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 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 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 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.