Resolve this holiday season to give at lease one unique gift to everyone on your list. To find that special handcrafted item, visit one of the many arts and crafts fairs planned in the coming weeks.
Christmas Boutique in Pine
The Pine Strawberry Arts & Crafts Guild will be open the final weekend in November for the annual Holiday Boutique.
Come and get in the holiday spirit in the Pine Community Center craft room, 3886 N. Highway 87 in Pine. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 23, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 24.
Mazatzal Arts & Crafts Fair
The Mazatzal Arts & Crafts Fair is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 24 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 25. Admission is free and the fair is a chance to do all your holiday shopping.
The fair features great artists making jewelry of all kinds, using silver, gemstones, and crystals; purses and totes; gourd art; pens; paintings; photography; aprons, quilts and placemats; cards; woodworking; candlesticks; clothing, scarves; and lots more.
The event will be in the Bingo Room at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino.
Community Holiday Bazaar
Head down to Braswell’s Chuckwagon in Young, Ariz. for the 13th Annual Young Community Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1 and from noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2.
Groups and individuals will have breads, cakes, coffee cakes, gingerbread cookies, pies, tamales, Navajo tacos and burros for sale, plus fudge.
Shirley Swan will have carvings, walking sticks, rings and other jewelry. Cindy Shanks will be signing and selling her book, “Men on the Heber-Reno Sheep Trail.” Additional crafts, Christmas ornaments and more will be offered.
To contribute something, contact Carol Braswell at (928) 462-3661.
Holly Berry Fair
Members of the Payson Womans Club will have their annual Holly Berry Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Womans Club building on Historic Main Street in Payson.
Green chili burros, soup and a slice of homemade pie will be available for lunch.
Among the gift items will be baked goods and holiday decorations.
The club will be open during the annual Electric Light Parade with warm drinks and cookies available to purchase.