Craft Season in the Fredericton Capital Region

It's that time of the year! The weather is getting chilly, and the season of giving is just around the corner. With the holidays creeping up on us, there is no better time to visit the Fredericton Capital Region! The region is known year-round for its incredible markets and unique artisanal gifts, but with craft market and show season among us, things are HEATING UP! 

Whether you are looking for new seasonal decor or to find those perfect locally-made gifts for the ones you love, we have it all! Indulge yourself in one of the many seasonal craft shows and markets the Fredericton Capital Region has to offer.  

Craft NB Christmas Festival in Fredericton
Saturday, November 4 & Sunday, November 5

Whether buying something for yourself or the ones you love a well-deserved gift, kick off gift shopping season with Craft NB Christmas Festival in Fredericton! A craft market experience like no other, this weekend long craft festival is taking place at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Browse ceramics, pottery, woodworking, jewellery, and more! Admission is free, and attendees will be given a 25% discount on gallery admission, so once the shopping is done, explore the world-renowned collections and exhibitions of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.

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Christmas Craft Show at the Ex!
Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12

Lost on gift ideas? Looking to find something unique? Trying to shop for that person who is impossible to shop for? The Christmas Craft Show at the Ex has it all! From Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12, explore a wide variety of vendors filled with unique and locally made gifts and more. Enjoy this festive event all weekend long!

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Christmas at the Market
Thursday, November 16 & Friday, November 17

The annual Christmas at the Market at the Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market is back! The Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market is a must visit any time of the year being named one of the ten best Farmers Markets in Canada, but nothing beats the magic of the market during Christmas at the Market! With plenty of vendors offering locally made seasonal products, the market turns into a winter wonderland to start the holiday season off right.

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NBCCD Christmas Craft Sale
Friday, November 17 to Sunday, November 19

Experience one-of-a-kind holiday shopping this year with the most unique gifts for yourself and the ones you love! The New Brunswick College of Craft and Design is hosting a Christmas Craft Sale at the George Fry Gallery with products skillfully made by NBCCD students! Browse jewelry, metal arts, ceramics, textile designs, and more!

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Durham Bridge Christmas Market
Saturday, November 18

Enjoy a spectacular holiday-themed market in the beautiful Nashwaak. While browsing crafts and more from local vendors, enjoy live music, eat some yummy food, and sip on complimentary hot chocolate! The Durham Bridge Christmas Market makes for a perfect day getting a head start on gift shopping and exploring the beautiful Fredericton Capital Region.

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Holly Jolly Holiday Market
Saturday, November 25

The beloved Holly Jolly Holiday Market is BACK Saturday, November 25. Happening at the Richard J. Curried Center at the University of New Brunswick, the Etsy NB Holly Jolly Holiday Market is the perfect shopping destination. Shop from all your favourite local artisans, makers, and vintage sellers, and discover new, unique products all under one roof.

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Christmas in the Village
Saturday, November 25 & Sunday, November 26

The Village of Gagetown is getting ready to transform into a winter wonderland for the holidays! During Christmas in the Village, visit the beautiful Gagetown and get to work on your holiday shopping list! Have fun shopping for arts, crafts, antiques, and more while keeping your eyes peeled for Santa Claus and carollers and take part in the treasure hunt!

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Christmas at the Barn
Sunday, November 26

Get in the holiday spirit and experience Christmas at the Barn at the Fredericton Therapeutic Riding Association. Explore the vendor market and discover incredible locally-made crafts, and don’t forget to grab your photo with Santa and his miniature reindeer!

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Indigenous Night Market
Friday, December 1

For beautiful and unique gift ideas, explore the incredible handcrafted creations from Indigenous artisans from all over the province at the 3rd annual Indigenous Night Market! Be sure not to miss this festive and unforgettable craft market this season.

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Christmas Artisan Market
Friday, December 1 to Sunday, December 3

With the beginning of winter just around the corner and holiday season beginning to kick off in full swing, get ready and excited for the holidays at the Christmas Artisan Market! Taking place from December 1 to3 at the Capital Exhibit Centre, this market features a unique collection of vendors, offering handmade crafts, baked goods, and much more!

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Christmas in New Maryland Craft Show
Saturday, December 2

Cross off your holiday shopping list at the Christmas in New Maryland Craft Show! On Saturday, December 2, browse a wide variety of gift ideas from incredibly talented local vendors. Discover wonderful, handcrafted pieces for the whole family.

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Oromocto Market
Sunday, December 10

Take a trip to beautiful Oromocto for the Oromocto Market! Discover a large variety of local vendors offering festive yummy treats, holiday gift items, and so much more. With so much to explore from jewelry to handmade candles and beautiful art, you’ll have your holiday list checked off in no time.

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Shop local this holiday season and discover what will become some of your favourite artisans and vendors in the Fredericton Capital Region. Whether you are looking for the perfect holiday art pieces to decorate your home with or locally made jewelry, woodworking or pottery pieces for the perfect gifts, experience all the unique handcrafted pieces in the Fredericton Capital Region this season! 

With so many craft shows and markets to explore in the beautiful Fredericton Capital Region, stay the night and maximize your visit! Book a 1-night stay and play package at one of our warm and cozy accommodations and receive $50 bonus cash in Downtown or Business North Dollars to explore life well crafted. 

Festive events, craft markets, and more are added to the calendar daily so stay up to date with everything happening this season on our Calendar of Events and be sure to follow us on social media. Happy Shopping!