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Shop Southern Oregon Artisans and Makers for the Holidays

When you shop at an artisan’s market or local bazaar, you get an insider’s look into what makes a community tick. From farmer’s fermenting their home grown vegetables to knitted hats and scarves to hand carved soaps, a person gets to purchase a piece of the maker’s heart.  What better choice for gifts for the holidays or any occasion for that matter, than something homegrown or handmade.

by Lanessa Pierce

 

Southern Oregon is overflowing with talented makers, in the fall and winter, markets and bazaars can be found in each small town across southern Oregon.  From granges and churches to armories and even barns you can find unique treasures and trinkets to gift your loved ones this season.

To make it easier for you, we've put together a few of our favorite places to shop and get in the holiday spirit:

HOLIDAY BAZAAR AT NEW LIFE NAZ

For 25 years Rogue Valley makers have been coming together with their handmade offerings.  Admission is free though they do accept monetary donations to help local families in need.

(November 1 & 2, Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-3pm | 1974 E McAndrews Rd, Medford)  FACEBOOK EVENT

Farmhouse Christmas Market - Merrill - Klamath Falls - What to do in Southern Oregon - Things to do
Photo credit: Farmhouse Designs, Merrill

FARMHOUSE CHRISTMAS MARKET at The Little White Barn

Holiday décor, furniture and home décor market in a 100 year old barn.  They even offer DIY workshops and St. Nicholas will be making an appearance! Free admission.

(November 15th-17th, Friday, 1-6pm, Saturday, 10am-6pm, Sunday 3-5pm | 30500 Hwy 50, Malin)  EVENT DETAILS

CLAYFOLK at THE MEDFORD ARMORY

Southern Oregon Potters' Association annual event features functional, sculptural and whimsical work by more than 70 artists.  Not only can you purchase the artists work there are live demonstrations to enjoy.  Admission is free.

(November 22nd-224th, Friday 4-9pm. Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-4pm | 1701 S Pacific Hwy, Medford) WEBSITE

SHEPHERD'S MARKET at HOSANNA CHRISTIAN

Shop more than 60 vendors showcasing high-quality handmade crafts, antiques and vintage items.  Enjoy  local food and live entertainment all in support of the Hosanna Christian Academy.

(November 22nd & 23rd, Friday & Saturday 9am to Noon | 5000 Hosanna Way, Klamath Falls) FACEBOOK EVENT

Lithia Artisans Christmas Faire - Ashland - Travel Southern Oregon - What to do in Southern Oregon
Photo credit: Lithia Artisans Market

LITHIA ARTISANS CHRISTMAS FAIRE at the ASHLAND ARMORY

Locally crafted one-of-a-kind gifts from makers all over southern  Oregon.  Live music and snacks.

(November 29th - December 1st,  Friday 10am-7pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-pm | 208 Oak Street, Ashland) WEBSITE

Christmas Fair - Holiday Bazaar - Douglas County - Roseburg -  What to do in Southern Oregon
Photo credit: NBC16 - KMDR - Eugene

CHRISTMAS FAIR at DOUGLAS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

Over 300 crafter booths, displaying a wide variety of hand crafted items, such as clothing, home décor, baked goods, wood crafts, soaps, and many other unique products.  Santa is even on hand for photos!  Admissions $5 for adults receive $1 off when you donate canned food to support local food banks. Admission is free on Friday.

(December 6th -8th, Friday & Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday 10am-4pm | 2110 SW Frear St, Roseburg)  EVENT

 

LAKE DISTRICT HOSPITAL AUXILARY'S HOLIDAY FAIR at LAKE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

Handmade crafts, goodies, jewelry, and refreshments.

(Friday, Dec 6, 5-8pm &  Saturday, Dec 7, 10am-3pm | 1900 N 4th St, Lakeview)

ROGUE VALLEY CHRISTMAS MARKET at FRY FAMILY FARM STORE

A European style Christmas Market featuring hand crafted Christmas gifts from local artists and crafts people who work with ceramics, glass, precious stones, wood, fiber and more!  Enjoy fine food, wine and cider while you are there.  Admission is free but donations are welcome for Habitat for Humanity. On-site gift wrapping is available also.

(December 13th & 14th, Friday 1-7pm, Saturday 10am-7pm | 2184 Ross Lane, Medford)  EVENT

Artisan markets bring the heart of the community together and give one the opportunity to really support small businesses and the local economy.   Choose unique, choose local, shop southern Oregon makers.

For a more comprehensive list of Holiday Bazaars visit my website HERE.

ABOUT THE

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What to do in Southern Oregon
Lanessa Pierce is the owner and social media manager of
"What to Do in Southern Oregon" a local events blog, website
and social media outlet showcasing the region's best events
and adventures. Lanessa enjoys all that Oregon has to offer
with her husband and two children, getting outdoors as much
as possible. She is also passionate about local
homegrown music, food, beer and wine.
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