As we near closer and closer to the full holiday season, trees will be lighting up, the weather will get colder and family friendly festivals will start luring in locals. But avoid winter fest burnout early by going to the unique and lovely Winter Fantasy at Sawdust Festival. Just as the summer event brings a wide range of artists making stunning pieces of art from blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, sculptures, textiles, and other works, so too will you see fine artists offering their creations for sale. For five weekends, the regular Sawdust site will be dressed as a snowy wonderland to roam and explore with family and loved ones. You won't be transported to the North Pole— although the lovely falling snow might have you tricked otherwise.