Duane Sidebottom of Umatilla creates wooden crafts for holiday bazaars, which he sold at several bazaars last year.

As people are preparing to hand out Halloween candy, the first wave of bazaar shopping is just around the corner.

While some organizers host events to raise money, vendors are preparing to sell their wares as holiday shoppers are starting to check their lists.

Area bazaars feature everything from handcrafted items and home-based business products to fine art and white elephant treasures.

Upcoming holiday bazaars include:

WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION OF UMATILLA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Umatilla Presbyterian Church, 14 Martin Drive. (541-922-3250).

FRIENDS OF THE IRRIGON LIBRARY: Friday, Nov. 1 from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Irrigon branch of the Oregon Trail Library District, 490 N.E. Main Ave. (541-922-0138).

FAIR TRADE CRAFTS FAIR: Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 201 S.W. Dorion Ave., Pendleton. Features fair-trade crafts from artisans of developing countries, including toys, musical instruments, crèches and jewelry. Also, a selection of coffee and chocolate. (541-276-7681).

EAGLES AUXILIARY CRAFT BAZAAR: Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pendleton Eagles Lodge, 428 S. Main St. Vendor tables available for $15 (541-377-5884).

ALTRUSA HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pendleton Convention Center, 1601 Westgate. Admission is $2. Includes 90+ vendors, kids’ activities, gift baskets, door prizes and a raffle with a $2,000 grand prize (tickets $5 each). Lunch available for purchase (

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Saturday, Nov. 30 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hermiston Community Center, 415 S. Highway 395. Features multiple vendors and pictures with Santa from 9 a.m. to noon (541-667-5018).

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