Tuesday, August 18, 2015

holiday craft fairs in north carolina and beyond!



The last few days I've been on a search for Southeastern Holiday Craft Fairs and Pop-Up Shops within driving distance of North Carolina.  It isn't easy, as there is no one database for indie fairs and, as we have learned from experience, not all shows were created equal.  (Displaying prints outdoors in freezing, windy weather---not so good.) However, I have been able to pin down a few and thought I would share it here in the hopes it might save others some time looking.  If you know of a quality juried show this coming November and December within this general region, please let me know and I'll add it to the list!

November 12 - December 23 : Holiday Pop-Up Shop : Atlanta : Applications are Closed : via the Indie Craft Experience : Apply by Sept 5 : $5 application fee : inventory due by Oct 10 : 50/50 split : http://www.ice-atlanta.com/pop-up-shop-application/

November 14, 10-5 : The Handmade Market : Raleigh : Apply by Sept 19 : $15 application fee :  $100 for 6' x 2.5' table : http://www.thehandmademarket.com/site/designers/application/

November 21, 11-6 : Retropolitan Craft Fair : KnoxvilleApplications are Closed : Apply by September 4 : $20 application fee : $100 for 8' x 6' booth : http://retropolitancraft.com

November 21-22, 11-6 : Holiday Indie Craft Experience : Atlanta Applications are Closed : Apply by Aug 29 : $250 up front : 6' x 5' space, must provide own tables + chairs : http://www.ice-atlanta.com/ice-application/

December 4 (6-9) + December 5 (10-5) : Porter Flea Holiday Market : Nashville : Apply by October 19 : $20 application fee : $205 for standard booth 8'x8', must provide own table + chairs : http://porterflea.com/

December 5 : Richmond Craft Mafia Handmade Holiday : Richmond : Apply by October 4 :  $15 application fee : $85 for 6'x5' indoor space with table and chairs : http://richmondcraftmafia.com

December 5 + 6 : Indie South Fair : Athens, GA : Apply by Sept 21 :  $165 application/booth fee up front: 10' x 10' booth : outdoors : http://indiesouthfair.com/events/holiday-market/

December 6 : The Big Crafty : Asheville : Apply by Sept 30 : $10 application fee : $130 for 8' x 4.5' space with table : http://thebigcrafty.com/vendors/vendor-faq/

December 12, 10-5 : Charm City Craft Maria Holiday Heap : Baltimore : Apply by Sept 28 : $10 application fee : $100 for 8' x 4' space with NO table : http://www.charmcitycraftmafia.com

December 13, 12-6 : Crafty Feast : Columbia, SC : Applications are Closed

TBA : Vintage Charlotte Holiday Market : Charlotte http://vintage-charlotte.com
TBA : Lowcountry Artists Mkt : Charleston : http://lowcountryartistmarket.com/
TBA : Saxapahaw Holiday Market : Sawapahaw, NChttp://www.hawriverballroom.com


4 comments:

kloomer said...

Nice list!
There is also Crafty Feast in Colombia SC (but applications are already closed)

anopensketchbook said...

Thank you K! I've added it to the list for consideration next year!

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