Austinites pride ourselves on shopping local, and in honor of Small Business Saturday, we're going to share a few of the local holiday art and craft fairs where you can get one-of-a-kind gifts for friends and family.
Renegade Craft Fair is the weekend after Thanksgiving from 11am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday at the Palmer Events Center. In addition to the over 150 makers selling everything from jewelry to clothing to housewares and everything in between, there is a free photo booth, music, and food and drink for sale. Admission is free.
The Blue Genie Art Bazaar is celebrating its 14th year at the Marchesa Hall and Theatre. It runs from November 28th through December 24th and has amazing crafts and art from over 200 local and regional artists. Open from 10am to 10pm daily and with free admission, you are sure to find something for everyone on your list as this unique fair.
The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar has been an Austin institution for 39 years. Running from December 16th through 24th and open 11am to 11pm daily at the Palmer Events Center, the Armadillo makes shopping an event with handmade items from more than 160 artists, plus music from 28 bands and a full bar. Tickets are $7 and children under 12 are free.
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has its 24th Annual Wildflower Ideas Shopping Event December 5-7th from 9am to 5pm. Admission is free and there is a 20% discount on everything in their store. Get a gift for the gardener or nature lover in your family and support the Wildflower Center's mission of keeping Central Texas beautiful!
What's your favorite place to shop for the holidays in Austin? Any good Christmas fairs we've missed? Let us know!