Craft fairs sure sign holidays are on their way

A photo of the Methodist Heavenly Holiday Faire.

A photo of the Methodist Heavenly Holiday Faire.

The cool weather means the holidays are coming along with some of the most anticipated craft fairs in Carson Valley.

Kicking off the fairs is A Touch of Glass 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Carson Valley Inn. More than 20 different crafters’ work will be displayed and for purchase.

The Centerville churches host their annual craft fairs starting with the Carson Valley United Methodist Church’s Heavenly Holiday Faire 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 5 featuring hundreds of crafted gifts, holiday and season décor, baked goods including homemade cinnamon pecan rolls, candy and more.

“We are so appreciative of the dozens of artisans, volunteers, sponsors and helpers that make this a success each year,” said co-chairs Sharon Calvert and Susan Hamarlund.

Children can shop their own “kids only market” and read with Santa Claus.

A chili lunch, including bread and salad is served 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. for $6.

For more than 40 years the craft fair has been sponsored by the Methodist Church and United Women in Faith. All profits are donated to local, national and international women’s and children’s charities.

For more information visit the Carson Valley United Methodist Church website at

Santa Claus will be at the St. Gall Christmas Boutique 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 5 for pictures while parents shop the holiday decorations and gift ideas, houseware and bakeware and more. Children have their own special gift purchasing room for children a supervised kid’ wrapping table.

For more information call 775-782-2852.

The following weekend, the Young At Heart hosts its two day holiday craft fair 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. Nov. 11 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Douglas County Community and Senior Center.

More than 100 vendors are expected for locals to shop quality handmade crafts.

Proceeds from the fair support local soup programs and other services for Senior Citizens in Douglas County. For more information email


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