Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Eat, Shop, and Celebrate Local at The Detroit Urban Craft Fair this Weekend

Have you ever noticed that the older you get, the less magical the holidays can feel? I've noticed that once Halloween has passed, I start to get stressed out because even little trips up to the grocery store can feel overwhelming and there is traffic everywhere I go. It impossible to just "run into" a store and everyone including me seems stressed out. All the stress and anxiety really sucks the joy right out of gift giving and getting together with friends and family. But, there are a few ways that we have found to put the happy back into the holidays and one of those magical experiences is coming to Detroit this weekend.

The Detroit Urban Craft Fair will be returning to Detroit for the 13th year in the row. The three day extravaganza is one of the only events that we look forward to every year because not only is it fun, it's also one of the best places to get a bunch of shopping done in one place. The craft fair features over 100 local vendors that are actually there behind the tables repping their brands. If you have a questions about one of the handmade items, you can ask the person who made it and gift it along with a story about where it came from and how it was made. It makes the experience of shopping magical and interesting instead of stressful. It's more like going on a treasure hunt for something special for someone you love, than fulfilling the obligation of getting a holiday gift.
The three day fair takes place November 30 - December 2nd at The Masonic Temple in Detroit. The first day or preview event is $10 a person and the next two days are only $1 a person with 12 and under getting in for free. This year's opening party proceeds will be donated to Girls Rock Detroit.  The show will run from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday. The preview event also features some special surprises every year and the first 50 people through the door on Saturday will get a swag bag with entry.  To find out more about the fair, including the full vendor list for the show, you can click here. There will be food and drinks for sale and you can walk around with a cocktail while you shop. In fact, we highly suggest it! 


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