Perhaps it is the overabundance of happy snowmen that makes the Johnsonburg Holiday Fest so darn enjoyable. Maybe it is the table displays set in preparation of a busy day of selling; table displays so dominating it is like being a kid looking up at towering piles of fun. Either way, Holiday Fest is a market which seems to say “Don’t fret, we have you covered. Instead, enjoy yourself and the season too.” Well anyways, it feels that way. So come early, stay late, and shop joyfully. This, my friend, is a truly magical holiday market.
Being a Christmas market there is of course a large selection of holiday decorations. Snowmen decorations are especially aplenty, with a large selection of plush, painted and wooden decorations. Naturally there are Santa decorations too, along with a heaping dose of handmade ornaments and nativities. It should also be noted that there is a great selection of wreaths and garlands perfectly suited for hearths and door fronts. And with that very careful eye to Christmas, there are a good deal of vendors who specialize in custom gift baskets. These goodies are perfectly suited for that hard-to-buy-for friend or loved one and are a great hallmark of this event. Furthermore, there are festive candies decorated as snowmen and reindeer. These simple and affordable treats are sure to delight any accompanying children.
One of the true joys of any market is the general browsing – which Holiday Fest certainly has. The craft styles are eclectic yet focused and run the gambit from crazy contemporary to rustic classic. Everything from baby clothes to pressed tin lamps are available for purchase. There are vibrant jewelry pieces and beautifully decorated jewelry boxes. Custom pillows and old barn stars and painted glass, floral arrangements; handmade soap, hand dipped candles, and home made jellies; all are at Holiday Fest. Holiday Fest is also known for it’s destination pieces too. Knitted winter garb, custom pillows, and hand painted signs are perennial favorites and a sure win for faithful patrons of crafts.
Admission is free and parking is free.