These are some of the items available at the 12 Dames of Christmas show set Nov. 11 at the Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds. Submitted

The free annual 12 Dames of Christmas Craft and Art Show will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Community Building of the Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds, County Road 200 South in Garden City.

The juried event began 37 years ago in the Sandy Hook neighborhood home of one of the original 12 original organizers, known as the dames. After several years, the show was moved to a large meeting room at the Sandy Hook United Methodist Church across the street. When the church added a gym, the show was moved there, where it continued until leaders moved it to the fairgrounds last year.

The art show offers high-quality handmade craft items, baked goods and candy. This year’s gathering features 22 vendors. Organizers say many attendees return each year to do the bulk of their seasonal shopping at the holiday event.

Information: Facebook page for 12 Dames of Christmas.

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at or 812-379-5672.