Savor the Season at Holiday Craft Fairs

Looking for unique gifts this holiday season? Check out this list of holiday craft fairs across the Triangle where you’ll find plenty of artisan-crafted treasures. Many events feature live music, food trucks, kids activities and opportunities to greet Santa. Admission is free unless otherwise noted.




Visions of Sugarplums Art & Gift Show
November 3 and 4, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; November 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Shop for everyone on your Christmas list at one of Raleigh’s oldest holiday shows, now in its 48th year.
Quail Hollow Swim Club
800 Orleans Place, Raleigh

Main Street Market by Cary Academy
November 4, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; November 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cary Academy’s Holiday Shoppe has been rebranded as Main Street Market, a place to connect with the Cary community while discovering unique crafts, products and services.
1500 N. Harrison Avenue, Cary

Art & Gift Market
November 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Shop for handcrafted gifts, one-of-a-kind pieces of art and fair-trade products.
Apex United Methodist Church
100 S. Hughes Street, Apex

Jolly Day Fair
November 5, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Local vendors sell unique gifts and delectable treats at Evangel Church.
201 Meadow Drive, Fuquay-Varina

St. Andrew’s Holiday Craft Fair
November 5, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Seasonal gifts include handmade crafts, jewelry, artwork and more.
St. Andrews Catholic Church
3008 Old Raleigh Road, Apex

Vintage Market Days of NC Triangle Presents ‘Tis The Season’
November 11-12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; November 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
This upscale, vintage-inspired indoor market features original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, home decor, outdoor furnishings, treats and more. $5-$15/person; free for ages 12 and younger.
North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Jim Graham Building
985 Youth Center Drive, Raleigh

Chapel Hill Holiday Market
November 12, noon-5 p.m.
Santa makes an appearance at this shopping extravaganza featuring face painting, games, music and more at the Honeysuckle Tea House.
8871 Pickards Meadow Road, Chapel Hill

Mistletoe Market
November 12, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Shop a wide variety of handmade jewelry, clothing, original arts and crafts, holiday decor, candles, baked goods and basket raffles. Admission is $5; free for ages 12 and younger.
Wakefield High School
2200 Wakefield Pines Drive, Raleigh  

St. Michael’s Holiday Fair
November 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Shop for unique holiday gifts from local crafters, artists and direct sales consultants. Enter to win door prizes; proceeds benefit the St. Michael Respect Life Ministry and the St. Michael Orphan-Adoption-Foster Care Ministry. 
St. Michael Catholic Church, Parish Center
804 High House Road, Cary

Wood Valley Holiday Market
November 13, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Local artisans sell soaps, jewelry, clothing and more in the parking lot of the Wood Valley Swim and Racquet Club.
10316 Boxelder Drive, Raleigh

City Club Raleigh Holiday Sip & Shop
November 16, 4-8 p.m.
Get a head start on your holiday shopping while enjoying one of the best views in Raleigh.
City Club Raleigh
150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 2800, Raleigh

Salem Baptist Preschool Holiday Market
November 18, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; November 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Shop local vendors while enjoying treats from area food trucks.
1821 N. Salem Street, Apex

Glenaire Craft Fair
November 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Held annually on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, the fair combines offerings of both resident and outside crafts people. All products for sale are handmade items crafted by the vendors; many are related to the Christmas holidays. A number of the artists are also represented in area galleries.
4000 Glenaire Circle, Cary

Holiday Art Walk Durham
November 19, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; November 20, 1–5 p.m.
This festive fine arts and crafts event features local artists and live music in strollable downtown Durham. Pick up a map at the Durham Arts Council.
120 Morris Street, Durham

Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair
November 19, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Shop for unique holiday gifts made exclusively by creative friends and neighbors over age 50.
Cary Senior Center
120 Maury Odell Place, Cary

Holiday Crafts Fair at NC State
November 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; November 20, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Discover handmade pottery, glass, jewelry, wood and fiber arts items and meet the artists. Admission is $3/person; free for ages 9 and younger.
The Crafts Center, Thompson Hall
210 Jensen Drive, Raleigh 

Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift Market
November 25-26, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; November 27, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Arts, crafts, holiday foods and decorations, and visits with Santa highlight this annual event. $9/adult and $5/ages 6-12; free for ages 5 and younger.
North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Jim Graham Building
4285 Trinity Road, Raleigh




