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Guide to Oct & Nov 2012 Holiday Bazaars in Puget Sound

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Want to get ahead on holiday shopping and planning? There are lots of fall bazaars with gift ideas, locally made arts and crafts, and delicious treats! Here are some of our favorites.

Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival
Wednesday, October 17 – Sunday, October 21
Wed. 11am – 8:00 pm
Thurs. 10am – 8:00 pm
Fri. 10am – 9:00 pm
Sat. 10am – 9:00 pm
Sun. 10am – 5:00 pm
Tacoma Dome
2727 East D Street
Tacoma, WA 98421
http://www.holidaygiftshows.com

Come to Tacoma’s largest holiday gift show! Arts, Crafts, Gift and Home Decor, and over 250 “new” exhibitors from around the country. See “Artists Village,” under the Christmas Tree. Plus, over 35 artists featuring pottery, painters and wood carvers, glass artists, jewelers and more. A new Food court on East side Dome with expanded menu including crepes, fiesta bar, potato bar, desserts and the D Street Bistro. 900 row is back as our specialty food sampling aisle. Wednesday through Sunday watch live cooking demonstrations! Learn cooking tips and secrets. Bring the kids for a picture with a real bearded Santa!

Vasa Park Fall Craft Show
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
October 18, 19 and 20
3750 W Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE
Bellevue, WA 98008

Festive Fall Setting with 95 Northwest Finest Crafters and Artists selling thousands of handcrafted Fall + Halloween Trimmings, home decor, personal accessories and gourmet foods. FREE admission.

2012 Holly Daze Craft & Gift Show
Saturday and Sunday
October 27 and 28
Saturday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday 11:00am – 4:00pm
Towne Square Mall
1700 SE Mile Hill Drive
Port Orchard, WA
http://www.siportorchard.com

This juried bazaar has lots of locally made crafts, gift items and delicious food items. There will also be a raffle benefiting the Soroptimist International of Port Orchard and South Kitsap County. Suggested donation is $1/person or a can of food for the local food bank.

Orchard Street Treasure 18th Annual Holiday Fair
Friday, November 2, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday, November 3, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Tacoma Alliance Church
2401 S. Orchard
Tacoma, WA 98466
http://www.facebook.com/OrchardStreetTreasureHolidayFair

Seasonal Holiday Craft Fair, professional craftsmen, handmade goods, seasonal decor, home-based businesses, foods and fun!

2012 Bellevue Club Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, November 3
9:00am – 6:00pm
Bellevue Club
11200 Southeast Sixth Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
http://www.bellevueclub.com

Check off both the naughty and nice from your list while browsing through the more than 100 vendors in the Bellevue Club’s full-size basketball gymnasium and the Olympic Ballroom. This year’s vendors are ready to spread some holiday cheer. The Holiday Bazaar is free and open to the public.

Swedish Cultural Center Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, November 3
9:00am – 5:00pm
Swedish Cultural Center
1920 Dexter Ave. North
Seattle, WA 98125
http://www.swedishculturalcenter.org

This bazaar starts the season of finding wonderful Scandinavian gifts, wether art and crafts or antiques & great finds. Meatballs with your shopping on Saturday, pancakes on Sunday.

25th Annual Holiday Affair Craft Bazaar
Saturday, November 3
9:00am – 3:00pm
Martin Sortun Elementary School
12711 Southeast 248th Street
Kent, WA 98030
http://www.ci.kent.wa.us

As one of the oldest and well-established craft bazaars in the Kent area, you will find over 65 booth spaces of handcrafted items for all your gift giving needs this holiday season!

Christmas In Seattle Gift & Gourmet Food Show
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
November 8, 9 and 10
Fri. 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sat. 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sun. 10:00am – 6:00pm
Washington State Convention Center
800 Convention Place
Seattle, WA 98101
http://www.showcaseevents.org

Seattle’s largest Christmas Gift & Specialty Foods event. Over 400 displays of gifts, unique handcrafted items, specialty food Sampling, entertainment, Santa & Seattle Cooking for the Holidays!

25th Annual Holiday Gift and Food Fair
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
November 16, 17 and 18
Friday and Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Kitsap Sun Pavilion
1200 NW Fairgrounds Road
Bremerton, WA 98311
http://www.holidaygiftfair.com

Best of the Northwest Art and Fine Craft Show
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
November 16, 17 and 18
Friday and Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Pier 91 – Smith Cove Terminal
2001 W. Garfield Street
Seattle, WA 98119
http://www.nwartalliance.com

Shop from over 250 Northwest artists providing handcrafted jewelry, designer clothing, paintings, works out of glass, wood, metal and more, who have met the quality standards of our judges in order to participate in this event. Continuous live music on two levels of the terminal courtesy of local musicians – with zydeco, blue grass, gypsy jazz and many other musical styles. Plus, enjoy wine tasting featuring premium wines from boutique Washington wineries.

Chick N Coop Holiday Bazaar
Friday and Saturday
November 23 and 24
Country Village Bothell
23718 Bothell Everett Highway
Bothell, WA 98021
http://www.countryvillagebothell.com

Over 50 local vendors with stockings and stuffers, party dips & rubs, ornaments & trims, confections, iron and copper works for indoor and out, slippers for Dads, cothing for dolls, goat fiber scarves, kitchen crochet, table-scape accessories, bling and bead jewelry, fused tiles and glass, feeders for the birds, beauty and bath, markers for books, master wood works, shabby chic, quilts and such, seasonal flora and fauna home decor, and so much more! Free.

Kent Winter Craft Bazaar
Friday and Saturday
November 30 and December 1
9:00am – 5:00pm
Kent Commons
525 4th Avenue North
Kent, WA 98032
http://www.smallworldproduction.com

The Kent Winter Craft Bazaar features the best Crafters and Artisans selling their hand made items, from yummy food to gifts for your pet and everything in between. No commercial vendors, only the best of hand crafted items, perfect for Holiday gifts. More than 100 vendors will display their goods at the 29th annual Kent Winter Craft Bazaar!

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