2013 Holiday Craft Fair and Bazaar Listing

Bob Hallinen


Oct. 4-6

Make It Alaskan Festival, noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Sullivan Arena, 1600 Gambell St. The festival celebrates uniquely Alaskan arts, crafts, food and more. Have a great time while nibbling on tasty treats from a variety of food vendors. Explore hundreds of booths featuring great Alaskan-made products. $7 admission; kids under 12 are free and there's plenty of free parking. Shopping, food and fun for the entire family. Keeping your dollars right here in Alaska.

Cha-Mai Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Al Aska Shrine Center, 1930 E. Northern Lights Blvd. Profits from the 36th annual event provide children with burn or orthopedic needs the funds to travel to stateside Shrine Hospitals (where they are treated free of charge) and also local charities. Hand-crafted articles include the always popular scrubbies, chocolates, embroidered articles, jewelry, scarves, aprons, table runners, placemats, unique towels, toys, casserole caddies, winter hats, watercolor cards, dolls, flannel baby blankets, doggie placemats, rocks, quilts, tote bags and one-of-a-kind candles. Free admission and free parking. (561-0492)

Autumn in New England Fair, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, First Congregational Church, 2610 E. Northern Lights Blvd. New this year, the church will be transformed into a New England-style, old-fashioned fall fair with a big sale of handmade gifts, delicious baked goods and books to collect for the winter. Also, look for a "tag sale" with small antiques and collectibles, some one-of-a-kind. Free admission. (272-8363, fccak.org)

Quilts and Creations, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, University Center Mall, 3901 Old Seward Highway. Quilts and Creations is an annual fundraiser to benefit Friends of Pets spay/ neuter assistance programs. The event features beautiful quilts of various sizes and themes, as well as fiber and fine art items. In addition to the silent auction, there is a cash and carry table featuring pet beds, gift baskets, and Friends of Pets logo wear. Free. (333-9534, friendofpets.org)

Oct. 11-12

American Cancer Society Fall Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Providence Cancer Center, 3851 Piper St. Featuring local artists and vendors with a wide variety of items including jewelry, pottery, stained glass, Scentsy, Avon, purses, bath and body products, just to name a few. You don't want to miss this one and just in time for your holiday shopping. A portion of the proceeds benefits the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. (273-2076)

Holiday Craft Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Moose Family Center, 4211 Arctic Blvd. Many vendor tables Lots of crafts, ivory, quilts and much more. Lots of free parking. Come out and see what's new. Table space, $50. (563-7352)

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church & FCE Homemakers Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Anchorage Family & Community Education and Our Lady of Guadelupe Catholic Church Bazaar, 3900 Wisconsin St. Start off with homemade breakfast rolls made by the ladies of the church. At lunch time, there will be hot dogs, bean soup and Rueben sandwiches available. A large community room will be full of a variety booths selling a large selection of products and homemade items. Also, look for homemade items, from special placemats, children's TV sleep bags and homemade baked goods. Booth space available, $30. Reserve one by calling. (John, 248-2000)

Crafters Faire, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, First Christian Church, 3031 LaTouche St. Coffee and rolls in the morning and lunch served starting at 11 a.m. Items available for purchase: Cookie Walk (choose a tin, fill with cookies), needlecraft, knit and crochet, jewelry, Christmas items, children's books, jams and jellies. Display tables available by calling. (Claudette, 333-8219)

Women of the Moose Holiday Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Moose Lodge, 4211 Arctic Blvd. Spaces are still available and they are going fast. Proceeds from table rentals will be used for Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets to help people in the community through the holiday season. Beginning Nov. 1, The Women of the Moose will be accepting donations of food items, gift cards and cash to help with this endeavor. Donations may be dropped off at the Moose Lodge. (717-4095 or 563-7352)

Scandinavian Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Viking Hall Inc., 8141 Briarwood St. This 16th annual event features many top quality handmade Scandinavian items. Join us for a cultural experience with rosemaling demonstrations, amazing food including the popular lefse and the kitchen will be serving the best lunch in town -- traditional soups and open faced sandwiches.

