DeKALB – The Holiday Shopping Fair is the biggest event of the year for the DeKalb Area Women's Center. It serves to promote mainly women crafters and artisans and home-based businesses as well.
The event is an opportunity to meet new and greet old friends, enjoy live music every hour on the hour, find great gifts, have them wrapped on-site, relax with seated-chair back massage, perhaps win a door prize, taste homemade chili (both veggie and beef) and sweet treats. At this festive occasion, admission is still 50 cents per person as a donation to the nonprofit organization.
The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (chili day), Dec. 2.
Friday's musical performers will be Carl Nadig at 6 p.m., Daerielle Culver at 7 p.m. and Howard Solomon at 8 p.m. Saturday will feature Gary Mullis and Matthew Littlejohn at 9 a.m., the Tigerdelic Ukulele Ensemble at 10 a.m., Mystery Musicians at 11 a.m., UUFD Choir at noon, Nathan Dettman at 1 p.m., Dori Burg at 2 p.m. and Joey Oxnevad at 3 p.m.
For those who would rather not use the steep front steps at the 100-year-old Finn Hall, call 815-758-1351 so the accessible lift can be moved to the ground level. The lift door is connected by a sidewalk to the alley on the north side of the building at 1021 State St. in DeKalb.
For more information on the crafters, email firstname.lastname@example.org.