If your typical pre-holiday Saturdays involve more than one car trip to more than one area store for the seemingly endless fulfillment of the hamster wheel that is your friends-and-family gift list, then take heed.

On Saturday, The Dallas Flea will enter the fray, and we think it?s a jolly sight to behold, this third-anniversary installment that bears a bevy of one-of-a-kind artisanal wares, all for sale in one location: the South Side on Lamar.

With everything from hand-drawn stationery by Austin-based Happy Cactus Designs to stone (and bone) pieces from local jewelry-maker Gemelli, the one-day event is slated to feature more than 75 vendors, all showcasing exclusively handmade goods.

Brittany Cobb started the Flea a few years ago with an eye toward embracing the region?s artists, and the venture has been a grassroots success. The event now happens on a quarterly schedule, with December?s Flea (admission is $5) quickly approaching holiday-tradition status among the hoi polloi.

And for good reason. Where else can you find burp cloths, photography, vintage cowboy boots and soy candles all under one roof?

The Dallas Flea, South Side on Lamar (1409 S. Lamar St.), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; thedallasflea.com

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