Craft fairs are a whimsical way to acquire one-of-a-kind stocking stuffers, cute handmade items, office gifts and decorative items for the home.
There are a variety of Richmond-area fairs, boutiques and holiday bazaars sponsored by stores, schools, associations, churches and markets. They are a great way to support local artisans and appreciate the ancient art of DIY crafting. Crafty gifts are a personal, out-of-the box way to fill your list from juried fine art to wholesome treats. Craft fair gifts are sure to convey that warm holiday feeling. Happy shopping!
Nov. 29, 2018, Bizarre Bazaar, Richmond Raceway Fabulous Gift shows filled with exclusive exhibitors from all across the country, The Bizarre Bazaar® shows are sure to delight. 600 E Laburnum Ave, Richmond
Nov. 30, 2018, Magazine Release Party + Maker Market, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, B SIDE magazine’s next issue, Handmade, featuring local makers in RVA releases on November 30, 2018 at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) from 6-8 PM. Pick-up the new issue and connect with RVA’s maker community. 1812 W. Main St. Richmond
Nov. 30, Dec. 1 & 2, 2018, Shop the Shed – Winter Market. Main Street Station’s 15th Annual Open House – Free for All Ages. Nov. 30 kicks off the Winter Market and includes the Emerald Society Bagpipes & drums, Saxsmo, Tuba Christmas, Host of Sparrows Aerialists, Northern Grade Retail Market, model trains, a kids activity area with Broad Street Puppets, free carriage rides and the grand opening of the 17th Street Market and RVA on ICE. An Art Gallery opens celebrating Richmond through Art. Mayor Stoney hosts an Open House during the Winter Market at the Main Street Station on Dec. 1 from 2pm – 4pm. Please bring and donate non-perishable food items for FeedMore. 1500 E. Main St. Richmond
Dec. 1, 2018, Manakin Market Holiday Farm & Craft Market. Annual Holiday Farm & Craft Market. We’ll have two enclosed marques for your shopping convenience, featuring: Handmade Artisan Crafts & Gifts, Seasonal Vegetables, Meats, Cheese, Baked Goods, Local Wine & Wine Tastings, Prepared Foods, LIVE Music, FREE Kid’s Activities. SANTA CLAUS, PETTING ZOO & PONY RIDES. Bring a new, unwrapped toy or gift for a girl or boy who must spend their holiday in the hospital. Mason’s Toy Box will once again be collecting toys to distribute during the holidays. Located just 5 minutes West of Short Pump. 68 Broad Street Road, Manakin
Sat. Dec. 1- 15, 2018 Annual Ginter Park show, 3421 Hawthorne. This popular show hosted by Diana Vincenti features many local artists and craftspeople who will be showing and selling their creations just in time for the holidays. Unique items that support the local economy. 3421 Hawthorne Ave.
Dec. 1, 2018, Made by RVA Holiday Market at Regency Square. Made by RVA places local entrepreneurs in front of a supportive local community to foster a unique and engaging shopping experience.One-of-a-kind holiday shopping experience as you shop makers, creators, artists, crafters and bakers sharing their original creations and beautiful designs. 1420 N. Parham Rd. Richmond
Dec. 1 & 2, 2018, 2018 Handmade Holiday, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery. the Richmond Craft Mafia’s 14th annual Handmade Holiday craft show! We’re back at Hardywood, with all of our vendors outside under big heated tents. We’re welcoming over 50 of the best crafters, artists, and makers for the city’s favorite holiday shopping event! Half of our vendors will be there on Saturday and Sunday, and half will be there for one day only, so be sure to stop by both days to see lots of amazing new art and gifts. 2408-2410 Ownby Ln., Richmond
Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2018, The Farmers Market at St. Stephen’s augments their regular produce, meat, dairy, seafood, pet products, personal care, and baked good vendors to include jewelry, apparel, crafts and art. Find knit work, calendars, wreaths, wood craft, cutting boards. 6000 Grove Ave, Richmond, Virginia
Dec. 6 & 13, 2018, Holiday Farm & Craft Market, 17th Street Farmers Market. 17th Street in Shockoe Bottom for a seasonal farmers market from 4 to 7pm on Thursday, December 6 and 13th. The market will feature local farmers, seasonal products, specialty vendors, artisans, music, and more!
Dec. 6, 2018 Holiday Shopping Event at 5807, 5807 Pattrson Ave. 5-8 pm for our annual holiday party in partnership with the Shops at 5807. Stop by to get your holiday shopping done with one-night-only discounts while supporting a great cause! 10% of sales will be donated to Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now).
Dec. 7, 2018 Atlas Holiday Market, Art 180, ART 180’s annual pop-up market featuring art, jewelry, crafts, and handmade goods by local artists just in time for gift giving season. Shop one-of-a-kind finds while dancing to DJ beats and eating tasty treats. 114 W. Marshall St. Richmond
Dec. 7, 2018, Innsbrook’s Innsbazaar. the perfect place to shop for finds that your friends and family will love. This event benefits the Henrico Christmas Mother. Since 1942, Henrico Christmas Mother has provided food, new clothing, books, toys and other gift items to Henrico families with children, seniors age 65+, and disabled adults during the holiday season. 4521 Highwoods Parkway, Glen Allen
Dec 7, 2018, Niche Fitness Studio is hosting a Thoughtful Shopping event on Friday, December 7th from 5-7pm. Vendor line-up includes Love This, Sun & Selene, Hummingbird Gardens, Claville Fashion Truck, Confections RVA, #MichelleCarterStudio, Let’s Talk Towels, Sweet Seasons LLC, RÉNA IMAN, Zapantis Designs 2309 W. Main St. Richmond
Dec. 8, 2018, Holiday Market at The Depot, Ashland Meat Co. At Cross Bros. Ashland. The holiday shopping season’s first EVER holiday market with a variety of vendors set up. Shoppers can support local artists, craftsmen, and makers. Baked goods from Whisk and warm coffee will be available for purchase while you shop. 107 South Railroad Ave. Ashland
Dec. 8 & 9, 2018, Studio Two Three Winter Print Fair. This holiday season give the gift of art from scores of local makers. Enjoy the grilled cheese & tomato soup bar, portraits with a vintage camera and holiday cheer. 3300 W. Clay St. Richmond
Dec. 9, 2018 Vintage is for Lovers RVA Holiday Market, The Hippodrome Theater, Richmond’s best vintage vendors, artists and makers. Great holiday shopping for one-of-a-kind gifts for your friends and family. 528 N. 2nd St. Richmond
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