Start the holiday season with shopping events such as gift expos, artisan markets and shopping festivals.

Walden Gift Expo

The Ladies Association of Walden is holding a gift expo with 40 vendors to shop from and two $25 gift card giveaways.Rooted in Health, Nurtured by Nature

W.G. Jones State Forest will hold a family-friendly nature and health event with nature activities, a “Walk with a Doc” physician-led walk and conversation through the forest trails, children’s activities, and professional nature and health resources.Artisan market

Vibe Artisan Markets will host a fall market with 45 artisan vendors, craft beer, live music and food trucks.The Field of Dreams Fundraiser

Cherokee Outlaw Ranch is hosting a fundraiser to help raise funds for its mission to adopt abused horses and train them to provide equine therapy for women and children who have been victims of abuse. The event will have horseback riding, pony rides, live music, a vendor market, food trucks and a petting zoo.Texas Custom Knife Show

The Texas Custom Knife Show includes former champions and contestants from the History Channel’s TV show “Forged in Fire” as well as a forged-in-fire competition, celebrity participant Doug Marcaida, vendors and music. Attendees also have the opportunity to forge their own souvenir knife.Relay for Life

Relay For Life supports the American Cancer Society’s mission to celebrate life and save lives. During this event, community members can take turns walking around a track with luminaria bags to light up the path. Attendees can also cheer for local survivors or participate as a survivor.
  • Nov 11, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Free (registration)
  • Grand Central Park Lake House Complex, 1039 Lake House Drive, Conroe
Nutcracker Market

The Montgomery County Holiday Extravaganza is hosting a holiday shopping event with over 230 vendors. The Nutcracker Market will have women's and children's clothing; home, holiday and garden decor; gourmet food items; handmade and fashion jewelry; and fashion trucks.Montgomery movie night in the park

Historic Montgomery is holding a movie night featuring “Miracle,” a 2004 American sports film.Turkey Trot 5K run

The city of Conroe is hosting a Turkey Trot 5k run for all ages. Early registration is encouraged, and registration includes coffee, water, snacks and a T-shirt.
  • Nov. 18; 8 a.m. (check in), 9 a.m. (run starts)
  • $35 (admission)
  • Carl Barton Jr. Park, 2500 S. Loop 336 E., Conroe
Big Top shopping festival

Big Top Entertainment is hosting a shopping festival with over 300 exhibitors to shop from, food trucks, live music and a kids zone. There is a free parking garage located at 333 Simonton St., Conroe.
  • Nov. 18-19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Free (admission)
  • Heritage Place Park, 500 Metcalf St., Conroe