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Event Crazy believes that events are the life blood of a society. They are occasions that gather people together united in a common theme, cause or celebration. Events bring people together to pay tribute to their heroes, to raise awareness of a cause or to witness history in the making. Events can be as simple as a child’s kindergarten graduation or as dramatic as the Super Bowl. It doesn’t matter what your preference is or even if it is constantly evolving. What does matter is that you are “experiencing” something that will give you great satisfaction and a lifetime of memories. 

This list represents the EventCrazy staff choices of the events for the week. If you live nearby, any of these would be an excellent way to spend your weekend. If it is not geographically possible, you are encouraged to search the site for the personal experience that is just right for you. We hope that you find EventCrazy to be an excellent tool as you search for ways to create your own lifelong memories each and every week.

Christmas in the Country

Nov 06, 2014 – Nov 09, 2014

Hamburg-Erie County Fairgrounds Hamburg, NY14075

Christmas in the Country has been recognized as the #2 Contemporary and Classic Artisan Market in the nation by Sunshine Artist, the leading publication in the art and craft event industry. A Western New York holiday tradition, Christmas in the Country, has garnered recognition as the nation’s foremost holiday artisan marketplace for almost 15 years and once again in 2011, Sunshine Artist ranked the event #1 in the country. The event has grown from a modest quilt show to a marketplace of over 400 artisans from across the country and around the globe. Attendees to Christmas in the Country will find unique and only handcrafted creations including gourmet foods, spa quality bath and beauty products, trendsetting jewelry, handpoured aromatic candles, eco-friendly clothing, pottery, original wall art, woodwork, home décor and holiday gift items galore. The artisans are spread out over four buildings at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. As always, Premier Promotions continues to attract new and talented artisans.
60,000+ Attendees

Greater Gulfcoast Arts Festival

Nov 07, 2014 – Nov 09, 2014

Seville Square Pensacola, FL32501

Since 1973, The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival is one of the best-regarded, most popular arts festivals in the United States. The three-day, juried art show draws more than 200 of the nation’s best painters, potters, sculptors, jewelers, graphic artists, craftsmen and other artists. The Festival features great music on the Main Stage, dance and more on the Parrish Performing Arts Stage. The Children’s Stage features local performing arts, dance, and music groups. and authentic craftspeople in the Heritage Arts area. The festival celebrates our artisan history in the Heritage Arts Area, where local craft workers demonstrate traditional arts, crafts and trades, including blacksmithing, engraving, spinning, weaving and other skills. The Children’s Arts Festival features numerous free, hands-on artistic opportunities for kids. The Student Art Show showcases the talents of school students in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties Some of Pensacola’s best- known restaurants will be onsite serving local favorite concessions, along with dozens of booths serving traditional festival fare.
125,000+ Attendees

Litchfield Park Festival of the Arts

Nov 08, 2014 – Nov 09, 2014

Downtown Litchfield Park Litchfield Park, AZ85340

Since 1971, The award winning Litchfield Park Festival of Arts rates as one of the oldest and most popular festivals in the Southwest. For two glorious days this historic resort community is transformed into a vibrant street scene filled with colorful art, lively music and irresistible aromas. Long known for the high quality of craftsmanship, beautiful landscapes, and laidback ambiance, the Festival attracts thousands of visitors, tourists, and art enthusiast from across the country. Featuring over 250 fine artists and craftsmen exhibiting a wide selection of original arts and crafts, ranging from functional to decorative, and contemporary to Native American, there is sure to be something for everyone.
85,000 Attendees

Holly Day Fair

Nov 06, 2014 – Nov 09, 2014

Charlie Rose Agricultural Expo Center at Cumberland County Coliseum Complex Fayetteville, NC28306

Since 1967, Holly Day Fair is a one-stop holiday shopping event. Show-goers have an extensive selection of unique handcrafted and manufactured products to select from. The unique and exclusive gifts include Christmas decorations, crafts, jewelry, clothes, toys, food specialties, household accents, and much more. Super Shopper pre-show hours are Thursday, 9am-12pm.
25,000+ Attendees

Urbanna Oyster Festival and Parade

Nov 07, 2014 – Nov 08, 2014

Downtown Urbanna, VA23175

Since 1958, the official Oyster Festival features street sales, arts and crafts, waterfront activities, oyster and work boats, a parade, stages with entertainment and delicious seafood.
80,000 Attendees

