This weekend: The holiday bazaar season begins

Above: Image by Allison McDonald via Flickr. 

If you’re living in or passing through the Catskills and plan to give gifts to loved ones this holiday season, you have absolutely zero excuse for wrapping up a six-pack of sweat socks. (Unless, of course, that’s your loved one’s dearest wish.)

Makers, crafters and artisans across the region are gearing up for two solid months of holiday bazaars showcasing locally-made gifts. The first craft shows are this weekend, Nov. 7 and 8. Here's where to find them. 


Come to the Walton Theatre in Walton on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 4 p.m. and you’ll find a number of fine Delaware County artists assembled along with their wares at The Art of Giving, which will include a gift sale, raffle and silent auction.

The First Presbyterian Church in Delhi will hold its Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 7 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. White elephant sale, baked goods, books, plants, crafts, Christmas decor and more, and they’ll even feed you quiche and salad between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.


Looking for cool gifts? Get thee to the historic art colony on the mountaintop for the Cragsmoor Historical Society Annual Holiday Bazaar, taking place in Cragsmoor on Friday, Nov. 6 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov, 7 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

John A. Coleman High School in Hurley will host its annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. tto 3 p.m., featuring two floors and dozens of crafters.