FLYER GUIDE: A guide to the 2013 Fayetteville holiday markets

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Put on your Santa hat, gather up your elf friends, and get ready to load up your magical sack with gifts, everyone. It’s holiday market season in Fayetteville.

We found eight local holiday markets, art sales, and bazaars (including one “bizarre”) happening in Fayetteville over the next few weeks, including several opportunities to buy locally made paintings, posters, pottery, jewelry and more.

Here’s what we know about them.

The North Forty Unique Boutique Holiday Market

When: Thursday, Nov. 21 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: The North Forty, 40 N. Crossover Rd.
Info: The North Forty Unique Boutique Market features handmade pottery, jewelry, greeting cards, art, natural body products, soaps and candles, toys, Himalayan products, childrens’ accessories, Hogs ornament, Christmas wreaths, baskets, food and home products, and more.

Winter Market

When: Saturday, Nov. 30 at 11 a.m.
Where: Nightbird Books, 205 W. Dickson St.,
Info: Nightbird Books is hosting a Winter Market composed of local crafters, including Ozark Cards, pottery by Matt Cartier, aprons by Olive Loom, photography by Grant Scarsdale, honey and candles by Forrest Whitmer, bath and beauty products by Dandelion Peace Flower, and cedar stools by Mark McGee.

St. Paul’s Alternative Gift Market

When: Sunday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 224 N. East Ave.
Info: St. Paul’s Alternative Gift Market is an opportunity to support various life-giving projects. Items available for purchase include food for the hungry, care for the sick, shelter for the homeless, renewal for our endangered planet and other meaningful alternatives to the usual holiday gifts. A bit more information is available on Facebook.

Holiday Art Sale (formerly the Block Street Art Sale)

When: Friday, Dec. 6 from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday Dec. 8 from 12 to 4 p.m.
Where: Life Styles Inc., 5200 S Thompson St., Springdale
Info: The little art sale that started on Block Avenue 13 years ago has moved to Life Styles Inc. this year. The 13th annual event features 12 artists, including Don House, Sabine Schmidt, Marie Demeroukas, Karen Chotkowski, Debra DuBois, Susan Shore, Faye Alter, Vajra Engber, Greg Mitchell, Michelle Berg Vogel,Victoria McKinney and William Mayes Flanagan For more information, check out the website for the event.

Little Craft Show

When: Saturday, Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Fayetteville Town Center, 15 W. Mountain St.
Info: The Little Craft Show is an indie craft show that happens once a year on the first Saturday of December. The event will feature 50 hand-picked local and regional independent artists selling a host of goods, including hand-printed, letter press art, knit goods, plush animals, mind-blowing jewelry, handmade backpacks, bow ties, wooden toys, pottery, clothing, crocheted lovelies, an array of gift sets, holiday cards, unique vintage finds, and more. More information is available via the Facebook page for the event.

NWACCC Holiday Bazaar

When: Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Nadine Baum Studios, 505 W. Spring St.
Info: The 6th annual NWACCC Holiday Bazaar will feature works of pottery, jewelry, artwork, cards, and other items from local artists.

Fayetteville Farmers’ Market

When: Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, 4703 N. Crossover Rd.
Info: The Fayetteville Farmers’ Market will host the annual holiday market at the Botanical Garden. Local artists and craftsmen will be offering candy, baked goods, fresh produce, baskets, wreaths, furniture, art, and birdhouses. Admission is free.

Block Street Bizarre

When: Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: North Block Avenue
Info: The businesses along Block Avenue are throwing their annual holiday party, with a marshmallow toasting station, holiday open houses, local pottery sale, hot chocolate bar, and other special events. Several stores along the street will be having sales and specials as well. More information about the event is available on Facebook.