Craft Fair Season in Prince George

Craft fair season in Prince George is well underway, so we’re here to give you the low down on the markets in the Prince George area this year. Don’t let another weekend of craft fairs slip by! Cause you know Christmas is only a couple months away.

Shop local and stock up on our community makers’ crafts, sweets, preserves, leather, wood and metal work, grandmas knitting, quilting, stuffies, wreaths and Christmas decor as stocking stuffers before it’s too late!

2018 Craft Fair Season in Prince George

September 23: Elks Community Hall.

This one starts of the season right downtown! 663 Douglas Street! Come ready for baked goods and plenty of home-made knitting, crafts and more!

October 13: Malaspina Elementary.

7900 Malaspina Avenue. Come on up to College Heights for local crafters and small businesses, raffle prizes, bake sale and concession!

October 14: Roll A Dome.

2588 Rec Place Drive. This one has a good mix of small business, local businesses, crafters, photographers, bakers, and sales reps all in one place! We went last year and had the most amazing scones and cupcakes!

October 20/21: Sacred Heart.

887 Patricia Boulevard. I’d classify this one as a true mom and pop craft fair with lots of home-made baked goods, knitting, crafts and Christmas goodies as well as lots of ornaments.

October 27/28: Artisans of the North @ UNBC.

3333 University Way. This one is the cream of the crop. If you’re planning on hitting up a craft fair this one is the one not to miss! Now in its 15th year, this must-attend festive shopping event is home to the region’s most creative artisans such as: 4 Paws Pure, N.G. Collars , for your pets, Cakewalk Desserts for your sweet tooth, Hunter and Thistle and Darling Deviance for Mom, and our beloved Bulldog Wrinkle and TC Creations for the babes! Also a new favourite is Elemental Fantasy Art!! See the image below! This would go great in the kids’ room! #amiright

Get a jump on your Christmas (or any special occasion) shopping with one-of-a-kind, quality, hand-crafted gifts sure to please everyone on your list. 100+ talented artisans from throughout northern and central BC will be selling unique clothing, food, jewellery, housewares and more. Our favourite vendors are Bulldog Wrinkle and Sew Bright Creations two local makers of baby wear!

November 2-4: Studio Fair.

Prince George Civic Centre. 808 Canada Games Way. This one has been going 42 years strong this year. OMG that’s amazing! It’s run by the Prince George & District Community Arts Council which is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary this year. Way to go PGDCAC! Like the Artisans of the North the weekend prior, this one is also not to miss! It’s absolutely huge and it runs Friday 10-8, Saturday 10-6, Sunday 10-4 Entrance Fee: 1 Day Pass: Adult/Student/Senior: $5.00 Bring the kids cause under 12 are Free!!

Our favourite vendors at this event include local author of The X-Tails books,  West Coast Gourmet Snacks, Blink Chocolate, Pook, and Untamed Feast !

November 3: Snowflake Bazaar. Elks Hall.

633 Douglas Street. Start the weekend off right with a more Christmas themed craft fair!

November 3: Hart Pioneer Centre.

6986 Hart Highway. Small businesses, crafts and a big bake sale! Start the season off right and come load up on treats!

November 3: Miworth Community Hall.

13510 Flint Road. The drive to Miworth is beautiful and although rural, it’s only like 10 minutes off the beaten track! Come out for concession, crafts and handmade items from the Miworth community!

November 3: Cluculz Lake.

3385 Lund Road. 55 km west of PG, but worth the drive! 25 vendors, concession, crafts, door prizes and raffles galore!

November 3-4: Pineview Hall.

6470 Benedixon Road. This one, if you haven’t figured, it out in Pineview. But it’s well worth the drive! Check out what the local community in Pineview has to offer at this down-home craft fair.

November 3-4: St. Mary’s School.

1088 Gillette Street. This weekend is for craft fair hopping! Or if you think Pineview is too far, or you don’t drive, this one is right in the bowl! This fair combines local crafters, small businesses, baked goods and concession!

November 10: Playgrounds Cafe.

1790 Quinn Street. 9-3. Pop Up Shop with Live Love North and Sew Bright Creations! Come eat, drink, play and shop!!

November 11-13: DP Todd.

444 Hill Avenue. This one’s quite a good one to hit up if you’re only going to a few this year. It’s quite big with approx. 50 vendors. We went last year for the scones alone by Laura of The Cottage Kitchen! Come and check out all the other awesome crafts and homemade goodies!! Saturday and Sunday 10-4!

November 17: Immaculate Conception School.

3285 Cathedral Avenue. 10-4. Satisfy your sweet tooth and get stocking stuffers and Christmas décor for the house!

November 17-18: Nukko Lake.

23485 Chief Lake Rd. Worth the beauty drive for this Christmas craft fair. Come check out what the Nukko lake community has to offer!

November 17-18: Ferndale Hall.

3595 Upper Fraser Road. East line Farmers Market Christmas Craft Fair. Chocolates, crafts, wreaths, local produce, preserves, baking, baskets, books and so much more!

