Looking forward to 2017’s craft fair


The dates have been set for this year’s craft fair: 

Friday, November 24th, 4 pm to 9 pm

Saturday, November 25th, 9 am to 4 pm

We’re committed to bringing you great gifts from terrific local makers. Our goal is to allow you to do all your gift shopping in one visit, while enjoying a meal and some holiday fun.

We’ll see the return of Santa and Mrs. Claus for wish-making and free photos, free face-painting, and our Christmas Bake Shop filled with traditional treats. 

There will be seasonal entertainment and the ladies of the parish will be serving dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday, all the better to keep you going as you check off all the names on your Christmas shopping list.
And starting this fall, keep an eye out for our mini-flyers at events throughout Metro Vancouver. Rumour has it that if you bring one to the craft fair, you can exchange it for a free cup of coffee.
Invitations have been sent out to our alumni artisans and crafters, but there’s always room for more creators of quality handmade goods.

Tables rent for $30.00 and corners for $60.00 for the weekend. There may also be single day tables available.

To rent a space, or for more information, contact:

Email: stsjandachristmascraftfair@shaw.ca

Jeannine: 604-341-1054

We’re Underway!


Here are some photos from today. Our vendors are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow and the kitchen crew will be there bright and early baking scones and pies and getting our perogy lunch ready for you!

We’ll be drawing for some great raffle prizes provided by our vendor. And Jen from Jen’s Craft Room is holding a raffle, too – check in with her at her table tomorrow.

The Countdown Begins…


We’re almost ready to welcome you to the craft fair. The tables have been arranged, The decorations are going up, and the kitchen is a hive of activity. Our vendors tell us they’re just as busy putting together their wares for you.
In the meantime, keep an eye out for these hand flyers in coffee shops and bookstores across Langley and Aldergrove. They’re good for a free cup of coffee at the craft fair. 

(If you’re having too much trouble finding one, I’d print the photo at the top and let them know I gave you the okay.)

Featured Vendor: Sunspot Paracord 550 Survival Gear

Sunspot Paracord 550 Survival Gear
Image courtesy of Sunspot Paracord 550 Survival Gear

Metro Vancouver is renowned for its proximity to rivers, mountains, forest, and ocean. For many of us, that means an active outdoor lifestyle. But, the same features that make our region so attractive can also bring danger.

Paracord belts
Image courtesy of Sunspot Paracord 550 Survival Gear

As North Shore Rescue reminded us this summer, a hike in the woods is no walk in the park. If you want to enjoy everything this region has to offer, you have to be prepared.

Paracord keychains
Image courtesy of Sunspot Paracord 550 Survival Gear

That’s where Sunspot Paracord 550 Survival Gear comes in. Catherine Poh handcrafts accessories from premium paracord 550 with a tensile strength of 550 lbs. At her stall, you’ll find bracelets, keychains, dog collars, belts, and much more.

Her brightly coloured, cheerful accessories look great and could help save your life in an emergency. They make great stocking stuffers for active friends and relatives. What better way to say you care?

Paracord bracelets
Image courtesy of Sunspot Paracord 550 Survival Gear

You can find Catherine on her Facebook page or website and she and her husband Tom will be at this year’s craft fair with their full line of products.

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Craft Fair Season!

Santa & Mrs. Claus

It’s nearly time for the 3rd annual edition of the Sts. Joachim & Ann Christmas Craft Fair. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there to greet shoppers and so will a great line up of artisans and crafters.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be showcasing some of our vendors, new and returning, along with highlights of the food, entertainment, and kids’ activities that will be there to help make your holiday shopping even more fun.

We can’t wait to see you on November 18th & 19th – it’s time to sharpen your pencils and get your Christmas list going!

Christmas Craft Fair: November 18th & 19th, 2016

Craft Fair

We’re already looking forward to this year’s craft fair and in September, we’ll start sharing stories about our featured vendors, performers, food, and family activities. In the meantime, add November 18th & 19th, 2016 to your calendars – on Friday, the craft fair runs from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be lots of returning vendors and we’ve made room for some new ones, too. Our focus is on hand-made, quality goods and foods that will make the best of Christmas presents.

We’ll also see the return of Santa and Mrs. Claus for wish-making and free photos, free face-painting, entertainment, and our Christmas Bake Shop filled with traditional treats. The ladies of the parish will be serving dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday, all the better to keep you going as you check off all the names on your Christmas shopping list.

And keep an eye out for our mini-flyers at events throughout Metro Vancouver. Rumour has it that if you bring one to the craft fair, you can exchange it for a free cup of coffee.

We still have some spots for vendors open. If you’re a creator of quality handmade goods, you can apply here:

Artisans and crafters: Tables rent for $30.00 and corners for $60.00 for the weekend. There may also be single day tables available.

To rent a space, or for more information, contact:

Email: stsjandachristmascraftfair@shaw.ca

Jeannine: 604-341-1054

 

 

See you tomorrow!

   
 It’s finally here! Tomorrow we’ll be welcoming you to the craft fair and today we’re busy baking, decorating, putting up signs and spreading the word.

  
Please feel free to share this post or the one on our Facebook page and bring your friends and family – the more the merrier!

  
There’s going to be lots of great crafters and artisans, mountains of food and baking, entertainment, face-painting and visits from Santa!

   

 

Featured Vendor: All About Aprons

Aprons

Don’t let the name fool you – there’s aprons galore at Christa’s table, but you can also find embroidered goods, table runners, pillowcases and more.

These days, when cooking has become a hobby for so many of us, an apron is a welcome gift (cut to a mental image of my flour-covered clothes). At All About Aprons, Christa has so many fabrics and styles to choose from, you’re sure to find gifts for all the cooks on your list.

And for those who don’t cook, she’s got plenty of embroidered goods and linens to choose from, too.

It’s Christa’s first year at the craft fair and we’re looking forward to shopping at her table!

You can find more photos of her work on Facebook: All About Aprons