Christmas Craft Festival

Nov 07, 2014 – Nov 09, 2014

Seaport World Trade Center Boston Boston, MA02210

Since 1987, features over 350 artisans displaying and selling their wares, gourmet foods to sample and buy and a gingerbread house display and competition. Artisans from all over the country come to Boston for this premier holiday event to exhibit and sell their handcrafted items. From unique home accessories to one-of-a-kind holiday decorations, fanciful fashions, and gourmet foods, this wonderful variety of gifts will please everyone on your list.
42,000 Attendees

Downtown Festival and Art Show

Nov 08, 2014 – Nov 09, 2014

Historic Downtown Gainesville Gainesville, FL32601

Since 1982, Explore a stunning collection of works by more than 250 of the nation’s finest artists, who sell watercolors, sculptures, jewelry, ceramics and photography. Guests can enjoy continuous, live entertainment on three stages throughout the weekend. The Festival weekend kicks off Friday at 7 p.m. with a free Downtown Blues Concert. Children can explore their own world of art at the Imagination Station, a free, hands-on art activity area, and parents can find unique gifts for family or friends at one of the top fine art shows in the nation. Enjoy international cuisine and one-of-a-kind art at the Downtown Festival and Art Show, ranked no.10 as the best fine art show in the country.
100,000 Attendees

Holiday Craft Fair

Nov 08, 2014 – Nov 09, 2014

Lancaster County Convention Center Lancaster, PA17603

Since 1995, Explore local and regional crafts from over 130 craft artists at Lancaster’s favorite craft show. Find the perfect gift that shows how much you care. The Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair is an opportunity to support the region’s best craftspeople while finding functional and decorative craft. Garage Parking validated. This year, only give handmade.
30,000 Attendees

Holiday Craft Festival On The Ocean

Nov 08, 2014 – Nov 09, 2014

Loggerhead Park Juno Beach, FL33408

Since 2002. Jupiter, located in NorthernPalm BeachCounty is beloved by locals and visitors alike, all of whom flock to the area to experience its numerous cultural venues, indoor and outdoor attractions, and one of a kind shops and restaurants. From the stately Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre to the many waterfront restaurants, there is something for every history, theatre art and food buff. Join us in Jupiter for another fantastic weekend craft festival. Shop handcrafted leather goods, paintings, photography, personalized products, glassworks, and much more– all made in The USA! A Palm Beach favorite, this craft festival is not to be missed! Stroll along the scenic A1A and shop handmade fine crafts that suit every budget, while visiting with some of the nation’s best crafters. Get a jump start on holiday gifts at this fabulous free craft event.
80,000 Attendees

Arizona Asian Festival

Nov 08, 2014 – Nov 09, 2014

Ikeda Theatre/Mesa Arts Center Mesa, AZ85201

Since 1995, the features ethnic cuisine, arts and crafts, and such Diverse Entertainment as martial arts demonstrations, cultural dances and music from nearly a dozen Asian countries. Highlights also include Japanese Taiko drums and a fashion show with traditional Asian costumes. The Arizona Asian Festival also presents a Children’s Wonderland, filled with arts and craft activities for kids such as origami paper doll from Japan, Kirigami paper cutting from Taiwan, wood doll from Indonesian and Filipino crafts. The Avenue of Cultures provides an opportunity to visit booths of different cultures from 11 Asian Ethnic Groups and to see different artistic and cultural items. Youth will be presented awards for the Essay Writing and Poster Design Contest. There will be artist demonstrations in Mehendi, a form of ancient Indian body art painting, Chinese calligraphy and Japanese origami. Participants also have the opportunity to learn the ancient arts of taekwando and tai chi from local masters. Attendees can taste a variety of Asian Ethnic foods from countries like Taiwan, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, China, India, Pakistan etc. as well as purchase cultural items from various Asian booths.
25,000 Attendees

Heritage Syrup Festival

Nov 08, 2014

Downtown and Depot Museum Henderson, TX75652

The “Sweetest Festival in Texas” is centered around old time syrup making. Syrup making, dulcimer music, folk artists,antique tractors, re-enactments and much more is located on 5 acres at the DepotMuseum. Downtown Historic district offers vender shopping, square dancers, antique and classic cars, children’s activities, melodrama and much more. Hay ride shuttles provide rustic transportation from Depot to Historic downtown. The festival date is always on the second Saturday in November.
25,000 Attendees

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Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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