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Holiday Show Applications Now Open!

What a weird world we’re living in but Crafty Supermarket will go on in some way on Saturday, November 28th, 2020 and our Spring show is on the books for Saturday, May 8th, 2021

There are two paths forward for Crafty Supermarket.

  1. A hybrid in-person and virtual show. This will take place at the Music Hall Ballroom in Cincinnati on Saturday, November 28th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a simultaneous virtual market via Instagram and Facebook highlighting makers from the LIVE event plus makers who opted to stay home.
  2. A completely virtual event on Saturday, November 28th, 2020.

A decision about the in-person show will be made by October 1.

We are excited about both options! Makers are invited to learn how to apply and read our FAQ.

Virtual Crafty Supermarket Friday, May 22 & Saturday, May 23

Here’s the run of show for this weekend. Today we are kicking off our first virtual market with a little history from Crafty Supermarket owner/organizer, Chris Salley-Davis followed by cocktail demos from Maya and Kristen from Rocktails. Then Pop Rocket Creations will kick off the maker sessions sharing a bit about themselves, their process and their connection to Crafty Supermarket. You can expect to see studio tours, demos and more throughout Friday eventing and Saturday. See schedule below.

Tune in on Facebook starting at 4 today. Having trouble finding the feed? Join the event and click on discussion.

Scroll down for the cocktail recipe if you want to make it with us!

Check out the full vendor line up and get shopping!


Hello Cincinnati! We are trying something new by teaming up with our friends Pop Rocket Creations and pivoting the in person Spring edition of Crafty Supermarket into a virtual market promoting makers throughout the month of May. The MAY IS FOR MAKERS promotion will culminate in a virtual shopping experience on May 22 and May 23. Our goal is to keep our favorite makers making and connecting with shoppers until we can be in person again! Our in-person show set for May 23rd has been moved to Saturday, July 11th due to COVID-19. We know you can’t wait that long to see your maker friends so we are going virtual in May to meet you where you are! Check out the vendors and start shopping now!!!

Frequently asked questions about the May events

Why promote makers throughout the month of May?

Not only do our makers and artists need our support but we know our shoppers miss these unique vendors so we want to help bring makers and shoppers together virtual! Plus Mother’s Day is just around the corner and spring is a great time to treat yourself to some new threads, home decor, and fill your everyday needs with quality handmade and DIY designed products.

What will the virtual market look like?

We will host the event on Facebook live and Instagram live featuring makers on a rotating schedule. Join us for Crafty Supermarket Virtual Maker Happy Hour on Friday, May 22 from 4pm-8pm and on Saturday, May 23 from 11am-5pm. Through the event shoppers and viewers can tune in to see maker demos, studio tours, cat interviews and more. It’s up to the select makers to create their own content for shoppers to experience. Shoppers can visit the event invite or our website for link to maker shops. We will also feature posts throughout the event showcasing special products and featured artists.

How will you be promoting makers throughout the month of May?

We will have all maker shops linked on our website, create daily and weekly maker spotlights on social media plus select makers will host Instagram takeovers our our IG page throughout the month.

How do I apply for this event?

Vendor spots for the virtual maker events on May 22nd and 23rd and the July 11th in person event are filled through our spring application process that ran through January 15-March 1. Applications for the holiday show will be open July 15-September 1.

How can I help spread the word?

Great question! Share our event on FB and encourage your friends to join.

What is Pop Rocket Creations? 

Kyle and Melissa are the husband and wife team behind Pop Rocket Creations, a Cincinnati-based dynamic duo of design and photography. Pop Rocket Creations infuses a fun twist on retro in their own kitschy collectibles, and they bring that same zest to visual branding projects with a range of unique clients. They designed an amazing tote for our 10th anniversary holiday show and they were curious about virtual maker experiences so we decided to team together to make this happen! They designed all of the assets for the May is for Maker promotions and the virtual event plus and more to help make this happen. They are awesome and you should probably buy lots of things from them.

Is the event free?

Yes! The event is free for shoppers, just like always.

It’s also free for makers! We are passionate about supporting maker entrepreneurs through this tough time. Most in person shows have been canceled across the country which is a huge blow to our maker community. We want to use this first virtual event to experiment and learn.

