Etsy Market Kicks off Craft Market Season in Vancouver

Etsy Craft Market 2016

Image courtesy of Etsy Vancouver

The Etsy Market will be returning to Vancouver for its third year this weekend to provide you with a great opportunity to browse arts, crafts, and food by local artisans. If you’re REALLY organized, perhaps this could be a first kick-off at Holiday gift shopping… Or, you could just be out to buy a nice, new little present for yourself.

This year’s market will be held in a new location at the North Vancouver Pipe Shop building near Lonsdale to provide more space for browsing. It will also be held over two days, so you’ll be able to have lots of time to check it out.

Etsy itself is sort of an online version of a giant craft fair. The market they put together is uniquely and carefully curated, and getting to see the goods in real life rather than online is a great opportunity.

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Etsy Market Kicks off Craft Market Season in Vancouver

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