'Tis the Season: Colorado Holiday Craft Fairs

November 6, 2013

I’m a sucker for holiday craft fairs. And before you scoff at the word “craft” with a picture of hand- knitted holiday sweaters in mind,

ust hold those horses. The truth is, these fairs have a plethora of unique gift ideas – gifts that you won’t have to elbow your way to on Black Friday. They actually make holiday shopping fun, and for those of you who hate navigating malls, you know what a huge feat this is.

Here’s a list of fairs all over the state – I guarantee there’s one in your area.

Denver:
Colorado Country Christmas Gift Show
Nov. 8 – 10
Denver Merchandise Mart (451 E. 58th Ave.)
Admission: $12.50 (includes admission to Colorado Cooking for the Holidays show)

Denver Botanic Gardens 2013 Holiday Sale
Nov. 15-16
Denver Botanic Gardens (1007 York St.)
Admission: $8 adults, children 15 & under free

Junior League Holiday Mart
Nov. 22-24
Denver Marriot Tech Center (4900 S. Syracuse St.)
Admission: $12 adults ($10 in advance), children 12 & under free

Arvada Center Holiday Craft Fair
Nov. 29-Dec. 1
Arvada Center (6901 Wadsworth Blvd.)
Admission: $5 adults, children 12 & under free

Colorado Springs:
Holiday Food & Gift Festival
Nov. 8 – 10
Freedom Financial Expo, Colorado Springs (3650 N. Nevada Ave.)
Admission: $6 adults, children 12 & under free

Colorado Springs Sugar Plum Food & Gift Mart
Nov. 23-24
Colorado Springs Event Center (3960 Palmer Park Blvd.)
Admission: $5 adults, children 16 & under free

Boulder/Longmont:
Mollie McGee’s Holiday Market
Nov. 23-24
Boulder County Fairgrounds (9595 Nelson Rd.)
Admission: $4 adults, children 12 and under free

Winter Market & Holiday Gift Show
Dec. 7-8
Boulder County Fairgrounds (9595 Nelson Rd.)
Admission: free

Fort Collins:
Hall of Gifts
Nov. 8 – 10
Lincoln Center (417 W. Magnolia)
Admission: $3 adults, $1 children

Glenwood Springs:
Glenwood Winterfest Arts & Crafts Fair
Nov. 15 – Dec. 23
Glenwood Center for the Arts (601 E. 6th St.)
Admission: unknown

Grand Junction:
Annual Holiday Fine Art and Craft Fair
Nov. 22-24
Western Colorado Center for the Arts (1803 N. 7th St.)
Admission: free

Durango:
39th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival
Dec. 6-8
La Plata County Fairgrounds (2500 Main Ave.)
Admission: unknown

Silverthorne:
Holiday Bazaar
Dec. 7
Silverthorne Pavilion (400 Blue River Pkwy.)
Admission: free

Looking for more craft fairs? Check out these additional lists:

Mile High on the Cheap | Holiday Craft Shows
FestivalNet.Com | Colorado Festivals
CraftMasterNews | Colorado Events