Eugene Holiday Market Sets Up

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EUGENE, Ore. — Thanksgiving is less than a week away, but the holiday season seems to be here in full gear.

Vendors are already setting up shop for the holiday market.

The exhibit hall at the Lane County Fairgrounds was bustling Friday as about 250 vendors hustled to make sure their spot was fit for the crowds Saturday.

Vendors pulled out all their decorations from months of storage, filling the exhibit hall with lights, garland and Christmas cheer.

Around for more than 20 years, the holiday market is a local tradition that for many signifies the beginning of the holiday season.

Vendors say they’ve been working hard and are eager to finish the setup.

“This is where you get it all in and it comes together. Tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock it opens and you know…the colored lights are on. The music is playing and we’re here,” said Lynn Brown.

Vendors will be there until at least 9 p.m. Friday finishing up, and then they’ll be back bright and early Saturday to do the final touches before the doors open at 10 a.m.

Everyone will be down at the fairgrounds until 6 p.m. Saturday, but they’ll also be there Sunday and every weekend right up to Christmas.

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