If you’ve made your list, but haven’t quite checked it twice, there’s still time to find local gifts for your friends and family. Holiday arts and crafts markets, both near and far, have everything from jewelry to pottery and jams to woolen creations.
It’s impossible to pick just one, so here’s a roundup of a craft fairs throughout the region. If you know of other holiday markets this weekend or in the future, add them in the comments.
Arts2People Holiday Market will be held daily through Dec. 24. It will feature glass, wood, clothing, jewelry and pottery at 91 Biltmore Ave. Info: www.arts2people.org.
The ArtSpace Charter School market, Saturday, Dec. 10 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., will feature pottery, jewelry, textiles and more. Held at 2030 US Highway 70, Swannanoa. Info: www.artspacecharter.org or 298-2787.
The Asheville City Holiday Market will feature baked goods, meats, eggs and more on Saturdays through Dec. 17 at 161 S. Charlotte St. Info: www.asapconnections.org.
Black Mountain Center for the Arts will present a teacher/student exhibit and pottery market, showcasing works by teachers and students from BMCA Clay Studio. Pieces for purchase through Thursday, Dec. 22. Info: www.BlackMountainArts.org or 669-0930.
A craft fair to benefit C.D. Owen Middle School will feature pottery, metalwork and woodwork, along with music, food and a raffle. Held on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 730 Old US 70, Swannanoa. Info: 686-7917.
The Flat Rock Tailgate Market will host a Christmas fair featuring Christmas trees, jams, wool items, meats and sweets for sale, along with free music. Held on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 2-5 pm. in front of Hubba Hubba Smokehouse, Highway 225 in downtown Flat Rock. Info: 697-7719.
The Haw Creek Forge holiday art event will feature jewelry, garden sculptures and more. Held at on Friday, Dec. 9 from 2-8 pm. at Haw Creek Forge, 2000 Riverside Drive, #6. Info: www.hawcreekforge.com or 285-9785.
Haywood’s Historic Farmers Holiday Market will feature vegetables, meats, eggs, soaps and candles. Held from 9 a.m.-noon Wednesdays and Saturdays through Dec. 17 at 449A Pigeon St., Waynesville. Info: www.waynesvillefarmersmarket.com.
Holidays Naturally open house and holiday sale will feature amaryllis, sprays and wreaths. Held from 1-4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10. at Bullington Center, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville. Info: 698-6104.
The Madison County Arts Council’s Annual Holiday Sale will feature three floors of arts, crafts, botanicals, food and more. Held on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 90 S. Main St., Marshall. Info: www.madisoncountyarts.com or 649-1301.
Madison County Farmers and Artisans Holiday Market will feature jewelry, candles, quilts, vegetables and more, with hot lunch available from Mackey Farm. Held Saturdays through Dec. 17 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Fiddlestix, 37 Library St., Mars Hill. Info: www.marshillmarket.org.
The Mimi Strang Studio Collective Holiday Art Sale will feature works by Simone Wilson, Lou Anne Jordan, Stacey Budge-Kamison and others. Held on Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Decc. 11 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at 15A Domino Lane. Info: www.facebook.com/TheMimiStrangStudioCollective.
The Montford Farmers Market Holiday Bazaar will feature Christmas trees, dancing, singing and gifts. Held Saturdays through Dec. 17 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the parking lot of the Asheville Chamber of Commerce, 36 Montford Ave. Info: www.asapconnections.org.
A holiday art sale will feature items by the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Held on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Folk Art Center, MP 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Info: www.craftguild.org or 298-7928.
The Sylva Arts and Crafts Festival will feature artists, crafters and home-based businesses. Held on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, 611 Webster Road. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 226-0045.
The Transylvania Community Arts Council will host the Santa’s Palette holiday show and sale through Friday, Dec. 16 at 349 S. Caldwell St., Brevard. Info: www.artsofbrevard.org or 884-2787.
The Weaverville Tailgate Holiday Market will feature artisans, meats and cheeses. Held Wednesdays through Dec. 21 from 2-6 p.m. at the Weaverville Community Center, Lake Louise Drive. Info: www.weavervilletailgate.org.
The White Horse Holiday Farmers Market will feature baked goods, jewelry, meats, cheeses and vegetables. Held weekdays through Dec. 28 from 3-6 p.m. at White Horse Black Mountain, 105C Montreat Road. Info: www.whitehorseblackmountain.com.
Photo courtesy of Flat Rock Tailgate Market