Christmas in October event offers early holiday shopping opportunities


By Jessica Hoover

The Fishers Freedom Festival is hosting the Christmas in October Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 13 at Fishers High School, 13000 Promise Rd.

With approximately 150 fine arts and crafts vendors, the craft fair is a juried show. Products include toys, holiday decorations, wood items, stained glass, jewelry, quilts, purses, coats and more.


“We offer something for almost everyone,” Fishers Freedom Festival volunteer Jennifer Kehl said. “They are very high-quality crafts, and it seems to be the perfect time for shopping for Christmas.”

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and kids 13 and older. Children 12 and are admitted free. There will be a food drive for a local food pantry at the craft fair, and attendees who bring in canned goods will receive $1 off admission. Proceeds benefit Riley Hospital for Children.

In addition, each vendor will donate a raffle item. All raffle proceeds benefit the Fishers High School Key Club’s Backpack for Kids program, which provides low-income students within the Fishers school district with school supplies and backpacks.

“It’s a great craft show,” Kehl said. “The majority of our vendors are returning vendors, and they have been with us for years. It’s just a great way to give back to your community, which is what we are all about.”

This is final year the Fishers Freedom Festival will host the craft fair. It will be hosted next year by the Fishers High School Riley Dance Marathon Club.

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