Bayside Grange Holiday Craftapalooza

Of course that’s not the real name. It’s officially the Fifth Annual Bayside Grange Holiday Handmade/Makers’ Fair. You decide which holiday you’re celebrating. I’ve been most years and I’ve always enjoyed the fair, and I’ve bought some cool crafty stuff and marked off a couple of items on my Xmas list. They always have good music too, and not just Xmas carols, but definitely some crazy holiday stuff like PsyhedElvis Holiday. 

Susan Anderson sent me this note inviting me, she’s the driving force, just like she is in a lot of Humboldt life. She’ll be there selling these really groovy knit hats, very soft and feathery looking (not with bird feathers). She also plays in one of the bands, Mon Petit Chou,


Holiday greetings!

You are invited to join us for the Fifth Annual Bayside Grange Holiday Handmade/Makers’ Fair, to be held at the Grange, 2297 Jacoby Creek Road, on Saturday & Sunday, December 19 & 20, 2015, from 10 am to 5 pm. 

This two day fair is a great venue for last minute shoppers who want some fine local goods.  The show will feature beautiful crafts and art sold by the makers, as well as live music, hot soups, snacks, baked goods & beverages. And don’t forget, for holiday stress we will have Pete Shepard offering on site chair massage.

Join us for fine crafts & art, all made by the sellers. You will find snuggly warm and beautiful hand made hats, yummy treats and baked goods, fine woodworking, fused glass,  exquisite pottery, jewelry, handcrafted booksafes, rich goat milk soaps and lotions, and much more; perfect gifts (great for you last minute shoppers…).  Our vendors include seasoned artists who rarely show in Humboldt County, and upcoming new entrepreneurs making their first foray into the world of art/crafts shows. In addition, there will be tasty baked goods,snacks and hot soups from Comfort of Home Catering, and beverages,  and best of all, it’s local! plus, there will be great music provided by the Not Too Shabby Recorder Quartet, The Ethnics, PsyhedElvis Holiday, Marla Joy & Mike Conboy, the HSU Music Academy Fiddlers, Mon Petit Chou, Squeeze Bug, the Brooks Otis All Stars, and many more. Gift wrapping service available on site. Enjoy a fun filled day, support local artists and the Bayside Grange, which has brought you non-profit events, fundraisers, weddings, dances, and parties of all sorts since 1941.

For more information, call the Grange at 707-822-9998 or visit our website at or on FaceBook . 

Music Schedule:


Mon Petite Chou


10:00 am — Not Too Shabby Recorder Quartet–holiday tunes & world music

11:00 am — The Ethnics–International Folk

Noon —  HSU Music Academy Flute Choir

1:00 pm — HSU Music Academy Fiddlers

2:00 pm — Terrapin Breeze–Original Americana

3:00 pm –Turtle and Lizard–novelty tunes

4:00 pm– PsychedElvis Holiday


10:00 am –Julie Froblom & Mary DeAndreis–“Just Duet”

11:00 am –Squeeze Bug–International Accordion and Guitar

Noon–Freshwater 5 plus 1 –Dixieland Jazz

1:00 pm –Squeeze Bug–International Accordion and Guitar

2:00 pm — Mon Petit Chou –French Canadian, & Scandinavian Fiddle Tunes

3:00 pm — Brooks Otis All Stars –Swingin’ Country

4:00 pm Marla Joy & Mike Conboy –flute & guitar, holiday & jazz.



Art/crafts/imaginative items include (but are NOT limited to):

Susan’s Hats–colorful Art for Your Head

Fine Ceramics by Noel Munn and Sue Moon

Fine handmade jewelry—wire wraps, earrings, rings,hat pins,sun catchers, bracelets, feather earrings,  wine glass rings, glass & more

Copper Fairies galore

Pete Shephard –chair massage

Rumpelsilkskin –handmade necktie hats and bags

Remember the Magic– kids’ crafts kits and book safes

Wellman Glass –fused dichroic glass–jewelry, accessories, plates and inlaid wooden boxes

Hannah Silk –hand-dyed silk ribbon and vintage/recycled button jewelry

Sennott Art– paintings, handmade prints & cards

Dedini–decorative sticks & stones, local honey

Assemblages–magnets, cards, hand-rolled beeswax candles, original art


Funky, fashionable upcycled/transformed clothing

Handpainted silk scarves, painted stones, puzzles

Handprinted cards & art prints

Wooden things–spoons, spatulas, cutting boards, boxes, vases, etc.

Knits, textiles, scarves, ornaments

Mistwood Montessori Gift Wrapping Service

Messenger bags, purses, pillowcases

Mill Creek Glass–fused glass plates, bowls, suncatchers

Dog apparel and snacks

Crafty upcycled items from sweaters

Handmade pile blankets

Bag, bags, bags

Art photography

Natural and organic bath & beauty items

Succulents, planters, wreaths

Handwoven tea towels, scarves, and more

Tie art and artwear

Aprons, etc.

Handmade children’s items

and more!


Hope to see you there!



[aka Susan Anderson]

Volunteer, Bayside Grange

[aka Volunteer Extraordinaire]


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