Stamp Attic Holiday Open House, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 9191 Old Seward Highway, Suite 13. Visit to see many ideas for holiday papercrafting. Enjoy a warm cup of cider while looking at our sample cards and projects on display. We will also offer a free make-and-take project while supplies last. Get inspired to create something special. Free. (344-3227, stampatticalaska.com)

Inunewok Doll Club Bazaar, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Guido's Pizza, 549 W. International Airport Road. Look for dolls, toys, linens, antiques, patterns and collectibles for sale. (338-8986 or 563-5212)

Oct. 19-20

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Annual Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 2901 E. Huffman Road. Featuring baked goods, jams and jellies and quality items handcrafted by the church's Magi Group. Shop the more than 90 additional vendors for banners, knitwear, jewelry, holiday ornaments, baskets, artwork and Native crafts. The church kitchen will serve homemade cinnamon rolls, chili and hot dogs. Free admission and parking, handicap accessible. (Shirley 345-1628, akseas.net)

Celebrate the Season With And Other Fancy Stuff, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 621 W. Dimond Blvd. Enjoy spiced tea, the fresh baked tastes and aromas of the season and relaxed holiday shopping for unusual and distinctive gifts. A truly exceptional collection of gifts and good cheer await you. (770-1772)

Anchorage Woman's Art and Craft Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Pioneer Schoolhouse, 437 E. Third Ave. Anchorage Woman's Club is planning a holiday bazaar filled with arts and crafts made by local artists. Get a head start on your holiday shopping or selling your handmade crafts. Vendors: $50 per space. (338-3918, GFWCAnchorageWomansClub.com)

Hand-Crafted Pottery and Art Fair, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Midnight Potter Studios, 5861 Arctic Blvd. Repeats Nov. 9, Nov. 23 and Dec. 14. Check out the local pottery studio for handmade pottery and other handmade items by local artists. Search for a gift or find the perfect piece to serve food for your holiday party. Find the perfect hostess gift with glass-bottle cheese or salmon platters. Pottery classes available too. (midnightpotter.com)

Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary 14th Annual Teddy Bear Tea, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sheraton Anchorage Hotel, 401 E. Sixth Ave. Get an early start on your holiday shopping. There will be dozens of teddy bears fashionably dressed to fit a medley of different themes and you can adopt them. They will make a great addition to your collection or a heartfelt gift for a loved one. Enjoy an assortment of refreshments and desserts while the bears are auctioned off. Plus, get in to win fabulous door prizes. $25 per ticket or $250 for a table for 10. (276-2515, salvationarmy.org/alaska)

Oct. 26

Winterberry Enchanted Village, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Winterberry Charter School, 4802 Bryn Mawr Court. Walk through the magical realms of fairies and gnomes, relax while listening to live music then venture outside to awaken your inner thespian and take part in a progressive play. Classrooms will be filled with vendors selling items such as beeswax candles, pottery, jewelry, children's toys and clothing and many other handmade items.Try the sweet and savory edibles served at Winterberry Cafe. This event is a fundraiser to support the school. (742-4980)

Alaska Crafters Permanent Fund Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Alaska Aviation Museum, 4721 Aircraft Drive. Here's your chance to see this incredible museum in warmth and comfort for free plus get started on your loved ones' Christmas lists. A food trailer, handcraft artists, unique jewelry designs, fleece hats, Party Lite candles, gorgeous Lilla Rose hairclips, Young Living essential oils, Cookie Lee and Scentsy. Jams and jellies, aviation art/collectibles, kitchen art, baby hats, kuspuks, fleece hats and crystals galore. Free admission. Handicap accessible. (Liza99507@aol.com, 334-5878)

Fall Craft Fair at St. John UMC, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 1801 O'Malley Road. You'll find unique gifts created by Alaskan artists at one of Anchorage's longest running craft fairs. All on one level with plenty of parking. See your favorite artists who return year after year - and meet the fair's newest artists too. Enjoy fresh coffee brewed cup-by-cup and goodies at the bake sale. All funds raised by St. John sales support the church's nurse's aide training center in Central Africa. Free. (cameroontaskforce.com)

Annual Holiday Open House, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Alaska Homecrafters Emporium, 9900 Old Seward Highway. Great gift Ideas, $200 door prize plus many small gift giveaways. Cookies, punch, free gift wrapping, discounts. Have fun with great shopping and chances to win gifts.

