1. Holiday Handmade and Vintage Fancy Flea Fair, Steamboat Rock
The Holiday Handmade and Vintage Fancy Flea Fair is on November 26th, from 9am to 5pm. There will be plenty of amazing arts and crafts, as well as face painting, a cake and cookie walk, an ugly Christmas sweater contest and more. 306 W. Market St., Steamboat Rock, IA.
2. Christmas Craft Show & Vendor Extravaganza, Marion
This amazing event will have over 40 crafters and vendors. There will also be live music, pictures with Santa, free coffee and cookies, and more. The show runs Saturday, December 3rd from 8am to 3pm at the Kirkwood Training And Outreach Services building. 3375 Armar Dr., Marion, IA.
3. Mid-America Center Arts and Crafts Show, Council Bluffs
This will be a fantastic arts and crafts show. It’s one of Iowa’s largest shows, with over 200 exhibitors. The show runs Saturday, December 3rd, from 9am to 5pm, and Sunday, December 4th, 9am to 4pm. 1 Arena Way, Council Bluffs, IA.
4. Arts, Crafts & Vendor Extravaganza, Iowa City
This arts and crafts show will feature over 30 artists, crafters and vendors from the Iowa City area, along with other fun activities. Runs December 9th, 10am to 6pm, and December 10th, 10am to 5pm. Located at the Old Capitol Town Center in Iowa City, 201 S Clinton St.
5. Fairfield First Fridays Art Walk: Holiday Extravaganza, Fairfield
This art walk will be full of holiday fun, with arts and crafts, caroling, gingerbread workshops, holiday exhibits and visits with Santa. Located in the Fairfield Historic Town Square. Runs on December 2nd, 6pm to 10pm.
6. Christmas at the Downs, Cedar Rapids
This fun Christmas arts and crafts sale at Hawkeye Downs features crafts, commercial vendors, food and more. Runs Friday and Saturday, November 25th and 26th. Saturday, 9am to 5pm and Sunday, 10am to 4pm. 4400 6th St. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA.
7. Holiday Shopper’s Market, Mason City
This fun and festive arts and crafts shopping event will be held on December 10th from 9am to 3pm at the North Iowa Events Center. 3700 4th St. SW, Mason City, IA.
8. North Iowa Events Center Fall Bazaar, Mason City
The fall craft show in Mason City is sure to be a fun event. Runs November 26th from 9am to 5pm at the North Iowa Events Center. 3700 4th St. SW, Mason City, IA.
9. Prelude to Christmas - Amana Church Christmas Bazaar, Amana
The Amana Church Christmas Bazaar is part of Amana’s annual Prelude to Christmas tradition. The show will feature Christmas crafts, gifts, baked goods and more. Runs December 2nd, from Noon to 8pm, and December 3rd, from 9am to 3pm. 1112 26th Ave., Middle Amana, IA.
10. Art Market, West Branch
This Christmas art and craft show is part of the local A Christmas Past event. In addition to quality arts and crafts vendors, there will be other activities, such as visits with Santa, ice-carving, homemade donuts and horse drawn carriage rides. The Art Market is in the Old Town Hall in downtown West Branch, and runs on December 3rd, from 12pm to 7pm.
11. Iowa City Holiday Farmers Market
The Iowa City Holiday Farmers Market will feature holiday shopping, with unique homemade, handcrafted gifts and more. Runs on December 10th, from 8am to 1pm at the Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center. 220 S Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA.