Local arts and crafts fairs start off the holiday shopping season

October 25, 2013 by  

Two upcoming craft fairs in Arlington Heights are expected get many people thinking of holiday gift giving.

Both fairs will offer a wide variety of arts and crafts items for sale, including clothing, jewelry, home furnishings, Christmas decorations, and other handcrafted works of art. Everyone who attends should be able to find at least one unique item that would make a perfect gift for a friend or family member.

Firstly, yhe 3rd annual St. Edna Craft Fair is taking place this weekend, and is expected to feature more than 60 artists, crafters, and vendors. Each table can be rented for $35, plus $25 for a second table.

The Saint James Christmas Bazaar, which is hosted by the Christmas Bazaar Ministry, will then take place for two days in November, marking the 33rd year for this popular event. This is a juried show and vendors can rent an 8×8 foot table at $150 for both days.

Both events will no doubt be widely advertised in Arlington Heights, and it is very likely that local printing companies have been asked to provide products such as flyers for advertising.

The St. Edna Craft Fair will take place at St. Edna Catholic Church tomorrow, October 26, beginning at 9:00 am. Admission is free. To learn more, call 847-398-3362.

The Saint James Christmas Bazaar, meanwhile, will be held at Saint James Parish Center from November 1 to 2. Admission is also free and to find out more about what will be offered for sale call 224-345-7200 x8529.