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  Craft shows are a great place to pick up holiday gifts, and it's never too early to start shopping. This weekend, you can attend Christmas in the Country at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, it's been named the No. 1 craft show in America by Sunshine Artist magazine.
 
   Among the offerings: Pottery, florals, holiday decorations, clothing and fashion accessories, jewelry, photography, metal and sculpture, glass, wood, ceramics and fine arts, along with specialty foods.
 
   Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today (Nov. 6); 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7 at the door; children under 12 are free. Free parking. Visit www.xmasinthecountry.com

  Also this weekend: The Rochester Folk Art Guild's Holiday Festival of Crafts comes to the University at Buffalo's Center for Tomorrow, North Campus, Amherst. Wooden furniture, folk toys, natural fiber clothing and more. Hours are 4 to 8 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2. Visit www.rfag.org

And coming up fast: The Parkside Community Association is sponsoring an art and craft show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 96 Jewett Parkway. Featured will be jewelry, scarves, pottery, soaps, lotions, soy candles, photography and more - all from local artisans.

Admission is $2, which benefits the Parkside Summer Arts program.

For more information visit www.parksidebuffalo.org.

Do you have a favorite holiday craft show you love to attend each year? Please share the details here.


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