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Homestead Christmas Market

The Fourth Annual Homestead Holiday Market will be held December 6-7, 2019!  The Holiday Market offers visitors an opportunity to shop in an old-fashioned pioneer atmosphere and purchase unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for all of the special someones on everyone's list!  More than 30 artisans from all over the region will be on hand with their hand-crafted wares.  

Applications will open mid-summer. If you are a vendor, please check back later in the summer to apply.

Friday December 6, 2019  11 AM - 8 PM

Saturday December 7, 2019 10 AM - 3 PM

Admission is just $1 per person!

 

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In the 1850s, if youneeded a new shirt, you made it; if a stirrup on a saddle broke, you crafted a new one; to celebrate a wedding, ladies would gather, bringing all of their scraps to create a quilt for the newly-married couple.  Socks and scarves were knit or crocheted by firelight; knives and farm implements were hand-shaped from cast iron.  The term "artist" was applied to those involved in traditional art forms - painting, sculpture, the theater.

Many of the skills needed to maintain a homestead in the 1850s are considered art forms today.  Beginning in 2014, Frontier Homestead will endeavor to bring artists working in these various fields together, to present living exhibits of the historical past.

Our goal is to effectively collect, preserve, interpret and present historical materials to our visitors and constituents.  We feel that preservation and appreciation of these vanishing skills is important, too.


Homestead Holiday Market Artists and Craftsmen

Check back for a list of participating artists and craftspeople for our 2019 market. 

 

And when all this shopping gives you an appetite, be sure to visit our food artists!