Holiday craft fairs are set to abound in Modesto area
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-
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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.