Nov. 24-26: Hudson Valley Artisan Marketplace at Locust Grove Estate, 2683 South Road, Poughkeepsie. Shop local artists, artisans, small batch, and fair trade merchants and makers in the beautiful historic Locust Grove estate. Friday and Saturday, 11am – 6pm, and Sunday 11am-4pm.
Nov. 25-26: Craft boutique. Van Wyck Homestead Museum, 504 Route 9, Fishkill. Juried craft fair presented by Fishkill Historical Society. 10 am-4 pm. www.fishkillhistoricalsociety.org/events.html
Nov. 25-26, Dec. 2-3: Monastery Christmas festival fair. Our Lady of the Resurrection Monastery, 246 Barmore Road, LaGrangeville. Event features a variety of artisanal vinegars produced at the monastery, food products, creches from around the world, cook books. 10 am-4 pm. http://ourladyoftheresurrectionmonastery.webs.com/monasticvinegars.htm
Nov. 25-26: The Dutchess Community College Foundation Drumlin and Falcon Halls at DCC campus, 53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie. 46th annual holiday craft fair 10 am-4pm. The event features more than 100 artisans. Proceeds benefit student scholarships. $6; $4, senior citizens; free for kids under 12.
UPCOMING FAIRS IN DECEMBER
Dec 2 & 3: Fair Trade & Handmade Bazaar Hellenic Center. 54 Park Ave., Poughkeepsie. Co-sponsored by the Dutchess County Interfaith Council and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie, this year’s Fair Trade & Handmade Bazaar will be better than ever. Saturday, 11am to 5pm, and Sunday until 3pm.
Dec. 2: Holiday Craft Fair at Clinton Historical Society, 2433 Salt Point Tpke, Clinton Corners. The Society hosts local crafters, a holiday tag sale, and a bake sale. A great way to get your holiday shopping started while benefiting the Clinton Historical Society! 10am – 4pm.
Dec. 2: The 42nd Annual Piggy Bank Bazaar New Hackensack Reformed Church, 1580 Route 376, Wappingers Falls. This is a wonderful chance for children to do their Christmas shopping with no gift over $3. They’re invited to shop from 5000 items. The majority are handcrafted items. There are gifts for children, women, men, pets, personalized items, flower arrangements and plants, and Christmas themed gifts. A photographer is available to take photos and have them inserted into ornament frames.
Guides are available to assist young children with their selections, and to guide them to the cashiers and the FREE gift wrapping. Each child who shops typically spends about an hour at the Bazaar. Younger children can be guided by their parents, and older children may shop by themselves. 9am to 12 noon for children. Adults may shop from 12 PM to 12:30 PM. Waiting parents can purchase refreshments at the bake sale, provided by the Youth Group, in Fellowship Hall. Snow date: 12/3, 12 – 3 pm. (845) 462-0810
Dec. 16: Holiday Craft Fair. Mid-Hudson Civic Center, 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie. This year we highlight Hudson Valley artists, crafters and local food products! Come shop local for your holiday needs! 11am To 4pm
The Dutchess Handmade Pop-Up Shop returns to Arts Mid-Hudson with 70 artists from the Hudson Valley participating for your gift giving needs this holiday season. Pick from locally made glass, jewelry, greeting cards, textiles, ceramics, wood products, prints, paintings, home decorating items, and more! Regular Shop Hours: Mon. –Fri., 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. Sat., 10 am-3 pm. 696 Dutchess Turnpike/Rte. 44. Poughkeepsie. Closing: Sat., Dec. 16, 2017—4pm. (845) 454-5800.
- Now – Dec. 17: Find festive gift ideas at Tivoli Artists Gallery - open Fridays, -8:30 pm; Saturdays, 1-8:30 pm; and Sundays, 1-5 pm. Their membership includes painters, sculptors, jewelers, photographers, potters, illustrators, performance artists, digital artists and animators.
- Now – Dec. 22: The Member's Holiday Show at Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie features small art works for holiday giving, Saturday, 12 noon-3 pm. In the Crenson Gallery, see works by Sara Prigodich, Structures of Memory