8 Places to Get Your Holiday Shopping Started

Holiday shopping is starting earlier and earlier it seems. No longer do we have to wait until the day after Thanksgiving to start looking for gifts for friends and family. Here are 8 special shopping events all happening in early November — long before Turkey Day. With plenty more to come.

1November 2: First United Methodist Church Festival of Arts and Crafts


265 West Thompson Lane
8:00 am until 3:00 pm

Free entry into a treasury of handmade gift items and door prizes given away
every 30 minutes. All profits from booth fees fund mission projects.

More info here

2November 2: Quinn’s Holiday Open House


301 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro
10:00 am until 7:00 pm

Tracy Toy will once again offer her Southern Hospitality as she opens her shop filled with décor and gift ideas.

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3November 3: Boro Art and Crafts Fall Craft Fair


Murfreesboro Public Square
8:00 am until 3:00 pm

Handcrafted items will be offered for sale including clothing, jewelry, hemp items and more.

More info here

4November 8: Sip, Shop, and Stroll


Murfreesboro Downtown
6:00 pm until 9:00 pm

Shopping, refreshments, and holiday season merriment will be beginning on the Square. A $100 gift certificate to any participating store will be given away. Lots of ideas for anyone on your gift list.

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5November 9: East 96 Marketplace Open House


4710 Lascassas Pike, Lascassas
10:00 am until 5:00 pm

East 96 Marketplace is a great place to find one of a kid gifts for home, for her, and for babies. Lots of vintage and vintage-fee décor. Tasty treats, discounts, and giveaways all day long!

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6November 9: Countdown to Christmas Marketplace


315 John Rice Boulevard, Murfreesboro
10:00 am until 4:00 pm

Free admission with book signings by Peter Demos and Lisa Heaton. Lots of food, shopping, décor, and handmade crafts.

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7November 10: Christmas Pop-Up Market


The Grove at Williamson Place
1:00 pm until 3:00 pm

Shop Lola Boutique, Southern Sunday Coffee, Brooks Bakings, and Whippoorwill Road Home Company will be featured. Shop Lola offers curated clothing, and Whippoorwill Road offers vintage inspired home décor.

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8November 10: Five Sense Farm Autumn Arts & Crafts Festival


7549 Woodbury Pike
10:00 am until 4:00 pm

Rustic Lace Events coordinates this event that will feature handmade crafts, art, boutique clothing, food, and lots more on the beautiful grounds of the farm.

More info here