Time to get your shop on.
Spice up your gift giving this holiday season by browsing these craft and art fairs! Even if you’re not shopping, the talent of these artists is sure to amaze you.
Whether you’re looking for something hand-crafted and artsy, or antique and unique, attending one or more of these bazaars, markets, or craft shows is a great way to change up your holiday shopping routine!
When: Saturday, Nov. 18 10am-3pm
Where: Franklin County Dog Shelter
What: Shop for locally made crafts and baked goods for both you and your pets to kick off this holiday season. All proceeds go to the Franklin County Dog Shelter group called “Friends of the Shelter”, to provide medical attention to the pets at their facility.
Not Your Mama’s Big Holiday Market
When: Saturday, Nov. 18 1pm-6pm
Where: The Annunciation Cathedral Banquet Hall
What: Over 70 vendors will be selling unique handmade items along with food, drinks, and music for shoppers to enjoy. Admission is free from 2pm-6pm, but for $10 you can get in an hour early before the doors are open to the public and get an “early bird” swag bag.
Christmas Fair Market
When: Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18-19 10am-5pm
Where: Lausche Building Ohio Expo Center
What: Get all your holiday shopping done with over 150 vendors from across the midwest to choose from selling photography, folk art, jewlery, poetry, and much more. Admission is only $6 and parking is $5.
Olde Sawmill Elementary Holiday Bazaar
When: Thursday, Nov. 30 7pm-9pm
Where: Olde Sawmill Elementary School
What: Olde Sawmill Elementary School PTO is putting on this holiday market to support the school. This year they’re featuring items like personalized home signs, baby blankets, homemade Mediterranean foods and more.
When: Dec. 1-3 10am-8pm Friday, 10am-7pm Saturday, 11am-4pm Sunday
Where: Ohio Expo Center
What: This is one of the largest holiday markets this season with over 400 different vendors and activities. Admission is $7 and free for children 12 and under or returning visitors for the weekend.
Highland Park Fall Craft Fair
When: Saturday, Dec. 2 9am-2pm
Where: Highland Park Elementary School
What: Highland Park Elementary School PTA puts on their third annual holiday market to support the school. There will be tons of vendors as well as crafts and food trucks for everyone.
Dublin Jerome Holiday Gift and Craft Bazaar
When: Saturday, Dec. 2 10am-3pm
Where: Dublin Jerome High School
What: Get in the holiday spirit with over 90 vendors of baked goods and handmade home decor. All proceeds go to the Dublin Jerome PTO.
Holiday Gallery Hop
When: Saturday, Dec. 2 12pm-10pm
Where: Short North Arts District
What: Short North is spicing up their usual gallery hop with a few more holiday themed shops and stops down high street. Browse the artwork, grab a drink, and enjoy the street performers to get in the holiday spirit.
When: Saturday, Dec. 2 9am-4pm
Where: Hilliard Davidson
What: The Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting it’s 35th Annual Hollyfest arts and crafts show with gifts for all, food and drink, pet photos with Santa, and a raffle with a chance to win every hour. There’s over 100 crafters sharing their items at the show.
CCAD Art Fair
When: Saturday, Dec. 2 11am-3pm
What: Support local artists as CCAD students and alumnus share their work with the community. All proceeds from art sales go directly to the artists.
Made LOCAL Marketplace Holiday Show
When: Saturday, Dec. 2 9am-4pm
Where: Bridgewater Banquet Center
What: There’s over 100 local Ohio vendors at this holiday craft market where you can find gifts for everyone on your list.
Columbus Winter Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show
When: Saturday, Dec. 2 10am-4pm
Where: Makoy Event Center
What: Artists and crafters are selling their handmade holiday gifts to benefit Hope Hollow, an organization striving to provide support for those battling cancer.
Festivus and 400 West Rich’s Holiday Market
When: Dec. 8-10 Friday 7pm-10pm, Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday 12pm-4pm
Where: 400 West Rich St. Columbus
What: Festivus celebrates local artists and musicians by opening their doors to the public to get in the holiday spiris with galleries, vendors, and performances for the public to enjoy.
Holiday Market presented by SideBySide Columbus
When: Saturday, Dec. 9 10am-1pm
Where: Dublin Recreation Center
What: SidebySide Columbus is putting on this holiday market full of crafts, stocking-stuffers, baked goods, raffle items, a silent auction and more. It’s free and open to the whole family.
Scott Antique Market
When: Saturday Dec. 16 9am-6pm Sunday Dec. 17 10am-4pm
Where: Bricker Building Ohio Expo Center
What: Called “America’s largest treasure hunt”, the Scott Antique Show is a family tradition of buying and selling antiques from all across the country.