Holiday Craft Bazaar & Bake Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 2311 Pembroke St. In its 19th year, this is one of the smaller bazaars but a don't-miss event with many returning vendors and a friendly, fun and festive holiday atmosphere. There will be 20-25 vendors with a wide variety of crafts and products for sale. The church will hold a bake sale during the bazaar to raise funds for a holiday service project. Call Patti for information or to reserve a space. $20 with table; $15 without table. (694-3130)

Nov. 1-2

Christmas Craft & Food Bazaar, noon to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, MCA Church, 7041 Debarr Road, by the new Walmart on Debarr. Shop for handmade gifts, jewelry, winter scarves and hats, jams & jellies and lots of good food. Vendor space is available. (Call 337-9495 or email kimcarlson@mcaonline.org)

Bad Girls of the North Bazaar, 4-9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Millennium Alaskan Hotel, 4800 Spenard Road. You won't want to miss the amazing collection of artists at this unique craft show. Shop for art, a wide variety of jewelry, handcrafted soaps, silk scarves, handmade clothing, pottery, leather purses, metal art, gourmet foods, home decor and one-of-a-kind artworks. All made in Alaska. Free. (227-8007 or 232-0175, badgirlsofthenorth.com)

Anchorage Lutheran Church Holiday Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Anchorage Lutheran Church Bazaar, 1420 N St. Handcrafted gifts, live music, cafe' and bake sale. Now accepting handcraft vendors. (272-5323, anchoragelc.ctsmemberconnect.net/home-ctrl.do)

Global Mission Holiday Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, St. Mark Lutheran Church, 3230 Lake Otis Parkway. Vendors include arts, crafts, and holiday items, bake sale, etc. Visit vendors like Pampered Chef and Scentsy. St. Mark Cafe will be open during the event for snacks and lunch. Tables are available for $50. (276-6231, stmarkalaska.org)

Christ Church Episcopal Holiday Bazaar, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Christ Church Episcopal Holiday Bazaar, 5101 O'Malley Road, just past the Zoo and on the left. Look for the bell tower. Handmade Christmas ornaments, gifts, foods and baked goods. Enjoy a warming bowl of soup. Vendors will be selling their wares including jewelry, candles, health and beauty items. Choose from festive holiday items and classic staples. Free. (345-7914)

Christmas Towne Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, South Anchorage High School, 13400 Elmore Road. Christmas Towne Bazaar features locally handcrafted items, including pottery, artwork, jewelry, seasonal decor, quilted and knit items, candles, paper goods, fused glass and metal. Visit the 6th Grade Cookie Caper Booth. Food and beverage booths by South High Groups. Sponsored by the Rabbit Creek Community Association. Free and open to the public. (742-5722, rabbitcreek.info/id12.html)

St. John Orthodox Church Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 18940 Monastery Drive, Eagle River. Lots of crafts, silent auction, kids' activities and a delicious hot lunch are all available. (696-2002)

Nov. 9-10

Holy Family Betty Libby Holiday Bazaar, 9 a.m. Saturday, church's Parish Hall, 800 W. Fifth Ave. Enter on the side door on Fifth Ave. or by elevator on H Street. Here you will find an array of beautiful handcrafted items by local artists and freshly baked goods. In addition,there will be those white elephant treasures plus fun games for the kids.Come early for breakfast rolls and coffee; stay later for a lunch of hot dogs, chili dogs and homemade chili. (243-2418)

St. Nicholas Holiday Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 2200 Arctic Blvd. Shop early for homemade Christmas gifts. There will be delicious homemade treats, nut rolls, haluski and perogies sold in our kitchen and frozen for you to take home. A basket raffle for a variety of themed baskets. Vendor tables are available. Call Judy. (748-4079 or 333-4183)

