Find Unique Local Treasures at Craft Shows & Maker Markets
Tis the Season for Craft Shows!
I love poking around holiday markets and craft shows in a normal year.
This year with the forecasted supply-chain shortages, I’m looking more and more into local makers for my holiday and Christmas shopping.
One of the best places to see all these goods in one place is at a local maker market or craft show.
I follow a lot of local makers on Instagram and it’s really satisfying seeing a product go from an image on my phone and onto the sales table in front of me. I finally get to hold and see …and even buy!… that item that I watched someone make (even if it was only virtually).
You can’t get this stuff at Target, friends!
Local maker friends have warned me that while they aren’t subject to supply chain problems the same way larger stores are, they still have limited supply that they can make. Once they run out, they run out, so get in your shopping early!
If you like one-of-a-kind goods and shake the hand of the person that made it, keep this list of local craft shows and artist markets in your pocket.
You can find even more gift ideas for every age group in our mega gift finder, which includes amazing Grand Rapids stores, local artisans, and even some Amazon ideas.
Craft Shows Calendar
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