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2021 Local Vendor Fairs & Holiday Craft Shows

#ShopLocal #ShopSmall #ShopEarly

By Kyrie Collins, Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree Publisher September 15, 2021

If you are looking for unique and affordable gifts made by local artisans, crafters, and vendors, start your holiday shopping at a craft show. Schedule some shopping days on your calendar and get a jump start on your gift-giving before the hustle and bustle of the season really begins. 

Our chronological list includes Douglas County events, as well as select vendor markets happening in the Denver Metro area. Admission is FREE unless otherwise noted.

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Elbert County Marketplace
Casey Jones Park, Elizabeth
September 18 & 25, October 2 & 16, November 6 & 20, December 4 & 12

A year-round indoor market located in Elizabeth, Colorado featuring diverse artisans and vendors. The Farmer's Market is open during the growing season and when the weather permits. Centrally located in Elizabeth at Casey Jones Park (Pavilion).

Lone Tree Oktoberfest and Outdoor Market
Lone Tree Brewing Company, Lone Tree
Saturday, September 18

The outdoor market will be filled with over 14 local vendors. Support your local vendors while drinking some amazing lagers! There'll be a three-piece polka band playing some of your favorite tunes. H3SH3R BBQ will be in attendance as well serving up their amazing BBQ.

Parker Airfield Outdoor Market
Grammy's Peanut Brittle, Parker
Saturday, September 18

Do some holiday shopping and support over 40 vendors, local craftsmen, and small home businesses. Food trucks and coffee carts will also be onsite serving up yummy eats and hot coffee, cider, and cocoa.

Annual Autumn Arts & Crafts Show
Larkspur Community Park, Larkspur
Saturday, September 18 & Sunday, September 19

Enjoy over 70 booths with local Artists and Crafters presenting their unique creations as well as a harvest section for produce and homemade edibles, a food section, and a beer & wine booth. Plenty of free entertainment for the kids with music, bounce houses, and hayrides.

Fall Craft Show
Eastridge Recreation Center, Highlands Ranch
Saturday, September 25 & Sunday, September 26

This two-day show features jewelry, bath products, pottery, wooden crafts, floral arrangements, wreaths, precious baby and children's articles, fused glass, hand-knit scarves, shawls, and a multitude of other objects of art and apparel.

DC Track and Field Craft Fair and Festival
Douglas County High School, Castle Rock

Saturday, October 23
Come out and have fun at this family-friendly event with multiple vendors where you can shop for your holiday gifts and décor. There will also be arts and crafts, games for the kids, raffles for amazing products from the vendors, and more.

Lone Tree Fine Arts & Craft Show 
Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel, Lone Tree
Wednesday, November 3 through Saturday, November 6

Don't miss the annual holiday fine arts and craft show featuring the region's finest artisans. Handcrafted gifts and holiday decor. Lunch available for purchase. No strollers, please.

Grandmother's House Boutique
Tagawa Gardens, Centennial
Thursday, November 4 through Saturday, November 6

Grandmother's House Boutique is a three-day event. There will be over 70 fabulous artisans including artists, crafters, vintage booths, and take-home food items. All ages are welcomed to a fun-filled day of shopping. Make plans to see Santa on Saturday from 12:00-3:00 PM, just in time for your family Christmas cards. Cost: $5 

Colorado Country Christmas Gift Show
Colorado Convention Center, Denver
Friday, November 5 through Sunday, November 7

See over 450 individual storefronts and discover new gift ideas, cooking demonstrations, Santa, and more. Make your plan to attend with the whole family.

Parker Airfield Outdoor Market
Grammy's Peanut Brittle, Parker
Saturday, November 6

Do some holiday shopping and support over 40 vendors, local craftsmen, and small home businesses. Food trucks and coffee carts will also be onsite serving up yummy eats and hot coffee, cider, and cocoa.

Castle Rock Senior Center's Craft Show Extraordinaire
Douglas County Events Center, Castle Rock
Saturday, November 6

Don’t miss the biggest craft event in the area, featuring 150+ vendors selling unique and handmade items plus door prizes, silent auction, wreath auction, “Grandma’s Attic,” “Grandma’s Kitchen,” and much more. Proceeds benefit area senior citizens through the Castle Rock Senior Activity Center.

Urban Holiday Market
Skyline Park, Denver
Saturday, November 6 & Sunday, November 7

You will be astonished at the diverse collection of local art, crafts, holiday gifts, and specialty foods that will be found at this open-air Holiday Festival in the center of Downtown Denver. This unique holiday shopping experience includes live entertainment and family fun.

Holly Jolly Christmas Boutique
The Grange, Castle Rock
Friday, November 12 & Saturday, November 13

A variety of artists, crafters, and home-based businesses are selling their merchandise in a boutique environment. There will be something for everyone — one-of-a-kind, unique, handmade, or hand-crafted must-haves! Jewelry, accessories, home decor, repurposed items, vintage, seasonal items, and gifts for everyone on your list!

Rue de Noel, A Paris Street Christmas Market
Douglas County Events Center, Castle Rock
Friday, November 12 & Saturday, November 13

Your favorite antique, artisan, clothing, home, jewelry, and other wonderful Market vendors that you love every summer will set up their holiday booths for two days at the Paris Street Christmas Market. 

