Your guide to holiday bazaars and craft fairs in Richmond

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Shop local at holiday markets + craft fairs this season.

Calling all arts + crafts fans: It’s holiday bazaar time. Here’s how to start your shopping season offline — aka avoid shipping delays — with a plethora of locally crafted gifts for everyone on your list.

Richmond Makers Market | Basic City Beer Co., 212 W. 6th St. | Sat., Nov. 13+ Sun., Dec. 5, 12-6 p.m.

This free monthly market returns to Southside with two themed days. Check out “It’s Fall Y’all” this Saturday or put the “Holiday Cheers” market on your calendar for next month. Snag some goods from a rotating selection of handmade + local products, then kick back with a brew to survey your purchases.  

The Bizarre Bazaar | Richmond Raceway | Thurs., Dec. 2-Sun., Dec. 5, times vary

Spreading across the Raceway and filling four exhibition buildings, expect 475+ vendors of holiday crafts + decorations, gourmet food, handmade jewelry, antiques, clothes, and toys. Tickets are $10 in advance and $11 at the door. This year, get early access on Dec. 1 from 4:30-9 p.m., with all ticket proceeds benefiting Operation Healing Forces. Pro tip: Buy a $1 re-entry pass on site that will give you access to return another day. 

Artisan Market | Main Line Brewery, 1603 Ownby Ln. | Dates vary, 1-4 p.m.

To combine your love of craft beer with your love of craft fairs, visit Main Line Brewery’s outdoor shopping event held Sundays on Nov. 21, Dec. 5 + Dec. 19. Find vendors selling goods like home decor, clothing, and art + enjoy music, food trucks, and plenty of beer. Free admission + pet friendly. 

Over the River Holiday Market | Bon Air Shopping Center, 2600 Buford Rd. | Fri., Nov. 26 + Sat., Nov. 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Head south of the James on Thanksgiving weekend to check out this outdoor market in the Bon Air Shopping Center parking lot, hosted by Perk! Coffee & Lunchbox. What makes this market special is its array of different vendors all from Richmond’s Southside areas — expect live music + locally made pottery, confections, fiber art, and other holiday goodies. Try this: Grab a Poinsettia from Perk! after you shop — that’s their version of a cranberry mimosa.

Bizarre Market | Richmond Young Writers, 2707 W. Cary St. | Sat., Nov. 20-Fri., Dec. 24, 12-6 p.m.

For month-long market magic, stop by Richmond Young Writers on Cary Street, this year’s host of the Bizarre Market. Handmade gifts + crafts are available from this pop-up daily, with the option to book private shopping appointments. Pro tip: Tend to leave your holiday shopping for the last minute? They’re even open Christmas Eve. 

Holiday Market Pop-up | The Urban Farmhouse, 13872 Coalfield Commons Pl. | Sat., Nov. 27, 10 am.-2 p.m.

Shop the last Urban Farmhouse Farmers Market of the season + enjoy vendors selling local tea, knitwears, dairy, and more. The pop-up is thanks to RVAg, an organization dedicated to a future of sustainable farming in Central Virginia. 

Did we forget the bazaar that’s been on your calendar since last winter? Let us know so we can add to our list + shop small this holiday season.