Colorado boasts many annual arts and crafts celebrations in the fall. Support your local artisans, while enjoying creativity at its best and finding unique gifts for those special friends and family members.
Holly Daze Craft & Gift Show
Over 100 local and regional artists and craft-makers representing four states have been making this show a tradition since 1962. Lunch will be available on the premises, as well as candies and snacks from vendors. This is a small-town show that is big on spirit. The event is scheduled on Oct. 25 at Holyoke High School in Holyoke. For more information, visit http://www.holyokechamber.org.
Creative Crafters Fall Showcase
One hundred vendors come from 10 states to show off and sell everything from basketry to jewelry to woodworking at the Creative Crafters Fall Showcase at the Lewis Palmer High School in Monument. The show is put on by CCS, Inc., which has a ton of former vendors on staff to help make this event run smoothly for both the artists and those in attendance. This showcase is scheduled for Oct. 25-26. For more information, visit http://www.ccsshows.com/.
22nd Annual Castle Rock Craft Show—Douglas County Events Center, Castle Rock
There is no admission fee to this event that benefits the Castle Rock Senior Center, but a canned food item to help the Douglas County Task Force is requested as your “entrance fee.” Over 120 vendors bring wares including, but not limited to, wood, glass, jewelry, pottery, candles, fashion, ceramics, and pet supplies. Also at the show, there will be a door prize and quilt raffle, a silent auction and a bake sale. The 22nd annual Castle Rock Craft Show will take place at the Douglas County Events Center in Castle Rock on Nov. 1. For more information, visit http://www.castlerockseniorcenter.org/fundraising.html.
11th Annual Colorado Country Christmas
This highly-anticipated show at the Denver Mart in Denver contains over 450 booths of arts, crafts, glass, and wood work, clothing, jewelry, specialty foods, and a whole lot more. More than 25,000 people will stop by to shop, see the running model train set, and take a picture with Santa Claus. For just $12.50 (a coupon is available at the showcase events’ web site), you can see all this and more any or all of the three days. Children under age 10 are free. This show is scheduled for Nov. 7-9. For more information, visit http://www.coloradochristmasgiftshow.com.
28th Annual Holiday Food & Gifts Fest
Over 100,000 sq. ft. of shopping highlight the largest holiday celebration in the Midwest. More than 400 exhibitors bring art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, wood, music, photography, toys and home and holiday décor to sell. A large gourmet food area offers tastings and cooking demonstrations. And Santa stops here, too, so bring the kids under 12, who will get in absolutely free. Admission for all others is $10 ($9 for seniors) and is good all three days of the festival. This shopping bliss will take place at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver on Nov. 21-23. For more information, visit http://www.hfgf.com/denver.html.
So get in the holiday spirit and enjoy some festive unique arts and crafts throughout the Centennial State.
This article is presented by Perkins Motors in Colorado Springs, Colorado.