I LOVE to shop at holiday bazaars - so much fun to look at all the creative things that are beyond my abilities to make but that I would much rather give as gifts than mass produced "stuff". I have a list of personal favorites that I try to hit every year if possible. Here are my suggestions if you'd like to go find a treasure for yourself or a loved one:
17th Annual Homemade for the Holidays - Friday 11/7 from 4-8 PM & Saturday 11/8 from 9-4 - at Thurston County Fairgrounds, 3054 Carpenter Rd SE, Lacey.
11th Annual Holiday Showcase of Craft - Saturday, 11/8 from 9-2:30 - at North Thurston High School, 600 Sleater Kinney NE.
Lacey Holiday Bazaar (my very, very favorite one!) - Friday 11/28 from noon -5:00 & Saturday 11/29 from 9-5 - at St Martin's Pavilion, 5300 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey (This is Thanksgiving weekend and you know you will need a break from turkey and football!)
Thurston County Employees Holiday Craft Fair - Friday 12/5 from 9-3:30 at Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1.
I also love the bazaar at Olympia High School and I don't know what date it is this year - if any readers know, please leave me a comment! And this list is just a drop in the bucket of the scheduled ones, so if you have other favorites, also please add a comment.
So happy shopping - or if you are one of those lucky talented people who CAN make beautiful things, these bazaars are still a cool opportunity to get great ideas for your next project!