Unique craft festivals and shows from around the nation
This weekend, crafters can experience the entire spectrum of craft fairs—from the festive Colorado Christmas Gift Show to The Girlie Show OKC's feisty handmade hootenanny.
While we can't write about every craft fair and marketplace happening across the country (or the world), we do like to highlight a handful of notable ones each week. If you'd like more people to know about your craft show or event, list it on our Craft Map and we'll gladly consider it for coverage. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Girlie Show
Nov 4-5, (Fri) 7 pm -11, (Sat) 12-5
This trendy-with-a-twist craft show features only woman-made handmades. Expect unique crafts—and attitude. Lots of it.Farmer's Public Market Building, 311 S. Klein St, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, email@example.com, The Girlie Show OKC
Contemporary Crafts Market
Nov 4-6, 10-6
Over 250 artisans will present functional and decorative crafts this weekend in Santa Monica. This unique craft fair not only creates a business venue for crafters, but also promotes awareness of the fine craft movement.Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street, Santa Monica, California, 323-936-1447, firstname.lastname@example.org, Contemporary Crafts Market
Midwest Urban Folk Art Show
Nov 4-6, (Fri) 5-9, (Sat) 10-5, (Sun) 10-4
This art show fosters family fun via handmade crafts, cake decorating and quilting demonstrations while also offering several crafty make-and-takes.
1235 Central Park Drive East, Carmel, Indiana, 248-634-4158, email@example.com, Urban Folk Art Show
Colorado Christmas Gift Show
Nov 4-6, (Fri) 10-9, (Sat) 9-8, (Sun) 10-5
Ignore this, procrastinators (as per your usual)—this craft fair is for all you early-birdies hungry to get your holiday
shopping done. Colorado is hosting a Christmas craft show featuring gourmet cupcakes, recycled glassware and (does this really exist?) buffalo wool yarn.
Kutztown's Holiday Craft Show
Nov 4-6, (Sat) 9-5, (Sun) 10-4
For over 60 years, this traditional fair has featured local artisans and crafters. While browsing unique handmades, show participants can also get their antiques appraised and peruse gallery art from Kutztown University students.
Keystone Hall, Kutztown University, intersection of South Campus Drive and Baldy Street, Kutztown Pennsylvania, 610-678-6650, firstname.lastname@example.org, Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen
Mayday! Underground Crafts + Art
Nov 5, 10-5
This second-annual indie craft fair will host over 80 craftspeople and musicians — all to benefit Rochester's local community. Other perks? Participants can sign up to receive a postcard
, good for one raffle ticket, while the first 50 people through Underground's doors will win a goodie bag of handmade swag.
Handmade Miami's Craft Carnival
Nov 5, 12-5
Another chance to get swag-er like Jagger, Miami's biggest indie craft fair will offer free swag bags to the first 100 participants as well as DIY tables, unique crafts and vintage vendors all day long.
Charlotte Festival of the Arts
Nov 5-6, (Sat) 10-6, (Sun) 10-5
Located in the lush Symphony Park, this art show features local and regional crafters—as well as easy access to the upscale SouthPark Mall just next door.
Symphony Park at SouthPark Mall, 4400 Sharon Rd, Charlotte, North Carolina, 631-421-1590, email@example.com, Paragon Art Events
Image credits (from top): The Girlie Show OKC, The Girlie Show OKC, Contemporary Crafts Market, etsy.com/shop/tinaloon, buffalowoolco.com, Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen / Pat Huszar, Mayday Underground Crafts + Art, Abby Glenn Photography / Handmade Miami and Paragon Arts Events