Get a jump on your holiday shopping, or pick up some handmade items or seasonal decor for yourself - you'll find it all at Morgan County area craft shows and bazaars. Churches, non-profits and other groups host several fun craft shows throughout the fall and holiday season. Check our shopping listings for local boutiques, antique shops and more, and don't forget about the area's many fall festivals - a few are included here if they have large vendor areas, but almost all of them feature some vendor booths. (Watch for another post soon featuring Holiday Craft Shows in Nov. & Dec.!) Find an event below that fits your schedule, or check back for additions as we'll continue to update this list throughout the season. Keep an eye on our our event calendar as the season goes on for additional seasonal events. (Also see our local favorites page for ideas on where to eat when you're in the area!)
Fall Little Red Barn Market - Sept. 17
Join Walker's Homestead for their fun fall vendor market! There will be fun activities for the kids including a pumpkin patch, crafts and petting zoo, plus more than 70 handmade vendor booths, food trucks, live music, u-pick flowers and more. Stop by between 10 am and 4 pm (or spring for the VIP Experience and score exclusive early access at 9 am, VIP parking, a swag bag, coffee, cupcake and $5 in market bucks to spend). Regular admission is $3 per person.
Downtown Mooresville Street Fair - Sept. 17
The final installment of this year's Mooresville Street Fair events, downtown Mooresville invites you to come enjoy shopping a wide variety of vendors and local shops on Saturday, September 17, from 10 am to 3 pm. There will be live music and a variety of food trucks on hand as well.
Apple Festival & Craft Fair - Sept. 24 & 25
Anderson Orchard hosts 80+ craft vendors at this fun annual event the last weekend in September. This year's dates are Sept. 24 & 25. Craft fair hours are 10 am to 6 pm each day and the orchard is open until 8 pm. This is a rain or shine event and many of the booths are under a large tent for protection from the weather.
Old Town Waverly Park Festival - Sept. 24 & 25
This annual celebration at Old Town Waverly Park will take place on September 25 & 25. The event includes a wide variety of vendor booths, hands on activities, traditional arts demonstrations and live entertainment. Many crafters and artisans will be on hand both days of the festival.
Autumn Farmers Market
The Morgan County Farmers Market will host an outdoor Autumn Market every other weekend in October at The Main Connection. Browse late season produce, locally grown and locally crafted items including wooden toys, jewelry, jams and jellies and more. Also, market your calendar for Winter Market, plus Holiday Market at the Art Sanctuary on Cookie Stroll Saturday, December 10. This bonus market will feature great gifts in addition to winter produce, handmade crafts and other items from local vendors.
Fall Brickhouse Marketplace - Oct. 6
Brickhouse on Main will host a selection of fall themed craft vendors on Thursday evening during the Fall Foliage Festival, October 6. Stop by to browse local crafters, artisans and direct sales vendors. Be sure to check out the festival booths while you're in town as well!
Fall Foliage Festival Harvest Tent - Oct. 6-9
The Harvest Tent on the square is always filled with local vendors during the Fall Foliage Festival. You'll also find vendors around the outside of the courthouse throughout the weekend. Many are artisans with handcrafted goods, through some are not.
5th Annual Habitat for Humanity Craft Fair - Oct. 15
Join Morgan County Habitat for Humanity as they host their 4th annual Craft Fair at the Morgan County Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 15. Browse dozens of local craft vendors from 8 am to 3 pm, and support a great cause at the same time!
Corinth Baptist Church Annual Craft Fair - Oct. 15
The Craft Club at Corinth Baptist Church will host their annual Craft Fair at the Church on Plano Road on Saturday, October 15, from 10 am to 3 pm. They'll have a wide variety of locally crafted items including seasonal and holiday craft items. Stop by and browse. Lunch will be available on site.
Arts-a-Palooza - Oct. 15
The Mooresville Arts Partnership will host their annual Arts-a-Palooza event at their location just south of Pioneer Park on Indianapolis Road in Mooresville. There will be handmade vendors, performances and more!
Don't forget to fuel up at area restaurants so you have plenty of energy to shop! Keep an eye on our blog for an upcoming list of Holiday Craft Fairs as well.