Category Archives: Eating and Drinking

Finish Your Holiday Shopping Before Thanksgiving @ West Coast Craft Winter 2017

West Coast Craft Winter 2017.November 18 + 19, 2017. 

West Coast Craft Winter 2017 features 250+ juried artists showcasing high-quality, unique, goods with a West Coast vibe. Think bold, innovative design.

Shop for: home decor, ceramics, glass, furniture, textiles, jewelry, body products, artisanal food, pet products, & more.

If you are looking for the perfect holiday gift or something for yourself (!) put West Coast Craft on your weekend fun list.

 FREE Admission.

Public Service Announcement:  As you may have noticed, this is warehouse/sample sale and holiday fair season. Keep checking Deal Tracker SF for upcoming sales and other happenings.

Tips worth repeating: check the websites before going; go early for the best selection; pick a city and go to the sales in that city; bring a bag; bring cash for when credit cards are not accepted; and bring a friend. Because we have so many sales at the same time strategic planning is a must. If a sale looks interesting make sure you put it on your calendar. Most of these sales are only a day or two and only come around once or twice a year. Keep checking for sale updates!

Happy Deal Tracking!

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You Will Want to Leave The City For Kings Mountain Art Fair 2017

Kings Mountain Art Fair 2017. September 2, 3 + 4, 2017

Fall is approaching and with it the end of the fair/festival season. But it’s not over yet.

Nestled in a redwood forest with some of the finest handmade arts and crafts on the West Coast, Kings Mountain Art Fair 2017 is a lot like the grand finale at the 4th of July fireworks extravaganza – one last magnificent burst of wow before it all fades away.

Take a ride up the mountain and see first hand why the Art Fair SourceBook declared the Kings Mountain Art Fair the #1 Fine Arts Fair in Northern California (and maybe feel a little smug knowing there is an Art Fair SourceBook.)

Free admission.

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10 Tips For Renegade Craft Fair Summer 2017

Renegade Craft Fair Summer 2017. July  15 +16, 2017.

San Francisco’s Renegade Craft Fair Summer 2017 is a curated indie-craft marketplace celebrating all things handmade.

Find 300+ makers selling unique art, jewelry, ceramics, paper products, clothing, body products, home decor, artisanal foods, and more. Plus enjoy: DIY activities and workshops; a photo booth; a DJ; a full bar and delicious eats.

This fair might not fit the dictionary’s definition of  “renegade”  but the Renegade Craft Fair is definitely not your Mother’s craft fair. But do bring her because there is something for everyone.

Free admission!

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Shop Urban Air Market Oakland Pop Up

Urban Air Market Oakland. Sunday, July 16, 2017

Urban Air Market Oakland is plein air shopping with over 100 independent designers and artists as well as local musicians, good eats, and more.

Shop local and sustainable apparel, accessories, home goods, art, and body products. Think perfect antidote to big box, mass-produced retail ennui.

Free admission.

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Foodie Fun: Good Food Awards Marketplace 2017

Good Food Awards 2015Good Food Awards Marketplace 2017. Sunday, January 22, 2017.

Ready to ditch your #1 New Year’s resolution? Yea, me too. Take a break from your diet and indulge at the Good Food Awards Marketplace 2017.

This is your chance to taste and buy winning cheese, chocolate, coffee, charcuterie, pickles, oil, honey, confections, preserves, and more. Plus mingle with the eighty award winning food and drink artisans honored for crafting delicious and responsibly produced food. Participants hail from across the United States so expect a lot of different culinary points of view.

Diet be damned.

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10 Tips For Kings Mountain Art Fair 2016

 

Kings-Mountain-At-Fair 201510 Tips For Kings Mountain Art Fair 2016. September 3, 4 & 5, 2016.

My apple tree is bursting with fruit, a sure sign of autumn.

Despite many years in San Francisco I still expect Fall to bring crisp air, jackets, and deep blue skies. Instead the sun is finally making its way back into my yard, my jacket is in the closet, and my grill is smokin’. Bye, by fog.

For this East Coast transplant, sunny days in San Francisco ironically means Fall is approaching and with it the end of the fair/festival season. But it’s not over yet.

Nestled in a redwood forest with some of the finest handmade arts and crafts on the West Coast, Kings Mountain Fair is a lot like the grand finale at the 4th of July fireworks extravaganza – one last magnificent burst of wow before it all fades away.

Free admission.

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7 Tips for the SF Etsy Summer Pop Up Market

Heart EtsySF Etsy Summer Pop Up Market. August 27 + 28, 2016.

SF Etsy Summer Pop Up Market features 60+ local Etsy sellers, a beer garden from Lagunitas, chocolate and ice cream, and one of the BEST views of the Bay.

This is your chance to shop and meet the makers of unique handmade, re-purposed, and vintage items.

Free Admission.

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Summer In SF Is Heating Up: 20th Street Block Party 2016

Noise Pop 20th Street Block PartyNoise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party 2016. Saturday, August 20, 2016.

Food + Music Festival + Cool Indie Vendors x FREE Admission = Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party 2016.

However you do the math, this Saturday’s 20th Street Block Party is a formula for fun.

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Your Ticket To Hawaii — San Francisco Bay Area Aloha Festival 2016

San Francisco Bay Area Aloha Festival 2016

San Francisco Bay Area Aloha Festival 2016. August  6 + 7, 2016

Do you know any San Franciscan not grumbling? It’s that time of year. Mid-summer blues. You too?

Maybe it’s the persistent fog, or: the lack of parking; over crowded Muni; the Giant’s slump; or the only available dinner reservations is at 5 or 10. I love this City but I need to get out-of-town. Staycation – no thanks.

But wait…this weekend is the San Francisco Bay Area Aloha Festival. An event SF Weekly named the “Best Occasion to Pretend You’re On Vacation.”

Ah, the perfect (and FREE) antidote to the summertime blues. Bring it on!

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Renegade Craft Fair Returns to Fort Mason

Renegade Craft Fair Summer 2016 San Francisco Renegade Craft Fair Summer 2016. July 16+17, 2016.

San Francisco’s Renegade Craft Fair Summer 2016 is a curated indie-craft marketplace celebrating all things handmade.

Find 300+ makers selling unique art, jewelry, ceramics, paper products, clothing, body products, home decor, artisanal foods, and more. Plus enjoy: DIY activities and workshops; a photo booth; a DJ; a full bar and delicious eats.

Free admission!

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