Wednesday, October 22, 2014



Elkhart County Holiday Bazaars for 2013
Posted on Oct. 11, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on Oct. 11, 2013 at 2:42 p.m.

A full list of bazaars will be published online every Friday until mid-December.

The first roundup will run in the Life section on Friday, Sept. 20. The second listing is planned for Friday, Nov. 1.

Any church or organization wishing to appear in the second listing should submit its information by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28. Entries submitted after the Oct. 28 deadline will not be considered. To place an event in one of the roundups, email your group's information to Joe Kuharic at jkuharic@etruth.com. Please include the time, date, location and street address of the event, and a brief summary of items that will be available. Please include the words “holiday bazaars” in the subject line. Or mail your information to The Elkhart Truth, Attn: Holiday Bazaars, 421 S. Second St., Elkhart, IN 46516-3238.

Groups may list their event in only one of the roundups.

OCT. 19

Elkhart Calvary Assembly of God: A holiday bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the gym at the church, 1010 E. Mishawaka Road, Elkhart. There will be local craft items including purses, blankets and jewelry as well as brand name items like 31 gifts, Origami Owl and Scentsy. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

Pleasant Valley United Church of Christ: A Harvest Church Bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the church, 10955 Edison Road, Osceola. There will be crafts, jams, jellies, plants, a Trash and Treasure Room, baked goods, pickles, apples, pumpkins and Indian corn. Lunch will be served.

OCT. 26

Augusta Lutheran Church: A Swedish Bazaar will be from 8 a.m. to noon at the church, 1133 Kilbourn St., Elkhart. There will be Swedish rye bread, baked goods, holiday crafts, handmade items and a silent auction. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 9:30 a.m.

Blue Line Handmade Market Place: An all handmade craft bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Elkhart FOP Lodge 52, 1003 Industrial Pkwy., Elkhart. All booth rental fees will benefit the FOP Lodge Auxiliary Child Christmas Fund.

Rock Run Church of the Brethren: A holiday bazaar will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 64985 C.R. 33, Goshen. Items for sale include comforters, woven rugs, crafts, a cookie walk, homemade noodles and homemade baked goods. Lunch will be served the entire time.

OCT. 28

All Saints Episcopal Church: A browsing for the holiday auction will be at 5 p.m. at the church, 7812 E. Vawter Park Drive, Syracuse, the auction will begin at 6 p.m. Finger food will be provided. There will be handmade items, crafts and local merchant gift cards.

NOV. 2

Church Community Services: The Soup of Success Open House will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 907 Oakland Ave., Elkhart. Hand packaged soup, dip and cookie mixes, greeting cards, gift basket options and upcycled mittens will be available. Proceeds benefit training wages for local women seeking self-sufficiency.

Community Church of Waterford: A holiday bazaar and bake sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 65154 C.R. 21, Goshen. There will be food, crafts, gifts and one-of-a-kind items. Breakfast and lunch will be available.

First English Lutheran Church: There will b ecrafters and vendors from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 406 S. Fifth St., Goshen. Lunch will be served. All proceeds will benefit the Carmen Yoder Medical Fund. Information: Darla at 825-4041.

Grace Lutheran Church: The Bells are Ringing Bazaar will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 831 W. Marion St., Elkhart. There will be decorated cookies, baked goods, mincemeat, needlecraft, china doll collections, handmade noodles and homemade salad dressings. Breakfast and lunch will be served, and carryout will be available.

Greencroft Goshen Community Center: A fall bazaar will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the center, 1820 Greencroft Blvd., Goshen. There will be homemade items for sale. Breakfast and lunch from B in the Circle Bistro will be served. Vendor spots available. Information: 537-4096.

Greencroft Middlebury Senior Center: A holiday bazaar and bake sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, 701 Windridge Drive, Middlebury. There will be baked items for sale including cinnamon rolls, pies and fudge as well as handcrafted items. Lunch and coffee will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information: 825-6785.

High Dive Pavilion: A homespun holiday craft show will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the pavilion, 500 E. Beardsley Ave., Elkhart. All items available are hand crafted only. The event is sponsored by the City of Elkhart Parks and Recreation Department. Vendor spots available only at www.elkhartindiana.org/parks.

