Holly Day Fair: Largest Gift & Craft Show Fair in Eastern N.C. Celebrates 50 years

FAYETTEVILLE – For 50 consecutive years, the Junior League of Fayetteville has hosted the Holly Day Fair as an annual fundraiser. As the event grew to the largest gift and craft show in eastern North Carolina, by necessity it changed locations, moving from St. John’s Episcopal Church to the YMCA and finally the Crown Expo Center. The golden anniversary event happens November 3-6 at the Crown Expo Center.

The one-stop holiday shopping event typically draws 22,000 attendees and over 200 vendors. Show-goers choose from an extensive collection of unique handcrafted and manufactured products that include the best in holiday decorations, handmade crafts, stylish jewelry and clothes, children’s toys, specialty food items and much more.

Tickets are $14 during “Super Shopper” hours and $9 the remainder of the show. Strollers and rolling carts are prohibited during “Super Shopper” hours, and a limited number of tickets are sold.

Thursday, November 3: Super Shopper: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; General Admission: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday, November 4: General Admission: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 5: General Admission: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 6: General Admission: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Holly Day Fair serves as the Junior League of Fayetteville’s sole fundraiser with all funds going directly back into the local community.

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