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While the weather may be getting colder and the wind begins to bite at our faces there are still plenty of things to get done, including getting a head start to holiday shopping.

COVID-19 has changed the way we do things and due to this, majority of local markets, craft fairs and events have opted to take the year off, so a local group has come up with a solution: the YYJ Craft Crawl.

It’s an event where vendors set up in their homes, driveways, studios, garages and customers travel from vendor to vendor.

On Saturday, November 7, a craft fair will take place all along the Saanich peninsula for people to enjoy social distance shopping. The way the website describes it would be “Think wine tour or Christmas light tour, but for vendors.”

This will be the third installation of the craft tour. The other two craft tours were based in Westshore and Victoria, and this one will go from near the University of Victoria all the way up to the Swartz Bay area.

A map of the craft tour is provided on the website detailing all the locations of the vendors and what you can expect to find there. Goods being sold range from pottery to soap according to the website and a variety of other goods.

While this is the third installation of the craft tour there will be another bigger one being held on the 14th and 15th of November this year according to the website.

The name of the next craft tour is being called “The Big One” according to the website.

Currently, there is no information on the website about what The Big One may have for vendors or where it will be located, but if it lives up to its name it will be big

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