Local Holiday Arts & Crafts Shows

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Photography by Marion Riedl
The Christmas season is the season to shop, and your local merchants are ready for the holidays with great gift ideas and specials aimed to save you money.

Shop the downtown communities of Ludington, Pentwater, Scottville, Hart, and Manistee--the stores put you in a festive mood with their colorful decorations and seasonal music. You'll find gifts for everyone on your list...unique items you can't get at the mall. And keeping dollars locally helps your neighbors and the community. It just feels nice to walk down friendly sidewalks and gaze in the store windows as snowflakes fall. What is better than that?

In addition to the downtown shopping opportunities, there are numerous Arts & Crafts Shows and Bazaars during the fall where you can find handcrafted and specialty items for your Christmas gift-giving.

Here are the arts/crafts shows that usually occur. Dates for 2016 are being posted as they become available.


  • 1 - St. Simon Applefest, St. Simon Family Center & Gym.
  • Harvest Luncheon & Bazaar, Manistee United Methodist Church, 387 First St., Manistee.
  • Women's Bazaar, Ludington United Methodist Church, 5810 Bryant Road, Ludington.
  • Fall Bazaar, Bachelor Evangelical Covenant Church, 5940 E. Sugar Grove Road, Fountain.

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  • 5 - Holiday Arts & Crafts Show, at Foster Elementary School. Crafter application, call Mary 231-843-1371.
  • Wellston Boosters Craft Show, Norman Township Community Hall, Wellston.
  • MCE Athletic Boosters Art & Craft Show, Mason County Eastern School, Custer., Custer.
  • VFW Craft Show, Custer VFW Post, Custer
  • Mistletoe Market, Lincoln Hills Golf Club, Ludington.
  • Heritage Bazaar, Manistee First Congregational Church, 412 Fourth St., Manistee.
  • Holiday Crafts Sale, Faith Christian Fellowship, 400 Hart St., Hart.
  • Hart VFW annual craft sale, Hart VFW, 802 S. State St., Hart.
  • Craft Bazaar, Oceana County Medical Care Facility, Hart.
  • Fall Lunch and Bazaar, Hart United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Hart.
  • All About You shopping, Manistee High School Cafeteria, 525 Twelfth St, Manistee.
  • Fountain Bazaar/Bake Sale, Tallman Lake Senior Center, Fountain.
  • 12 - Shopping Extravaganza craft show, 9am-3pm, Lighthouse Baptist Church, 1950 N. Jebavy Drive, Ludington. For application, call 843-8532.
  • 12 - Mason County Family Events Christmas Expo, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Ludington. For application information, mcfamilyevents@gmail.com..
  • Holiday Vendor & Craft Fair, Manistee Catholic Central School, 1200 US-31, Manistee.
  • 19 - Benefit Crafts Show, 9am-3pm, Ludington United Methodist Church.
  • Multi-Vendor Fall Open House, American Legion Post 76, 318 N. James St., Ludington.
  • Pentwater Arts & Crafts, Pentwater Friendship Center, 310 N. Rush St., Pentwater,
  • 19 - Fall Arts and Crafts Show, 10am-3pm, Ludington Area Catholic School. Crafter applications, call 231-843-3188.
  • Christmas in Onekama craft show, Onekama Consolidated Schools.
  • 19 - Christmas Shoppe Arts & Crafts Show, 9am-3pm, Mason County Reformed Church.
  • Fall Craft Show,, Manistee Senior Center, 457 River St., Manistee.
  • 26 - Ludington Arts Center Holiday Craft Show, 10am-4pm. Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington. For application information, click here.
  • 26 - Holiday Craft Sale, 9:30am-2:30pm, Scottville Area Senior Center, 140 S. Main St., Scottville.
  • Advent Market and Craft Fair, St. Vincent's Catholic Church, Pentwater.
  • Big Bear Sportsmans Club Craft Show, Kaleva.
  • Manistee VFW Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Bazaar, Manistee VFW, 1211 28th St., Manistee.
  • Portage Lake Holiday Art Fair, Farr Center, Onekama.


  • Sisters Arts & Crafts Boutique Holiday Celebration 2015, Manistee Eagles, 55 Division St., Manistee.
  • 3 - Craft Fair, Pentwater Public School, Pentwater. Crafter application, email april@pentwatercottage.com.
  • Tiger Bazaar, Shelby High School.
  • Lakeshore Animal Friends "Home for the Holidays" Bazaar, Mason County Animal Control, 305 N. Meyers Road, Ludington.
  • 3 - Manistee Sleighbell Bazaar and Craft Show, Manistee High School, 12th St., Manistee. Crafter application information, contact Gerri at 231-477-5646.
  • Holiday Bazaar and Christmas Cookie Sale, Scottville United Methodist Church, 114 W. State St., Scottville.
  • Last-Minute Christmas Shopping, Tamarac Village Clubhouse, Ludington.

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    For more activities & attractions, check out these additional links for Things to Do in West Michigan:

    Ludington Activities & Things to Do -- Play on a beautiful beach, take a tour at Historic White Pine Village, or explore the barn quilt trail, murals or sculptures in the county--Ludington offers many fun things to do for the entire family!
    Have Fun in Manistee, Michigan -- Explore Manistee's historic downtown district and riverwalk, hike the Manistee National Forest, canoe on the Manistee River, and more.
    Hamlin Lake -- Just 4 miles north of Ludington, Hamlin Lake is a great destination for boating, fishing and climbing dunes! The Hamlin Lake shoreline is also part of the Ludington State Park.
    Silver Lake Sand Dunes -- Visiting the Silver Lake Sand Dunes makes for a terrific vacation because you can take your off-road vehicle for a spin on the scenic sand dunes overlooking Lake Michigan and Silver Lake.
    Things to Do in Pentwater, Michigan -- Nothing is quite like the quaint, artsy, harbortown village of Pentwater. Don't miss the popular Charles Mears State Park beach on Pentwater's Lake Michigan shoreline.
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    Last Updated: 10-19-2018 11:18 AM ID: 1004