Holiday Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, St. Anthony Catholic Church, 825 S. Klevin St. Wonderful handmade gifts and unique gift baskets available at the silent auction. Classic and modern sparkling handmade jewelry. Shop for repurposed and new items in the special Christmas Shop, find religious gift items at "Tony's Cache," warm blankets, handmade hair bows and much more. Tables may still be available check at cell phone #847-477-8156. Questions 337-5370. Just north of Costco on Bragaw~ turn on 9th- go one block in. (337-5370 or 847-477-8156)

Pioneer Home Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Anchorage Pioneers' Home, 923 W. 11th Ave. Come experience the beautiful work for sale by the residents of the Anchorage Pioneer Home. Additionally, local artists and craft people will have items for sale. This is always a great event to start the holiday season off right. Enjoy food, fun and a great variety of arts and crafts. Free. (952-6206)

Alaskan Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Anchorage City Church, 1301 W. 100th Ave. With over 95 booths selling handmade holiday gifts and decorations, this bazaar is known as "the most beautiful bazaar of the season." Gourmet espresso, a delicious food court, free admission and parking, even photos with Santa top off this wonderful holiday festival. Free admission. (344-2141, AlaskanChristmas.com)

Holiday Food & Gift Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Denaina Convention Center, 600 W. Seventh Ave. More than 100 vendors showing a wide variety of unique gifts, handmade arts and crafts, clothing, jewelry, gourmet food and much more. Fun for the entire family and free photos with Santa. Free admission. (272-5634, anchoragemarkets.com)

Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center Annual Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m. Saturday, 22424 S. Birchwood Loop Road, Chugiak. More than 40 vendors of all kinds and Santa, too. Tables are $45 and the center supplies the tables. This is a pre-pay event with no refunds. (688-2633)

Nov. 16

Festival of Angels Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Lumen Christi High School, 8110 Jewel Lake Road. Look for a variety of vendors who can help you with your shopping needs. Scarves, retro jewelry, Scentsy, ornaments, fused glass art, Party Lite, 31 Bags, Vantel Pearls, handmade jewelry, Alaska art and more. Enjoy the delicious food from the concession stand. Handicap accessible. Some tables still available. E-mail for details. (lumenbazaar1@gmail.com, 336-2384)

River of Life Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 21301 Voyles Blvd. Free admission. (688-6677)

Nov. 23-24

St. Mary's Holiday Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 2222 E. Tudor Road. All goods made by the artisans and craftspeople of St. Mary's. Knitwear, quilted bags, coloring book bags, felted wool ornaments, pet boutique, birdhouses, Vintage Treasures jewelry and re-giftables. Don't miss the dollhouse auction. The Country Kitchen offers an array of jams, jellies, salsa, soup mixes and baked goods. Souper Stop Cafe serves hot soup and cornbread; early morning muffins, pie and lattes. No vendors. (J. Veerman, 344-7730)

North Star Holiday Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, North Star Elementary School, 605 W. Fireweed Lane. Come find that unique gift for that special someone.Concessions will also be available. Vendor space available. Free admission. (223-2785 or email smorrison@ak.net)

Christmas Arts & Crafts Emporium, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center, 600 W. Seventh Ave. Alaska's largest strictly handmade, made-in-Alaska, arts and crafts show. This will be the 35th year of this event, a perfect place to buy unique, one-of-a-kind gifts and keep your dollar in the community. Free admission. (272-5634, anchoragemarkets.com)

Holiday Bazaar at All Saints' Episcopal Church, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 545 W. Eighth Ave. The All Saints' Church Holiday Bazaar is the longest running holiday bazaar in Anchorage. Features include homemade baked goods, jams and jellies, a silent auction and a cafe where shoppers can rest and visit over homemade soups and other delicacies. All proceeds benefit missions of outreach of the All Saints' Episcopal Church Women. No vendor booths. Free admission.

