If you love a good deal and supporting local businesses, the local craft fairs in DFW are a great place to check out. This is where you will find handmade items from food to clothing to crafts from local vendors. Items are unique and many times they are one-of-a-kind. Many of these craft fairs also include things like auctions for charity or fun events for kids so they are very family-friendly and helpful to the community.
Bluebonnet Craft Show
Premier Event Center
1165 South Stemmons Freeway
Lewisville, TX 75067
(214) 283-8368
www.bluebonnetcraft.comDate: October 15-16, 2016 10 a.m.- 6p.m.

The Bluebonnet Craft Show is an indie craft fair lasting 2 days. There will be over 100 vendor booths, making this a great event for those that love finding unique items and mingling with the people that made them. Each booth will be stocked with handmade and interesting craft items. The event is free to attend.

Happy Fall Fest
Allen Senior Recreation Center
451 St. Mary Drive
Allen, TX 75002
(214) 509-4823
www.cityofallen.orgDate: September 17, 2016 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

What’s better than a fun craft show in the Fall? A car show and a craft show combined. At Happy Fall Fest, you can have both. Earlier in the day, you can take a stroll through the car show and check out classic cars and muscle cars and everything in between. There will also be approximately 40 vendors selling things like jewelry, clothing, and other types of crafts. There will also be a variety of food trucks and concessions. This is a great event for the entire family and wristbands are available for purchase for special kids events.

Birdville Craft Fair
Birdville High School
9100 Mid-Cities Blvd.
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
www.birdvilleschools.netDate: October 1, 2016 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Birdville Craft Fair and Silent Auction will be celebrating its 18th year. With more vendors joining every year, this year promises to be the biggest year yet. This has been a very successful event in the past with more than 130 vendors likely to be returning this year. While the craft show is free to attend, it is asked that you make a $1 donation that helps to fund scholarships for seniors and teacher grants for classroom equipment.

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Lakewood Craft Fair
Lakewood United Methodist Church
2443 Abrams Rd.
Dallas, TX 75214
(214) 212-5238
www.mylakewoodchurch.orgDate: October 29, 2016 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

At the Lakewood Craft Fair you will only find handmade items being sold by vendors. You can find things like candles, jewelry, and even baked goods. The timing of this event makes it perfect for purchasing holiday gifts for friends and family that they are unlikely to get anywhere else. This event is held indoors so you don’t have to worry about the weather interfering with your craft shopping.

Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience
Will Rogers Memorial Center, Cattle Barn 2
3337 Burnett-Tandy Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(903) 665-7954
www.funkyfinds.comDate: November 5 and 6, 2016 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Fuky FInds Holiday Shopping Experience has something for everyone. This free indoor event is great for the family, including pets. Vendors will include over 100 crafters, designers, authors, and bakers. All will be selling unique handmade items. This event will also include on-site pet adoptions, a Toys for Tots drive, raffle for charity, paint classes, Santa Claus, and more! With so much to do and see, it’s a good thing this is a two-day event.

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