Just in Time for the Holidays!
Buying holiday gifts for everyone on your list can be overwhelming — but it doesn’t have to be! ILLINOISouth is here to help. You’re sure to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones this season at #ILSouth’s many holiday craft fairs. What’s better than gifting a present hand-crafted with love and attention from local vendors? Nothing you can buy at a big box store, that’s for sure!
See what these great holiday craft fairs in our 22 regions have to offer this holiday season:
Fairfield’s Holiday Craft & Flea Market
Browse over 30 vendors’ and artistans’ booths at the Holiday Craft & Flea Market in Fairfield. On November 2, vendors will gather at the Wayne County Fairgrounds to sell homemade soaps and bath bombs, antiques, jewelry and more. Refreshments are available for purchase so that you can sip while you shop!
Don’t miss Fairfield’s Holiday Craft & Flea Market on November 2 at Wayne County Fairgrounds this year.
Olney Holiday Bazaar
Start your morning with a selection of Olney’s finest crafts and home goods at the Holiday Bazaar on November 3. This event takes place in the Olney City Park Community Building from 9am to 1pm.
13th Annual Holiday Craft/Vendor Expo in Fairview Heights
Where else can you find over 40 unique vendors in one place but at Grand Manor’s 13th Annual Holiday Shopping Expo in Fairview Heights? With that many artisans, crafters and vendors, you’re sure to find something special for each person on your Holiday list this season, including yourself!
Stop by Grand Manor on November 9 between 11am and 1pm to enjoy a $5 spaghetti lunch while you shop.
39th Annual Art and Craft Fall Fair in Belleville
Don’t miss the largest indoor craft show south of Springfield and north of Carbondale! Belle-Clair Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Belleville will host the 39th Annual Art and Craft Fall Fair this November 29 – December 1. The top craftspeople across five states will be in attendance with their products for sale! Meet local and regional crafters and get into the holiday spirit at the Annual Art and Craft Fall Fair in Belleville.
Christkindlemarkt (German Christmas Market)
Belleville brings the beauty and magic of Germany’s traditional open-air markets to ILLINOISouth with their Christkindlmarkt celebration! Find daily European vendors, German food and beverages and evening entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays from November 29 – December 23.
Let Christkindlmarkt transport you to Germany without the expensive plane ticket and travel stress! Downtown Belleville welcomes you.
Carmi’s Festival of Trees & Craft Fair
Discover Carmi’s greatest crafters with the help of the Wabash Chapter DAR at the Festival of Trees and Craft Show! This holiday event happens on November 30 from 9am – 2pm at Washington Middle School in Carmi.
Delta Theta Tau’s Christmas Bazaar in Pinckneyville
Delta Theta Tau’s Christmas Bazaar features homemade gifts, decor, food, fun and photos with Santa! Head to Pinckneyville Jr. High School on December 7 to satisfy your holiday craft fair cravings at the Pinckneyville Christmas Bazaar. Who knows what treasures await you!
Cookie Walk & Craft Fair in Waterloo
Do you love Christmas? Do you love cookies? Then join the Immanuel Lutheran Church for their Cookie Walk & Craft Fair on December 7!
A wide variety of cookies are available to purchase by the pound. And, while you’re there, be sure to check out the vendors and crafters too!
A Forever Vintage Christmas Market in Belleville
A Forever Vintage Christmas Market brings crafters and vendors from the ILLINOISouth area to showcase and sell their vintage or vintage-inspired designs. Shop A Forever Vintage Christmas Market from December 13 to December 15 at Belle-Clair Fairgrounds & Expo Center in Belleville. Happy holiday shopping!
Mistletoe Market in Belleville
Belleville is bringing vintage and handmade crafts, holiday decor, food and more to you this holiday season at their Mistletoe Market. Visit the St. Clair County Event Center from December 13 through December 15 to find your next favorite holiday item!
Christmas Shopping Expo in Martinsville
Head to Downtown Martinsville’s Community Center to enjoy a day of vendors, soup and sandwiches at the Christmas Shopping Expo. And, thank goodness, it’s just in time to get those last-minute gifts out of the way! The Christmas Shopping Expo happens on December 14 in Martinsville — and you don’t want to miss it!
There’s Something For Everyone!
ILLINOISouth’s 22 counties have no shortage of holiday craft fairs this season! Make a trip of it and see how many you can visit, or simply stop in to one or two. Before you know it, you’ll have knocked out your holiday shopping — and maybe even picked up a little something for yourself.