Holiday Craft Fair Shopping Guide: Support Vermont and Shop Local


If Vermont is known for anything, it’s our sense of community.

I always thought this, but after moving out of Vermont for a couple of years, I quickly realized how much this rings true. Vermonters are (mostly) very neighborly, considerate, and supportive of their community. It’s why I chose to move back here, and why I wanted to pull together this list of local holiday craft fairs where you can support our state and shop local for the holiday season.

I know it isn’t always possible to avoid the online deals, but if you are out there shopping, here are some weekend options you can check out to show some community support leading up to the holidays. 

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Winter Festival of Vermont Crafters
Where: The Barre Auditorium, Auditorium Hill, Barre
When: Saturday, November 30th, 9:00am-5:00pm; Sunday, December 1st, 9:00am-3:00pm
This is the 39th Annual Winter Festival of Vermont Crafters. Find baskets, books, candles, ornaments, handbags, artwork, food, and more. Admission and parking are free.

Winter Vendor Fair
Where: Milton Arrowhead Eagles #4218, 42 Centre Dr, Milton
When: Saturday, November 30th, 9:00am-4:00pm
This winter craft fair will offer handmade items for sale, as well as direct sale items like Avon, Lularoe, Pampered Chef, and more. The fair is free and open to the public.

Jamaica Holiday Markets
Where: Jamaica Town Hall, 3735 Route 30, Jamaica
When: Sunday, December 1st & December 15th, 11:00am-3:00pm
Check out a diverse number of goods (like soaps, ceramics, CBD products, jewelry, and woodwork), as well as fresh food and music.

Baked Beads/South Burlington Jewelry & Scarf Sale
Where: Holiday Inn Burlington, 1068 Williston Rd, South Burlington
When: Thursday-Friday, December 5th-6th, 10:00am-7:00pm; Saturday, December 7th, 10:00am-5:00pm
Find some really great bargain buys on jewelry and scarf samples, tunics, socks, gloves, headbands, coin purses, and loose beads. Parking and admission are free. shopping at a market

Mini Holiday Markets
Where: Hotel Vermont, 41 Cherry St, Burlington
When: Friday, December 6th & 13th, 5:00pm-9:00pm 
Support local artisans, entrepreneurs, and business owners. There will be a Lake Champlain Chocolates hot chocolate bar, holiday music, and drink specials at Juniper. You can purchase from a variety of local vendors, which vary based on date. 

Holiday Humbug
Where: Generator, 40 Sears Lane, Burlington
When: Friday, December 6th, 5:00pm-9:00pm
How about a holiday market and a unique party all in one? If that sounds like your jam, then head to the Holiday Humbug at Generator, and party in the “Upside Down.” There will be live music from The Slow Cookers, free refreshments, “weirdo holiday decor,” and goods from more than two dozen vendors. The event is free, but an RSVP is requested.

Johnson’s Downtown Holiday Jubilee
Where: downtown Johnson
When: Friday, December 6th, 4:00pm-7:00pm
Here’s another option to couple shopping with other activities. Johnson’s Downtown Holiday Jubilee features an artisan’s fair, a bake sale, face painting, a free make-n-take for the littles, live music, and more. 

BurlingtonVT Moms Blog 3rd Annual Winter Wonderland 
Where: The Barns at Lang Farm, 51 Upper Main St. Essex Junction
When: Saturday, December 7, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Your favorite moms are back hosting their third annual Winter Wonderland. Get professional photos with Santa, enjoy storytime with Santa, have warm cider, caroling, crafts, and more- and this year there will be vendors selling all sorts of local crafts. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and are starting to sell out, so please get yours soon!santa checking mailbox

Christmas Bazaar
Where: All Saints Catholic Church~All Saints, Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Isidore, 152 Main St, Richford
When: Saturday, December 7th, 9:00am-2:00pm
This annual bazaar offers an opportunity to buy gifts from their local artists and crafters, in addition to enjoying a meal, auction, and raffle. 

12th Annual Craft/Christmas Bazaar American Legion Auxiliary
Where: American Legion, 35 N. Main St, Alburg
When: Saturday, December 7th, 9:00am-3:00pm
Head to the American Legion in Alburgh for their 12th Annual craft show, and stock up on goodies from local vendors. 

Christmas Bazaar
Where: Bristol Federated Church, 6 Church St, Bristol
When: Saturday, December 7th, 9:00am-3:00pm
This popular community bazaar offers more than just shopping. There will be homemade crafts and a winter indoor yard sale, and also Santa will be there to greet children from 10:00am-12:00pm. Lunch will be served with homemade soups, sandwiches, and dessert. 

