Just say no to commercial crap: With so many artisan products made right here on the Central Coast, there is no reason you need to look far to find crafty culinary gifts! Just in time for the holidays, the Nov. 23 Holiday Craft Bazaar features local arts, crafts, and handmade culinary goods from regional purveyors. Visit the variety of booths stationed in Paso Robles Downtown City Park and search for that hard-to-find gift you've been looking for. Best of all, the event, held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. is totally free ... Mark your calendar for this shopping and sipping spectacular and you'll be on the fast track to tinsel town: SLO Brew is hosting the third biannual Rock the Vine Craft Wine Market on Dec. 9 from noon to 4 p.m. at The Rock. Boutique wineries and area cider producers will showcase their products (and you can shop till you drop). Expect more than 20 winemakers and two cideries on hand to pour for a crowd of approximately 300 guests. The event was started by two Cal Poly seniors and only seems to grow year after year, so reserve your ticket early. For tickets, go to slobrew.com/events. Δ
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