Western New Yorkers can grow their holiday spirit while buying local on Dec. 2 and 3 as the 23rd annual Yuletide in the Country Holiday Artisan Market returns to the Event Center at the Hamburg Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. This year’s event will feature more than 150 predominately local artists!
“Holiday shopping at this event is a completely unique experience,” said Daniel Kaczynski of Premier Promotions, organizers of the event. “First, shoppers are surrounded by the sights, sounds and scents of the season while shopping at an unhurried pace. Second, they actually have an opportunity to interact with the artisans and learn about their process, their products and their journey as craftspeople and small business owners. The movement in our community to keep dollars local and with the small businessperson has taken hold. This is certainly not Black Friday.”
From spa-quality bath products to hand-poured aromatic candles, holiday décor to trendsetting jewelry, stylish pottery to gourmet foods, elegant florals to gifts for pets, and handcrafted furniture to original wall art, Yuletide in the Country offers a remarkable cross-section of gift ideas. The event also highlights artisan demonstrations throughout the weekend, including live cooking demonstrations for holiday meal planning.
In keeping with the tradition of all Premier Promotions events, local charities will also be on hand raising money for their worthy causes. Among them, Hamburg/Eden Animal Rescue (H.E.A.R.T.) will hold a raffle of handmade gifts donated by participating artisans.
Tickets for Yuletide in the Country will be available at the door and are $5 per person with children under 12 free. Complimentary return passes will also be available.
For more than 33 years, Premier Promotions has produced high-quality, extremely successful artisan events including Springtime in the Country, Christmas in the Country and Yuletide in the Country. These events are consistently ranked by Sunshine Artist magazine among the Top 100 artisan shows in America. Last year, more than 90,000 visitors attended these events purchasing more than $4 million in high-quality, handcrafted goods from juried artists and artisans. These events have also helped raise more than $1.4 million for Western New York charities.
For more information, please visit www.wnypremierpromotions.com.