Above: The 2014 Hudson Valley Hullabaloo. Photo via the HV Hullabaloo's Facebook page.
The holiday craft season is heating up. This weekend, 65 vendors will flock to the Hudson Valley Hullabaloo in Kingston, and more will appear at markets and bazaars in three other counties. Here's where to shop local for the holidays during the weekend of Nov. 21 and 22.
Fresh-baked pies, locally-raised meats, Catskills-made spirits and wines and much more will be for sale at the Greater Stamford Area Chamber of Commerce (GSACC) Holiday Pop-Up Farmers’ Market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21 in Stamford. The market has become an annual tradition, and over a dozen vendors will be there to provide a shopping bonanza just before Thanksgiving.
Shopping local gets you a 10 percent discount on your bill at the Andes Hotel in Andes and O'Neill's Shire Pub in Delhi between Nov. 20 and Dec. 24 this year. Just show your sales receipt to prove that you've bought an item at any local Andes or Delhi business.
The Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association will hold its 39th annual Holiday Craft Show at the Schoharie Valley Railroad Museum Complex in Schoharie on Friday, Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. You can browse two floors of top-notch juried craft offerings, enter a daily raffle for a goodie basket and eat seasonal foods at the Country Bread and Soup Kitchen.
The Catskill Art Society is offering one-of-a-kind gifts that won’t break the bank in Livingston Manor at its Affordable Originals pop-up show on Friday, Nov. 20 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 21 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 22 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Fine and functional pieces, including paintings, greeting cards, pottery, placemats, crafted wood vases and fine jewelry from noteworthy local makers, will be priced between $5 and $50.
Woodstock Primary School in Woodstock will be holding its annual Holiday Gift Fair on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
The third annual Hudson Valley Hullabaloo will take place on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 22, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Hullaballoo brings over 65 local makers to the Andy Murphy Midtown Center in Kingston. The vendors are carefully chosen not just for their splendid work but also to offer a varied gift shopping experience in an upbeat, hip and family-friendly setting complete with DJ, photo booths and kids’ activities. Last year's event attracted almost 2,000 shoppers.