Steller Secondary School Craft Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 2508 Blueberry Road. There will be local vendors, artists and crafters, food, fun activities for the kids, classroom fundraisers and more. If you are interested in a booth, contact Denise Flake. (stellercraftfair@gmail.com)

Noel Bazaar and Fabric Sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Anchorage Senior Activity Center, 1300 E. 19th Ave. Baked goods, quilts, and fine art. The bazaar for that final touch, that bit of glitter, that goodie basket, for home and friend. Booth space fees start at $40. (Julie McFarland, 770-2009, 770-2000 or jtracy@anchorageseniorcenter.org)

Whispering Bird Studio Christmas Open House, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, repeating Dec. 14-15, Mile 100.2 Seward Highway, Bright and fun fused glass galore. Ornaments, night lights, stars and snowflakes. Mirrors, plates, bowls, vases, window and wall hangings. Outdoor yard art, too. Drive down Turnagain Arm to Bird Creek and visit with Laura Walter in her studio. Enjoy some cider and a homemade cookie while shopping for a gift for someone special. Select from a wide variety of small ornaments to large one-of-a-kind art pieces. Go six-tenths of a mile past the gas station in Bird Creek and watch for the signs. (653-1926)

Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Alaska Native Charter School's Fall Holiday Craft Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 550 Bragaw St. This bazaar focuses on locally made Alaska Native crafts, along with other items. Direct sales vendors also available. Vendor tables available for $50. Free parking, free admission. New location. (229-3407, asdk12.org/schools/anccs/pages/index.html)

Mitzvah Mall, noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Congregation Beth Sholom, 7525 E. Northern Lights Blvd. Congregation Beth Sholom sponsors Mitzvah Mall each year. Think about a bizarre bazaar: an alternative gift fair. In a room filled with booths, there are many non-profit groups. Shoppers can donate to local non-profits on behalf of friends, family or others on their holiday gift list. They give a gift that helps others. Gifts are in various price ranges beginning at $5. Shoppers receive decorative gift cards to present to the person in whose honor the gift was purchased. The perfect gift. Free admission. (240-2170, frozenchosen.org)

Dec. 7-8

Lake Otis Elementary Craft Fair and Pancake Breakfast, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Lake Otis Elementary School, 3331 Lake Otis Parkway. Look for homemade crafts, artwork, crafts for kids, photography, woodworking, homemade snacks and much more. The breakfast will be served 9 a.m.-noon. Vendors needed. E-mail lakeotispta@gmail.com for an application. (742-7419)

Homemade Holiday Cookie Sale and Craft Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 8427 Jewel Lake Road. No time to bake for the holidays? Now you can buy your homemade cookies and baked goods. Also shop for holiday crafts, gifts, church cookbooks, CDs, baby qults, doll quilts, table runners, stockings, aprons and more. Delicious homemade lunch available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. This event benefits the Nick Indahl Memorial Scholarship Fund at the church. Free admission. (243-2301, gloriadeilutheran.net)

Holy Spirit Handmade Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Holy Spirit Episcopal Church, 17545 N. Eagle River Loop Road. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Holy Spirit Episcopal Church, 17545 Eagle River Loop Road. Handmade gifts, sweet and savory treats, teacher gifts. Pictures with Santa and magic show from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. A soup and bread lunch served all day. Vendor booths available for $35. (Ruth, 694-3432)

UAA Crafts Fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, UAA Student Union, Spirit Drive. This fair features more than 90 Alaskan artists/craftspersons and has a strong reputation for presenting high quality, unique items that are handmade here in Alaska. Our shoppers know they will be able to speak directly with the artist and find a wonderful array of items. To maintain this level of quality, all vendors are juried into the fair. Free admission. (786-6152, belong.uaa.alaska.edu)

Alaska Native Lutheran Church Christmas Native Crafts Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Central Lutheran Church, 1420 Cordova St. Alaska Native artwork to includes "Christ Signs" (Christmas ornaments), sealskin slippers and baby booties, crocheted and knitted items, kuspuks, beaded barrettes, earrings and ivory jewelry. Stop by and have a cup of coffee or tea while browsing the crafts. All items offered are handcrafted by members along with an assortment of homemade cookies, jams, jellies and holiday baked goods. A portion of the proceeds support the Alaska Native Women's Group to support ministries within the church. (277-3930)

Julie Matthews and M. Kaye Denkewalter Studio Sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Anchorage Montessori School, 5001 Northwood Drive. Matthews will have functional pottery, individual tiles and show her latest tile designs. Denkewalter's jewelry pieces will feature her new series of work titled "Textures." $12-$400. (317-5766, juliematthewsstudio.com)

