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Shop Local This Holiday Season

Shop local this Holiday season because it is a great way to buy unique and special presents while also supporting your local economy! There are many artisans and antique stores in Iowa! 

Six reasons to shop local this Holiday season:

  • Less single-use plastics
  • Reduce need for shipping materials
  • Support local artists, businesses, and craftspeople 
  • Don’t wait for products to ship
  • Visit stores, boutiques, and pop-up shops you haven’t seen before
  • Buy one-of-a-kind pieces

For more reasons to shop local this holiday season, click here.

The holidays are upon us. We are about to celebrate with friends, family, and coworkers. Regardless of who you are shopping for, it’s a great idea to look local first. You might be surprised what shows up in your town or the town over. Even in rural Southeastern Iowa, we have some amazing and unique artists, craftspeople, and local businesses. It is important to support these places this holiday season. 

Shop Local this Holiday Season in Fairfield, Iowa:


Hazel Moon Cafe’s 2nd Annual Holiday Pop-Up!

115 N Main Street Fairfield, IA 52556
December 14th, 2019 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Free Admission

Hazel Moon Cafe has done it again, bringing together talented local artisans for its Second Annual Holiday Pop-up! This year we have an amazing group of female makers sharing their handcrafted products just in time for the holidays. Cozy up with a lovely brew from Natalia and see what we have in store!

This year’s Pop-up includes:

| Folk Moon Designs |  Offering beautiful silver and brass jewelry, with handpicked gems and minerals. Delicate or statement pieces, Folk Moon has something for everyone.

| Copper & Blue |   Bright and chic earrings designed from copper, acrylic, and leather. Add some fun & sparkle to your wardrobe!

| Torrey Witherspoon |   Natural fiber artist with lovingly crafted dresses and apparel that are sure to be heirloom pieces in your family for years to come.

| Hidden Rabbit Handwovens |   Vibrant handwoven textiles take shape as cozy shawls, tea towels, wallets, and more! Something lovely is always coming off the loom at Hidden Rabbit!

| Little Pearl Naturals |   Small-batch organic salves, bath salts, and aromatherapy products to ease winter’s woes. Made with intention, made with you in mind.


11th Annual Holiday Trade Fair

200 N Main St, Fairfield, Iowa 52556
Sponsored by Fairfield 1st Fridays
Saturday, December 14 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, December 15 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Free Admission

Get ready shoppers, it’s that time of year again! The 11th Annual Holiday Trade Fair, one of the largest holiday gift and craft show in SE Iowa, will be held December 14th and 15th at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center.

The Holiday Trade Fair is a one-stop holiday shopping event with over 80 local and regional craftspeople, artisans, importers, and artists offering unique gifts and creations.  Shoppers will find a great selection of unique handcrafted and imported products to select from including the best in beautiful handmade crafts, handmade, vintage and stylish jewelry and clothes, children’s toys, specialty food items, and much more. The selections include everything imaginable. Plan to meet your friends for an incredible shopping experience.

The Holiday Trade fair is an exciting event to polish off that shopping list. Bring the whole family to the trade fair on December 14th from 10 am to 6 pm and come back again on Sunday, December 15th from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center.

For more Holiday Events, click here.