Holiday Markets and Craft Fairs 2021

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With the holiday's around the corner communities throughout the county are holding craft and holiday markets. This list will be updated as more markets are announced. 
 
 

Monday, Nov. 22-Monday, Nov. 29

Heart & Soil Collective, a nonprofit based in Lanesborough, is hosting a virtual vendor market through 32 Auctions here. The market features 15 local artists and markers and proceeds from sales go back to them and donations benefit Heart & Soil's food security programming. Some items may be eligible for shipping. Market ends on Nov. 29. 

Friday, Nov. 26

North Adams: Holiday Market at 77 Main from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shoppers are encouraged to utilize market punch cards and to shop and visit selected downtown businesses to be eligible for a raffle. Participating businesses include Megan Karlen Art, Wallasauce, Bohemian Nouveaux, Gloomnbloom, Common Folk, Savvy Hive, and Made by Sarah Rose. Activities: Holiday Card Making with Common Folk
 

Saturday, Nov. 27

Adams: Pop-Up Market from 10 am to 3 pm. The Adams Pop-Up Market is open to farmers, food vendors, local handmade vendors, and community-based nonprofit organizations.
 
North Adams: Holiday Market at 77 Main from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shoppers are encouraged to utilize market punch cards and to shop and visit selected downtown businesses to be eligible for a raffle. Participating businesses include Megan Karlen Art, Emilee Reynolds ECE, Wallasauce Capek Crafts, Bohemian Nouveaux, Common Folk, and Made by Sarah Rose Savvy Hive.  Activities: Holiday Card Making with Common Folk
 
Pittsfield: BBE's Holiday Craft Fair Saturdays. There will be a weekly vendor market in the Big Blue Building on 1595 East St. The fair is open from 9 am to 2 pm.
 

Saturday, Dec. 4

Lanesborough: Craft Fair at the Lanesborough Elementary School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be crafts, baked goods, raffles, and more. Proceeds benefit the Lanesborough/New Ashford Scholarship Fund.  

Lee: First Congregational Church Holiday Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Handcrafted items, wreaths, Santa's attic, baked goods, nearly new shop, gourmet meals-to-go, jams, jellies and more. Masks are required.
 
North Adams: The Norad Mill Holiday Craft Market will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Market will be in the 3West Events space. There is a $3 entrance fee. Children 12 and under are free.
 
North Adams: Holiday Market at 77 Main from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shoppers are encouraged to utilize market punch cards and to shop and visit selected downtown businesses to be eligible for a raffle. Bella Luna Rosa, Mermaid Lagoon, Emilee Reynolds ECE, TayNTy Customs, Made By Megg, Wallasauce Capek Crafts, and Bohemian Nouveaux. Activities: Holiday Card Making with Common Folk
 
Pittsfield: CozQuest Pop Up Makers Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hotel on North. 
 
Pittsfield: BBE's Holiday Craft Fair Saturdays. There will be a weekly vendor market in the Big Blue Building on 1595 East St. The fair is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 

Saturday, Dec. 11

Adams: Pop-Up Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Adams Pop-Up Market is open to farmers, food vendors, local handmade vendors, and community-based nonprofit organizations.
 
North Adams: Festive Market Place at Greylock works from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with local and regional artisans. Admission free. 
 
Pittsfield: BBE's Holiday Craft Fair Saturdays. There will be a weekly vendor market in the Big Blue Building on 1595 East St. The fair is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
Pittsfield: BBE's Holiday Craft Fair Saturdays. There will be a weekly vendor market in the Big Blue Building on 1595 East St. The fair is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 

Saturday, Dec. 18

Pittsfield: BBE's Holiday Craft Fair Saturdays. There will be a weekly vendor market in the Big Blue Building on 1595 East St. The fair is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
Great Barrington: Berkshire Grown Winter Farmers Markets featuring locally grown and produced foods unique to the Berkshires. Housy Dome, 1064 Main St., Housatonic, from 10 to 2.
 

Sunday, Dec. 19

North Adams: Berkshire Grown Winter Farmers Markets featuring locally grown and produced foods unique to the Berkshires. At Greylock Works from 10 to 2.
 
 

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