Do you have other questions? Let us know on our facebook page. We’ll be super slow to answer. Just being honest.



Holiday Food Vendors!

FOOD! Come to Crafty Supermarket hungry, we have you covered. We have good eats ready for your rumbling tummies and treats to gift to your loved ones, friends and co-workers (the ones you really like). Join us on Saturday, November 30th or Sunday, December 1st from 11-5 at Music Hall Ballroom. Check out our shopper guide for shopper pro tips, directions, parking advice and a special offer!

Adesso Coffee

Adesso Coffee

Dojo Gelato

Dojo Gelato

Eli’s BBQ












Macaron Bar

Macaron Bar

Marty’s Waffles

Marty’s Waffles

Screaming Goat

The Screaming Goat

We also have these lovely edible, giftable, food as craft vendors on hand:

Chocolates Latour

Chocolats Latour

GiGi’s Kitchen

Home Ec. Preserves

Made by Mavis

Made by Mavis

Simple Times Mixers

Simple Times Mixers

Tea Dude

Tea Dude

New Vendors-Holiday Show 2020!

We all love seeing some familiar makers growing their making business but it’s also fun meeting new makers with new products vending our show for the first time. Over the last ten years, we have met so many talented makers. Check out these awesome holiday additions vending Crafty Supermarket for the first time. Come celebrate 10 years of Crafty Supermarket with us with two days of shopping on November 30-December 1. Open 11-5 both days. Tell your friends!


Band of Weirdos 
Milford, OH

Bud and Bowl
Cincinnati, OH

Coates & Co Fiber
Cincinnati, OH

Corbett Gallery
Newport, KY

Ella Calas Jewelry
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI

Evil Twin Arts
Cincinnati, OH

Get Lathered
Indianapolis, IN

M.U.C Ceramics
Cincinnati, OH


Minor Obsession
Cincinnati, OH


Muro Jewelry
Huntersville, NC

Rocktails: An Amped up Spin on Mixology
Cincinnati, OH

Rose & Perry Co.
Canton, MI

rosmarino candles
Bloomington, IN

Simple Times Mixers
Gahanna, OH

Suzanne Applebaum Jewelry
Covington, KY

Cleveland, OH

Taylor Jacobs Jewelry
Lakewood, OH

Columbus, OH

Thistle & Rope
Knoxville, TN

Timber Woodcraft
Louisville, KY

Urban Handmade
Yellow Springs, OH

Venus In Aquarius Apothica
Lakewood, OH


Shopper Essentials and Music Hall Discount!

Are you ready for the big two day Crafty Supermarket holiday show? We sure are, and so are our 100 makers! Here’s all the info you need to have a successful day out, including insider info, a parking map and detailed directions to Music Hall. We will be celebrating 10 years of Crafty Supermarket awesomeness thanks to shoppers like you!


What: Crafty Supermarket’s Holiday Show
When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 30 & Sunday, December 1.
Where: Music Hall Ballroom at 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
Cost: Free to the public!


The Music Hall Ballroom at 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202, on the southern end of Music Hall, right across the street from Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine. Many buses stop within a few blocks of Music Hall — plan your trip at Go Metro. The streetcar is also free on Saturday, November 30th.

Here are detailed Google Maps directions to Music Hall:


Music Hall is right next to Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine, with plenty of parking nearby. The garage across Central Parkway is open but you will have to walk around to the Elm Street entrance now that the covered skywalk is gone. There’s also easily accessed parking under Washington Park — from there you’ll go across Elm Street and take the stairs up to the ballroom or use the newly installed passenger elevator for easy access.

On Saturday, November 30th, the street car is free! Park anywhere and enjoy a ride!

On Sunday, December 1st there will be a FREE shuttle to/from Music Hall 10-5 Sunday from Town Center (CET) and 7th & Elm garages.


