Vancouver Craft Fairs

Published Oct 16, 2013

You may be thinking, holy smokes Christmas Craft Fairs already?? But there are just so many Vancouver craft fairs this year that we wanted to give you lots of time to plan for these wonderful winter events!

Here’s our list of the best Vancouver Craft Fairs of 2013:

(For more information about any of the listed events click the light blue links!)

St. Thomas Aquinas Christmas Craft Fair

St.Thomas Aquinas Christmas Craft Fair is a pop-up style market held annually as a fundraiser for the St. Thomas High School in North Vancouver. Enjoy their community tradition, for shopping, door prizes, raffles, baked goods, lunch and Christmas cheer.  Over 2100 vistors come to purchase from more than 100 jury selected artisans that are handpicked to offer local flavour as well as a wide range of new, handmade clothing, accessories, home decor, gourmet food, Jewelry, children’s items and more.  Nov. 3, 10-4pm. Admission: $2, parking FREE.

Christmas Craft Fair 2013

Join Brittania High School for their 30th annual craft fair, November 15, 16, & 17!  As a shopper paying the $2 door admission, you will enjoy live entertainment, time for shopping, and eating you enjoy the season. Free for kids under 12! Nov. 15, 16 & 17 between 3-8pm.

M.B. Sanford Craft Fair 2013

Everyone of every age is welcome to come to the M. B. Sanford craft fair. It’s the perfect place to bring the kids for holiday shopping. There will be many unique knick knacks at great prices. Entry is by donation. All proceeds for this event are donated to the students of M. B. Sanford. So, tell your friends! Nov. 16, 10-5pm.

13th Annual Nikkei Centre Craft & Bake Sale

Nikkei Centre Craft & Bake Fair is a popular annual event that attracts over 1000 visitors who are looking for gifts for the holiday season or explore delicious treats made by local artisans. It is a two-day event that takes place in the beautifully situated Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre in Burnaby. Nov. 16-17, 10:30-4.

Craft Market 2013

The Craft Market 2013 is a one-stop-shop opportunity to find hand-made items for everyone on your list. Everything from wooden toys, your favourite jelly, olive oils or salsa, fabric arts, jewellery, soaps and lotions, blankets, cards, hanging crystals, pottery, wooden bowls, stationary items, handbags and accessories, blown glass, candles, rain hats and those great boot socks you’ve been looking for. Don’t forget to check out the youth section of the market, as well as the Seniors’ Activity Centre for more great items including Christmas cakes and pies. At West Vancouver Community Center, Nov. 17, 10-3 pm.

Christmas Craft Fair 2013

The Semiahmoo Peninsula is a virtual hotbed of artists, artisans, crafters and other very talented people. Alexandra Neighbourhood House in Surry is planning a Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday November 30th, 9-4pm, and if you’re one of those talented people, they’d like to invite you to be a vendor at the event.

Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair 2013

The Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair is recognized as one of the very best Vancouver Craft Fairs. The show focuses on a variety of hand crafted and original works ranging from jewelry to woodwork. There will be 140 artisans, entertainment, door prizes and don’t fret you can bring your kids, they’ve got you covered with childminding! Admission: $3, at the Dunbar Community Center, November 20, 10-5pm.

2013 Got Craft? Holiday Show

Got Craft? Vancouver’s largest indie craft fair, is celebrating its 14th show this December! Started in 2007, Got Craft? aims to bring together a community that fosters handmade and D.I.Y. culture. Shop independent from a wide variety of curated handmade goods ranging from jewelry, clothing, ceramics, stationery, housewares, plush toys, and more. Enjoy tasty treats including homemade baked goods and artisan chocolate and/or make your own craft project to take home with one of our D.I.Y. workshops. Sounds like fun! December 14 & 15 10-5 pm.

Want to learn about even more Vancouver Craft Fairs? Check out ChatterBlock complete listing of Vancouver Craft Fairs throughout the months of October, November and December!

Francesca Stahl
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