Northside Church of the Nazarene: A craft bazaar and bake sale will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Family Life Center on the lower level of the church, 53569 C.R. 7 North, Elkhart. Use Door 2. Lunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Information: Carl Mayfield at 276-9822

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church: A craft bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, 24832 U.S. 12 East, Edwardsburg, Mich. There will be more than 70 vendors offering unique gifts, handmade baked goods and treats and holiday décor. Breakfast and lunch treats will be available to purchase.

Solid Rock Church: A holiday bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, 58970 C.R. 3, Elkhart. There will be Scentsy candles as well as craft made purses, wreaths, painted pumpkins, centerpieces, snowmen, ornaments, jewelry and origami owls. Sandwiches will be available all day. Information: 361-4406.

Trinity Lutheran Church and School: The Crusaders Christmas Bazaar will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran, 30888 C.R. 6, Elkhart. There will be breakfast, lunch and a bake sale.

United Methodist Church: A holiday craft bazaar will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 301 S. Main St., Middlebury. There will be handmade crafts, fresh Christmas wreaths and baked goods. There will be coffee in the morning and lunch available in the afternoon. Proceeds will benefit the Middlebury Food Pantry. The event is sponsored by the United Methodist Women of Middlebury. Information: Donna Carney at 825-7049.

NOV. 9

Bethel Assembly of God Church: A holiday bazaar will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 1528 Garden St., Elkhart. There will be soup mixes, peanut brittle, baked goods, knitted hats, various new and used items, a silent auction and vendor products. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Beulah Missionary Church: A holiday bazaar will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 57595 Old C.R. 7, Goshen. There will be homemade items, jewelry and stained glass as well as home vendors. Food will be available all day. Information: Jackie Smith at 875-6537.

Bonneyville Mill County Park: The Holiday at the Mill event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the park, 53373 C.R. 131, Bristol. There will be flour and cornmeal from the mill for sale, as well as craft vendors. Santa and a live reindeer will be at the mill, and there will be ornament making for children. Information: Call 535-6458 or visit elkhartcountyparks.org

Clinton Frame Mennonite Church: A holiday bazaar will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 63846 C.R. 35, Goshen. There will be locally made gift items, crafts, home product vendors and baked goods for sale. There will also be Rise 'N Roll donuts, whole hog sandwiches and pies for sale. Information: The office at 642-3165.

Crossroads Community Chuch: The Crossroads Community Church Women's Ministries Annual Craft Fair will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the church, 57415 Alpha Drive, Goshen. There will be handmade and brand name items available. Doughnuts, beverages and lunch will be available.

Dunlap United Methodist Church: The Shop-O-Rama event will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 23674 U.S. 33, Elkhart. There will be vendors such as Thirty-One, Longaberger baskets, Miche, Starfish, Premier Jewelry and the Wakarusa Dime Store. There will be lunch and a bake sale. Information: Call 875-7950.

Faith United Methodist Church: A homemade craft bazaar will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 22045 C.R. 18, Goshen. There will be homemade crafts, used Christmas items, cheese balls by the Alpha Rho Chapter, Beta Chi Sorority and peanut brittle made by the church. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

Hart City Resale: A local holiday craft bazaar will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hart city Resale, 2301 S. Nappanee St., Elkhart. All items for sale will be homemade only. Vendor booths available. Booth information: Call 293-0133.

Hope United Methodist Church: The annual church bazaar will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 69941 Elkhart Road, Edwardsburg, Mich. There will be crafters, a bake sale, white elephant gifts and used books. Lunch will be served.

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer: A craft bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the church, 3300 Benham Ave., Elkhart. There will be handmade crafts, a silent auction and food.

Osceola United Methodist Church: A holiday fantasy bazaar will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 431 N. Beech Road, Osceola. There will craft vendors such as Second Time Around and Country Kitchen. There will also be books, homemade noodles and jumbo jelly beans. Snacks and lunch will be served.

South Side General Baptist Church: A fall bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 1615 S. Spring St., Mishawaka. There will be gourmet chocolates, cookes, crocheted items, baby items and vendors like Tastefully Simple and Velata.

