Upcoming local bazaars offer a treasure trove of options for festive holiday gifts and decor

It’s that time of year again. November typically kicks off a flurry of holidays bazaars, where those looking for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts are sure to find them. During the next month, several bazaars are coming to churches, schools and civic centers. Eager shoppers will have the chance to support the local economy, buy handcrafted items and avoid big box stores.

Below is the list of several bazaars compiled by the Post-Record.

Nov. 11-12

Washougal United Methodist Church Holiday Bazaar

The Washougal United Methodist Church Holiday Bazaar will run from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, with tables of handcrafted items, jewelry, wall hangings, a “new to you” corner, stocking stuffers, handmade quilts, one-of-a-kind snowmen and Santa, gifts, baked goods and more.

A portion of all sales will benefit the Inter-Faith Treasure House in Washougal.

The church is at 4020 “M” St.

Holly Days Arts and Crafts Bazaar

The Holly Days Arts and Crafts Bazaar gives local artisans and crafters a chance to showcase their work from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at Liberty Middle School, 1612 N.E. Garfield St., Camas. There will be more than 80 tables for holiday shoppers to peruse.

Food concessions will be available. The event is sponsored by the Camas High School cheerleading program.

For more information, send an e-mail to brandy.reed@camas.wednet.edu.

Check ‘Em Off Green

The second-annual Check ‘Em Off, Green bazaar will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Marshall Community Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver.

The event will feature more than 30 local artists and vendors selling hand-crafted items, recycled and reused materials, experiences, and local goods and services. There will be a holiday decoration swap, and food and drink is available for purchase.

It is sponsored by Vancouver Green Drinks and the Marshall Community Center.

Follow That Star Bazaar

The Follow That Star Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 16001 N.E. 34th St., Vancouver. It features vendors of handcrafted and homemade items.

Nov. 19-20

Holiday Marketplace Bazaar

The eighth annual Holiday Marketplace Bazaar will take place at the Washougal High School commons area, 1201 39th St., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. Shoppers can browse arts, crafts and other homemade gifts from more than 100 vendors. The event also features food concessions and carolers from the WHS X-Tet choir. For more information, call 954-3103.

Nov. 28-Dec. 3

Wonderland Winter Bazaar

The Columbia Gorge Women’s Association will present a Wonderland Winter Bazaar Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 26621 S.E. 15th St. Proceeds will support scholarships for local women.

Dec. 2-3

Fern Prairie Grange Christmas Bazaar

The Fern Prairie Grange, 1814 N.E. 267th Ave., Camas, will host a Christmas bazaar from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. There will be food, crafts and gifts available for purchase. Potential vendors are asked to contact Hazel at 837-3212.

Bethel Community Church Holiday Bazaar

The Bethel Community Church Holiday Bazaar, sponsored by the Ladies Bethel Society, will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 1438 “B” St., Washougal. Crafts, quilts and tables of “white elephant” items will be available.

For more information, call 835-8714.

Holiday Open House and Artisan Market

The Clark County Historical Museum is hosting its annual Holiday Open House and Artisan Market Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be music, artisan displays, and holiday shopping. There will also be children’s activities. The museum is located at 1511 Main St., Vancouver.

Call 993-5679 for more information.

St. Matthew Lutheran Church Christmas Bazaar

There will be a Christmas Bazaar Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the church, 716 Washougal River Road. There will be several vendors offering handcrafted items and baked goods. There will also be raffles.

Gorge Arts and Crafts Bazaar

The Skamania County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas in the Gorge Arts and Crafts Bazaar will be held Saturday at the Skamania County Fairgrounds exhibit hall in Stevenson from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The bazaar will feature handmade jewelry, quilts, hats and scarves, homemade soaps, lotions, bath salts, handmade dolls, hand-carved wood items, baskets, holiday decorations, pottery, tapestries, baby blankets, pet gifts and more.

For more information, call the Skamania Chamber of Commerce at 800-989-9178.

Dec. 11

Holiday farmers market

The Vancouver Farmers Market will hold a Holiday Market at the Vancouver Hilton Dec. 11 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,

There will be a wide variety of local artists and vendors providing handmade crafts and food products from the farmers market.

The event will also feature local musicians and Santa.

The Hilton is located at 301 W. 6th St.