My second seasonal fair was the Scandinavian Christmas Fair in Raleigh. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Julmarknad (Christmas Fair in Swedish), and it attracts people from Scandinavia and of Scandinavian descent as well as many Americans who have made this an annual tradition. I was one of several local vendors who offer unique crafts and gifts from all over Scandinavia. My booth was directly in front of the stage, and so I was able to share my book and Nisser while traditional Scandinavian music and dance played in the background. I was even able to visit with some Danish natives who hadn’t spoken their native language in years! I hope this fair will continue next year. If you want to check it out, go to