Bothell Sons of Norway Bazaar, Nov. 4; Scandinavian Holiday Bazaar, Nov. 4-5; Polish Bazaar, Nov. 4-5; Danish Holiday Bazaar, Nov. 5.
Enliven your wardrobe, home décor and gift shopping with unique, handmade finds at local bazaars this weekend and throughout the coming weeks. Along with browsing from a variety of vendors, most bazaars sweeten the deal with bake sales and lunch offerings, often with an ethnic flair.
Shop and eat in Scandinavian style at the Bothell Sons of Norway Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 4, Swedish Club Scandinavian Holiday Bazaar on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4-5, and the Danish Holiday Bazaar on Sunday, Nov. 5. Polish foods, crafts and music fill the Polish Bazaar on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4-5.
New vendors at the Bothell Sons of Norway Bazaar this year feature American Girl doll clothes, dog-shaped pillows and watercolor prints, joining many old favorites offering Norwegian rosemaling, rag dolls, handmade kitchen items, wreaths, Seahawks paraphernalia, baby bonnets and bake-sale cookies, cakes and breads.
Bothell Sons of Norway Bazaar
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4
Location: Bothell Sons of Norway, 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell
Scandinavian Holiday Bazaar
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 4-5
Swedish Pancake Breakfast: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5; $5-$9, ages 5 and younger free
Location: Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle
More info: 206-283-1090 or swedishclubnw.org/index.htm
Time: noon to 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 4-5
Location: Polish Cultural Center, 1714 18th Ave., Seattle
More info: 206-322-3020 or polishhome.org/DefaultEng.htm
Danish Holiday Bazaar
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5
Location: Seattle Danish Center,
1833 N. 105th St., Seattle
The Scandinavian Holiday Bazaar offers two days of shopping with two floors of handmade and/or Nordic items, baked goods and raffles. Swedish food will be available, including smörgås open sandwiches, pea soup, waffles and meatballs on Saturday and the Swedish Club’s popular monthly Swedish pancake breakfast on Sunday. The bar is open both days.
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The Polish Bazaar on Saturday and Sunday features pierogi, served as dinner on-site or to-go, with frozen pierogi also available. Vendors offer amber and silver jewelry, crafts, Polish books and CDs, baked goods, pottery and crystal. Polish Choir Vivat Musica performs at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Sunday’s Danish Holiday Bazaar features smørrebrød open sandwiches, Christmas items from Denmark and a raffle of Danish julekurve (Christmas baskets) to benefit Eldercare and other Northwest Danish Association programs.
Holiday bazaars continue through early December at a variety of venues ranging from small, one-day events with a few vendors to two-day extravaganzas with entertainment, food and a big selection of crafts. Note that cash is often the preferred form of payment, since many of the vendors are small, home-based businesses. Admission to most bazaars is free. See our Bazaars/Sales category in Weekend Plus Datebook for weekly updates.