Native People's Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Alaska Native Medical Center, 4315 Diplomacy Drive. Authentic traditional Alaska Native art and handicrafts. There will be a vintage table and collectors table as well as masks, baskets, dance fans, ivory, whalebone carvings, slippers, jewelry, dolls, Christmas ornaments and gift certificates available. Cash and checks only. Credit and debit cards are not accepted. Entertainment includes singing, drumming and dancing. Admission is free. (729-1120, anmc.org/auxiliary/anmc-craft-shop)

Dec. 14

Cook Inlet Housing Bazaar, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 9131 Centennial Circle. Select from sterling silver, beadwork, pottery, carvings, crocheted items, toys and other unique hand-crafted gifts. Vendor openings available. (338-2314)

Wonderfully Made Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Cornerstone Church, 10431 Brayton Drive. This event will feature more than 90 booths from a variety of local artists and vendors. Enjoy lunch from the concession stand, gourmet coffees from the Mission Espresso Bar and live music while shopping for gifts, decor and holiday treats. Free event and parking. (akcornerstone.org/christmas-bazaar, 349-8442)

Christmas Around the Samovar, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, St. Innocent's Orthodox Cathedral, 401 Turpin St. Look for gourmet selections of baked goods to include cookie trays, pastries, tea breads, homemade breads and a selection of gift items. Lunch will will include fish pies, clam chowder, borscht and fried bread. Vendors from throughout the community will once again bring their talents to the bazaar. Tables are $25 (pay in advance). For tables & information call Cindy Wolkoff. (338-1440)

Dec. 21

Christmas Village, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Dena'ina Convention Center, 600 W. Seventh Ave. Browse more than 100 booths with both Alaskan-made and imported items. Find something for everyone with this one-stop holiday shopping event. Free admission. (272-5634, anchoragemarkets.com)


Oct. 12-13

Valley Artists' Guild, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Curtis Menard Memorial Sports Center, 1001 S. Mack Drive. Local handmade arts and crafts. (315-2840)

Arts and Crafts Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 501 E. Bogard Road, next to Wasilla High School. High quality arts and crafts by 40 vendors, food, fun, two floors of booths. Donate non-perishable food items for Food Pantry of Wasilla. Free. (355-8225)

Oct. 19

Susitna Valley High Early Bird Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Susitna Valley Junior/Senior High School, 42728 S. Parks Highway. Event raffle, vendor drawing, split the pot. Gifts, shopping, food and dessert. Vendors needed. Booth space is $30. All proceeds support the school. (Email: svptsa@gmail.com. 733-9300)

Oct. 26-27

Alaska State Fair 2013 Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Raven Hall, Alaska State Fairgrounds, 2075 Glenn Highway. Get a head start on your holiday shopping. The bazaar features more than 100 vendors offering everything to check off your holiday gift list, including unique and beautifully crafted items and food to keep up your shopping stamina. Admission is $1 and includes a door prize ticket. Kids under 12 are free. (745-4827, alaskastatefair.org.)

Nov. 2-3

Talkeetna Christmas Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sheldon Community Arts Hanger. Local crafts, beads, jewelry, paintings, photography, antlers, ivory and other unique gifts. A fun silent auction plus baked goods and lunch will be available for purchase. Table space, $30, payable in advance. Free admission. (D.D, 733-12122 or Suzy, 733-2300)

Fall Craft Fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Wasilla Area Senior Campus, 1301 S. Century Circle. Wasilla Area Seniors' annual fair features items that are handmade in Alaska by local artists. Shop for bags, purses, aprons, jewelry, soap, blankets, vests, sweaters, hats, knitted items, food fun and much more. Free Addmission. (376-3104)

Valley Fiber Arts Quild, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Palmer Depot, 610 S. Valley Way. Items are made by members of this local guild, ranging from knit and felted hats and mittens to Christmas ornaments and hand-woven kitchen towels. All items are individually made and unique.

Nov. 9-10

St. David's Episcopal Church Holiday Bazaar, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the church, 2301 N. Wasilla Fishhook Road. Get in the holiday mood and shop for handmade holiday crafts and outstanding baked goodies. We'll offer a light lunch, too. Find us at Mile 2.2, Wasilla-Fishhook Road not far from downtown Wasilla. The church is on the south side of the road; look for the sign.

