Carp History Museum’s Holiday Marketplace

COST: [Free]
Organizer: Carpinteria Valley Historical Society and History Museum
Posted by:Amy O

The Carpinteria Valley Historical Society and History Museum will host its Marketplace on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the museum grounds at 956 Maple Ave. in Carpinteria.

“In response to our vendors, attendees, and museum volunteers, we’re starting a new tradition of having the holiday-themed Marketplace in December rather than Thanksgiving weekend,” said Jayme Yahr, executive director and curator of the nonprofit organization.

As always, the Marketplace will be filled with a large variety of goods for sale including handcrafted gifts, toys, antiques, furniture, jewelry, clothing, plants, musical instruments, household items including quilts, kitchenware, and chinaware, among other treasures. Of special note are the 25 cent and $1 tables at Granny’s Attic, the booth operated by the museum.

Local baker and native Carpinterian Christina Welch, founder of Dinkelbrot, will be selling Einkorn, an ancient grain bread. Hearty, dense, and made from spelt, Einkorn is original wheat that has not been genetically modified unlike today’s wheat that causes stomach issues such as bloating, gluten sensitivity, and celiac disease. For more information or orders, Welch can be contacted on Instagram @dinkelbrot_carpinteria or (805) 451-1327.

The free admission to the Marketplace also includes music by the Sweet Strings Sisters. Michele Harris-Padrón and Christi Hudson are the acoustic duo of the Sweet Strings Sisters. The two former educators play folk, traditional, oldies, and original tunes.  Find more information at The duo will play from 10 to 11:30 am, followed by Mavis Hansen and her talented group of ukulele players from 11:45am to 1:15pm.

Hot dogs, cold beverages, and snacks will be available for purchase.

For more information, call the museum at (805) 684-3112 or visit The first Marketplace for 2023 is scheduled for Feb. 25.

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