It’s time to start shopping for holiday gifts and decor, and one of my favorite places to get unique items is holiday craft shows. There are plenty of great shows in Hendricks County this year. Here are a few happening before Thanksgiving. We will provide a second list later this month featuring Gingerbread Christmas and other similar events scheduled after Thanksgiving.

Hendricks County Flyer's Annual Holiday Craft Show

The county's biggest holiday craft fair in November is this annual event scheduled from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Nov. 10 at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds and Conference Complex, 1900 E. Main Street, Danville. Shop from more than 100 vendors offering a wide range of products including holiday décor, homemade candy and jewelry. Admission is just $2 and includes a raffle ticket for one of four $50 gift cards (you do not need to be present to win.). The gift cards are from Michaels, Hobby Lobby, JoAnn Fabrics and Walmart. Kids 12 and under are free. For a list of vendors check out the Hendricks County Craft Show’s Facebook page.

Grace Pointe Church Christmas Gift and Craft Fair

With this holiday craft fair also scheduled for Nov. 10, you can really scratch that holiday craft fair itch in one day. Shop booths featuring businesses such as Thirty-One and Scentsy. There will also be booths offering handmade items. The fair is from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and admission is free. Grace Pointe Church is located at 10951 E. County Road 100 South in Avon.

Washington Township Community Park Craft Fair

Shop for holiday crafts, candles and more at this popular craft fair Nov. 17. You can even bring the kids who can get their picture taken with Santa Claus. The fair is from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Pavilion Center located in the lower section of the park.  Project Angel will be serving breakfast and lunch.

Amo Holiday Craft Fair and Chili Cook-off

A busy day of shopping can really work up an appetite. Well, in Amo they have you covered as this event offers crafts and chili on Nov. 17. The craft fair is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Amo. Chili judging will begin at 10:30 a.m. with lunch served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. I hope you find some great holiday gifts at one of these Hendricks County Craft shows.