St. David's Episcopal Church: A bazaar will be hosted from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. by the Episcopal Church Women of the church. The bazaar will include a cookie walk, baked goods and old and new Christmas decorations. Soup will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the community.

St. John the Cross Episcopal Church: The Sugar and Spice bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 601 E. Vistula St., (S.R. 120), Bristol. There will be a cookie walk, baked goods, a raffle, a silent auction and outside vendors. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Vendor spots available. Information: 848-7114.

St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church: A holiday bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 226 W. Lexington Ave., Elkhart. There will be arts and crafts, baked goods and “forgotten treasures.” Free parking. Information: 295-1725.

St. Paul Lutheran Church: A Holiday Potpourri Bazaar hosted by the St. Paul Lutheran Ladies Circle will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 305 W. State St., Cassopolis, Mich. There will be area crafters, a bake sale, a “White Reindeer” table and Christmas gifts. Lunch will be served. Information and vendor reservation: Jenny Bischoff at 269-782-7484.

St. Paul's United Methodist Church: The Star of Wonder bazaar will be from 8 a.m. to noon at the church, 405 W. Beardsley Ave., Elkhart. There will be Christmas crafts and decorations, knitted and crocheted items, baked goods, Rada knives, whole hog sausage, cracklings and cheese curds. Breakfast will be served.

Trinity United Methodist Church: The holiday gift auction and tea will be from 12:30 to 3:15 p.m. at the church, 2715 E. Jackson Blvd., Elkhart. Auction items are one-of-a-kind gifts for children and adults. Refreshments provided. Sponsored by the church's United Methodist Women. Proceeds benefit local and national charities.

Union Center Church of the Brethren: A holiday extravaganza will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 70535 C.R. 11, Nappanee. There will be bazaar items, a bake sale, a youth fundraiser booth, vendors, crafters and a quilt sold by silent auction. There will be morning refreshments and lunch available. The event will be sponsored by the Women's Fellowship.

White Pigeon United Methodist Church: A holiday bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the church, 204 N. Kalamazoo St., White Pigeon. There will be a cookie walk, bake sale, crafts, silent auction and a resale shop. Lunch will be available.

NOV. 11

Bashor Children's Home: A holiday food and craft auction sponsored by the Bashor Children's Home Auxiliary will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Bashor, 62226 C.R. 15, Goshen. The event will feature homemade food and craft items.

NOV. 14

YMCA: The Festival of Trees and Lights Holiday Gift Shop will be from 5 to 10 p.m. Nov. 14, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 16 at the YMCA, 200 E. Jackson Blvd., Elkhart. There will be holiday ornaments and décor and special items crafted by local artisans.

NOV. 16

Milford School: A community bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Milford School gym, 611 W. Emeline St., Milford. There will be vendors and crafters, handmade jewelry and wood items, baked good, Christmas décor, Gold Canyon Candles, Scentsy and Mary Kay. Breakfast and lunch will be served by the Milford Helping Hands 4-H Club. Booth information and questions: Nancy at 574-658-9242 or Laurie at 574-221-1697. Email: milfordbazaar08@gmail.com.

The Old Bag Factory: A holiday bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the store, 1100 N. Chicago Ave., Goshen. There will be live music, art demonstrations, handmade items and a Matilda Jane trunk show.

Original Craft Creator Group: A Hello Holidays O.C.C. Craft Show will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Ag Hall at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds, 17746 C.R. 34, Goshen. There will be 50 tables of handcrafted items including wooden signs, crocheted items, stained glass, soaps, ornaments, cards, jewelry, baby gifts and baked goods.

NOV. 18

St. James Episcopal Church: A holiday auction will begin with refreshments at 6 p.m. at the church, 105 S. Sixth St., Goshen. There will be holiday craft items, baked goods, other foods, gift baskets and cheese balls from the church. Proceeds will benefit Christian outreach programs at the church as well as church projects.

NOV. 23

Faith Community Church: A holiday bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, 30046 C.R. 16 W., Elkhart. There will be vendors to purchase from, food for sale and a piggy raffle. Table reservations may be made by emailing Jessica Smith before Nov. 9 at FCCHolidayBazaar@yahoo.com.

