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The best San Francisco craft fairs

The best San Francisco craft fairs

Shop these craft fairs for gifts that even the North Pole (and your mom) would approve of.

Make your list and check it twice at these inspiring Bay Area craft fairs, where you can indulge your senses and get to know SF’s most creative makers. You never know what sort of treasures you’ll find—like vintage clothing and furniture and handmade jewerly—but it’s safe to assume that everyone loves a unique, homemade holiday gift.

 (Courtesy of Nathaniel Y. Downes)

(Courtesy of Nathaniel Y. Downes)

1. 38Makers

Pinterest, SoMa, Saturday, November 3 2018

Imagine stepping into a Pinterest board IRL teeming with stunningly curated handmade goods from San Francisco makers. Pop into an early gift fair curated by Pinterest and SFMade and peruse beautiful living wreaths, artisan home goods, jewelry, apparel, bags and accessories, body products, goodies for your pup, and more. While you’re shopping, nosh on savory bites from Pinterest’s PinChefs, indulge in sweet treats from the likes of Humphry Slocombe, Dandelion Chocolate, and more, and sip on cold-pressed juices, vino, or a brew. There will also be live printing from Social Prints. // sfmade.org

 (Megan Bayley, courtesy of Winter Renegade Craft Fair)

(Megan Bayley, courtesy of Winter Renegade Craft Fair)

2. Renegade Craft Fair

Fort Mason Center, Cow Hollow, Saturday November 10, 2018 - Sunday November 11, 2018

Held in urban epicenters such as Brooklyn, Chicago, Austin and of course, San Francisco, Renegade is a traveling marketplace showcasing work from hundreds of the country’s best contemporary indie craft artists. This year find home goods made out of saris from Anchal Project, chic minimalist jewelry from Amanda Hunt, cheeky ceramic and bronze booty vases from Meegan Barnes, structured, handmade ceramics from Stephanie Intelisano, and ethically-made clothing out of Japanese fabric from Aurorei. // renegadecraft.com/fair/san-francisco-spring

 (Courtesy of Holiday Market Extravaganza)

(Courtesy of Holiday Market Extravaganza)

3. Holiday Market Extravaganza

Oakland Scottish Rite Center, Civic Center Saturday, November 17, 2018

In a collaboration between created community founded by Phoebe Sherman, Girl Gang Craft, and socially conscious pop up market, The Good Craft, more than 130 local womxn artisans, makers, and healers will get together in a holiday maker market for good. A percentage of each artist fee and raffle will be donated to Global Fund for Women for their work on human rights and striving for justice. // facebook.com/events/1900513663588523/

 (Courtesy West Coast Craft)

(Courtesy West Coast Craft)

4. West Coast Craft

Fort Mason Center, Cow Hollow, Saturday, November 17, 2018 - Sunday, November 18, 2018

WCC brings together a juried exhibition of local creators twice a year—in the summer and winter. From ceramics to clothing, jewelry to artisan smoking devices, there’s a wide range of handmade goods that are all equally beautiful. You’ll find notable names who exhibit every year like woodworkers Aleksandra Zee and Katie Gong, ceramicist Sam Lee, and minimalist clothing line Only Child, as well as discover new artists. // westcoastcraft.com

 Courtesy of For the Culture

Courtesy of For the Culture

5. For the Culture: A Black Women's Holiday Market

Alena Museum, Oakland Friday November 23, 2018 - Saturday November 24, 2018

What better way to celebrate Black Friday and Small Business Saturday than by hitting up a holiday marketplace celebrating Black female artists, makers, and entrepreneurs? The lineup is still being finalized, but there will be over 30 vendors to check out as well as tasty food trucks. // eventbrite.com

 (Courtesy of Treasure Fest)

(Courtesy of Treasure Fest)

6. Treasure Fest

Treasure Island, San Francisco Saturday November 24 2018 - Sunday November 25 2018

