Candy Cane Junction Craft Show
When: Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Visitation of Mary Parish, 87 Broad St.
Features: More than 30 crafters, a Chinese basket auction, grab bags, raffle and door prizes, and food, including homemade cabbage rolls and a bake sale
Contact: 330-535-4141, ext. 12
LAoH Margaret Judge Division, Belles of Ireland Christmas Faire
When: Nov. 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Hibernian Club, 2000 Brown St.
Features: Wide selection of Irish gifts and handcrafted items. Also includes Café Ireland, which has homemade sandwiches, baked goods and beverages.
Contact: Meg Griffin, 330-688-4009
When: Dec. 7, noon-10 p.m., and Dec. 8, noon-5 p.m.
Where: Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market St.
Features: Many local artisans and art
Contact: 330-376-8480 or www.akronareaarts.org
I-X Christmas Connection
When: Nov. 22-23, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Nov. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: I-X Center, 62 Riverside Dr.
Cost: $10.99; $8.99 tickets available at Discout Drug Mart
Features: Gifts, homespun crafts, and great live holiday entertainment. Show features include breakfast with Santa, photo opportunities (including a new walk-in giant snow globe that allows up to six people inside), Santa Land, the Sugar Plum Shoppe, Gingerbread Square: the first 700 kids can design and eat their own holiday cookie.
Holiday Show and Craft Bazaar
When: through December
Where: Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, 2131 Front St.
Features: Artists and crafters entries will be accepted Nov. 26 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., the Holiday Show and Bazaar Open House is Nov. 30 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Activities on the Front Street Mall that day will include pictures with Santa, train rides for children, and the opening of the Cuyahoga Falls Ice Rink.
Contact: Linda Nye, 330-928-8092, or www.cvartcenter.org
Holiday Gift Shoppe
When: Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Hudson Middle School, 77 N. Oviatt St.
Features: Young children shop in a secure, supervised and escorted area for family and friends while the waiting adults enjoy a craft show featuring everything from jewelry to food.
Contact: Patty Ulmer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fair Trade Bazaar
When: Dec. 14-15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: St. Mary Catholic Church, 340 N. Main St.
Features: Fair trade items, such as jewelry, scarves, olive oil, candles, purses, bags, toys, games, clothes, chocolates, coffee and more
Contact: Maria Green, 330-653-8118
Holiday and craft show
When: Dec. 8, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Trinity Lutheran Church, 600 S. Water St.
Features: Jams, jellies, greeting cards, knitted and crocheted items, paper crafts and other handmade crafts, and a quilt raffle.
Holiday Cookie and Nut Sale
When: Dec. 14, 9 a.m.-noon
Where: St. Timothy's Church, Rote 82 and Sheperd Road
Features: Homemade holiday cookies, fresh-roasted cashews and mixed nuts.
A Country Christmas Gift Shop
When: Dec. 6, noon-8 p.m., Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Dec. 8, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Mantua Center School, 11741 Mantua Center Road
Features: Candy and craft show featuring homemade candies and crafts, a free tour of the 99-year-old original historic school building. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Mantua.
VFW Soup Tasting / Holiday Fair Fundraiser
When: Nov. 23, 2-5 p.m.
Where: VFW Post 6768, 8584 Olde Eight Road
Features: Homemade soups for tasting made by Ladies Auxiliary Members and friends. Shop for Discovery Toys, Premier Designs Jewelry, Scentsy, Tastefully Simple, Crocheted Necklaces by Cindy, Homemade Jams/Honey by Dawn, Pumpkin Rolls by Lynn, Miche Bags, Avon, Angell's Touch Massage and more. Also featured are a Chinese Raffle, a 50/50 Raffle and a light lunch. Proceeds go to help veterans.
37th Annual Woodridge Arts & Craft Show
When: Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 4440 Quick Road
Features: Handmade/homemade arts & crafts, pottery, jewelry, woodworking.
Contact: Katya Bissell, 330-923-2971 or email@example.com
Winter Craft Show
When: Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Portage County Gardener's Center, 5154 S. Prospect St.
Features: Open to local crafters and artisans. Tables are $20.
Contact: Helena Parry, 330-673-0577
West Side Fall Avant-Garde Art and Craft Show
When: Nov. 16 and 17
Where: Rocky River Memorial Hall, 21016 Hilliard Blvd.
Cost: $3; children under 12 free
Features: More than 100 local vendors that hand-make each item, crafts and decorations, jewelry, clothing, pet fashion accessories, home décor and more.
Contact: Becki Cooper, 440-227-8794 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Highland Holiday Bazaar and Santa Visit
When: Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where: Highland Elementary School, 1843 Graham Road
Features: Secret Santa Shop for the children, pictures with Santa (for small fee) concessions, bake sale and raffles.
Contact: Stephanie Cowger, 330-671-0163 or email@example.com
Cornerstone Community Church Christmas Bazaar
When: Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Cornerstone Community Church, 5344 Fishcreek Road
Features: Baked goods, crafts, raffle, Mary Kay, Mia Bella candles, scarfs, Premiere Designs jewelry, Scentsy, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, and 31 Purses. Crafters are welcome.
Contact: Lisa Page, 330-310-9413
Holiday Hope Extravaganza
When: Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: SYB Party Center, 4157 Hudson Dr.
Cost: Free, donations appreciated
Features: Fundraiser for the Stow-Munroe Falls Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society
Contact: Rhonda Eddy, firstname.lastname@example.org
SCPTA 2nd Annual Holiday Connection
When: Dec. 7, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Henry Defer Intermediate School, 1895 Annalane Dr.
Features: Santa Shop, visit with Santa (photo extra), local area vendors, Home Depot kids workshop, Scholastic Book Fair, face painting, bake sale, yummy food and holiday caroling.
Contact: Von Starkey, 330-655-1530, or email@example.com
Tallmadge Church of the Nazarene Craft Show
When: Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Tallmadge Church of the Nazarene, 191 S. Munroe Road
Features: Many different crafts, baked goods, lunch served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
When: Nov. 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: First Congregational Church of Twinsburg, 9050 Church St.
Features: Hand-knit items, a Chinese raffle, and a soup and sandwich cafe, with more than 20 kinds of soup
Contact: Liz Murch, 330-425-8393