The Junior League of Raleigh Presents A Shopping SPREE!
December 1-4; see website for hours
This signature fundraiser offers four days to shop 160 juried local, regional and national exhibitors showcasing the latest in fashion and home decor, health and beauty products, specialty foods and holiday merchandise. Admission is $10/person.
Jim Graham Building, North Carolina State Fairgrounds
1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh

Art-n-Soul Holiday Market
December 3, noon-4 p.m.
The Art-n-Soul Market brings local artisans, food trucks and live music to Mystic Farm & Distilling Company for bourbon tastings, craft cocktails, food trucks and distinctive gifts.
1212 N. Mineral Springs Road, Durham

Christmas Craft Fair at Pace Family Farms
December 3, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
This outdoor event on a family-owned and operated farm features dozens of artisans and their handcrafted creations.
12701 Buffalo Road, Clayton

Christmas Holiday Shoppe
December 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Enjoy 65 local crafters and artisans offering a wide variety of unique, handmade gifts and specialty items.
St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Friends and Family Hall
940 Carmichael Street, Chapel Hill

Christmas Vendor Fair
December 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Jack Marley Park welcomes 55 vendors offering unique arts and crafts.
145 State Rd 1441, Angier

Durham Holiday Pop-Up! Market w/ Carolina Boxer Rescue
December 3, noon-4 :30 p.m.
Twelve local vendors showcase their creations in arts, crafts and more.
Hi-Wire Brewing Durham
800 Taylor Street, Durham

The Holiday Market at NCMA
December 3, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Enjoy a selection of local artists and live music in the plaza at the North Carolina Museum of Art.
2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh

Holly Days
December 3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; December 4, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
More than 160 vendors fill the gymnasium of Sanderson High School. Admission to the event is $2; all proceeds from admissions benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC.
5500 Dixon Drive, Raleigh

Scandinavian Christmas Fair
December 3, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Crafts and gifts from Scandinavia – including quilts, crystal pieces, jewelry, homemade bread and Christmas decorations – take center stage at this annual holiday extravaganza. Live cultural dance performances round out the event. Admission is $7/adult; free for ages 12 and younger.
North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Holshouser Building
1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh 

Merry Moore Market
December 3–4 and December 10–11; 5–9 p.m.
Enjoy seasonal shopping from more than 50 vendors, kids’ activities and crafts from Paper & Stars Studio, carol-oke (Dec. 3 and 10), live music, carriage rides, visits with Santa and more in Moore Square.
200 S. Blount Street, Raleigh

15th Annual St. Nicholas European Christmas Market
December 9, 5–9 p.m.; December 10, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Discover a European-style vendor village and Street Nicholas Market as well as traditional Slavic and other European Christmas food and baked goods. Enjoy mulled wine or local beers while you shop.
North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Holshouser Building,
1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh

Art-n-Soul Old Fashioned Christmas Market
December 10, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Join Santa and his reindeer for shopping, live music, local beers and barbecue. Take a selfie with Santa and the goats of Old Mill Farm.
8913 NC-751, Durham

Deck the Halls
December 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
More than 100 exhibitors showcase original arts and crafts, artwork, seasonal food and more at Garner Magnet High School Gymnasium.
2101 Spring Drive, Garner

Geek & Grub Holiday Market
December 10, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Enjoy a geektastic holiday experience featuring giant board games, yummy food and items from geek-inspired artisans in Fred Fletcher Park.
820 Clay Street, Raleigh

MAKRS Holiday Fest
December 10, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
More than 150 local vendors and food trucks fill the streets of City Plaza and Fayetteville Street. This festive event also features live music and family activities.
Downtown Raleigh 

Merry & Bright, A North Pole Market
December 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Mordecai Historic Park’s annual open house showcases unique gifts, festive crafts, seasonal entertainment and photo opportunities.
1 Mimosa Street, Raleigh

Art-n-Soul Holiday Market at Phillips Farms
December 11, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Enjoy holiday shopping, desserts, food trucks, live music, drinks and snacks at Phillips Farms of Cary.
6701 Good Hope Church Road, Cary

Cary Food & Flea Holiday Market
December 11, noon-4 p.m.
Handmade fairy creations, bows, purses, tooth fairy pillows and wallets are just some of the many gifts available at this festive craft fair. Food trucks, craft beer, live music and fairy hair creations round out the event.
100 W. Chatham Street, Cary

Holiday Craft Market
December 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
More than 40 local artisans sell unique creations at Durham Central Park Pavilion.
501 Foster Street, Durham