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The Renegade Craft Fair's San Francisco Holiday Market is Saturday, November 8th and Sunday, November 9th at Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion. This free event will be open 11am – 6pm each day a
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The Heath Ceramics Annual Sale is Friday, November 21st- Tuesday, November 25th at 2900 18th Street. On Sunday, the sale is open from 11 am to 6 pm. All other days, it will be open from 10 am to 6 pm.
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38Makers is a Pinterest-curated holiday gift fair specially curated for early-bird shoppers looking for artisan, locally-made gifts in a unique and festive setting. Products include jewelry, bags, chocolate,
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The SFEtsy Indie Holiday Emporium will be held at Pier 35 (the old cruise terminal) along the Embarcadero in San Francisco on Saturday, November 29th and Sunday, November 30th from 11am - 5pm each day. SFEtsy
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The West Coast Craft Show returns to SF Saturday, December 6th through Sunday, December 7th from 10 am to 6 pm daily at the Herbst Pavilion at Fort Mason. And this year there will be a gift-wrapping
- Workshop, the beloved Western Addition DIY-school, is bringing back the Indie Mart movement to which it owes its existence for one night only. Tuesday, December 9th from 5 to 9pm, you can relive the Indie Mart glory days with food, drinks, and more than 4
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Remodelista is hosting its annual holiday market at Heath (2900 18th Street) on Saturday, December 13th from 10 am to 5 pm. This one-day event brings together local designers
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The San Francisco Bazaar Holiday Show (formerly the Bazaar Bizarre) returns December 13th and 14th from 11am-6pm daily at the Herbst Pavillion in Fort Mason Center. Shop handmade items from more than 150 ar
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In addition to the 38Makers event, there's a larger SFMade Holiday Gift Fair on Saturday, December 13th through Sunday, December 14th at the Fort Mason Center Fleet Room. The fair runs from 10 am to 5 pm daily
The red cups are back at Starbucks, which means it's time to start your holiday shopping. If you want to be super San Francisco this year, consider buying your loved ones locally-made items. Whether that means delicious artisanal foods, locally-made stationery, or even clothes or jewelry, we're pretty sure you'll be able to find something at one of the holiday fairs coming up over the next six weeks. Before you shudder at the idea of craft fair, let's be clear: this isn't the artsy-fartsy craft spectacular in the school gym. We're talking about some of the city's best independent makers coming together to show off gifts you won't find anywhere else. Know of an event that should be on our radar? Just email us email@example.com or leave a comment. We'll keep updating the list as new intel becomes available.