Fall is the perfect time to start tucking away those holiday gifts. Northern Colorado is home to numerous craft fairs and festivals that will delight your eyes and senses. While you may find something you want to give, you may also find something to keep for yourself.
Handmade in Colorado
Located in Skyline Park in the heart of Downtown Denver, the Handmade in Colorado Expo on Sept. 14, 2012, is all art, crafts and good made in Colorado. It’s the perfect event to support Colorado artists and find some unique gifts. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 1825 Arapahoe St., Denver.
Art in Estes Park
Presented by the Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies, Bond Park in downtown Estes Park is transformed for the 37thAnnual Fine Arts & Craft Festival on Sept. 15 and 16, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., for a two-day juried show that includes the finest artists in the area. Art featured includes sculpture, photography, jewelry, folk art, glass, wood, metal, ceramics, oil, pencil and watercolor. With the fall colors surrounding you, Estes Park is the place to be to select only the finest art. East Elkhorn Avenue and MacGregor Avenue, Estes Park.
Molly McGee’s Annual Fall Market
As one of Colorado’s largest fall craft shows, the Molly McGee’s Annual Fall Market in Longmont on Oct. 20 and 21, 2012, features one of the best selections of handcrafted items. With more than 160 craft booths, you’ll find this weekend shopping experience full of fun. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Boulder County Fairgrounds, South Hover Street and Nelson Road, Longmont.
Fine Art & Craft Fair
Right in time for Halloween, the Longmont Farmers Market Fine Art & Fine Craft Fair on Oct. 27, 2012, is in its sixth season. All crafters are Colorado residents who hand make their art, along with local farmers and food vendors. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Boulder County Fairgrounds, South Hover Street and Nelson Road, Longmont.
Loveland Gets a Craft Makeover
Highlighting more than 120 artists, The Ranch in Loveland will host the Applewood Art & Craft Show on Nov. 17 and 18, 2012. This is the perfect show to get those holiday gifts with arts, crafts and gifts to buy, as well as special attractions and demonstrations. The show runs 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, with a $4 admission good for the entire weekend. 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland.