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Penticton kicking off holiday season with weekend arts, crafts and farmers' market events

The Shatford Centre is home to a winter farrmers market that begins operation this Saturday, Nov. 5, running every second Saturday until Dec. 17, 2016.
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November 03, 2016 - 9:00 PM

PENTICTON - With the Christmas season approaching, events this weekend in the South Okanagan have a festive flare.

The Okanagan Makers Christmas Craft Faire and sustainable living show returns to the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 5 and 6.

This is the show’s 20 year, representing the first Christmas show of the season, with 150 vendors from all over the province displaying artisan crafts and local foods. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $4, with proceeds going to support community development.

Winter markets take place at the Shatford Centre starting Saturday, Nov. 5 and every second Saturday after until Dec. 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Winter vegetables including potatoes, squash, carrots and kale will be available as will fall fruits such as apples and pears. The market also has baked goods, eggs, preserves, wines and local crafts.

Penticton Arts Council presents George and Friends, starting Nov. 4 and running until Dec. 22 at Leir House.

It’s the ninth annual version of the art show featuring established and upcoming visual artists with a variety of styles from realistic to abstract and painting to poetic works,  in two and three dimensions. The opening reception takes place Friday, Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m. Call 250-492-7997 for more information.

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