First Brethren Church of New Paris: A bazaar and cookie walk will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 19076 Third St., New Paris. There will be baked goods, seasonal craft items, Amish dolls and vendor displays. Lunch and snacks will be available. To rent vendor space call Jan at 574-903-1906.

Osolo Elementary School: An olde fashioned holiday bazaar will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school, 24975 C.R. 6 East, Elkhart. Vendor spots available. Information: 262-5590.

River Oaks Community Church: A holiday bazaar will be from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the church, 58020 C.R. 115, Goshen. There will be handmade gifts, vendors—such as Thirty-One and Mary Kay—and on-site professional holiday portraits. Portrait appointments: 238-6187.

NOV. 24

Psi Iota Xi: The group will host their annual House of Holly event from noon to 4 p.m. at the Nappanee Center, 302 W. Market St., Nappanee. There will be a door prize, a silent auction and cheeseballs for sale. Refreshments will be served.

DEC. 7

Hillcrest United Methodist Church: A cookie walk will be from 8 a.m. to noon at the church, 4206 E. Bristol St., Elkhart. There will be a variety of cookies, candies and breads.

Living Faith Fellowship: There will be a Victorian Christmas Tea to benefit Sout of Success will be served from 1 to 4 p.m. at the church, 2601 Benham Ave., Elkhart. There will be brunch, a silent auction, drawings, vendors, bingo and live trivia. A Children's Tea will also be served. Information: Soup of Success at 523-1551.

New Salem United Methodist Church: A cookie walk and craft bazaar will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 52173 Ash Road, Granger. There will be a large variety of cookies for sale by the pound as well as crafts from the church and more than 20 other crafters. A soup and sandwich lunch will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Old Bag Factory: A handmade holiday show will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Old Bag Factory, 1100 N. Chicago Ave., Goshen. There will be more than 40 unique vendors with handmade items. Information: Amanda Gobble at 370-8118 or OBFevents@yahoo.com.

Soup of Success: A holiday open house will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Soup of Success store at Church Community Services, 907 Oakland Ave., Elkhart. There will be Soup of Success soup, dip and cookie mixes, gift basket items, greeting cards and recycled wool mittens. All proceeds benefit Soup of Success training programs.

St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church: A Winter Wonderland craft bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 411 W. Vistual St., Bristol. There will be homemade crafts, jewelry and baked goods. Santa Claus will be available to take free pictures with the children.

Wakarusa United Methodist Church: A cookie walk will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the church, 309 S. Elkhart St., Wakarusa. There will be cookies, candies and cheese spreads. The event is sponsored by the Wakarusa United Methodist Women.

Woodlawn Nature Center: The annual Winter in the Woods event will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Woodlawn, 604 Woodlawn Ave., Elkhart. There will be hands-on craft activities and Santa Claus will be available to greet children. Attendees will also receive admission to the Star of Wonder presentation. Proceeds will benefit Girl Scout Troop 10827. Food and drinks will be available.

DEC. 14

Calvary United Methodist Church: A cookie walk will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 2222 W. Indiana Ave., Elkhart. There will also be a “second chance” area with vendors and crafters. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Enter by the rear parking lot using Wurika Street due to construction on S.R. 19.

Dunlap United Methodist Church: A holiday bazaar will be start at 8:30 a.m. at the church, 23674 U.S. 33, Elkhart. There will be homemade Christmas cookies and candies and DUMC mincemeat and apple butter. B's Candy Counter, Fruitcakes by Deb and Fritz's Pie Shop will also be on hand.

Ireland Road Church of God: A holiday craft show and bake sale will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 16555 Ireland Road, Mishawaka. There will be more than 40 vendors all with hand-crafted items. Vendor booths available. Booth information: Melissa at 574-675-9869.

St. Vincent de Paul School: A holiday bazaar will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school, 1114 S. Main St., Elkhart. There will be hand crafted items, baked goods and home made items.

DEC. 21

St. Mark's United Methodist Church: A cookie walk will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the church, 502 N. Main St., Goshen. Homemade cookies fresh for Christmas will be available for purchase.