Not only is crafting growing in popularity, but more and more people seem to be turning to craft fairs for unique, handmade gifts to give away during the holiday season. If the attendance at last year’s Community School Association Christmas Craft Fair is any indication, Bowen Islanders want to buy local, rare products that are not mass-produced.
For the first time ever, the 33rd annual CSA Christmas Craft Fair’s vendor registration sold out in less than 24 hours.
Although Bowen Island has always been home to many talented artisans and crafters, it seems that crafting has surged in popularity recently and, along with many seasoned crafters, there are many newer crafters who will be selling their wares at this year’s fair. We all want to own or give something special, something that feels exclusive and connected to our amazing community. From cozy wool socks, to soy candles scented with essential oils, gifts for our fur friends, knitted and hand-sewn textiles, wood-working, pottery, handcrafted jewelry and beauty products, there is something for everyone at this year’s CSA Christmas Craft Fair.
This event is an island tradition (33 years and still going strong), a favourite time of year for many and a great chance to keep our hard-earned dollars on-island. The cafe will be stocked with a plethora of lunch options for the whole family, our island youth will be showcasing their crafts from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the cake walk will be in full swing at 11 a.m.
Come on down to the CSA Christmas Craft Fair at the Bowen Island Community School on Sunday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to visit with neighbours, support your local artisans and purchase one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones this holiday season!