San Francisco’s favorite flea market presents its holiday edition. Find everything from antique furniture to curated textiles from Turkey and Morocco, handmade jewelry to vintage clothes, explore over 400 curated vendors in NorCal’s largest monthly festival. There will also be food trucks, seasonal cocktails, local wines, and craft brews, as well as DIY workshops and live music. Best of all, your fur baby can tag along too. // treasurefest.com

 Imelda Jimenez (Courtesy SF Etsy)

Imelda Jimenez (Courtesy SF Etsy)

7. SF Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium

Pier 35, North Beach, Saturday, November 24, 2018 - Sunday, November 25, 2018

Stroll through Pier 35 and peruse more than 200 Bay Area-based Etsy designers and artists IRL at the sixth annual market. There will be an eclectic selection of emerging creators to choose from. Think: hand-thrown pottery, handcrafted jewelry, textiles, bath and body products, scented candles, and more. In addition to pretty finds, you’ll also be able to enjoy small batch food items, musical performances, food trucks, art demos, crafting workshops, and giveaways. // etsysf.com/holidayshow.html

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8. Standard Parts

Standard Parts, 928 E. 12th St. Oakland, Saturday, December, 1 2018

Standard Parts is a community studio of over 20 artists and makers ranging from metal work, radio, ceramics, textiles, sculpture and landscape design. In-house brands include Latch Key, Stephanie Intelisano, Gabrielle Cameron Gardens, and DWNSTRS to name a few! There will also be music in the courtyard, mulled wine, and hors d'oeuvres to munch on. // instagram.com/standardpartstudios

 (Courtesy of Magic Makers)

(Courtesy of Magic Makers)

9. Magic Makers

Humanist Hall, 390 27th St. Oakland, Saturday December 1, 2018 - Sunday December 2, 2018

Back for a sixth year with two magical days of good and services, Magic Makers will have 50 artists, healers, and treat makers coming together in support of the queer community. Each day will have an entirely different array of vendors, though you can expect arts and crafts, health and beauty, and healing services like acupuncture, tarot, and massage. Outside, cozy up by the bonfire with hot cider, or enjoy tasty eats and ice cream. // facebook.com/events/962762563931924

 (Courtesy of Mill Valley Lumber Yard)

(Courtesy of Mill Valley Lumber Yard)

10. A Holiday Craft Fair

Mill Valley Lumber Yard, 129 Miller Ave. Mill Valley, Saturday, December 8, 2018

Get out of the city and spend a day up north enjoying the sunshine and live music at a maker market in a lumber yard. Tucked in downtown Mill Valley, the fair brings together over 30 local artists celebrating American craftsmanship and modern art. Shop jewelry, handbags, ceramics, glassware, soaps, candles, and more in a picturesque setting immersed in trees with rolling hills as a backdrop. // eventbrite.com

 (Courtesy of Telegraph Holiday Fair)

(Courtesy of Telegraph Holiday Fair)

11. Holiday Street Fair

Telegraph Ave. Berkeley, Saturday, December 8, 2018 - Sunday, December 23, 2018

Shop your heart out in three consecutive weekends of diverse arts and crafts from fine art to silk-screen clothing. Amid festive lights and colorful decorations, there will be pottery, wood and metal crafts, paintings, sculptures, leather work, hats, candles, jewelry, and more. There’s even free gift wrapping and shipping on site. // telegraphfair.com/holiday-street-fair.html

 (Courtesy of SFMade Facebook)

(Courtesy of SFMade Facebook)

SFMade Holiday Gift Fair

California College of the Arts, 1111 8th St. San Francisco, Sunday, December 16, 2018

California College of the Arts presents their 8th annual gift fair with over 50 vendors, all from San Francisco. In addition to artwork from CCA students, there will a slew of handmade goodies including apparel and accessories, gourmet items like chocolate and wine, home decor and body products, prints and cards, and toys. // sfmade.org/event/2018-sfmade-holiday-fair-at-cca

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