The days get colder and the holiday decorations come out during the month of November as we transition from beautiful fall color to the colorful twinkling lights of the holiday season! It's time to hit up the craft shows and holiday open houses for those perfect holiday gifts, enjoy some indoor entertainment and of course, bask in the sunshine of those final warmer days of fall. Hit up Morgan County's various trails and parks on those warmer days, and enjoy the area's many shops on those cooler days as we begin to usher in the holiday season!
Candy Cane Pours
Every Saturday in November and December, the Martinsville Candy Kitchen makes holiday dreams come true with their handmade candy canes. Don't miss the kickoff event for this year's 100th Candy Cane Season on Nov. 2! Watch their Facebook page for details on Saturday pour times each week, and additional pour times as they're scheduled. Don't miss Santa's visits on Nov. 30 and Dec. 21 and check out all the other sweet treats while you're there!
Live Music: Steve Bogard
Cedar Creek Winery, Brewery and Distillery present live music from Steve Bogard on Friday, Nov. 1. This will be a free indoor performance. Music begins at 5 pm. All ages welcome.
The Sterling Butterfly Holiday Open House
Join the Sterling Butterfly in downtown Martinsville for a Holiday Open House event on Nov. 1 & 2 from 10 am to 6 pm. You'll find a wide variety of beautiful items to choose from including works from many Indiana artisans. Don't miss owner Pam Hurst's own jewelry creations!
Marshmallow Monkey Christmas Open House
If you haven't seen their new location yet, this is the perfect opportunity to visit The Marshmallow Monkey for their Holiday Open House! Join them Nov. 1 & 2 from 10 am to 6 pm for a trip to a winter shopping wonderland!
DeLyn Jewelry Early Shopping Open House
Shop early and save with DeLyn Jewelry in downtown Martinsville! They'll host a Holiday Open House for early shoppers on Nov. 1 & 2, beginning at 10 am each day. Get 30-50% off select jewelry and free layaway!
Her Boutique Holiday Open House
Her Boutique and Her Littles invite you to their Holiday Open House event, Nov. 1-3, beginning at 10 am each day. If you have ladies or little ones on your holiday shopping list, you won't want to miss this event!
Berries & Ivy Country Store Holiday Open House
On the Saturday after Halloween each year, Berries & Ivy hosts a Christmas Open House from 10 am to 4 pm. The first 50 customers will receive a small gift item from the store. Come see their beautiful holiday decorations in person on Nov. 2.
Paragon Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair
Join the Paragon Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary for a holiday craft and vendor fair on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 am to 3 pm. There will also be a silent auction throughout the day featuring items from participating vendors.
St. Martin of Tours Holiday Bazaar & Cookie Sale
One of our favorite holiday craft shows, this annual Holiday Bazaar includes a Cookie Sale! On Saturday, Nov. 2, join St. Martin of Tours as you browse through a variety of handcrafted items, enjoy a homemade lunch and of course, head home with your favorite holiday cookies, sold by the pound.
Hammer In Session
The Blacksmith Shop at Old Town Waverly Park will be open for a hammer in session on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 am to 4 pm. The public is welcome - this is a great opportunity to learn more about this traditional craft or introduce it to your kids!
Live Music: Austin Glenn
Cedar Creek Winery, Brewery and Distillery present live music from Austin Glenn on Saturday, Nov. 2. This will be a free indoor performance. Music begins at 4 pm. All ages welcome.
Live Music: Steve Fulton
Cedar Creek Winery, Brewery and Distillery present live music from Steve Fulton on Sunday, Nov. 3. This will be a free indoor performance. Music begins at 2 pm. All ages welcome.
Christmas at the Barn
Visit the barn on Low Gap Road, Nov. 4-9 for a fantastic assortment of holiday decor, folk art, architectural salvage, vintage windows, crafts and more! The event is organized by the owner of Art Work by Elizabeth, formerly on the square in Martinsville.
Stacked Pumpkin/Snowman Class
Join the Full Circle Shop in Mooresville to create this adorable (and reversible) wooden sign! Class is Nov. 6. Participants will go home with a decorative sign featuring stacked pumpkins on one side and a snowman on the other. Register in advance.
