Find Treasures or Sell Yours at These Thurston County Annual Craft Fairs, Festivals and Markets

TIt means more when you can meet the maker, learn what went into it, see their passion and know your supporting their future. Craft fairs are a Or maybe you are a crafter, wondering how to find buyers? Either way, craft fairs are great fun. Here is a list of annual Thurston County craft fairs , festivals and markets.

Toni Lawence, artist, can tell you about the inspirations behind her unique pieces found at the Olympia Farmers Market. Photo credit: Mary Ellen Psaltis

Olympia Farmers Market

The Olympia Farmers Market is a great place to go when you are looking for locally-produced or made items! Whether you want fresh vegetables from a farmer down the road or scrumptious homemade jam, you can find it here. It’s not just for food though. Learn more at the Olympia Farmers Market website. You can also find crafts from local artists that are perfect for any occasion.

Yelm Farmers Market

Another great farmers market and craft fair in Thurston County is the Yelm Farmers Market. You can find all sorts of lovely foods—from fresh produce to baked goods and barbecue sauce—as well as handcrafted candles, jewelry and more. Learn more by visiting the Yelm Farmers Market website.

Events with Kass & Sam

Events with Kass & Sam puts on a many craft fairs and markets throughout the year in different cities throughout Thurston County. In the past, events have included Mother’s Day, Easter, an outdoor craft Market in Yelm and more. There Art in the Park events Follow Events with Kass & Sam on All Events to see all upcoming fairs and markets. in Roy showcase artists and other vendors weekly during the summer.

South Sound Artisan Guild Artisan Markets

If you’re an artist, you should be a part of this guild, and if you are looking to purchase from local artists, you should be attending their markets! They usually have four markets throughout the year, including the summer, fall and winter , just before the Holidays. To learn more about joining or when their next market is, visit the South Sound Artisan Guild website.

Girlfriends Market

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Vintage lovers throughout the South Sound and beyond come every year to the Girlfriends Vintage Market spring event which has continued to grow in popularity.

If you like upcycling, shabby chic, vintage and handmade, you will love the Girlfriends Market craft fairs! They usually have three or four a year in Thurston County at the fairgrounds. You will find everything from vintage furniture to local honey and homemade jewelry from dozens of local vendors. Learn more about their upcoming events on the Girlfriends Market Facebook page or the Thurston County Fairgrounds event page.

InGenius! Summer Arts Market

InGenius! Local Artisan Gallery & Boutique takes place on Saturdays in Yelm during the summer. Artists of all kinds will be there to share their passions with you. Enjoy live music while you shop and talk. For more information, visit the InGenius! Gallery & Boutique website.

Homemade for the Holidays

This annual craft fair is held at the Thurston County Fairgrounds early November to kick off your seasonal shopping. Get your house ready with fun, locally-made décor and cross off that gift list with ease from dozens of talented artists. Learn more on the Thurston County Fairgrounds event page.

Old General Store Christmas Bazaar

The Old General Store Christmas Bazaar is a tradition in the making for those looking for a fun holiday market in Roy. Their emphasis is on handcrafted items from local vendors. They have Santa on hand for the kids. Find out more by emailing jnasdream @ gmail .com.

Olympia High School Antique & Craft BEARzaar

Find all kinds of cute holiday decor and gifts made by local artists at the Olympia High School Antique & Craft BEAR zaar.

Happening each November just in time for the holidays, the Olympia High School Antique & Craft BEARzaar is a great place to look for gifts for everyone on your holiday list. Check the Olympia School District website for upcoming dates.

Hawks Holiday Happening Gift & Craftfair

Another holiday craft fair is the Hawks Holiday Happening Gift & Craftfair. It’s the largest in the county and should not be missed! With over 120 local artists selling their creations, you are sure to find someone for everyone, including yourself. It’s always held the First Saturday in December at River Ridge High School. For more information, follow Hawks Holiday Happening Gift & Craftfair on Facebook.

Winter Market

Yelm’s Christmas in the Park is a long-standing tradition you won’t want to miss either as they have added a Winter Market! Local vendors get their best items together so you can cross off your holiday gift list in one go. Learn more by visiting the Yelm Chamber of Commerce website.

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