Crafts and cookies: the two words have wonderful consonance, and they also combine to create a great pre-holiday experience that is fun to share! Whether you’re shopping for gifts, or just hunting for a fun place to walk around, why not check out what Fort Wayne has to offer?

Annual Northrop Craft Bazaar

November 18
Northrop High School – Coldwater Road
Hours – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm FREE

A tradition for 30 years, the Northrop Craft Bazaar is proclaimed to be “One of the largest in the area” and it features all hand-made merchandise. The Bazaar is hosted by the parent booster organization of Northrop High School’s instrumental student programs, which supports groups like their Big Orange Pride Marching Band.

Northrop Craft Show

Le Chic Holiday Market

December 1 and 2 (Friday and Saturday)
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Hours: Friday 5-9 p.m. and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday

If it’s hosted at the Coliseum, it has to be big. Handmade, farmhouse style, refurbished furniture – you name it. Creativity is queen here, and you will definitely want to explore.

Christmas on the Farm

December 2
Salomon Farm Park
Hours – 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
$5/person

There is a holiday market with this event. But there is a lot more going on! From dog sledding demonstrations to a visit with Father Christmas and wagon rides, there is something for everyone to do here. Remember to wear warm clothes, as this is an outdoor event. Admission is $5 per car – the last car is admitted at 4:30 p.m.

Crafts Bazaar and Cookie Walk

December 2
Lifeway Wesleyan Church – Moeller Road
Hours – 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Hosted by the Lifeway LOFT (Ladies Outreach and Fellowship Time) group, this bazaar is filled with handmade items. From wooden toys to charming dolls, this is the place for locally-sourced items. And be sure to check out the cookie walk. Visitors take a pie box, fill it with any of the cookies on the table (the lid of the box must close) and then pay $10 per box. (Last year, there were over 300 dozen cookies from which to choose!) 

Crafts at the LOFT Craft Bazaar

SEAS Christmas Craft Fair

December 2
10700 Aboite Center Road
Hours – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Hosted by the people of St. Elizabeth Anne Seton Catholic Church, this craft fair offers wreaths, homemade décor, artisan jewelry, and more.