The Farmhouse Market Christmas Open House
Joint The Farmhouse Market in Mooresville for this fun, all day Christmas Open House event on Thursday, Nov. 7. From 10 am to 10 pm, shop the store full of beautiful holiday items a well as lots of goodies to eat and drink as you shop.
Live Music: Phil Pierle
Martinsville's newest event venue, The Brickhouse on Main welcomes acoustic musician Phil Pierle for a special performance on Nov. 8 at 7 pm. Come see this gorgeous venue! $5 cover charge; cash bar available.
Second Friday Open Studios Night
Join the Art Sanctuary for November's Open Studios Night! Mingle with resident artists, see this month's exhibit featuring abstract artwork and maybe even get a bit of holiday shopping done! Drop in any time between 6 and 9 pm on Nov. 8.
On Friday, Nov. 8, join Morgan County Parks director Jules in the dark of night for a traipse through the prairie trails of Burkhart Creek Park near paragon. You'll seek owls and other night sounds in the park on level trails of pavement and crushed stone. All ages welcome, but participants must be able to create times of quiet and stillness. Dress for the weather and meet at Pierce Shelter by the main parking lot.
On Nov. 9 and 23, the Morgan County Farmers Market Association presents Winter Market at Keller Hall on Washington Street. This every-other-weekend market features locally handcrafted items, locally grown meats, winter produce and more.
First Baptist Church Craft Fair
Join the First Baptist Church for their annual Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 9. This annual event features a variety of local vendors with all sorts of fun handcrafted gift items. Refreshments are available on site.
Jingle Bell Bazaar
River Valley Christian Church of Martinsville will host the Jingle Bell Bazaar, a Christmas shopping event on Nov. 9, from 10 am to 3 pm. There will be lots of great arts and crafts vendors as well as direct sales. There will be kids crafts on site and Santa will be there from Noon to 1 pm.
Artie Fest Craft Fair
The second annual Artie Fest Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Morgan County Fairgrounds. Browse through dozens of independent craft vendors as you search for those perfect gifts. Be sure to dig out your ugly Christmas sweaters, too - they're having a contest!
Holiday Fair & Breakfast with Santa
Join Waverly Elementary School for a fun Holiday event featuring breakfast with Santa on Nov. 9. The event will take place at the elementary school from 8 am to 1 pm.
Mooresville Christian Academy Arts & Crafts Fair
From 9 am to 3 pm on Nov. 9, the Mooresville Christian Academy will host a school full of artisan booths! Admission is free, vendor products will be raffled every hour AND Santa will be available for photos from 11 am to 2 pm!
Make Your Own Garden Art Pole
Martinsville area artist Lynne Medsker invites you to come create your own 4x4 Garden Art Pole at her Studio on Wilbur Road on Saturday, Nov. 9. Cost covers all materials. Class size limited.
Live Music: Mikey Goode
Join Ralph and Ava's Public House in Mooresville for live music from Mikey Goode on Nov. 9. This is a free performance. Music begins at 8 pm. All ages welcome.
Live Music: Roger Banister
Cedar Creek Winery, Brewery and Distillery welcome Roger Banister for a free, indoor performance on Nov. 9. Music begins at 4 pm. All ages welcome.
Sunday Brunch at 21 North
Martinsville's 21 North will open for a special Sunday Brunch event on Nov. 10 from 11 am to 4 pm with delicious menu items like smoked salmon, eggs benedict, chicken and waffles, wagyu meatloaf manhattans and more! Kids menu available. Reservations recommended for parties of 6 or more.
Live Music: The 78s
Cedar Creek Winery, Brewery and Distillery present live music from The 78s on Sunday, Nov. 10. This will be a free indoor performance. Music begins at 2 pm. All ages welcome.
Christmas Sign Making Classes
Join the recently opened Full Circle Shop in Mooresville for one of these delightful classes where you'll make your very own Christmas sign with help from the experts! Classes will take place on Nov. 11 and Nov. 14.
