FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Friday and Saturday bring an annual one-stop shopping extravaganza to Fairfield for those hankering to jump-start their holiday shopping.
What's more, it's a chance to help worthy causes and see two art exhibits.
This Holiday Pop-Up Market will be open Friday and Saturday Nov. 5 at the Fairfield Museum and History Center.
Twenty vendors will showcase their products over the two-day event, which the National Charity League’s Fairfield chapter sponsors.
Proceeds will benefit the museum and the National Charity League Inc., Fairfield Chapter.
The event's co-chair, Ruth Merchant, said shoppers should expect such items as handcrafted jewelry, unique fashions for women, men and children, "tasteful" hostess gifts, accessories, home décor, and cosmetics.
The museum shop will also be open, offering locally made items, Fairfield-themed gifts and a variety of toys, books and accessories, as well.
The lobby will be decorated with Ganim’s Garden Center & Florist’s holiday arrangements and trimmings.
A stroll on the museum grounds will provide shoppers with food and drink options from The Buzz Truck and 2BillsGrill food truck.
Ongoing exhibits, “Rising Tides, Fairfield’s Coast: Past to Future,” and “Creating Community” are also available for guests' enjoyment.
Lisa Brown, co-chair, looks forward to the event each year, she said.
“The Holiday Pop-up Market provides an opportunity for the public to shop locally, support small businesses and benefit two great nonprofit community organizations.”
Pop-Up market vendors are contributing to the Holiday Pop-Up Market Baskets, which will be won by lucky shoppers.
A suggested donation of $5 per adult includes one raffle ticket, with additional raffle tickets on sale for $5 each or three for $10. Winning tickets will be drawn Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Winners do not need to be present to win.
Friday's hours are noon-4 p.m., while Saturday, the market will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the museum, 370 Beach Road, Fairfield.
For more information, call 203-259-1598 or visit Fairfieldhistory.org .
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