Handmade Holidays 2

There are 70 vendors preparing their creations for this two-day Handmade Holidays event in Clarksville.

The eighth-annual Handmade Holidays in Clarksville, organized and supported by the city’s parks and recreation department, is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center at Liberty Park. 

Admission is free to the two-day, indoor juried craft market, which is unique to many other craft shows that have an entrance price.  

Trey Stroud, event-planning specialist for Clarksville, said there will be something for everyone sold at this year’s market. 

“We have 70 vendors in all different categories who are only allowed to bring in handmade items,” Stroud said. “They are selling not only their own seasonal decorations, but also personal creations of ceramics, jewelry, soaps, clothing, quilts and edibles.”

Woodworking and metal works will also be available. 

Stroud said this weekend would be a great time to get a jumpstart on holiday shopping. 

“The vendors we have are very proud of what they are creating, and they are very excited to share it,” Stroud said. “They enjoy connecting with the community and displaying the items they have made.” 

Cool, crisp temperatures are also on tap, and it appears the weather will cooperate and help to set the mood for holiday shopping. 

The first 300 shoppers each day will receive a free shopping bag designed by a local maker. 

Patrons can register to win a $100 Hobby Lobby gift card, and the winner will be announced following Sunday’s show. The winner does not need to be present to win. 

Food and drinks will be available to purchase from Bojangles. ATMs will also be available. 

Parking will be in Liberty Park near the event center, dog park and fishing pond. 

Organizers request patrons do not park on the grass and be mindful of the businesses operating inside the park.

For more information about Handmade Holidays and to view a list of participating vendors, visit clarksvilleparksrec.com.

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Handmade Holidays 

Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. 

Sunday, Nov. 10 from noon until 4 p.m. 

Wilma Rudolph Event Center at Liberty Park

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