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Christmas craft shows and church bazaars abound

Check out the Bradford United Church Bazaar and luncheon on Saturday
Quilts at last year's Bradford United Church Christmas Bazaar; this year, there will be even more - including a Curious George quilt, and 'lots of baby quilts'. Miriam King/BradfordToday

The Bradford United Church women have been busy,  preparing for the annual UCW Christmas Bazaar taking place this Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“It’s our biggest fundraiser of the year,” said Cheryll Strong, and UCW members have been baking, sewing and quilting, to fill their tables. “We’ve got a lot of stuff!”

Shoppers will find Christmas runners, advent calendars, placemats, quilts – and especially “a lot of baby quilts,” Strong said. “And of course a fabulous lunch – and vendors!”

Vendors, artists and artisans, a silent auction, bake table, and a hearty luncheon of soup and sandwiches for only $12 – the church, located at 66 Barrie St. in Bradford, invites the community to come out for some early Christmas shopping, and seasonal cheer.

More bazaars, events and craft shows:

Artisan Show, at the Tec-We-Gwill Women’s Institute Hall in Newton Robinson, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local artists and artisans, including Denis Bolohan, Bruce Chambers and Meade Helman, display and sell their works; cash or cheque only. The Tec-We-Gwill WI will have home-baking, food and drinks available for purchase. Children’s gift table, Children’s activity table. Free admission.

Churchill United Church Christmas Tea, Craft and Bake Sale, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Churchil United, located at 6306 Yonge St. in Innisfil offers great crafts, a huge bake table, tasty lunch room and more. Donate new socks or mitts for those in need, and receive a ballot for a Gift Basket. All welcome.

St. Angela Merici Annual Christmas Bazaar. The second annual Christmas Bazaar takes place Fri., Nov. 22 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at St. Angela Merici Catholic Elementary School in Bradford. Entrance is $2, or a non-perishable foot item for the Helping Hand Food Bank. Vendor space available on a first-come, first served basis. Contact the school.

Winter Craft Fair. The Third Annual Festive Winter Craft Fair takes place at Bradford District High School on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Discover a spectacular mix of crafters offering a great range of unique and hand-made items. Admission is free. Vendors interested in a booth should contact Dan Boucher at 416-577-1455, or email [email protected]. BDHS is located at 70 Professor Day Dr. in Bradford.

Bradford Valley Community Care Christmas Bazaar. The Bazaar takes place Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with over 25 vendors signed up for the event at Bradford Valley, 2656 Line 6 in Bradford. Table rental fees go to the residents’ council, to help pay for items, activities and outings as chosen by the residents of Bradford Valley. Crafts, Arts, Health Produces, Baking and household items. Free parking.

Bond Head Lions 5th Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Sale. The Bond Head Lions host another Christmas Arts and Crafts Sale at the Bond Head Community Hall on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dozens of fabulous vendors, offering everything from Christmas decor to hand-made jewellery, woodworking and home baking. Food will be available. All welcome.

Victorian Christmas at the Simcoe County Museum. Thurs., Dec. 12 and Fri., Dec. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Simcoe County Museum, 1151 Hwy. 26 north of Barrie – drop in for an evening of Holiday music, seasonal treats, a horse-drawn wagon ride outdoors, artisans and vendors and more, in a Victorian setting. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Simcoe County Paramedics annual Toy Drive; purchase a hand-made bowl and soup to support Barrie & District Christmas Cheer. Admission by donation, to the Friends of the Simcoe County Museum.

Miriam King

About the Author: Miriam King

Miriam King is a journalist and photographer with Bradford Today, covering news and events in Bradford West Gwillimbury and Innisfil.
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