This holiday season, you could cross every name off your gift list with something from a local artisan. Sure, you might spend a little more than you might with a click online or a trip to a big box store, but in the end, it's better all around — better quality, better for the environment, better for the local economy. It's even better for humanity because it connects us directly to the people who put their hearts and souls into creating each amazing, one-of-a-kind gift. Luckily, there are a multitude of places and events where you can find that better gift for your special someone. Here are a few happening this weekend.
Folks Christmas Crafts Fair on Friday, Nov. 27 and Saturday, Nov. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ferndale Veterans Memorial Building (free).
Holiday Craft Bonanza at SCRAP Humboldt, Saturday, Nov. 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (free).
Art & Craft Holiday Fair, Saturday, Nov. 28, 11 a.m.to 4 p.m. at Mad River Grange (free).
Humboldt Holiday Market. Saturday, Nov. 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Manila Community Center (free).
Small Business Saturday events are taking place Saturday, Nov. 28 at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds for Humboldt Made businesses starting at 9 a.m. (free admission), and in Old Town/Downtown all day. They're also happening all over Humboldt. Just take a stroll down the street and pop into the mom and pop stores. Wish them happy holidays. Give them a little green and take home a full heart.
— Kali Cozyris