Stand up Comedy at The Depot
Join the Martinsville Arts Council for a fun stand up comedy show featuring four professional comedians from Central Indiana and beyond. The laughs begin at 7:30 pm on Nov. 15 and 16. Admission is $15 per person (ages 18+ only). Doors open at 6:30 pm. Featured performers are Mandee McKelvey, Natalie Bainter, Stephen Vincent Giles and Austin Reel.
Live Music: The Wilsons
Cedar Creek Winery, Brewery and Distillery present live music from The Wilsons on Saturday, Nov. 16. This will be a free indoor performance. Music begins at 4 pm. All ages welcome.
Live Music: Phil Pierle
Cedar Creek Winery, Brewery and Distillery welcome Phil Pierle for a free, indoor performance on Nov. 17. Music begins at 2 pm. All ages welcome.
Create Your own Fairy Tale
On Nov. 22, The Wood Canvas is partnering up with Fables and Fairy Tales so you can create your own fairy tale... well, your own wooden sign anyway! Cost includes all supplies and snacks. Choose from one of six designs! Registration required by Nov. 15.
Live Music: The Hammer and The Hatchet
Cedar Creek Winery, Brewery and Distillery present live music from The Hammer and The Hatchet on Friday, Nov. 22. This will be a free indoor performance. Music begins at 2 pm. All ages welcome.
Toasty Toes Campfire
Join Morgan County Parks for a Toasty Toes Campfire at Old Town Waverly Park on Nov. 22 from 7-9 pm. They'll provide hot drinks and s'mores, you bring a tall tale to tell and a chair to sit on.
Head for Old Town Waverly Park on Nov. 23 at 2 pm for all things colorful and creative! There will be painting, crafts and more. Bring a shirt to tie-dye! Best for ages 6 and up. Preregistration is required.
Live Music: The Sax Guy
Cedar Creek Winery, Brewery and Distillery present live music from The Sax Guy on Saturday, Nov. 23. This will be a free indoor performance. Music begins at 4 pm. All ages welcome.
Annual Barbara B Jordan YMCA 5K
Join the local YMCA for a fun run for a great cause on Nov. 23. Proceeds from this annual 5K event go to support quality Y programs throughout the year. Register online.
Live Music: Frank Bradford
Cedar Creek Winery, Brewery and Distillery present live music from Frank Bradford on Sunday, Nov. 24. This will be a free indoor performance. Music begins at 2 pm. All ages welcome.
Tri Kappa Turkey Trot
Burn off those Thanksgiving calories in advance with Tri Kappa's fun annual run event. Before the day's big meal, meet up on Thanksgiving morning at the Fox Cliff Manor Clubhouse for a 5K. Two routes are available - the Hard Way with a steep challenging hill, or the Easy Way which is mostly flat. All ages welcome.
Tom Fiddlery Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair
For the first time, Tom Fiddlery and the Main Street Stage will welcome vendors and artisans to their space on the courthouse square in Martinsville for two days of holiday shopping fun! Join them on Black Friday, Nov. 29, to get that holiday shopping started!
Santa at Martinsville Candy Kitchen
Santa Claus himself will make his first appearance at the Martinsville Candy Kitchen on Saturday, Nov. 30. (Watch for another appearance on December 21.) The jolly old elf will be available to chat with kids of all ages from 2 to 4 pm. Cameras are welcome.
Small Business Saturday Makers Market
The Art Sanctuary of Indiana will once again host their annual Small Business Saturday Maker's Market on Nov. 30 featuring unique artisan creations, local vendors and small businesses. Doors open at 10 am.
Footsteps Montessori Craft & Gift Fair
Join the Footsteps Montessori School for their annual craft and gift fair at the First Presbyterian Church. The show will feature artisan, craft and vendor booths on Nov. 30 from 9 am to 1 pm.
Festival of Lights
The holiday lights at Martinsville's Jimmy Nash Park will come on for the season on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 30. Each year, Santa is on hand to light up the park for the entire season! Come out for the event, or just swing by any evening from Nov. 30 to New Year's to see the light displays.
Live Music: Sandbar & Allen
Cedar Creek Winery, Brewery and Distillery present live music from Sandbar & Allen on Saturday, Nov. 30. This will be a free indoor performance. Music begins at 4 pm. All ages welcome.