Admit it, the phrase "holiday craft fair" makes you cringe at least a little bit. It's hard not to when you think of your standard church hall event, but it's a different story when you're talking about the Flying M Coffeegarage's Hip Holiday Craft Market on Saturday, Dec. 1.
Shoppers won't find anything that has been hot-glued to within an inch of survival. Nope, everything at the Hip Holiday Craft Market is handmade by Treasure Valley artists and crafters who create the kinds of things you might be tempted to buy for yourself rather than give away.
This year, the event is even larger, with 30 vendors scheduled to set up shop with everything from jewelry, to knitted items, woodwork to custom-made perfume. This time around, the event is being contained to the Coffeegarage, rather than spread across neighboring downtown Nampa businesses. The majority of vendors will be set up inside, with a single large, heated tent in the parking lot hosting additional booths.
While it's a safe bet that shoppers can find a really great cup of joe nearby, Saint Lawrence Gridiron food truck will also be on site from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. for those looking to fuel their shopping frenzies with a hearty meal.