Country Christmas Bazaar

Country Christmas Bazaar Annual holiday bazaar, featuring only handcrafted items. More than 230 spaces filled with items created by the most talented vendors in the PNW.

Free admission and parking. For further information or to get on Vendor Waiting List, email your contact info and pictures/description of items to: [email protected]

Operating as usual

Oh yes.... It's ON! See you in November!
10/04/2021

Oh yes.... It's ON!

See you in November!

Oh yes.... It's ON!

See you in November!

07/08/2021

Previous Vendors :
Your letters and registration/contracts are on their way! Be sure to check your mail/email (whichever you indicated as your preference) and get it returned to us within two weeks to secure your spot!

Country Christmas Bazaar
09/13/2020

Country Christmas Bazaar

09/13/2020

It is with heavy hearts that we must announce the CANCELLATION of this year’s Country Christmas Bazaar due to COVID-19 health concerns and the public gathering restrictions put in place by Grays Harbor County and the State of Washington.

As you may know, we start planning each year in June and were hopeful that we would find ourselves in a position to safely host the public while showcasing the talents of our amazing vendors. We are grateful for the vendors who registered for this year’s event with that same hope in mind. We are saddened to think of the loss, inconvenience, and hardship this may have caused. We will begin processing all refunds via check and ALL registered vendors can expect their refund via USPS mail within the next two weeks. As stated in the contract, payments will NOT be rolled over for next year's event.

This will be the first time in 42 years that the Country Christmas Bazaar does not take place, but we fully intend on hosting our treasured event next year. Vendors who registered and/or contacted us this year will be given priority to reserve their spaces. We will then offer spaces to the previous year’s vendors. Following the two week response period, we will contact vendors from our wait list to fill any remaining spaces. Expect registrations and contracts right after the 4th of July, 2021. The facility is reserved and we look forward to November 20 and 21, 2021, when we can safely be together again.

Missi Olson & Carrie Vessey
Country Christmas Bazaar

07/21/2020

We are currently planning for this year's 42nd Annual Country Christmas Bazaar, to be held on November 21 & 22, 2020, at the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds in Elma, WA.

*Given the health concerns due to COVID-19, we will only be able to hold this event if Grays Harbor County and the Washington State Safe Start Plan allows for gatherings of this size.

*Returning vendors were given first priority to reserve their space or defer to the wait list for the following year. We are now filling spaces from our waiting list.

*If you are a VENDOR INTERESTED in our bazaar:
Please send photos of your products and your
contact information (name, address, phone number) to: [email protected]
to be placed on our WAITING LIST.

Note: This bazaar only allows ALL HANDCRAFTED ITEMS.

Country Christmas Bazaar
06/30/2020

Country Christmas Bazaar

Country Christmas Bazaar's cover photo
02/17/2020

Country Christmas Bazaar's cover photo

Even more examples....our vendors are the best!
11/23/2019

Even more examples....our vendors are the best!

We've got the BEST vendors in the Pacific Northwest! Check out what they can do... and this is just a sample. Shopping H...
11/23/2019

We've got the BEST vendors in the Pacific Northwest! Check out what they can do... and this is just a sample.
Shopping Hours:
Saturday: 9:00 - 5:00 Sunday: 10:00 - 3:00

It's *almost* time! Vendors...look for the RED SHIRTS for anything you need. We are here to help.
11/22/2019

It's *almost* time! Vendors...look for the RED SHIRTS for anything you need. We are here to help.

11/22/2019

VENDORS: Tomorrow is SET UP DAY!

Doors WILL NOT be unlocked until 1:00 tomorrow.
(This is our time to prepare and no exceptions can be made.)
You will have until 8:00pm to set up your space.

*Diagrams of each room are posted at each entrance and spaces are marked with the name of the person who sent in the registration.

SATURDAY VENDOR SET UP HOURS: 7:00-8:30am.
*Be ready for shoppers at 8:30!
*Spaces not occupied by 8:00am on Saturday will be forfeited.
*$10/table will be charged for any table requested during set up.

SUNDAY VENDOR Set Up Hours: 9:00-10:00am.

We are so happy that you're joining us and hope this is your best year yet! See you tomorrow!

We are just one week away...
11/16/2019

We are just one week away...

