I’ve heard more then once already — “October is here! My favorite month!”
As for me, I’m pulling out my fuzzy slippers, a favorite blanket and hot cocoa. And to occupy my mind and hands I’ll find a home style craft to work on.
If this sounds like you, get ready because I’ve found enough craft shows to inspire new and fun ideas that will keep you busy through the winter.
The Just For Her Expo will be at the CenturyLink Center, this weekend. Hours: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Swing by Junkstock: The Harvest Edition to be inspired by the re-purposed and vintage collections. Architectural salvage, farm-fresh finds, rescued junque and cottage shabby chic — those are just some of the categories of items you will find.
Harvest Arts & Crafts Boutique at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 11204 S. 204th St., is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Fall Craft Show at Florence Christian Church, 7300 North Ridge Drive, is this Saturday. Information: 402-733-0315.
If you need idea’s on personalizing a Halloween project in a jiffy, you might want to return to Michael’s 1 p.m. Sunday.
On Oct. 19, Make color connect earrings at Michael’s Craft stores from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The Prairie Market Sale is Oct. 19 in Gretna at 11722 S 216th St.
On Oct. 20, make a bead gallery with memory wire at Michael’s Craft stores 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The Fall Home & Garden Expo is Oct. 25 through 27 at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs.
Junktoberfest in McCook, Neb., is Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the 4H Building near West 5th and O Streets. Information: 308-340-6094.
St. Wenceslaus School will host it’s annual Fall Boutique on Oct. 26 at 15323 Pacific St. Information: 402-333-9773.
On Nov. 2, see how Cording and adjustable closures lets you discover the joys of hemp for fun jewelry at Michael’s Craft event from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The Norfolk Craft Show is Nov. 2 at the city’s auditorium. Information: 402-564-1845 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Seasons of Crafts is Nov. 2 and 3 at the Lincoln Lancaster Event Center, near 84th and Havelock Streets. Information: 402-489-5001.
The Cowboy Christmas Gift Show in North Platte is Nov. 2 and 3 at the D & N Event Center at 501 E Walker Rd.
Holiday Happening is Nov. 3 at the Gresham Community Center in Gresham, Neb. Information:402-735-7545.
Sew Original Quilt & Creative Expo is Nov. 7-9 at Lincoln’s Lancaster Event Center, 4100 N. 8th St. Information: 775-971-9266
The Autumn Festival, an arts and craft affair will be held at Ralston Arena on Nov. 8 through 10. Information: 402-331-2889
The Holiday Splendor Craft and Trade Show is Nov. 9 at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds in Kearney, Neb.,
The 2nd Annual St. Mark Lutheran Holiday Craft Fair is Nov. 9 at 1821 North 90th St. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: 402-391-6148.
The Arts and Crafts Show is Nov. 16 at the Keith County Fairgrounds in Ogallala, Neb. Information: 308-284-4066.
Omaha Burke High School’s Band Boutique is Nov. 16 at 12200 Burke St.
The 33rd annual Craft Fair in Seward, Neb., is Nov. 16 at the Seward County Fairgrounds 400 N. 14th St. Information: 402-370-8471.
The Annual Yuletide Market and A Christmas Craft Show is Nov. 23 and 24 at the DeVent Center in Norfolk, Neb. Information: 402-844-2995.
The Holiday Craft Show in York, Neb., is Nov. 30 at the city’s auditorium. Information: 402-362-5531.
Turkey Fest in Columbus Neb., is Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Information: 402-564-1845.
The Holiday Craft Show in Crete, Neb., is Dec. 7 at the Saline Co. Ag Exhibit Building in Tuxedo Park. Information:
The Old Fashioned Danish Christmas in Dannebrog, Neb, is Dec. 7. Information: 308-226-2506.
Seasons of Crafts returns to Lincoln’s Lancaster Event Center on Dec. 7. Information: 402-489-5001.
Home For The Holidays Craft Show in McCook, Neb., is Dec. 7. Information: 308-345-3421 or email email@example.com
Christmas Craft Fair in Niobrara, Neb., is Dec. 7. Information: 402-857-3794.
Callahan Holiday Craft Fair at the Mid-American Center, Dec. 7. Hours: Sat. 9a.m. to 5p.m., Sun. 9a.m. to 4p.m. Features talented crafters displaying and selling a wide variety of handmade arts and crafts. For more information call (563) 652-4529 and visit http://www.midamericacenter.com.
Christmas Rush in Columbus, Neb., is Dec. 14 and 15. Information: 402-564-1845 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
OTHER CRAFTING IDEAS
Don’t forget Pinterest when looking for craft inspiration.
Some of the best home crafts I’ve done have evolved from DIY & Crafts.
WE WANT TO KNOW: Where do you search for craft ideas? Share what inspires you in the comments section below.
Anna Backhaus, 29, is a mother of three boys and student at University of Nebraska at Omaha, interning for momaha this fall. Read more of her blogs, by clicking here.
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