all about BAZAARS

Between now and early December, Clark County boasts a wide variety of holiday markets

Christmas tree ornaments will be among the items available for purchase at many of the local holiday bazaars this season.

Hand-painted ornaments found at bazaars make great gifts and stocking stuffers.

The Columbia Gorge Women's Association held a drawing for this handmade quilt at the 2016 Holly Days Arts and Crafts Bazaar.

Beaded holiday ornaments, which make excellent party gifts or stocking stuffers, hang at a past holiday bazaar.

Hand-carved snowmen, with holiday lights attached, top a table at a past Washougal High School bazaar.

The Holiday Marketplace Bazaar, at Washougal High School, is an annual tradition for many locals. A variety of handcrafted items and unique gifts can be found by perusing the various vendor tables.

Bears, nutcrackers and holiday plates were just a few of the trinkets available at a past Washougal United Methodist Church bazaar. (Post-Record file photos)

With the holiday season fast approaching, folks will be out looking for unique gifts, delicious food and festive decorations. Clark County boasts a wide variety of bazaars with a vast array of gift ideas and holiday foods. Below, we’ve listed a few of the bazaars sure to have that special present, decoration or goodie you’re searching for this season.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY NOV. 3 – 4 

Ladybug Bazaar

The Ladybug Bazaar, organized by the GFWC Battle Ground, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Battle Ground High School, 300 N. Parkway. There will be 186 spaces of local crafts, art, toys and country crafts. Donations of money, canned food and staples will be accepted for the local food bank. It is requested that strollers not be brought for the safety of shoppers and babies. Snacks will be available. For more information, visit www.gfwc-battlegroundwa.org.

Crafty Artisan Fest North

The Crafty Artisan bazaar will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 8310 MacArthur Blvd., Vancouver. For more information, email dnelson310@att.net.

Crafts Unlimited Holiday Boutique

Crafts Unlimited is celebrating its 42nd year of showing quality crafts and fine arts, which includes paintings, stained glass, ornaments, pottery, fabric arts, jewelry, soaps, baked goods, Santas, snowmen, antiques and more. This bazaar will be held on Friday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 426 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver. There is no cost to enter, and non-perishable donations are being accepted for the local food bank. For more information, visit www.craftsunlimitedshow.blogspot.com.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY NOV. 10 – 11

Mountain View High School Holiday Bazaar

This bazaar benefits Mountain View High School band and orchestra programs. The band and orchestra program serves more than 350 students, and this bazaar is its largest fundraiser. The bazaar will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Mountain View High School, 1500 S.E. Blairmont Drive, Vancouver. There are over 200 tables of handcrafted gifts, decorations, food and more. This year there is a gift basket table, with tickets being sold for $1.00 a piece. Homemade baked goods, concessions and popcorn are also available. For more information, visit http://www.mvband.org/holiday-bazaar.html.

Crystal Plum Bazaar

This is the 38th year for the Crystal Plum Bazaar, presented by the Vancouver Dawn Lions Club, at Alki Middle School, 1800 N.W. Bliss Road, Vancouver. It will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be approximately 100 vendors, and all proceeds go to local charities. For more information, email fayet853@centurylink.net.

Washougal United Methodist Annual Holiday Bazaar

The annual bazaar will be held on Friday, Nov. 10, from 5 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the church, 39th and M streets, across from Washougal High School main entrance. Items include creative gifts, home d?cor, kitchen towels, holiday and year-round runners and table toppers, bakery, lighted Christmas trees, and much more. Ten percent of all profits will benefit the InterFaith Treasure House food bank, and canned food donations are welcome. Hamburger soup, sandwiches and homemade pies are available both days. Items can be ordered as takeout, pies by the piece or whole.

FRIDAY – SUNDAY NOV. 17 – 19

Hazel Dell Elementary Holiday Bazaar

This annual event is on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Hazel Dell Elementary School, 511 N.E. Anderson Road, Vancouver. There will be approximately 60 vendors, and breakfast, lunch and treats are available. This year, there will be gift baskets from local merchants, and raffle tickets cost $1 each. This is a free event. For more information, email hazeldellelementarybazaar@gmail.com.

Winter Bazaar

The Winter Bazaar, sponsored by Evergreen High School band, orchestra and color guard, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Cascade Middle School, 13900 N.E. 18th St., Vancouver. There will be shopping, food and pictures with Santa. Students will perform live music.

Gramma’s Bazaar

Shop over 100 vendor tables on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This bazaar will feature handcrafted items, holiday gifts and homemade food items. It’s located at King’s Way High School Gym, 3300 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver. Cash transactions only. For more information, call Annemarie Downey at 971-533-0591.

Washougal High School Holiday Marketplace Bazaar

The Holiday Marketplace Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the high school, 1201 39th St., Washougal. This event supports the Washougal High Associated Student Body. For more information, call Misty Young at 360-954-3106.

Van Mall Retirement Holiday Bazaar

The bazaar will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Van Mall Retirement Center, 7808 N.E. 51st St., Vancouver. Proceeds will benefit the Share House of Vancouver.

Bethel Community Church Christmas Bazaar

The bazaar will be held on Friday, Nov. 17 and Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the church annex, 1438 “B” St., Washougal.

Laurin Middle School Winter Bazaar

The bazaar will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Laurin Middle School gym, 13601 N.E. 97th Ave., Vancouver. It is sponsored by the Laurin Parent Teacher Organization. For more information, or to be a vendor, call Jamie Blick at 360-909-1780.

Clark County Holiday Gift Fair

The holiday gift fair will be held on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17 and 18, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sunday, Nov. 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Clark County Events Center, Exhibition Hall C, 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield. The bazaar will feature more than 120 vendors including commercial vendors, artisans, home-improvement booths, craft vendors, decorative signs and more.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY DEC. 1 – 2

Holly Days Bazaar

The Holly Days Bazaar and Pancake Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by the 2018 Camas Seniors grad night team, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Liberty Middle School, 1612 N.E. Garfield St., Camas. Breakfast with Santa will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by pictures, face painting and Santa’s workshop beginning at 9:30 a.m. and running until 12:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the drug- and alcohol-free 2018 grad night party.

All I Want for Christmas Bazaar

The All I Want for Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Firm Foundation Christian School, 1919 S.W. 25th Ave., Battle Ground. This bazaar features more than 40 vendors selling handcrafted and unique items.

Amboy Country Fair Bazaar

The bazaar, hosted by the Amboy/Yacolt PTA, is planned for Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Amboy Middle School, 2215 N.E. Chelatchie Road, Amboy. Shop for gifts, holiday goods, home decor and yummy food. Door prizes will be held throughout the day, and there is the possibility that Santa may visit. For more information, call Chera at 360-949-0746. To reserve a space, email Ursula Hood at 2017hollydays@gmail.com.

Walnut Grove Church Christmas Bazaar

The bazaar is planned for Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Walnut Grove Church, 6004 N.E. 72nd Ave., Vancouver, across from Walnut Grove Elementary School. Items for sale will include various crafts, jewelry, soaps and Seahawks decor. There also will be a raffle drawing at 3:45 p.m. Tickets cost $1 for three.

Fern Prairie Grange Christmas Bazaar

The bazaar will be held on Friday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will include food, crafts, hobbies and pictures with Santa. The grange is located at 1914 N.E. 267th Ave., Camas. For more information, call Hazel Reude at 360-837-3212.

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