The holidays are full of traditions: the lights, the decorations, and the rushing
to holiday parties and last minute present purchases. But the holiday market has
emerged as a new tradition in cities and towns across America.
Christmas markets were brought to the U.S. by immigrants from Europe.
Today’s version looks a bit different but the main elements of the European
holiday market are there: twinkling lights, wooden stalls and the hustle and
bustle of people loaded down with gifts.
Today, Bowling Green hosts a multitude of holiday markets, complete with crafts, fashion
trends, live music and yummy holiday treats. Many of the markets highlight artisan
focused products for that one-off custom gift.
Mark your calendars for these shopping events and plan to mark everyone off your list!
1301 B Hunts Lane | Bowling Green, KY
A bi-annual barn sale hosting 80+ vendors selling an assortment of handmade, homemade & original
creations, vintage and antique treasures, original art, home decor, gifts, funky junk, rescued, restored
and repurposed items, and more! Weekend Pass
$10; Saturday only $5.
CHARMS FROM THE FARM HANDMADE MARKETPLACE
Circle W Farms
680 Travelstead Rd | Woodburn, KY
A holiday barn sale tucked quietly away in the Kentucky countryside, hosting a wide selection of
locally-made goods, antiques, artisan wares, vintage items, and crafts.
HOLIDAYS IN HISEVILLE
The Stables at Kleinwood
1084 Center Rd | Glasgow, KY
Kick off your holiday shopping this season at our handcrafted-item-only, 2-day barn sale in Barren
County, KY! Friday, $10; Saturday, $5; Kids 12 & under, FREE.
GINGERBREAD HOMES FOR THE ARTS FESTIVAL COMMUNITY DAY
601 College St | Bowling Green, KY
It’s the Fourth Annual Gingerbread Homes for the Arts Festival featuring the time-honored holiday
tradition of gingerbread houses. Get your photo with Santa, enjoy local entertainment, balloon and
caricature artists, and build your own gingerbread house. $5 to build a gingerbread house.
Friday 5-8pm Fri
636 Center Street | Bowling Green, KY
Shop for the perfect holiday gift at the SoKY Marketplace’s Mistletoe Market at The Historic Venue
on 7th. Come and see some of Southern Kentucky’s best craftsmanship and unique finds for all!
CHRISTMAS AT SHAKERTOWN HOLIDAY MARKET
South Union Shaker Village
850 Shaker Museum Road | Auburn, KY
One of Kentucky’s finest antique and craft markets, just in time for Christmas! Features over 30
regional antique vendors and artists, all nestled in the historic atmosphere of the South Union Shaker
Friday Preview Night, $10; Saturday, Canned food item or donation.
BOWLING GREEN HOLLY JOLLY
Sloan Convention Center
1021 Wilkinson Trace | Bowling Green, KY
Surrounded by over 75+ vendors that come together once a year, you will find special and
unique gifts for everyone on your list – in ALL price ranges. Compete in the Gingerbread House
competition, the ugly sweater contest, or visit with Santa.