The Best Holiday Craft Shows, Craft Fairs, and Indie Craft Events
Renegade Craft Fair - San Francisco
Renegade Craft Fair is the world’s premier network of events serving the DIY craft community. RCF was the first event of its kind when it was founded in 2003, and 11 years later, it is still the largest and most far-reaching with 14 annual events around the world.
November 8 - 9
Patchwork Show: Modern Makers Festival
Santa Ana, Long Beach and Oakland
A makers festival showcasing local emerging artists, crafters and designers alongside artisan food, DIY craft workshops, gourmet food trucks and indie music. All Patchwork shows are free to attend and family friendly. Vendors are selected through a jury process and feature clothing for men, women & kids, handbags, accessories, jewelry, art, ceramics, garden finds, home goods, plushies, crochet & knit items, pet gear, kits & patterns, bath & body goodies and more!
Nov 30, Nov 2 and Nov 16 - dearhandmadelife.com
Indie Craft Experience - Atlanta
Imagine, if you will, that Pinterest and Etsy fell in love, shacked up in Atlanta and made (er, handcrafted) a wee babe. We imagine that the fruit of their loins would look a lot like our beloved ICE, which shines a light on the best of the A’s local crafters.
Indie Craft Experience Pop Up Shop - Nov 11
ICE Holiday Shopping Spectacular - Nov 22 - 23 ice-atlanta.com
Indie South Fair - Athens
Indie South Fair is a curated open-air market that brings together artists, designers, and creative entrepreneurs to showcase their work in a festive atmosphere that includes music, artisanal food and drink, kids craft activities, and fun times!
Dec 6th & 7th - indiesouthfair.com
Handmade Market - Chicago
Handmade Market is a unique event that connects the makers of beautiful things to people who appreciate the unique and handmade. Shoppers are encouraged to shop with mimosas in hand for a relaxed retail experience.
Nov 8 and Dec 13 handmadechicago.com
Charm City Craft Mafia - Baltimore
The Charm City Craft Mafia is a small group of artists and crafters who have banded together to encourage and promote handmade craft in Baltimore. They put on two juried craft shows a year, promote arts-related events throughout the city, encourage new handmade craft businesses, and occasionally offer workshops on business matters or crafting techniques.
Dec 6 charmcitycraftmafia.com
No Coast Craft-o-Rama - Minneapolis
Created by Crafters Local 612, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing organizational leadership to underserved craftspeople and artists in the upper Midwest by planning shows, exhibits, and educational opportunities that bring awareness and appreciation of modern arts and crafts to the larger community.
Dec 5 & 6th nocoastcraft.com
BUST Craftacular - Brooklyn
It's an award-winning celebration of DIY culture, featuring a wide array of eclectic handmade and vintage vendors from all over the United States, as well as amazing DJs, delicious food, creative cocktails, fantastic prizes, and DIY activities for all ages.
December 6th & 7th - bust.com/craftacular
The Girlie Show- Oklahoma City
The Girlie Show is art, creativity, craftsmanship, and funk. Hand-designed … sometimes refined … and all by chicks. It’s not stuffy like an art show or fluffy like a craft show. Think less haute, more hot. Guys, girls, good times.
Show in November - thegirlieshow.net
Crafty Wonderland - Portland
An event meant to bring together crafty people with those who appreciate cool handmade items, to support artists, and to spread the joy of craft throughout our community.
Dec 13th and 14th - craftywonderland.com
Art Star Craft Bazaar - Philadelphia
An art/craft show that is organized and juried by Philadelphia’s premier craft shop, Art Star Gallery & Boutique. 60 of the very best independent makers from Philadelphia and beyond have been chosen to set up shop and sell their wares. Shoppers can expect high quality handmade goods that reflect Art Star’s unique and quirky aesthetic.
Nov 8th & 9th - artstarcraftbazaar.com
Indie Craft Parade - Greenville
Their mission is to empower the creative community by cultivating a knowledge and respect of handcrafted goods while providing valuable resources to independent artists.
Show in September - indiecraftparade.com
Urban Craft UprisinG - Seattle
Seattle's largest indie craft show 10 years running, features 150+ vendors selling unique and completely handmade crafts.
Summer and Winter Shows - www.urbancraftuprising.com
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