Now that fall foliage decorates the area with bright oranges and deep reds, you might feel the itch to get out and celebrate the season with all things crafty and tasty. Fortunately, the Edmond community along with Oklahoma City shines this time of year, boasting some of the region’s most notable craft fairs, farmer’s markets, fall and holiday festivals. Read on to learn what local events can be added to your weekend to-do list this year.
Whether you’re a master gardener or an environmentally-conscious foody, this local gem offers everything from chemical-free, non-GMO produce to educational workshops. Stop in any Wednesday or Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and fill your cart with plump, seasonal fruits and veggies. If you want to brush up on certain skills, consider attending one of their monthly workshops, which cover activities like gardening, kids’ farm days, maintaining fruit trees, and making bath bombs. And for those interested in growing their own meals, ask about red cedar planters and raised beds (they’ll custom build any size). For more information, click here to visit their website.
Santa Market Craft Show
Hit up the Downtown Community Center November 16th and 17th for this local favorite, whose proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Oklahoma. With over 100 food trucks, a silent auction, and homemade gifts and crafts from local vendors, you’re sure to delight the whole family. For more information, click here to visit their Facebook page.
For a larger venue, head a few minutes into Oklahoma City and check out Mistletoe Market at the Cox Convention Center near the Myriad Gardens. This event runs from November 11th through the 13th and gives residents the opportunity to get all their Holiday shopping done in one exciting afternoon. With unique merchandise like handmade crafts, gourmet food and artisan jewelry, you’re sure to find something for everyone on your list. To learn more, visit their page on the Junior League website.
Holiday Shopping Extravaganza
Make sure you set aside a whole afternoon for this one, held at the OKC Farmer’s Market November 11th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. With everything you could want in a seasonal festival, this event combines wine tastings and food trucks with live music and shopping. So, gather family and friends and enjoy togetherness for a good cause (a portion of ticket sales benefits the Homeless Alliance). For more information, click here.
Earlywine Park YMCA Craft Fair
Don’t miss this free event held at the Earlywine Park YMCA (on May Ave.) November 17th from 9 am to 3 pm Browse through more than 50 booths packed with handmade accessories, sweet-smelling candles, and homemade goodies. You’ll support Edmond's flourishing arts and crafts scene while getting great deals on all your seasonal favorites. To learn more about this event, visit their Facebook page.
Sorghum Mill – Christmas Tree and Blackberry Farm
Visit Sorghum Mill on 7121 Midwest Lane in Edmond for all your holiday needs! While you shop, enjoy free hot chocolate, cider, coffee, candy canes, and cookies.