Six Handmade-Gift Fairs

’Tis (already) the season for holiday shopping if you don’t want to miss out on handmade-gift fairs.
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Logan Village Mall’s Christmas Open House


Grandma’s country Christmas
No. of Vendors: 45+
Wish List: Painted Pallet reclaimed-wood signs; lace-accented dresses and tunics from Giggle Gal; Shambora Studios sparkly pendant necklaces
on mixed-metal chains
Insider Tip: For stocking-stuffers, grab a handful of old-fashioned candies from White River Mercantile’s booth.
November 6, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.; November 7, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Free. Logan Village Mall, 977 Logan St., Noblesville


Handmade Promenade


Vibe: Etsy circa 2011, before the vintage-clothing dealers showed up
No. of Vendors: 50+
Wish List: Bebito Toys’ new line of dinosaurs; Time & Again pillowcase dresses; Indygenous neighborhood prints; The Onyx Exchange candles; Pam Hurst sterling-silver Indiana necklaces; Dickinson Woodworking cutting boards
Insider Tip: Shop on Small Business Saturday, November 29, for a free swag bag of locally made trinkets.
November 1–December 31. Free. Small Mall on Mass Ave, 409 Massachusetts Ave. Hours on website.

The Onyx Exchange  Holiday Shopping

Yelp’s Totally Bazaar


The Hunger Games of locavore shopping—a feeding frenzy for the hip hordes
No. of Vendors: 160
Wish List: Men’s leather satchels and backpacks by LM Products; reclaimed-wood bike shelves from Scrap Cycle; custom calligraphy address stamps from No. 18 Paper Co.; hand-dyed leather purses from House of 5th
Insider Tip: Beeline for your favorite food vendors. Or wait in line half the night.
December 10, 6:30–10 p.m. Free. Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair St.

LM Products Holiday ShoppingHoosier Artisan Boutique


Indiana artisans showcasing quality
over quirk
No. of Vendors: 70+
Wish List: Captain Jim’s Sauces; Newfangled Confections gum drops; Decorative Design Works Art Deco phone cases and Indiana-themed flasks; Lois and Ruby chevron Indiana pillows
Insider Tip: The event benefits Toys for Tots—bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate.
November 28, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Free. Hamilton County Fairgrounds, 2003 Pleasant St., Noblesville

Newfangled Confections Gumdrop holiday shopping

Junior League Holiday Mart


Girls’ day out—moms, sisters, and BFFs make it an annual tradition
No. of Vendors: 200
Wish List: Ceramic tile coasters from South Austin Gallery; comfy-chic loafers and ballet flats from Pluggz; Tennessee Moonshine Cakes; monogrammed totes, jewelry, and beer gear by Courtney Bock Designs; Flaherty’s Irish candy
Insider Tip: You won’t see these national vendors at other holiday markets in the area—so pace
yourself and don’t skip any aisles.
November 18–22, hours vary. $15. Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 E. 38th St.

South Austin Gallery Holiday Shopping

Indieana Handicraft Exchange


The holy land of knitted finger puppets and typewriter-key jewelry
No. of Vendors: 32
Wish List: Screen-printed The Princess Bride posters by Ron Lewhorn; scupltural jewelry by Sarah B; pirate-chest kit from Toys by Jean Elise
Insider Tip: The event coincides with First Friday, so pop over to the Harrison Center’s annual color-themed exhibit, too.
December 4, 5–10 p.m. Free. The Harrison Center, 1505 N. Delaware St.

Ron Lewhorn Holiday Shopping