July 10 & 11
"Christmas in July"
Historic Mission San Luis Rey
Deadline: June 1
Old Mission Montessori School is very proud of its long-standing tradition as a handcrafted artisan fair, listed as a favorite and best-attended San Diego County festival in 2009 by the North County Times. The fair attracts nearly 20,000 visitors and has developed into the school's major fundraiser.
All articles are required to be handmade or hand-embellished by the artisan, and NO SALE OF IMPORTED ITEMS IS ALLOWED. Artisans themselves have set the fair's guidelines and rules, striving to maintain their wonderful tradition of craftsmanship. Booths may be shared by several artisans. This is a great way to spend the weekend with good friends, ETSY groups, guild
members, and those who love to craft.
All products must be hand-crafted and applications are reviewed and
selected by a juried committee. In addition to hand-made arts and crafts, the event boasts a Farmer's Market with fresh flowers and locally grown fruits and vegetables; the popular Sister Gladys' rummage sale; a live auction; and a Kids' Zone. Local entertainment and several food booths are some of the other attractions that bring people from all across Southern California back to Christmas in July
year after year.