14 craft shows for holiday shopping in Lancaster County | Entertainment

It’s hard to talk about holiday shopping in 2021 without mentioning supply chain issues, shipping shortages, and other complications.

There is one way to avoid it all, though: buy gifts from local artisans, in person, at a craft fair or gift bazaar.

Fortunately, there is no shortage of these happenings in Lancaster County. Here are 14 craft shows to attend in 2021, organized by when they happen. All events listed here are free to enter.

Acorn Farms’ Holiday Vendor & Craft Fair

where: 3141 Mountjoy Rd., Mountjoy.

when: 3-7 p.m. Friday, November 19.

what are you expecting: Holiday shopping from local vendors, plus barbecue specials including grilled salmon, half pound burgers, beef, hot sides and more.

More information: acornfarms.net.

40th Holiday Market of Handmade Antique Elephants

where: Former Bon Ton space in Park City Centre, 600 Park City Centre.

when: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday 20 November and Sunday 21 November.

what are you expecting: The market will host 150 small-business vintage and handmade vendors selling vintage 1870s to 1870s clothing, mid-century homeware and abstract Christmas decorations. Others will have handcrafted items like pop culture jewelry, recycled fashion, and collectible art. The market will celebrate its 10th anniversary with some additional attractions as well, including Lancaster PA Ghostbusters in full logos that collect donations for Pet Pantry of Lancaster County, and food and beverage vendors.

More information: facebook.com/FortyElephantsMarket.

Muscat holiday market

where: Wyndham Lancaster Resort & Conference Centre, 2300 Lincoln Highway East.

when: From noon to 7 pm on Saturday 20 November and from 9 am to 4 pm on Sunday 21 November.

what are you expecting: More than 50 local businesses and artisans sell their wares. Nighttime Drive will provide live entertainment from 2-4 PM on Saturday, and the Perfect Harmony Trio will perform 1-3 PM on Sunday. Santa and Mrs. Claus will meet and greet from 2 pm to 6 pm on Saturday and from 2 to 4 pm on Sunday. There will also be a free meet-up of Elsa (the Queen from “Frozen”) from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday and 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Sunday.

German Christmas Market at Weaverland Anabaptist Faith Community and Auction

where: 210 Waverland Valley Rd, East Earl.

when: Craft fair 9am-1pm, food 4-8pm Saturday 20th November.

what are you expecting: Vendors offering handicrafts, Tupperware, Norwex, simple flair, ethical clothing and more. The live auction begins at 5 p.m. and includes specialty dinners, handcrafts, outdoor furniture, gift baskets and more. Food options include hot dog sandwiches, sausages, sauerkraut, soft pretzels, Christmas cookies and more. The proceeds will benefit a missionary family working with refugees in Germany.

Crafts Fair Lutheran Church of St. Peter

where: 10 Delep Road, Lancaster.

when: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, November 27.

what are you expecting: Forty-one vendors will display a variety of handmade items, from jewelry to Christmas decorations to dog and cat gifts to knit and crochet clothing. Breakfast food will be available for purchase, along with sausage, chili, drinks, snacks and desserts.

Creative market Lancaster Holiday Makers

where: Former Bon Ton space in Park City Centre, 600 Park City Centre.

when: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 27, December 4, December 11, December 18.

what are you expecting: Goods from local makers and artisans, plus on-site food trucks.

Bart Township Fire Company Christmas Craft Show

where: 11 Furn Street, Cuareville.

when: 6-9pm on Friday, December 3rd; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 4th.

what are you expecting: Handmade wood crafts, jewelry, wreaths, sewing, crochet, Christmas ornaments and metal crafts. More than thirty places have been rented. Live piano music on Friday night. On Saturday, Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive with a firetruck at 10 a.m., driven by a fire company elf. All children will receive gifts. Food is available for purchase on both days.

Local artisans market

where: Ware Center, 42 Prince N Street.

when: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. December 3rd.

what are you expecting: As part of the first Friday in December, the Ware Center will host local artists in its lobby to sell their creations. Participating artists include Brian Kroll, Charlene Randolph, Kayla Gibbons, Keisha Finney, Louis Logan, Longa Bechtel, Malcolm Corley, Jean Hamby and others. An on-site ATM will be for cash sales only.

Twenty-sixth annual exhibition of women’s auxiliary handicrafts in the Church of St. Philip the Apostle

where: 2111 Millersville Pike (at the intersection of Routes 741 and 999).

when: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 4th.

what are you expecting: Over 50 vendors selling their handcrafted merchandise; Books will be sold by friends of the public library. Baked goods, food and beverages available for purchase.

Christmas Bazaar of St Peter’s Catholic Church

where: Saint Peter’s Catholic Church Parish Center, Second and Union Street, Columbia.

when: 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 4 and from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, December 5.

what are you expecting: Handmade goods, gift basket raffles, and home sweets for sale. Pork dinner will be served on Sundays starting at 11am; Tickets will be available at the door.

The annual Winter Festival of the Susquehanna Waldorf School

where: 15 Walnut Street, Marietta.

when: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 5.

what are you expecting: This outdoor event will feature local vendors selling holiday gifts for people of all ages, activities for kids, a Bake Shoppe and Soup Café that offers food for sale, and a fire pit with s’mores.

The Mannheim Historical Society’s Christmas Folk Art Exhibition for the Railway Station

where: 310 Charlotte Street, Mannheim.

when: 3 to 8 p.m. on Friday 10 December; From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday 11 December.

what are you expecting: Goods from exhibitors including: textile artist Cynthia Baker, lacquered furniture and sculpting artist Jim Murphy, folk artist Mike Brown, jewelry artist Judy Berelstein, potters Bob and Sally Hughes, primitive sculptures Lee Pfutz, glues Karen Hurt and wood sculptor Doug and Sue Shaw. Masks required, no moisturizers.

Gifts that give hope a fair gift alternative

where: Farm and Home Centre, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster.

when: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday 12 December.

what are you expecting: The 14th Annual Alternative Gifts Fair will present environmentally and ethically sourced gifts from companies with a positive social mission.

Misfits at the Shopping Bazaar on the 10th Annual Mission Santa Workshop Holiday

where: 339 E. Main Street, New Holland.

when: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday 11 December.

what are you expecting: Artisans, vendors, unique gifts, prize draw drawings in support of Relay for Life, food available to buy and bake sale for the American Cancer Society. Donations will be raised for animal rescues in Speranza, including canned or dry dog ​​food, sturdy dog ​​toys, paper towels and 41-gallon (or larger) trash bags.

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