Check Out These Pre-holiday Shopping Experiences

Posted by: Kenneth Kosky on October 19, 2017

My family and I will soon be checking out some of the craft fairs and other local, unique shopping experiences in advance of the holiday season.

Here are five can’t-miss shopping opportunities right here in Festival Country Indiana, just south of Indy:

Nov. 3 and 4, the Downtown Franklin Holiday Open House takes place in their charming downtown. 

More than 40 stores and restaurants are joining in to offer chances to win prize packages just for making your way to 10 of the places with the punch card they give you. There are also specials each day at many of the spots. Best of all, I’ve always found something unique at the one-of-a-kind shops in Franklin.

Nov. 4 is also the date for the Johnson County Museum of History’s Artisan Market (the museum is downtown and their market coincides with the downtown open house).

Also on Nov. 4, there is the Wood Carving Magic Show and Sale in Franklin, and the Craft Fair Fall Bazaar in Edinburgh. 

I always find unique items, like handmade holiday cards, reindeer decorations, hand-carved treasures and more. If I still have a little shopping left to do, I check out the Holiday Craft & Gift Show on Nov. 18 in Greenwood. 

There are five great opportunities to support local artisans, enjoy a shopping experience that’s a little more relaxed and to find something you’ll treasure.

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