11/13/2019

2019 Country Christmas Bazaar Hours:
Sat., Nov. 23: 9:00-5:00
Sun., Nov. 24: 10:00-3:00
Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, Elma, WA

11/12/2019

Hello VENDORS!! We are just a couple weeks away from the big event!

Reminder:
**SET UP HOURS**
SET-UP Friday, Nov. 22: 1:00-8:00pm
(NOTE: Buildings have to be closed to ALL vendors until 1:00 to allow for prep. Doors will not be unlocked until 1:00)
SET- UP Saturday: 7:00-8:30am
SET-UP Sunday: 9:00-9:30am

BAZAAR HOURS:
Saturday, Nov. 23: 9-5
Sunday, Nov. 24: 10-3

See you soon!

07/03/2019

LAST YEAR'S VENDORS: Your 2019 Letter and Registrations are going in the mail tomorrow! (If you requested an email version instead-- be sure to check for it!)

You have until July 22 to return them and secure your space before we begin filling vacancies from the wait list. Yahoooo! It's Bazaar Planning Season!

Country Christmas Bazaar's cover photo
07/03/2019

Country Christmas Bazaar's cover photo

Country Christmas Bazaar's cover photo
02/02/2019

Country Christmas Bazaar's cover photo

Country Christmas Bazaar
02/02/2019

Country Christmas Bazaar

Thank you to our "Red shirt crew" for another amazing year!! Thank you to our vendors for their amazing creations!! And ...
11/19/2018

Thank you to our "Red shirt crew" for another amazing year!! Thank you to our vendors for their amazing creations!! And thank you to our amazing familes for making this happen!!! So much work, but so worth it!!! Happy Holidays to you all!!!

Set-Up Day Red Shirt Crew 2018Thank you to all of our helpers! You are the hardest working, most helpful, seriously fun,...
11/19/2018

Set-Up Day Red Shirt Crew 2018

Thank you to all of our helpers! You are the hardest working, most helpful, seriously fun, and cheapest laborers around. We are so fortunate to have you and we make a great team.

Aaaaannnd that's a wrap! Thank you to our vendors for another S▪U▪P▪E▪R successful bazaar. Also, thank you, of course, t...
11/19/2018

Aaaaannnd that's a wrap! Thank you to our vendors for another S▪U▪P▪E▪R successful bazaar. Also, thank you, of course, to all of the shoppers!

Proud to be carrying on her legacy. What she did single handedly, takes a team to accomplish. ❤Mom❤ All for you.
11/17/2018

Proud to be carrying on her legacy. What she did single handedly, takes a team to accomplish. ❤Mom❤ All for you.

Here's MORE super great things made by the best vendors in the Pacific North West...
11/17/2018

Here's MORE super great things made by the best vendors in the Pacific North West...

We are sooooo excited for tomorrow! Check out some of the AMAZING things ours vendors have made.
11/17/2018

We are sooooo excited for tomorrow! Check out some of the AMAZING things ours vendors have made.

11/14/2018

Hi there! We are just 4 days away from the 40th ANNUAL Country Christmas Bazaar...and the weather forecast is calling for *DRY* weather!

That means that it will be super easy to check out the vendors in the *DOG BUILDING*. You can find it BEHIND and to the LEFT of the Pavilion. You won't want to miss out!

*Shopping Hours*
Saturday 9-5
Sunday 10-3

11/12/2018

Hello VENDORS!! We are just 4 (FOUR!!!) days away from Set Up Day, Friday, Nov. 16!

Reminder:

SET UP HOURS:
Friday: 1:00-8:00pm
(Buildings have to be closed to vendors until 1:00 to allow for our prep.)
Saturday: 7:00-8:30am
Sunday: 9:00-9:30am

BAZAAR HOURS:
Saturday: 9-5
Sunday: 10-3

See you soon!

11/09/2018

NINE!!!! We are 9 days away from the 40th Annual CCB! We can't wait to see all of our amazingly talented vendors!

HOURS:
Saturday, Nov. 17: 9am-5pm
Sunday, Nov. 18: 10am-3pm

SEE YOU THERE!!!

10/16/2018

We have some A*M*A*Z*I*N*G news to share: We have added ANOTHER BUILDING full of fantastic vendors to our Bazaar!!!

For those of you familiar with GH County Fairgrounds, we will be using the Dog Building to create nearly 30 new spaces!

