Readers of last year’s A News Cafe column, “Dish Rag,” were subjected to my rants and raves about Thanksgiving, the forgotten holiday. I lamented all of the Christmas decorations, music, and especially the retail frenzy that totally overshadows the ultimate food-lover’s holiday.
This year, I’m taking a bit of an “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” position. I draw the line at rising at 5 a.m. to wait in line for discount electronics, but a good old fashioned holiday arts and crafts fair never hurt anyone. So enjoy the weekend, take a drive and venture to a few of these “Get Outta Town” early holiday picks.
I’m sure I missed a few. So, give us your favorite holiday arts and craft fairs going on this weekend and stay tuned for a few more weeks of “Get Outta Town” holiday happenings.
Saturday, Nov. 20 – Annual Christmas Bazaar, Roderick Senior Center, Weaverville. For more information, call (530) 628-4692.
Saturday, Nov. 20 – Siskiyou Holiday Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds, Yreka. Vendors and a visit from Santa. For more information call (530) 842-2767.
Saturday, Nov. 20 and Sunday, Nov. 21 – Twain Christmas Boutique, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 100 Twain Store Road, Twain. For more information, call (530) 283-0528.
Saturday, Nov. 20 and Sunday, Nov. 21- Ninth Annual Holiday Craft Faire, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fortuna River Lodge, 1800 Riverwalk Drive, Fortuna. For more information, call 707-725-7572.
There’s holiday cheer to be had all over the North State, so visit the following sites for information about events in eleven north state counties:
Click here for Butte County events.
Click here for Del Norte County events.
Click here for Glenn County Events.
Click here for Humboldt County events.
Click here for Lassen County events.
Click here for Modoc County events.
Click here for Plumas County events.
Click here for Shasta County events.
Click here for Siskiyou County events.
Click here for Tehama County events.
Click here for more Trinity County events.
Adam Mankoski is a recent North State transplant who feels completely at home here. He enjoys experiencing and writing about the people, places and things that embody the free spirit of the State of Jefferson. He and his partner own HawkMan Studios and are the creators of Redding’s 2nd Saturday ArtHop. Email your NorthState weekend events to email@example.com.
This portrait of Adam Mankoski was created by Shasta High School students Chance Norman and Kenzi Bell.
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