Mile High Holiday Mart
University of Denver, Denver
Friday, November 12 through Sunday, November 14

The Junior League of Denver Mile High Holiday Mart is the premier holiday show in the Denver area and has been a fall tradition for more than four decades. Proceeds support the League’s mission of developing the potential of women as well as its community focus, improving literacy rates, and providing access to books for children in the Denver metro area.

Holiday Craft Show
Eastridge Recreation Center, Highlands Ranch
Saturday, November 13

This one-day show is the perfect opportunity to purchase gifts for yourself or someone special in your life. The Eastridge Recreation Center Gym and Track are filled with a variety of vendors ready to sell their unique work including jewelry, pottery, wooden crafts, bath products, holiday gifts, and more! You will be delighted with the quality and selection. 

Legend High School Craft Fair
Legend High School, Parker
Saturday, November 13

More than 100 vendors and artisans will be there to help jump-start your holiday shopping. Enjoy shopping for candles, jewelry, photography, artwork, glass, home décor, wood carvings, handcrafted items, art, specialty foods, clothing, and accessories. One-of-a-kind items you won't find at the big box retailers.

Mountain Pine Yuletide Bazaar
Parker Fieldhouse, Parker
Saturday, November 13

Get all your holiday shopping done in one stop — 100+ vendors! The annual Mountain Pine Yuletide Bazaar is a fundraising event for the Mountain Pine Woman's Club. Funds raised at this one-day event help provide the scholarships, contributions, and support throughout the local community and extending to the Denver Metro area, National, and International programs.

16th Street Mall Holiday Festival 
16th Street Mall, Denver 
November 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, and December 4, 11
The Holiday shopping event of the year takes place on the historic 16th Street Mall in Downtown Denver. This highly attended curated marketplace features an awesome selection of one-of-a-kind seasonal items, high-quality handcrafted goods, fabulous holiday gift ideas, delicious specialty foods, home decor, and unique holiday gifts.

Colorado Country Christmas Gift Show
Colorado Springs Event Center, Colorado Springs
Friday, November 19 through Sunday, November 21

Bring the whole family for a unique shopping experience, entertainment, and Santa Clause! Get ready for the holidays by browsing thousands of gifts and handmade items from over 250 vendors.

Holiday Food & Gift Festival
National Western Complex, Denver
Friday, November 19 through Sunday, November 21

Safely shop hundreds of exhibitors and local artisans for arts, crafts, jewelry, clothing, woodcraft, music, photography, toys, Christmas décor, and much more. Discover one-of-a-kind gifts, support small businesses, and complete your holiday shopping early.

Denver Christkindl Market
Civic Center Park, Denver
Friday, November 19 through Thursday, December 23

Find music, Bier, Glühwein, entertainment, gifts, crafts and, plenty of holiday spirit. Vendors from Europe and the Colorado area share their unique wares with Denver at Colorado’s only authentic Christkindl market!

Elizabeth Craft Fair
Elizabeth United Methodist Church, Elizabeth
Saturday, November 20

Shop for the holidays at the annual craft fair. Proceeds go to different organizations each year.

Hometown Holiday & Winter Market 
Town Center South, Highlands Ranch
Friday, December 3

Searching for a hometown feeling, where friends and neighbors share the spirit of the season? Feel the welcoming warmth of our community at this celebration extravaganza that has become a holiday tradition. The Winter Market provides you with a chance to shop for unique food or gift items while enjoying the holiday festivities. 

Festival Park Starlight Market
Festival Park, Castle Rock
Friday, December 3 & Saturday, December 4

Shop from more than 30 vendors including unique crafts, specialty items, roasted chestnuts, mulled wine, and more. Get your holiday shopping done while enjoying the 30-foot Christmas tree, hot cocoa, and holiday music.

Holiday Food & Gift Festival 
Norris Penrose Event Center, Colorado Springs
Friday, December 3 through Sunday, December 5  

This Festival is one of the largest holiday celebrations in the West. With over 150 exhibitors, the Festival will provide shoppers with one-of-a-kind gifts that cannot be found anywhere else. Featuring art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, woodcraft, music, photography, toys, Christmas décor, and much more make this a gift buyer’s delight. 

Schweiger Ranch Austrian Christmas & Christkindl Market
Schweiger Ranch, Lone Tree
Saturday, December 4

The Schweiger Ranch Austrian Christmas & Christkindl Market celebrates the cultural heritage of the Austrian brothers who homesteaded Schweiger Ranch in 1874.

YouthBiz Marketplace
Young Americans Center For Financial Education, Denver
Saturday, December 4

The YouthBiz Marketplace is the ultimate buy local experience, and now it's online!  Young business owners sell their unique products — all handmade by them. You will find beaded jewelry, greeting cards, bath products, home baked goodies, artwork, and more — unique gifts for everyone on your shopping list!

Once Upon a December Boutique
Chaparral High School, Parker
Saturday, December 4

Finish up your Christmas shopping, grab a snack from the concession stand or bake sale, and bring the kids to meet Santa at this annual Once Upon a December Boutique Craft Fair. This event supports the Chaparral High School Marching Band.

Holiday Craft Show & Mini-Market
Douglas County Event Center, Castle Rock
Saturday, December 11 & Sunday, December 12

Shop at nearly 100 vendors selling unique gifts, decorations, and health supplies. Hourly raffles will be held throughout each day.


Due to COVID-19, the Winter Gift Market at Denver Botanic Gardens has been canceled for 2021.