For you VENDORS, that means a chance to get in from the waiting list and/or a shorter wait. We will contact you when a space is available.

We strive to bring a large variety and authentic handmade items to our Bazaar and are excited to be expanding with a host of new, super talented folks! You won't want to miss it!

Country Christmas Bazaar's cover photo
07/11/2018

Country Christmas Bazaar's cover photo

Country Christmas Bazaar
07/11/2018

Country Christmas Bazaar

07/10/2018

Hello VENDORS! We are gearing up for another successful year. Letters will be sent out to those who participated in last year's bazaar by this Friday. You will have two weeks to return your registration and secure your spot. After that, we will fill remaining spaces from the wait list.

TODAY is the day! Doors open at 9:00. See you then!
11/18/2017

TODAY is the day! Doors open at 9:00. See you then!

Vendors: The CCB Staff are getting ready and will be here to help you during set up at 1. See you then.
11/17/2017

Vendors: The CCB Staff are getting ready and will be here to help you during set up at 1. See you then.

11/15/2017

VENDORS: Set Up Day is 3 days away! We will see you FRIDAY from 1:00- 8:00 pm!

Address

Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds
Elma, WA
98541

Telephone

(360) 482-2717

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Our Story

In 1978, Karen Olson and Marilyn Olson, cousins, developed a plan to host a bazaar so local crafters could share their talents. They held this first event on a stormy weekend in November at the McCleary Community Center. Nearly zero shoppers came and the vendors spent the weekend swapping goods and playing cards.

Eventually, the number of vendors grew so that the Bazaar was moved to the VFW Hall in McCleary. At that time, Marilyn decided to focus on her small business and Karen carried on as the event coordinator. As Karen was a crafter in the beginning, she soon realized that organizing this ever growing Bazaar was more time consuming and didn’t have time for crafting. After several years in McCleary, the vendor list outgrew that building as well, landing it at the current location: Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds

Karen was so proud of this Bazaar. She enjoyed the connections with her vendors and considered them friends. She single handedly organized and hosted this massive event all by herself for nearly 35 years. After her passing in 2017, her children, Travis & Carrie Vessey and Jason & Missi Olson, took on the task of carrying on this legacy that she worked so hard to build. To date, Missi is in charge of all things vendor related, while Carrie works with advertising and other miscellaneous necessities. There is also a “Red Shirt Staff” (family) who help at set-up and on Bazaar weekend, who are readily available to assist vendors with a smile on their faces.

Due to the incredible popularity of this event, an additional building was added in 2018. The “Dog Building” hosted nearly 30 new vendors and will be used in addition to all three great rooms in the Pavilion. Last year’s vendors get priority for the upcoming year. Letters are delivered in early July, with available spaces being filled from the wait list mid-to-late July.

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Comments

How do I apply to be a vendor? Thank you.
Could someone give me the name of the almond vendor that was at the bazaar? Thank you 😊
We did this Bazaar for 20 years and loved every minute of it. We also loved Karen and appreciated everyrhing she did. So glad to see it still going strong!!
A big thank you too the great staff and awesome vendors for making this an epic show . Joe and I look forward to next year ❤️
Best bizarre I’ve been to in a long time!!!! Great stuff!
Built From Scrap is all set up and ready for the show
Excited to join the fun this year! Be sure to find our Pussycat Cupcakes booth ❤️gourmet cupcakes 💜brookies 💚handpies 💛whoopie pies 💙keto treats — feeling excited.
I was wondering how would I possibly get a booth?
Do you have a Scentsy vendor, if not how much is the booth fee?
As usual ,it was a great show! Thank you!
As a new embroidery vendor to the Country Christmas Bazaar, I would like to design and produce an embroidered patch. Because this is a historical event that has been going on for 40 years, this could be a collectors item honoring the 40th anniversay. And a collectible for those people who have been attending this annual event for years or even decades as we have. It would honor the event while remembering it's founder. Can I dedign and produce a circular embroidered patch like your profile picture in a Christmas wreath style, and would you give me sales distribution authority to make them? The projected sales price of the patch is $5.00. In consideration of the authorization, I would propose donating one dollar for each embroidered patch sold to the fair grounds or a local charity. Thank you for your consideration. Please advise. Respectly, Judy Volanti [email protected]
Are you still accepting vendors?