Daily Archives: November 20, 2013

Holiday Shopper’s Fair returns to Roland E. Powell Convention Center

The whole family will enjoy a visit to the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, November 29-December 1, for the 31st Annual Holiday Shopper’s Fair.  The Holiday Shopper’s Fair, which was started in 1983 as  part of the effort to bring visitors to the resort in the shoulder season, attracted 2,000 people with 66 vendors its first year in Ocean City. This year, the shopping extravaganza will feature more than 200 vendors with an estimated 10,000 people visiting the three-day tradition, which is sure to put everyone in the holiday spirit.shopping

This year’s fair features unique gifts for everyone on your shopping list, including art and craft items, hand painted furniture, quilted handbags, ornaments, candles, jewelry, florals and other specialty gift items. You’ll also find toys, pet items and sports related memorabilia, nautical items, stained glass, country woodcrafts, lighted baskets and ceramics.  Vendors will also offer honey-roasted almonds,  dip mixes, assorted cakes and cookies for gift giving.

Non-profit organizations will also be on hand including Delmarva Cat Connection with cat/kitten adoptions and art and craft items, and Town Cats with adoptions, puzzles and other gift items for sale.  The Marine Corps League will be on hand for Wounded Warriors and Toys for Tots.

Face painting and games will be offered this year for children and these activities are included in the price of admission to the show.   Santa will be making a daily appearance from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. Be sure to stop by and leave your Christmas wish list and have your child’s photo taken with Santa.

Door prize drawings will be held every hour on the half hour (must be present to win) and for the non-shopper, a television room will be open showing football games. Show hours are Friday, November 29, and Saturday, November 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, December 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $3 for the weekend. Children 13 and under are admitted free.  For more information about the 31st Annual Holiday Shopper’s Fair, call 1-800-OC-OCEAN, 410-289-2800 or e-mail mcollins@oceancitymd.gov.

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