For this knitter, the holiday season means ... craft fairs! If you've been reading here for awhile, you know that I have mad love for craft fairs and have been selling my handmade goods for quite a few years. This holiday season, I'll be selling hand knits at two craft fairs: Market Day Black Friday here in lovely Des Moines and What a Load of Craft in Iowa City. Here are all of the details.
Market Day's 5th Annual Black Friday sale will be happening at the Kirkwood Hotel & Gramercy Tap, 400 Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA from 9am - 5pm on November 29th. Market Day is Des Moines' biggest/best/brightest craft fair, and this is the 5th annual Black Friday sale. The mega sale. There will be 70 crafters and artists from Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Kansas, and Illinois. Market Day offers thoughtful shopping for thoughtful gifts and you won't want to miss this. Visit 70 booths of arts, crafts, and vintage goods. Bring the whole family! Enjoy mimosas at the Gramercy Tap and we'll kick off the holiday season with rock and roll Christmas music, pretty packages, friends, and giveaways. Come to our Market Day Black Friday and invite your friends!
In December, I'll be packing up my knitted goods and heading to Iowa City for the tenth annual What a Load of Craft fair. Ten years, people! What a Load of Craft (WALOC) is Iowa's premier punk rock craft fair, celebrating the power of DIY arts, crafts and music. What A Load Of Craft 10 will be held Saturday December 14, 2013 at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Iowa City from 11 am - 6 pm. Swing by to find a huge variety of unique handmade, local and vintage gifts for everyone on your holiday list. There will be over 50 vendors, food, record swap, raffle, photo booth, gift wrapping and more. Head on over to the Facebook event page to rsvp and hope to see you at one or both of these fine local events. (Until then, I'll be knitting my tush off.)