Our Lady of the Valley Vendor Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1201 E. Bogard Road. Multiple vendors for all your favorite products under one roof. Sponsored by the Parent Volunteer Organization of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic School, the proceeds will fund student mission projects, field trips, etc. (376-0883)

Mat-Su Holiday Marketplace, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Curtis Menard Memorial Sports Center, 1001 S. Mack Drive. More than 110 booths with thousands of gift ideas. Unique Christmas items and lots of local and statewide artists. From photographers to pottery tableware, this event has something for everyone on your list. A one-stop shopping extravaganza for the Valley with plenty of free parking. Admission is $4. Kids 12 and younger free. $5 weekend pass. (474 90872, fairbanksevents.com/mat-su-holiday-marketplace/)

TOPS Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Wasilla Senior Center, 1301 S. Century Circle. Come and see all the homemade crafts and baked goods from many different venders. Vendor spaces available for $30. (Liz, 892-6406 or Kathy, 376-9571)

Nov. 16

Holiday Bazaar, 9 a.m. Saturday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1201 E. Bogard Road. Features handmade quilts, table runners, pot holders and many other handcrafted items. Free hot chocolate, cider and cookies. Several booths with many exciting items. (357-3571)

Nov. 23

Annual Holiday Bazaar, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Palmer Train Depot, 610 S. Valley Way. The Women's Ministry of Palmer Church hosts this event. There are a limited number of spaces available: back wall, $55, hall or center of room, $45; table rental additional $5. Contact the bazaar message line or send email. (746-0261 or cnwmbazaar@gmail.com)

Nov. 30

Colony High School's Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9550 E. Colony Schools Drive. This is a wonderful one-day event put on by the students and staff of Colony High School. The school is packed to the brim with vendors selling great gifts. Come out and enjoy the food and fun. (861-5500)

Dec. 7

Trinity Lutheran Church Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Trinity Lutheran Church Bazaar, 10355 E. Palmer-Wasilla Highway. Special handcrafted items, delicious baked goods, jelly and candy. Coffee and cookies, too. (745-0726)

Homespun Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Butte Elementary School, 4006 Butte Road. This bazaar benefits the children of Butte Elementary School and features Santa and his reindeer. It is a community gathering of vendors with handcrafted items as well as direct selling companies. Santa and his reindeer are available for photos from noon-2 p.m. Entertainment by students and local talent is provided throughout the day, as is a concession stand and a book fair. A silent auction features gift baskets assembled by the students. Come and join the fun. Free. (861-5200)

Dec. 14

Mat-Su Senior Services Annual Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Mat-Su Senior Services, 1132 S. Chugach St. Free Admission. Everyone welcome. Please call 745-5454 for more information (matsuseniors.com)

Colony Christmas, 11 a.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday, Palmer Depot, 610 S. Valley Way. Multiple bazaars and craft fairs in downtown Palmer. Celebrate Colony Christmas with many vendors at multiple locations along with lots of activities throughout the community including a parade and fireworks. Visit the website for times and venues. Free. (745-2880, palmerchamber.org)


Oct. 19

Christmas Boutique, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Kenai Senior Center, 361 Senior Court. Stained and fused glass, fabric crafts, tole painting, ornaments, pottery, jewelry, handmade soaps, turned wooden bowls, cribbage boards, pins, wooden toys, 18-inch doll clothes, magnets, cards and other paper crafts, lots of gift items and children's cloth books. Door prizes, free coffee and cookies and free admission. 15 local artisans and crafts people. (262-9170)

Dec. 6-7

Seward Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Alaska Railroad Seward Cruise Ship Terminal, Port Avenue. Vendors, visit kenaicrewsers.org for a vendor packet. Registration deadline is Nov. 5. (362-3433, kenaicrewsers.org/index.php)

Dec. 14

Ninilchik Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds, Carol Bock Hall, Sterling Highway. The Kenai Peninsula Fair Association hosts this event. Booths are available and can be reserved at fairoffice@alaska.net. $25 for one table and $10 for each extra table. (567-3670, kenaipeninsulafair.com)


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