ar­ti­san soaps to jew­elry and more. Sip wine or Blaker Brew­ing beer while you shop at the event that co­in­cides with Art Around Town. 5–9 p.m. Carnegie Arts Cen­ter, 250 N. Broad­way, Tur­lock.

HOL­I­DAY CRAFT FAIR – Nov. 8-10: Hand­made items and baked goods, jams and jel­lies, candy and nuts, hol­i­day dec­o­ra­tions, quilts, ta­ble top­pers, aprons, knit­ted and cro­cheted items, more. Com­pli­men­tary tea and cof­fee; lunch for pur­chase 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 8-9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 10. Good Shep­herd Lutheran Church, 640 Minaret Ave., Tur­lock. 209-667-7712.

HOL­I­DAY BOU­TIQUE – Nov. 10: Modesto Young Ladies’ In­sti­tute event with baked po­tato bar lunch (lunch $5). 10 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Stanis­laus Catholic Church Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, Maze Blvd. 209-541-8395.

CRAFT FAIR – Nov. 10: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Orange­burg Bap­tist Church, 313 E. Orange­burg Ave., Modesto.

ST. MARY’S YOUNG LADIES IN­STI­TUTE CRAFT FAIR – Nov. 10-11: More than 55 booths with hand­made items, toys, quilts, jew­elry, leather goods, home decor, com­mer­cial pho­tos with Santa, more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Satur­day, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sun­day. St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parish Cen­ter, 55 Oak St., Oakdale. 209-985-1486.

FALL CRAFTS FAIR – Nov. 17: The La Grange Odd Fel­lows host to ben­e­fit Lafayette Lodge #65, IOOF. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. IOOF Lodge, 30018 Yosemite Blvd., 209-6044444.

VAL­LEY’S FINEST CRAFT AND GOODS FAIR – Nov. 17: Dozens of crafters and goods providers. Brunch from the cafe and home­made-only bake sale. All pro­ceeds ben­e­fit the Amer­i­can Her­itage Girls and Trail Life Boys Chris­tian Troops. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church’s Fa­ther O’Hare Hall, 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto. 209-551-5973 or www.stj­mod.com.

CRAFTY CHICS ROAD SHOW – Nov. 17: More than 60 ven­dors with home decor, vin­tage and hand­crafted items, jew­elry, gifts and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Calav­eras County Fair­grounds, An­gels Camp. $1 ad­mis­sion. www.face­book.com/ crafty­chick­sroad­show.

HOME FOR THE HOL­I­DAYS BOU­TIQUE – Nov. 17: Hol­i­day arts items and more. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 16th and I streets, Modesto. 209-522-9046.

HUGH­SON ARTS & CRAFTS FAIRE – Nov. 17-18: 20th Cen­tury Club’s an­nual event with hand-

can turn off the horn, or they don’t want to turn off the horn. So I think you’re go­ing to have start a na­tional move­ment. You’re go­ing to have to form a po­lit­i­cal party called the Anti-Horners, and you’ll have to be its can­di­date for pres­i­dent in 2020. When you get it set up, send me a yard sign.

ANDY ALFARO aal­faro@mod­bee.com

Shop­pers in­side Mistlin Gallery dur­ing the 2017 Mod Shop in Modesto. This year’s event is Nov. 24.


Hol­i­day-themed crafts at the 2013 County Folk Art Show at the Stanis­laus Coun­try Fair­grounds in Tur­lock.

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