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Today’s post comes from Michaela Schell, local blogger and business woman.

 

The holidays are just around the corner, and November brings so many local showcases that offer a wide array of holiday gift ideas. Here are some of the showcases going on in upcoming weeks for you to find that one-of-a-kind gift for the people on your list.

 

Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase

On November 9 and 10, the Alerus Center will be packed with products all made in North Dakota. More than 500 member companies, ranging in size from large companies with more than 100 employees to “mom-and-pop” operations, participate in the statewide Pride of Dakota program. Many of these companies will be at the showcase in Grand Forks with their products and services for you to check out and purchase. In 2012, more than 34,000 shoppers came out and supported North Dakota companies in these showcases held in Grand Forks, Fargo, Minot and Bismarck. Come support these local companies and get some gifts that can only be found in North Dakota!

 

Event Details:

  • Saturday, November 9, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Alerus Center
  • $2/person at the door

Holiday Bazaar

In tandem with the Pride of Dakota Showcase is the Holiday Bazaar, also at the Alerus Center. This showcase features vendors of all sorts…Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Tupperware and more. When you’re finished shopping for North Dakota products, you can jump to the next Alerus Center ballroom and check out products from a wide array of local and nationally based companies.

 

Event Details:

  • Saturday, November 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 10, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Alerus Center
  • Free

Vendors on Main Craft Sale

For a quick shopping stop every Saturday, come by the Canad Inns Destination Center. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the hotel’s north lobby area, local vendors display their products for sale. Every week brings a variety of area art, crafts, clothing and jewelry vendors offering up their wares. You are likely to find something new that catches your eye.

 

Event Details:

  • Every Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Canad Inns Destination Center
  • Free

Ultimate Diva Holiday Expo

Every other month on the third Thursday the Ultimate Diva Expo fills the lobby and halls of the Canad Inns Destination Center. On November 21, from 5 to 9 p.m., check out a variety of vendors from Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota all featuring products especially for women at the Ultimate Diva Holiday Expo. Let the kids swim at the Canad Inns water park while you relax and treat yourself. Or better yet, get your husband to go and find you a great Christmas present. The Canad Inns Destination Center also offers drink and food specials just of the night!

 

Event Details:

  • Thursday, November 21, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Canad Inns Destination Center
  • Free

For more information about these and other events occurring in the Greater Grand Forks area, log on to our Calendar of Events.

 

 

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