Patchwork Show: Modern Makers Festival 

For a head start on holiday shopping, locally.

The boutique craft fair season is already upon us. To kick off the next few months of winding through aisles of fashionable vendors to find the perfect handmade goods for your relatives, The Patchwork Show: Modern Makers Festival will be in Oakland on October 25. The event is a free fair curated by Dear Handmade Life, featuring local emerging artists, crafters, and designers, as well as artisanal food vendors, gourmet food trucks, live music, and craft workshops. The Patchwork Show takes place bi-annually in cities across California. This season, it will take place locally in Jack London Square (55 Harrison St., Oakland) from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Last year’s festival offerings ranged from “Bacon Balsamic Bourbon” jelly to hand-forged brass jewelry. It’s an opportunity to get a head start on the hectic holiday season and escape corporate consumerism while you’re at it.

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