November 24-25: Kelly Road School.

4540 Handlen Road. 10-4. This one is another not to miss event! It’s going 33 years strong! We go specifically for the woodwork, metal work and fudge at this one! There’s a concession, baking, baskets, prizes and so so much more!

December 1: Two Rivers Gallery.

725 Canada Games Way. This is a small but quality artisan fair to hit up. It’s downtown and it’s always great to come and check out what’s going on at the gallery too. We love the leather work, woodwork and handmade cards! Plus, it’s free to shop too!

December 1-2: Duchess Park.

747 Winnipeg Street. Come out and Support the Me to We initiative. We love this one because it’s downtown and has a good selection of quality makers. Our favourite booth is the homemade stuffed animal booth and the wreaths by Owl Originals !

December 1-2: Blackburn Community Centre.

2451 Blackburn Road. Just head east out of town towards the airport to get there. It’s really only a 10-minute drive. Come and check out the baked goods, Christmas crafts and all that the Blackburn community has to offer!

December 8-9: Roll A Dome.

2588 Rec Place Drive. This one’s always a good mix of small businesses, crafts, and brand reps. Come grab a cupcake and all your stocking stuffers and support your local small business and brand reps!

December 15: Winterfest @ The Civic Centre.

808 Canada Games Way 10-4. They say they save the best for last! The last big craft and home-based business event of the year is happening at the Prince George Civic Centre, from 10:00am – 4:00pm.

There will also be a child-minding area, and a raffle draw! If you are wanting to do a little more for the holiday season, we are also collecting for the Salvation Army food drive, so bring down your non-perishable food items to donate!

Check out their insane list of vendors:
-108 Sausage
-2 Sticks and a Pinecone Mittens
-4 Paws Pure
-5 Little Monkeys Fine Foods
-Adventures in Self Sufficiency
-AMM Reflections
-Andreas Wickless Candles (Scentsy)
-Blissful Bubbles
-The Bag Lady
-Bluestravina Creations
-Cakewalk Desserts
-Cannabis Sative Gel Gaps
-Clocks and More
-Chantel’s Custom Creations
-Creative Creations
-CST consultants
-Dark Art Oddities/Altered Wicks
-Darling Deviance
-Dammit Dolls
-Della’s Outerwear
-Dorito Glass Designs
-Dream Works Ceramics
-Elixir for Life
-Erin Stagg Fine Art
-ES Wildlife photo Images
-Ewes on Clogs
-Gel Moment by Sheley
-Granville Johnson Multimedia
-The Green Sheep ECO-shop
-Hey Sunshine Designs
-Images by Cathy Shorey
-Jelly Pearls
-JK Apparel and Leggings
-Just Add Water Bath and Body creations
-K&L Toys and Trinkets
-Kozy Knits
-Lady Di Esthetics
-Laser Health Solutions
-Lil’ Sunflower Country Works home decor
-Linda and Megan Handmade Gifts
-Lolly’s Creations
-Lost in Lichen crafts
-Made by OMA
-Madison Ave Fashions
-Maggie’s home goods
-Maridadi arts and crafts
-Marlinspike Farms
-Mojilife
-Mystic Sister jewellery
-NG Collars
-Northern Closet Women’s Clothing and Accessories
-Norwex
-Origami Owl (Kitt’s Kreations)
-Pampered Chef (Sandra)
-Perpetual Transformation of the B,M,S
-Pure Romance
-Quilt Collector
-Rocks in my Head Lapidary Services
-Rusty Bucket
-Rusty Hammer Home Decor
-Ryan Hodges homemade crackers
-SeneGence Lipsense
-Sharp’s Leather Works and Paracord Braiding
-Shirley’s Fleece
-Silver Icing
-Sisters Soup Factory
-Spa @ Home and Gifts
-Steelhead Creations
-Sweet Home Soapery
-Sweet Legs PG
-Sweet Treats
-Tocara Jewelry
-The Treasure Cove Upcycled and New Home Decor
-Tupperware
-Urban Turban
-Voxx Socks and Insoles
-Wendy’s Glass and Spreads w Love
-Whimsical Wood Turnings
-Whole Healthy Living
-Wildmade Hand Soap
-Willo Handmades
-The X Trails Childrens Books
-Young Essential Oils
-Young Living Canada
and Much More…..

Last year we made a point of hitting up almost every single one of the craft fairs in Prince George. This year, with two kiddos, I think we’ll scale back a bit. If you’re only planning on hitting up one or two, add Artisans of the North at UNBC, Studio Fair at The Civic Centre, Kelly Road and Winterfest!! In my opinion these are the best of the best makers and selection.

Make sure you baby wear as there’s no room for strollers at craft fairs, or get Dad to babysit and go solo. Keep in mind Winterfest has childminding too, so if Dad’s often away and/or you don’t have much family or friends in PG yet, this craft fair really does have it all!

Happy shopping Northern BC Moms! And Happy Holidays to you and yours as well! Much love and enjoy all the craft fairs in Prince George this season!

-Kate

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