Craft Fairs in Calgary

Published Oct 28, 2014

I know it feels early to be talking Christmas, but the craft fairs in Calgary are just around the corner! Find some beautiful decorations, unique gift ideas, or just enjoy the atmosphere and go for a browse! Here's 10 great craft fairs in Calgary.

I know, I know you probably don’t want to hear anything about Christmas until at least November but I just couldn’t resist telling you about all the wonderful Craft Fairs in Calgary this year! Craft fairs, are really amazing spots to find all sorts of christmas trinkets, gifts, and treasures, if they aren’t on your annual winter events list, they really should be! (Click the light blue links for more info on all these amazing Craft Fairs in Calgary!)

Christmas Craft Fairs in Calgary:

2014 Christmas in the Country

The Christmas in the Country Art Sale at the Leighton Art Centre is an annual seasonal highlight featuring works by over eighty Alberta artists. The Christmas Sale features live music, festive treats and free children’s crafts on specific days. Admittance is free!

Nov. 7-16, 10-4 daily (closed on November 10th)
Leighton Art Centre

Crafts & More Fair

This popular event is a bustling event each year that you are sure to find some great items at. Plus with the holiday season just around the corner, what time a great place to pick up some of your holiday shopping. See you at the Crafts & More Fair!

Friday Nov 7th, 4pm- 8pm!!
Parkdale Community Association

Riverbend's Annual Fall Fair

Experience an absolutely wonderful variety of crafts and amazing deals at Riverbend's Annual Fall Fair! There will be many one-of-a-kind gift ideas, as well as decorations, beauty products, even free health readings, travel advice, and more! 

Saturday Nov. 8, 10-4 pm
Riverbend Community Association

Christmas Craft Fair

It already feels like Christmas at Forest Heights! Get the jump on your shopping this year and find that special something for everyone on your list. There will be a great selection of Christmas Crafts & Gift Ideas, Handmade Sock Monkeys, Handmade quilts, Jewellery, Scentsy, Kitchen goods, Metis Crafts, plus so much more. FREE ADMISSION.

Saturday Nov. 8, 10-4 pm
Forest Heights Community Hall

9th Annual Holiday Fair

Proceeds from this wonderful winter 9th Annual Holiday Fair go directly to the SAS scholarship fund which supports women facing obstacles to furthering their education. SAS provides long-term programs to young women who have suffered from homelessness, addictions, violence, and sexual exploitation. The fair will be featuring:  Home-baked goods, Handmade quilts, Jewelery, Photographers, Wedding Ideas, Christmas Crafts & Gift Ideas and Community Merchants / Crafters. Hot lunch will also be available for sale with all proceeds supporting the Scholarship!

Saturday Nov. 8, 10-4 pm
At VENU1008 on 14th St.

Woodcreek Community 4th Annual Fall Craft

Enjoy a wide selection of handmade items and unique gifts at the Woodcreek Community 4th Annual Fall Craft Fair. Choose items from 25 vendors that include: Jewellery, Christmas wreaths and ornaments, Knitted garments, Stained glass and metal work and much more! Admission free.

Saturday Nov. 8, 10- 3 pm
Woodcreek Community Association

12 Annual Artisan's Fair

Fort Calgary's 12th Annual Artisan's Fair  on Tuesday, November 11 features the work of local crafters and artists. Jewelry, paintings, books, cards, glasswork, knitting, crocheting, toys, ornaments and more will be for sale. Fresh food and drink will be available from the Fort Calgary lunch counter in the Officer's Mess. Free admission with a donation of a non-perishable food item for the Veteran's Food Bank.

Tuesday Nov. 11, 11:30- 5pm
Fort Calgary

Art Market Craft Sale

Enjoy a day with your friends at the Calgary Telus Convention Centre. Discover Art Market, Calgary’s premier art and craft sale. This exclusive event is designed for Christmas gift giving and for the discerning collector. Over 200 professional artisans from across Canada present an amazing selection of quality art and craft.

Choose from delicate pottery, vibrant jewellery, timeless home furnishings, seasonal decorations and custom clothing. Over fifty craft categories are represented with creative solutions for every person on your list – including you!

Pro tip- Head to their website to get an admission coupon!

Thursday- Sunday Nov. 20-23, times and admission $$ vary.
Calgary Telus Convention Centre

Cranston Annual Christmas Bazaar

What better way to find that unique gift for that special someone than by visiting Cranston’s 3rd Annual Christmas Bazaar? This event will feature a variety of vendors from homemade crafts, local artists, home based businesses, and so much more!

Saturday Nov. 22, 10am- 3pm
Cranston Residents Association

22nd Annual Douglasdale Christmas Mini Market and Craft Sale

Come and join the 22nd Annual Douglasdale Christmas Mini Market and Craft Sale! Join over 90 crafters, bakers and professionals for an array of centre pieces, handmade Christmas crafts, jewellery, table covers, kids clothing, pottery, painting, unique woodwork, body products clothing, fine foods and much much more. Admission is free with a donation to the food bank.

Saturday Nov. 22, 9- 3 pm
Monsignor JS Smith School

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