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. (See Fall Craft Fair information on our previous post for events in September and October.) Check our shopping listings for local boutiques, antique shops and more.
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!)
NOVEMBER CRAFT SHOWS
St. Martin of Tours Annual Holiday Bazaar & Cookie Sale - Nov. 4
November 4 is the first Saturday in November and that means it's time for the St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church Annual Holiday Bazaar and Cookie Sale! Pick up holiday decor, gift items and fresh-baked cookies by the dozen. Lunch provided on site as well.
First Baptist Church Annual Craft Fair - Nov. 4
On November 4, the Martinsville First Baptist Church on Columbus Street will host their annual Craft Fair. This event is a local tradition, featuring many local craft vendors offering handmade creations. Food will be available on site as well.
Artie Fest Holiday Craft Fair - Nov. 11
The 7th Annual Artie Fest Holiday Craft Fair will take place on November 11 from 10 am to 3 pm at Bell Intermediate Academy in Martinsville. This is a new location for them, as they've outgrown their previous space! Dozens of craft vendors will be on hand, including some of your favorites from July's Artie Fest event! Proceeds benefit the festival and their scholarship fund.
Habitat for Humanity Craft Fair - Nov. 18
Join Habitat for Humanity of Morgan County for their annual Holiday Craft Fair! On November 18, at the Morgan County Fairgrounds, you can browse through dozens of crafter and maker booths as you support a great local cause, all at the same time! The Holiday Craft Fair will be open from 8 am to 3 pm.
Small Business Saturday in Downtown Martinsville - Nov. 25
Join small businesses in downtown Martinsville and beyond for a fun passport shopping experience on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25. Pick up your passport at any participating business and shop 'til you drop... or until you get your passport completed, then drop it off at your final shop to be entered to win fun prizes! This is the perfect way to get a jump on holiday shopping and make sure you're supporting locally-owned small businesses at the same time.
Makers' Market at the Art Sanctuary - Nov. 25
The resident artists of the Art Sanctuary of Indiana welcome dozens of additional local makers and vendors to join them for Small Business Saturday in downtown Martinsville! Browse a variety of booths offering handcrafted and locally made items from vendors of all kinds. Stop by between 9 am and 3 pm to shop local.
Brickhouse Marketplace - Nov. 25
On Small Business Saturday, Brickhouse on Main will host a fun vendor marketplace featuring several home based small businesses in one location! Stop by between 9 am and 3 pm to shop small as you shop your way through downtown Martinsville. Vendors will be chosen so that there is only one showcased vendor per category.
DECEMBER CRAFT SHOWS:
5 East Christmas Market - Dec. 1 & 2
Join 5 East in downtown Mooresville for a two-day event. They will have vendor booths both on Saturday, Dec. 2 during the Victorian Christmas Celebration (see next listing for more info) and on Friday, Dec. 1 during the Downtown Mooresville Tree Lighting event! Stop by and browse local craft and vendor booths from 6 to 8 pm on Friday and from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday.
Victorian Christmas Celebration - Dec. 2
Mooresville's annual holiday event, Victorian Christmas, includes several holiday shopping opportunities at various locations during the event. The much-loved annual tradition takes place on Dec. 2 this year. You'll find a wide variety of craft and artisan vendors with handmade wares as well as direct sales and other options. There will be vendor booths available at the Mooresville Arts Partnership, downtown at 5 East on Main Street, and several other locations. Watch for more details on specific locations on the Victorian Christmas calendar listing.
Bobby Helms Jingle Bell Rock Christmas Music Spectacular - Dec. 3
While not exactly a craft show, this year's Bobby Helms Jingle Bell Rock Christmas Music Spectacular will feature vendor booths on Jefferson Street, so come on out for the holiday fun and browse the offerings of local vendors in a festive atmosphere. Tree lighting takes place at approximately 7 pm.
Holiday Market - Dec. 9
Held each year during the Martinsville Cookie Stroll, the Morgan County Farmers Market Holiday Market will be on December 9 this year at The Art Sanctuary. As always, this will be a cookie stop and a great holiday shopping opportunity as well! All Holiday Market vendors feature locally-made or locally-grown items.