3rd Annual Christmas in Grafton
Where: Grafton Village
When: Saturday, December 7th, 10:00am-4:00pm
A lot of Christmas festivities take place during the Annual Christmas in Grafton, and among them, is the Grafton Community Church Bazaar and Crafts Show, with craft booths on the first floor of the Robinson House starting at 10:00am. holiday craft items

Castleton Christmas Market
Where: Castleton, Vermont
When: Saturday, December 7th, 4:00pm-8:00pm
Castleton Village is holding its Christmas Market on Saturday, with food, artisan gifts, music, Santa, and more.

WSBA Richmond Holiday Market
Where: Various locations (Richmond Free Library, Catholic Church, Town Center, Congregational Church)
When: Saturday, December 7th, 9:00am-3:00pm
Head to Richmond and explore four separate locations to shop from around 60 different artists/craftspeople. You’ll find food, drinks, music, horse wagon rides, and Santa.

6th Annual Coventry Holiday Craft and Gift Fair
Where: Coventry Village School, 348 US-5, Coventry
When: Saturday, December 7th, 9:00am-3:00pm
This holiday craft and gift fair, sponsored by the Coventry Parents Club, features more than 40 vendors, along with lunch, baked goods, kids’ activities, a visit from Santa, and a raffle.

SVAC Holiday Craft Market
Where: Southern Vermont Arts Center, 930 SVAC Drive, West Road, Manchester
When: Saturday & Sunday, December 7th-8th & December 14th-15th, 10:00am-5:00pm
The Southern Vermont Arts Center is holding a Holiday Craft Market on Saturday and Sunday over two weekends, with handmade local goods for sale. ceramic mug and candles

Burklyn Arts Council Holiday Market
Where: Lyndon Town School, 2591 Lily Pond, Lyndonville
When: Saturday, December 7th, 10:00am-4:00pm; Sunday, December 8th, 10:00am-3:00pm
This is the 50th annual Holiday Market, featuring the works of local artists, entertainment, food, children’s activities, and a raffle. Admission is free.

Artisan’s Holiday Market
Where: White River Craft Center, 50 Randolph Ave, Randolph
When: Saturday, December 7th & 14th, 10:00am-2:00pm; Saturday, December 21st, 10:00am-4:00pm
At this holiday market score unique and affordable handmade holiday gifts, like scarves, blown glass objects, jewelry, and more. 

Holiday Sip & Shop
Where: 14th Star Brewing Company, 133 N Main St, Saint Albans
When: Saturday, December 14th, 10:00am-2:00pm
Enjoy a craft beer, wine, or hard cider while you shop from a dozen local vendors offering health & beauty items, food, jewelry, home goods, crafts, apparel, books, and more. All ages are welcome, admission is free, and drinks are available for purchase. candy canesTouch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market
Where: Montpelier City Hall, Montpelier
When: Saturday, December 14th, 9:00am-4:00pm
Buy local gifts from over 45 artisans, with items ranging from booze to booties, clay to quilts, sweets to balms. You’ll also have the opportunity to enter a raffle including items from all of the market vendors.

Holiday Farmers Market
Where: Craftsbury Farmers’ Market, 1330 N Craftsbury Rd, Craftsbury
When: Saturday, December 14th, 10:00am-1:00pm
At this free, family-friendly holiday market, you can shop for local crafts and foods that support local farmers and businesses. 
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Holiday Crafts and Wellness Fair
Where: Railyard Apothecary, 270 Battery Street, Burlington
When: Saturday, December 14th, 12:00pm-5:00pm
At this craft and wellness fair, you’ll find locally made artwork, jewelry, and herbal products. Gift certificates will be available for purchase, and wellness practitioners will also be on-site, offering free 15 minute sessions. Admission and off-street parking is free. Light snacks will be served.

Christmas Bazaar
Where: Good Shepherd Catholic School, 121 Maple St, Saint Johnsbury
When: Saturday, December 14th, 9:00am-2:00pm
Shop from over 30 craft and artisan vendors, including booths from Pampered Chef, Colorstreet and LulaRoe, among others. There will also be raffles, activities, a cafe, and food. 

Brandon Farmers Market Holiday Fair
Where: Neshobe School, 17 Neshobe Circle, Brandon
When: Saturday, December 21st, 9:00am-3:00pm
The halls and gymnasium of Neshobe School will be filled with local vendors, offering everything from soaps to syrup, dried flowers to ornaments, toys, jewelry, plants, food, and more.

Want to add any holiday craft fairs to our list? Be sure to check out the Burlington VT Moms Blog’s list of local stores to support this holiday season.

Looking for other things to do? Check out Busy Btown for ideas on easy activities in Chittenden County, and to see a weekly list of Top 10 Events for the upcoming weekend. 

Holiday Craft Fair Shopping Guide: Support Vermont and Shop Local


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