Give Handmade Gifts this Year from 5 Fantastic Craft Fairs

Vancouver Craft Fair 2014

Image courtesy of Make It! Craft Fair | Photo credit ©Imaging by Marlis 2011

In November and December local craft fairs seem to be happening every weekend, and for good reason. More and more people are turning to Vancouver craft fairs for unique, handmade gifts to giveaway during the holiday season.

Vancouver craft fairs have become bigger than ever before and the wide selection of goods available makes it easy to shop for everyone on your list. On top of that, many craft fairs are turning into a place to shop with a big side of party atmosphere. Beer gardens, food trucks, and hands-on demonstrations are turning the idea of an old-fashioned craft fair on its head.

Here are 5 craft fairs to check out this month in Vancouver, and don’t be afraid to bring your reluctant significant other along, there’s plenty of things to keep them occupied with! (namely: food and craft beer).

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Give Handmade Gifts this Year from 5 Fantastic Craft Fairs

Preview: 6 Vancouver Craft Fairs in Spring 2013

Vancouver events Spring craft fairs

Photo credit: Great Canadian Craft Fair Spring Fling 2013

There’s something about spring’s approach that signals craft fairs. Early blooms remind me of the intricate, beautiful and ornamental wares by local folk artists. Plus, spring means weddings galore and all the gifts that weddings (and their little sister: bridal showers) require.

With that in mind, here are six Vancouver craft fairs coming our way in spring 2013. Whether you’re browsing the crafts on offer or looking to set up your own booth, here are the dates you need to know. Continue reading:
Preview: 6 Vancouver Craft Fairs in Spring 2013

Got Craft? shows off Vancouver DIY culture, May 6

Photo credit: Just Potters Vancouver Pottery Studio

DIY fair Got Craft? returns to Commercial Drive this Sunday, May 6. This biannual Vancouver event features over fifty local vendors selling a mix of jewellery, clothing, bath and body, paper goods, home accessories, artwork, plush kids’ toys, chocolate and more.

Why get crafty? Because “mall” is a four letter word and spring is full of gift-worthy occasions. Mother’s Day and an onslaught of weddings join the usual round up of bdays and anniversaries. Everything at Got Craft? is made by Vancouver’s talented community of artisans. And you often get to meet the artisans at the event.

While spring craft fairs abound, Got Craft? goes out of its way to amp up the ubiquitous show and sale with food carts, a DJ and even a DIY Sewing Lounge by Spool of Thread – the beloved East Van sewing hive.

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Got Craft? shows off Vancouver DIY culture, May 6