I love craft fairs. I’ve been shopping at them for over thirty years and now often participate as a vendor to sell my mystery novels. I’ve met many wonderful people through these events, both customers and vendors, and I have to say that it’s one of my favorite times of the year.
This year, I’m participating in four events, starting this weekend with the smallest, and working up to the largest event in December:
Terry Fox Secondary Christmas Craft Fair
Saturday, Nov. 2, 10:00 – 4:00 pm
1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam, BC
Mission Arts Council Christmas Craft Market
Saturday, Nov. 9, 10:00 – 5:00 pm
Sunday, Nov. 10, 10:00 – 4:00 pm
Heritage Park Centre-Clark Theatre
33700 Prentis Avenue, Mission, BC
Chilliwack Community Arts Council, Christmas Craft Fair
Friday, Nov. 15, from 12:00- 8:00 pm
Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, Nov. 17, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Chilliwack Heritage Park
4414- Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack, BC
Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair
Friday, Dec. 6, 4:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, Dec. 7, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, Dec. 8, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Poirier Sports Centre, Poirier Street, Coquitlam, BC
All of these fairs charge fees to vendors, and some of the fees are becoming uncomfortably steep, so it’s always a gamble, but I have to say that I do have fun.
I’ve also just learned that I’ve been invited to take part in:
Writers in our Midst, night of author readings
Tues., Nov. 19th at Port Moody Library from 7 – 8:30 pm
100 Newport Drive, Port Moody, BC.
This wonderful program of readers is sponsored also by the Gallery Bistro and Timbercrest Publishing. If you live in BC’s Lower Mainland or Fraser Valley, and have time to drop by to any of these great events, come by and say hi!