Holiday season offers shopping galore Bazaars to sell gifts, crafts, food


Teddy bears, crafts, Christmas gifts, Santa toy shops and old-time country stores -- and don't forget breakfast and lunch -- are all on the menu of things to buy, see and do this weekend as the holiday bazaar season continues.

The weekend shopping starts today with a Teddy Bear Christmas at Small Wonders Antiques, 1940 Old Taneytown Road in Frizzellburg.

This 13th annual event runs from noon to 5 p.m. through Sunday and offers a variety of toy and collectible teddy bears of all sizes and price ranges. It's the perfect place to shop for the child or adult teddy bear lover on your list.

Information: 875-2850.

Other events this weekend are:

* Mount Olive United Methodist Church's Christmas bazaar and pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow on Gillis Falls Road, between Woodbine and Mount Airy.

Start with breakfast, which will be served until 10 a.m. The cost is $3.75 for adults and $2 for kids. Lunch is at 11 a.m. and includes oyster platters.

There will be handcrafted holiday items, toys, baked goods and mincemeat. Santa Claus will be there, too, so bring a camera and take the kids' pictures.

Information: 795-3426.

* St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church's Fabulous Fall Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at 1373 Main St., Hampstead.

If you like soup, you'll enjoy your choice of vegetable, ham with lTC bean or chicken corn soups, along with lots of other lunch items from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Then browse through the handmade crafts, Christmas gifts, white elephant table and baked goodies.

Information: 374-2819.

* St. Paul's United Methodist Church's Early Bird Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow at 200 Main St., New Windsor.

You'll find more teddy bears, pigs, dried flowers, cross stitch, wood crafts, dolls, plants and lamps. There will be a bake sale and light lunch served.

Information: 635-2442.

* Emory United Methodist Church's Country Craft Cupboard Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at 1600 Emory Road, Upperco.

This annual event offers handmade crafts, holiday decorations, a nature room, bargain basement and the Cafe Noel, where you can have lunch, plus all sorts of homemade foods.

There's also a "For Kids Only" room where kids can shop and have gifts wrapped by the United Methodist Youth Fellowship.

Information: 833-6596.

* St. Barnabas' Episcopal Church's 15th annual Country Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at 7609 Main St., Sykesville.

A pure country fair, this popular event has a new date, but all the old features: fresh and homemade foods, nuts, dried fruits, jellies and mincemeat; Ye Olde Bake Shoppe; gifts and crafts; Country Kettle (lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and raffles for a quilt and a train set.

Information: 795-0767.

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