The season’s craft sales have started in Elora. Craft sales are always fun, because you can’t predict what you will find. There are often some unique items available – all made by loving hands of locals. It doesn’t matter who is on your Christmas list, or how difficult they are to choose for. Craft vendors have an incredible variety of practical and whimsical items. While most are thinking of Fall activities, the savvy shoppers are preparing and filling out their Christmas lists.

Often these sales have vendors who sell only at Christmas-time. You will also meet small business owners with budgets too small for advertising. Shopping craft sales can be a very social and fun event. You will also be supporting a few very small businesses and local talent.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 229. 110 Metcalfe Street, Elora, Ontario N0B 1S0

The first sale is this Saturday, October 20, at the Elora Legion on Metcalfe St. Door are open from noon to 5pm. Admission is free. You’ll find 38 tables stocked with jewelry, handcrafted natural soaps, and other fantastic gift ideas from local crafts people and small businesses. Go early, and you might be a lucky person who gets a free goodie bag full of information and products. For more information see the Elora Legion website.

If your calendar is full, or if you just can’t get enough, don’t worry. Salem Public School is holding its second annual craft sale called Holidays Happen, at the Elora Community Centre. This is a morning sale. It runs from 9am to 1pm on Saturday, November 24. For more information contact the parents’ council at

Grab a shopping bag and your Christmas list. The fun is about to begin.