It's never too early to shop for Christmas. I know that this is Halloween weekend but I love a good craft fair. Saturday, October 30, you can check out a classic church craft festival at St. Paul's United Methodist Church. The church is located just east of Airway and Edgemere at 7000 Edgemere and the festival will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This craft festival is one of the ones that kicks off the holiday season in the Cielo Vista area. It's always held right before Halloween but that is kind of what makes it so cool. You get to do some Christmas shopping with local vendors and the kids can wear their costumes and go trick-or-treating among the different vendor booths.


Along with the handmade, local crafts, you can also get some amazing baked goods and there will also be food trucks on hand for you to feed your face. The best thing about craft fairs like this is you are giving the local vendors your business, but it also has a really a totally sweet, Hallmark Christmas Movie look to the whole thing. Nice ladies selling you fun crafts and local food trucks? Yes, please!


There will also be live entertainment and games for the kiddos to play while you knock some items off your Christmas list. It's just a really fun thing to do on a Saturday in the fall. I love to showcase local events like this so if you have one coming up or know of one, make sure you email me at


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