Don't panic: Nobody's trying to stress you out by telling you how many shopping days you have left or how packed the roads and airports are looking this holiday season.

No, this the happy part of the holidays.

It's the Holiday Craft Faire, Yakima's newest and largest holiday-themed craft gathering. It's coming up Nov. 21-23 at State Fair Park's Modern Living Building.

The fair includes vendors from around the region bringing handmade creations, specialty
foods and other artistic touches that would make distinctive gifts, decorations or self-
indulgent treats just for you. (We won't tell if you keep a little something for yourself!)

You can also enjoy entertainment, on-site treats and catch up with a special guest: Santa

Claus (who's just getting into mid-season form).

Admission is $4 for all three days or $3 per day. Or take $1 off either price by bringing in a nonperishable food bank donation.

Parking is free!

Here are the hours:

  • 3-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21.
  • 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22.
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23.

Vendor set-up is from noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20.

See you there!



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