The Waterfront
November 24, 25, 26
Various times

Visitors making the trek to The Waterfront in Homestead this Thanksgiving weekend will have a lot more than big-box chain stores and mass-produced goods waiting for them on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.

Setting up shop inside the former Office Depot space next to Michael’s, the nomadic I Made It! Market will showcase 100 local artisans selling handmade, locally-produced wares. The holiday market will be open November 24 and 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Peruse locally-made products such as ceramics, jewelry, artwork and clothing, and swing by a selection of food and drink purveyors like Zeke’s Coffee and Pittsburgh Fudge. Featured vendors include everyone from Joe Ireland Photography, Dragonfly Lake Scents and The Foxglove Hollow, to Wit & Purl, Homestead Luminary and The Circle Craft.

New this year is a Kids Day on November 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring 50 artists, the event will feature a shop stocked with small items that children can buy, hands-on activities, gift wrapping and childcare.

View a complete list of vendors.

For last-minute holiday gifts, I Made It! will pop into The Block Northway on December 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with 60 local artisans.

For more holiday markets not to miss, read Where to shop local and boost the Burgh with your dollars this holiday season.

Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...