Winter Fairs In the West Kootenay, winter is a season to embrace, to invite inspiration and sow creativity. Soft snow, sharp cold air outside, warm by the fireside indoors… Peaceful yes, and cozy and dramatic all at once. Leading up to Christmas there are many craft fairs showcasing our local artisans. Find quality handcrafted gifts for everyone on your list ~ unique, from the Kootenays with love. Be inspired!
Kootenay Columbia Christmas Craft Faire Castlegar Community Complex Friday, Nov. 8 10am – 8pm Saturday, Nov. 9 10am – 5pm Bake tables, door prizes, crafts. Admission $3, 12 and under free.
Fruitvale Christmas Craft Fair Fruitvale Memorial Hall Friday, Nov. 8 10am - 7pm Saturday, Nov. 9 10am - 4pm $2 admission, includes muffin & beverage. Local crafters from the West Kootenay. Hosted as a fundraiser by the Friends of the Beaver Valley Library.
Canada’s Best Value Inn 1935 Columbia Ave., Castlegar Friday, Nov. 15 4pm-9pm Saturday, Nov. 16 9am-4pm Free admission.
19th ANNUAL Baker Street Christmas Craft Faire Best Western Hotel 153 Baker St., Nelson Friday, Nov. 15 10am-7pm Saturday, Nov. 16 10am-5pm Sunday, Nov. 17 10am-3pm
Balfour Hall Christmas Craft Faire Saturday, Nov. 16 9am-3pm Free admission. Door prizes. Also accepting food hamper donations at the door for the Aimee Beaulieu Transition House.
Rossland Homespun Christmas Craft Fair Prestige Mountain Resort Saturday, Nov. 16 10am – 4pm $3 admission, children 12 & under free. Door prizes from each of the vendors.
$2 admission. Over 40 of the Kootenays’ finest crafters & artisans. Free parking.
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Christmas In The Valley Craft Fair
91 Baker St., Nelson Friday, Nov. 22 10am - 8pm Saturday, Nov. 23 9am - 5pm
$2 admission includes a cup of hot apple cider. Lots of new vendors including organic jams, hand painted wooden signs, pottery, canning, jewelery and of course our own homemade fresh Christmas wreaths!
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Slocan Valley Legion 502 Harold St., Slocan Sunday, Nov. 17 10am-3pm
Mistletoe Market The Riverbelle 1350 Esplanade Ave., Trail Friday, Nov. 22 6pm-9:30pm Saturday, Nov. 23 10am-3pm $2 admission. 10% of vendor sales donated to a local charity.
Prestige Lakeside Resort, Nelson Friday, Nov. 22 11am-7pm Saturday, Nov. 23 10am-6pm Sunday, Nov. 24 11am-4pm $3 admission, 12 & under free. $5 weekend pass. 50+ High quality, handmade local artisans, live music, portraits. More info on facebook & instagram.
Waneta Plaza Christmas Craft Fair Waneta Plaza, Trail Thursday, Nov. 28 9:30am to 8pm Friday, Nov. 29 9:30am to 8pm Sat, Nov. 30 9:30am to 5:30pm Sunday, Dec. 1 11am to 4pm Free admission. Santa arriving on Saturday November 30!
33rd ANNUAL Procter Xmas Craft & Gift Fair Procter Hall Saturday, Nov. 30 9:30am – 3pm Variety of unique & handcrafted gifts, baked goods & stocking stuffers. Light lunch available.
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Winter Fairs Nelson Waldorf School Winter Faire Castlegar Christmas Craft Faire
Castlegar Community Complex Sunday, Dec. 1 10am-4pm $2 admission, kids 12 & under free. Lots of new vendors! Homemade articles in banquet room; home based businesses directly across the hall. Door prizes with admission
Riondel Christmas Fair
Riondel Community Centre 2277 Riondel Road, N. Saturday, Dec. 7 10am – 3pm
Waldorf School, Silverking Ski Hill Road, Nelson. Saturday, Dec. 7 10am-3pm Activities 10am-4pm Artisans Market
Taghum Christmas Market
Senior’s Christmas Craft Faire
Saturday, Dec 7 10am – 4pm Kaslo Seniors Hall On 4th Street
Taghum Hall 8 minutes from Nelson Saturday Dec. 7 10am-3pm
Soup & bun, muffins by donations. Lots of crafts and Christmas goodies. Free admission.
All local farmers, crafters and artisans, hearty vegetable soup, bread & refreshments. Admission by donation.
Kaslo Christmas Craft Faire Kaslo Legion Hall Saturday, Dec 7 10am - 4pm Free admission.
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Evergreen – A Make It & Take It Workshop United Church Hall 602 Silica St., Nelson Saturday, Dec. 7 noon - 3pm Make your own fresh evergreen creation to deck your hall for only $20 (materials supplied). Child minding, gift-wrapped baking & refreshments. All proceeds go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers Campaign.
Argenta Commuinty Hall Sunday Dec. 8 11am-5pm Artisanal crafts, delicious local food, warm drinks, music and our annual epic clothing swap. Free admission. Come enjoy the season with us!
West Kootenay Eco Society Winter Craft Fair Central School Gym 811 Stanley St., Nelson Saturday, Dec. 14 10am-4pm Admission by donation (suggested $2)
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