Tis the Season to Shop Local: Unique Shopping Opportunities this Month

I love love love to shop local…and this month there are lots of cool opportunities to support local vendors at different New Jersey Events! So if you’re looking for something unique this season, be sure to check these events out!

Geek Flea 14 – November 18th
Saturday, November 18, in Kearny, New Jersey…It’s Geek Flea 14! Munch on delicious snacks while you browse over 50 tables of toys and collectibles, knickknacks, videogames, crafts, art and more! Grab tickets for raffles and win the dorkiest things you can imagine! Featuring live DJs and music! Get ready for the holidays with the coolest geeks in North Jersey.
Date: Saturday, November 18th, 2017; 10am to 5pm
Address: 663 Kearny Avenue, Kearny, NJ
Cost: Free

36th Annual Fall Craft Fair – November 18th
Visit over 100 tables of juried artists and crafters featuring handcrafted items made using a variety of techniques and mediums. The craft fair will also be showcasing holiday décor items and unique everyday items to use year round in and around your home. Many crafters are willing to accept custom design orders to meet your individual gift and personal needs. Visit the bake sale area featuring a large selection of home baked goods, including the school’s famous homemade apple pies. Food concessions will be available all day providing homemade soups, chili, nachos, hot dogs, beverages and fresh baked desserts.
Date: Saturday, November 18th, 2017; 10am to 4pm
Address: Sussex County Fairgrounds; 37 Plains Rd., Augusta, NJ
Cost: Free

Flemington Punk Rock Flea Market – November 19th
Founded in 2012, the Flemington Punk Rock Flea Market brings the strange and unusual to the Hunterdon area while striving to stack the shelves in the local food pantry.This unique vintage, collectible, and artisan event is offered three times a year in Flemington, NJ during the Spring, Summer, and Fall/Winter season. For the first time ever, they will be hosting a 2 day indoor holiday charity event on November 18th & 19th 2017 at the Flemington Elk’s Lodge.
Date: Sunday, November 19th, 2017; 10am to 5pm
Address: Flemington Elk’s Lodge; 165 State Route 31, Flemington, NJ
Cost: $3 or food donation

Holiday Extravaganza – November 24th & 25th
Kick off the holiday season in style with two days of fun events at Excursion Park. Featuring ice skating, a tree lighting ceremony, caroling and refreshments, this event is sure to put you in the holiday spirit. Get some holiday shopping done during small business Saturday as the kids enjoy various activities at Excursion Park. Santa will even make a special appearance as he gears up for his busy holiday season. Shop Local During Small Business Saturday! Customers who spend $20 at participating businesses on Small Business Saturday will be entered into a raffle drawing during Holiday Extravaganza to win a big screen TV
Dates: November 24th & 25th, 2017; Friday 4-9pm and Saturday 10am-3pm
Address: Excursion Park, Sea Isle City, NJ
Cost: Free

Downtown Millburn Shop Hop – November 25th
Join Downtown Millburn for a unique celebration of small business! On November 25th, join Downtown Millburn for a guided experience through downtown shops and eateries! There will be two guided Shop Hops leaving the Downtown Millburn Mural on November 25th. The first tour will leave the Millburn Mural at 11am and the second tour will leave at 2pm. We will then hop from shop to shop through our downtown together – meeting the people behind some of Millburn’s most unique shops. Your FREE ticket will give you access to discounts and delicious bites throughout the Shop Hop! Millburn is accessible by both train and car. Downtown is walkable from NJTRAN’s Millburn Station. There are lots and structured parking downtown and certain pay station and metered parking are free for holiday shopping.
Date: Saturday, November 25th, 2016; 11am to 1pm
Address: Millburn Mural, 358 Millburn Avenue, Millburn, NJ
Cost: Free

Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar – November 25th & 26th
The Asbury Park Bazaar and the Asbury Park Boardwalk have partnered to bring you one of the most spectacular holiday markets in New Jersey! The event is free and all ages.
THE ASBURY PARK HOLIDAY BAZAAR WILL FEATURE:
* Shopping from Amazing Handcraft & Vintage Vendors
* Photos with Santa & Giant Tree
* Live Music & Special Performances
* Hot Drink Bar & Seasonally-Inspired Food
* Kids Crafts & Holiday Workshops
* Fun, Festive Photobooth and Decor
* AP Toy & Coat Drive Benefit
Dates: November 25th & 26th, 2017; 12pm to 5pm
Address: Asbury Park Convention Hall; 1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, New Jersey
Cost: Free

Jersey Shore Comic Book Show – November 26th
Featuring vendors, artists, writers, costume groups. The Marine Corps will be collecting toys to benefit Toys for Tots. Special appearance by Santa Claus.
Date: Sunday, November 26th, 2017; 10am to 4pm
Address: Flemington Elk’s Lodge; 165 State Route 31, Flemington, NJ
Cost: $3.00 Children 12 and under Free. Receive $1.00 off admission when you bring and item for Charity.

Merry Marketspace in the Park – November 26th
Here is your chance to support local crafters and businesses this holiday season! Visit on Black Friday Weekend for a craft and direct sales vendor fair across from high-end, top 10 largest mall in NJ, Menlo Park Mall.
Date: Sunday, November 26, 2017; 10 AM – 3 PM
Address: 35 Roosevelt Dr, Edison, NJ
Cost: Free

PBJC Sisterhood/The Marketplace – November 30th
Family friendly marketplace filled with vendors, chances to win raffles, and activities for adults and kids.
Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017 4PM – 8:30 PM
Address: Pine Brook Jewish Center, 174 Changebridge Rd, Montville, New Jersey
Cost: Free

Happy Shopping!!


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