Insider advice

  • Want one of our 100 swag bags? Arrive early! By the time the show starts at 11 a.m., we usually have a good line going. The swag bags will be available from the Elm Street entrance. The first day will have totes with goodies inside and the second day will have totes and posters!
  • If you arrive at the Music Hall Ballroom before the show opens at 11 a.m., please wait in line. The line forms outdoors so come prepared and bring a friend to keep you company! We can’t allow shoppers in the venue until the show officially starts for everyone’s safety!
  • Music Hall now does security screening for all external events like ours.
  • Many of our vendors accept credit cards, but not all of them do, so we recommend bringing cash to the show. There are ATMs in Washington Park across the street if you need one.
  • We love pets, but the only animals allowed inside the show are service animals.
  • Ben Davis of Bad Veins will be spinning tunes all day as our in-house DJ.
  • If you prefer to leisurely peruse all our vendors’ wares, come in the afternoon! Things will slow down after 4 p.m., and our vendors are well-stocked so you don’t have to worry about missing the good stuff!
  • In terms of food at the show, we’ll have food trucks outside and some food vendors inside, plus a cash bar.
  • Music Hall is located in the heart of OTR. You can easily spend a whole day in the neighborhood. The OTR Chamber has an amazing interactive map and great map you can download and explore! There are tons of great shops to check out. Make a day of it on Small Business Saturday!
  • Finally, if you want to scope out the new talent joining Crafty Supermarket for the first time before you arrive, the new vendor spotlight here. Thank you so much for checking out our show and supporting handmade this spring shopping season at the longest standing indie crafty show in Cincinnati. We can’t wait to see you!

Enjoy a show at Music Hall!

  • Take a break from the turkey and stuffing, the whole family can celebrate this Thanksgiving weekend with a love-letter concerto by Schumann and a hearty, brassy helping of Tchaikovsky at Winter Daydreams, November 30th, 8 p.m. and December 1st 2 p.m. Tickets start at $14.
    • Schumann’s first and only Piano Concerto was written for his wife Clara, who performed as the soloist for the piece’s premiere.
    • “A talent in a million” (Gramophone). The CSO welcomes French pianist, Lise de la Salle as soloist for this performance.
    • Tchaikovsky’s rule-bending first symphony, Winter Daydreamsis an early indication of the composer’s mastery of orchestral music.
    • May Festival Music Director Laureate James Conlon conducts.
    • Come for the Supermarket, stay for the concert. 

    • Save $10/ticket with promo code SUPERMARKET at








We are celebrating 10 years of Crafty Supermarket by expanding to two days!!! Join us on November 30th and December 1st at Music Hall from 11 a.m. to 5pm both days. This beautiful, historic space has been a great home for our spring and holiday show! We love the staff, we love the view and we are so excited to expand to two days! Our show features handmade goods made by local, regional and national artists.

We’ll have a live DJ, hands-on craft activities, local food and free swag bags for the first 100 shoppers and more to announce soon! Thank you Cincinnati for being so supportive over the last decade (holy old batman!).

Applications for Crafty Supermarket’s 2019 Holiday indie craft show are open from July 15-September 1!

OMG New Vendors!!!

We all love seeing some familiar makers growing their making business but it’s also fun seeing new faces with new products making their way. Check out these awesome spring additions vending Crafty Supermarket for the first time. See you May 11th at Music Hall Ballroom. Doors open 11-6. See you then Cincinnati!

Arden Druley Design
Cincinnati, OH

Bardot Bow Gallery


Black Sheep Products
Pittsburgh, PA


Cinci Cribs


Cincinnati, OH


Cypress Skin & Beauty


Dye Brothers
Fort Thomas,KY


Everyday Thirty


Fire & Bone


Friendly Candle


Geers Of Change


Green Blanky Studio


Hazy Paper Co.


Humble hive Homemade


Kill Taupe


Lemon Lee


M.U.C Ceramics


Made by Mavis Artisan Jams


Mel’s Mountain Dulcimer


My Momma’s Kitchen

Osage and fern


Paris Woodhull Illustrations


Project Warmth

Fort Thomas,KY


Sofia Castagna Fine Art


Southern Girl Skincare


Thanks You’re Welcome



The Cuddle Cult


The Makist


The Pastimes


Tiny Erica Jewelry


Unfettered Letters

Learn to Letter