Artisan Christmas Fair – 2021

November 26 / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us on Black Friday for our Artisan Christmas Fair!

If you’re looking for something special, fun, and educational to do with the entire family during the Thanksgiving holiday, come out to the Artisan Christmas Fair at the Frontier Culture Museum! 

Avoid the craziness of Black Friday shopping while finding that special gift at the Artisan Christmas Fair.  All goods are handmade buy regional artisans and craft people.

Plan to spend the entire day at the Museum!

  • Find unique holiday gifts from artisan craftspeople at our Artisan Fair
  • There will be fun and educational activities for the entire family at the Artisan Christmas Fair at the Museum
  • Learn about holiday traditions from costumed interpreters on the Museum’s many exhibits
  • Enjoy great food and entertainment on our Pavilion

Admission is FREE 

  • Pay-What-You-Will!  (donations gladly accepted), so bring the entire family! 
  • The Museum will be open all day with plenty of activities to keep everyone busy

Christmas Fair Activities

  • Artisan/Craft Fair  (Pavilion & Courtyard Patios)
  • Holiday-Themed Activities  (Museum Exhibits)

Activities on Museum Exhibits

  • West Africa:  Drum & dance
  • England:  Holiday Decorating
  • Ireland:  Cooking Oat Cakes
  • Germany:  Traditional Games
  • Native America:  Hide work
  • 1740s America:  Woodworking, Musket Demos
  • 1820’s America:  Making Sauerkraut
  • 1850s America:  Cooking & Food Preservation

* Artisans – See Vendor Space Layout Below. Message us on Facebook or call the Welcome Center (540-332-7850) for booth registration

Our objective is to provide regional artisans a place to sell their creations, while providing Museum visitors the opportunity to purchase unique gift items.

The Rules:

  • Artisan and craft vendors only – no factory mass-manufactured products
  • Vendor spaces are assigned on a first-come, first served basis at the time of payment
  • This is an artisan-friendly event – all spaces are just $25
  • Event hours are 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    (early departures not permitted)
    Set-up: 6:30 am – 9:00 am
    Tear down: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm