Our next show is Saturday, May 13, 2023 in the Music Hall Ballroom. We are excited to start taking applications via the How to Apply section of our website on January 15 though March 1. Tell your talented friends and mark your calendars for a fun day of shopping. We’ll have 100+ vendors and fingers crossed for magical weather.
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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:
- from Columbus, Ohio, and points northeast
- from Dayton, Ohio, and points north
- from Louisville and points southwest
- from Indianapolis and points west
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.
- 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 cincinnatisymphony.org
Christmas will be here before you know it. Do you have all your presents lined up yet? We put together this guide of our favorite stores in Cincinnati that sell handmade goods. Check their websites for holiday hours! We also recommend checking out all the places in town where you can buy craft supplies — gift certificates for crafty classes make great gifts!
PS! We’re taking December off to relax with our friends and families, but in mid-January we’ll release the application info for our spring craft show, which is April 29, 2017, at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center in Cincinnati’s beautiful Gaslight District. If you’re interested in being a vendor at the show, keep following our website, Facebook or Twitter and sign up for our e-newsletter to be notified of when we post the application! Also read our handy crafter FAQ here.
Places to buy handmade gifts in Cincinnati
- 15 W. Pike St., Covington, KY; (859) 261-0493
- 1401 Reading Road, Over-the-Rhine; 513-723-1901
- 4019 Hamilton Ave., Northside; 513-283-0580
- 2010 Madison Road, O’Bryonville; 513-321-3750
- 1301 Main St., Over-the-Rhine; 513-918-4917
- 339 Ludlow Ave., Clifton; 513-739-0193
- 1201 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine; 513-533-1974
- 4577 Hamilton Ave., Northside; 513-542-4577
- 3210 Madison Road, Oakley; 513-321-8733
- 11153 Main St., Sharonville; (513) 652-8539
- 3130 Wasson Road, Hyde Park; (866) GET-CLAY
- 2803 Woodburn Ave., East Walnut Hills; (513) 258-8461
And don’t forget local art museums’ gift shops!
- 609 Walnut St., Downtown; 513-578-6600
- 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams; 877-472-4226
- 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown; 513-345-8400
- 316 Pike St., Downtown; 513-241-0343
Even though the holiday Crafty Supermarket has come to a close, there are still plenty of ways to buy handmade! Here’s our big monthly list of things to do in Cincinnati in December. (And check out our list of Midwest craft shows to visit if you’re on the road this month!)
- Holiday Art Walk: Essex Studios opens its doors to the public, and hosts the Clay Alliance Holiday Sale, on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3.
- Covington Night Bazaar: Shop at the Renaissance Covington the evenings of Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3
- Findlay Market Holiday Market: Shop with seasonal vendors on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4.
- CAC Makerspace: Holiday Party Kitchen Chemist: Learn some molecular gastronomy tips at the Contemporary Arts Center on Wednesday, Dec. 7.
- Core Clay Holiday Studio Sale: Love ceramics? You’ll love to be here Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10 and 11.
- Art on Vine: The holiday gift sale is happening at Rhinegeist on Sunday, Dec. 11.
- Indigo Hippo Fundraiser: Celebrate this art nonprofit at the Woodward Theater on Tuesday, Dec. 13.
- City Flea: Cozy up to this market at Washington Park in OTR on Saturday, Dec. 17.
- Craft Menagerie: This semiannual craft show takes over Arnolds on Saturday, Dec. 17.
- Mockbee Holiday Fair: Shop at the Mockbee the evenings of Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 21 and 22.
Attention crafters and makers: Applications will open in January for our spring show on April 29, 2017, at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center.
Holy tired Batman! We are still recovering from an awesome show but we wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who made our holiday edition of Crafty Supermarket a success. Here goes!
- First thanks to so many shoppers who braved the cold and followed us to a new location! We saw so many familiar faces and met many new fans. We’d love to know how you liked the new venue — if you can spare a minute, please fill out our shopper survey!
- Thanks you to our 130 indie craft vendors. The talent packed in that room was so inspiring! We had many local favorites and lots of out of town vendors who made the trip to our awesome city. Thanks for choosing us!
- To our trusty DJ Ben Davis who always plays just the right tunes for shopping, we love you.
- We totes loved our new tote designed by Jodi Lynn’s Emporium of Doodles and carefully printed by one of our AWESOME sponsors DIY Printing. Thank you both for being rad.
- We couldn’t survive without our food vendors! Thanks to Dojo Gelato, Macaron Bar, Frittle Candy, La Terza Coffee, Red Sesame Korean BBQ, Street Chef Brigade, Fireside Pizza, and Best Thing Smokin’.
- Thank you to our sponsors for supporting this show and believing in the maker movement. All of our sponsors are pretty amazing businesses who help make our city great! Thanks for what you do and for helping us do our thang.
- We also had tons of help from our volunteers. Thank you for carrying, shopping, refilling water bottles, relieving vendors, eating, dancing, and smiling! We couldn’t do this without you. Special thanks to Kate, Lauren, and Stephanie who were there with us all day.
- Thanks to UC Rec Center for taking a chance on our crazy show!
- Last of all let’s all give a special thanks to Grace Dobush (AKA Gayle) for all of the blood, sweat, and tears that she’s poured into Crafty Supermarket over the past 7 years. She is the best partner in crime and things are not going to be the same without her but I (Chris) will do the best I can to carry on this awesome torch. There will definitely be typos in future programs without her watchful eye, very awkward television appearances and more! Grace is moving to Germany in March so if you see her around town, give her a hug, wish her well but also make her feel guilty as hell. :) Here’s a picture of us at dinner after the show feeling delirious.
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for April 29, 2017! We’ll be back at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center for our spring show just in time for Mother’s Day shopping. Vendor applications will open mid-January so stay tuned. Sign up for our mailing list if you want regular updates. We won’t spam you, promise!
Here are some favorite photos we found out there in the internets:
You’ve been waiting, and Crafty Supermarket’s big holiday craft show is finally here! We’ve got 130 crafters, artists and designers selling their stuff, plus a live DJ, delicious local food inside and outside, and hands-on craft activities. We’ll see you uptown at the University of Cincinnati’s Rec Center — bring your friends, your family and your walking shoes!
Make a whole day of it — Corryville and University Heights have lots of delicious restaurants. Check out our insider guide for shoppers to see directions to our venue, parking info and other important details.
What: Crafty Supermarket’s Holiday Show (here’s the Facebook event)
When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016
Where: UC Rec Center, 2820 Bearcat Way, Cincinnati, OH 45221
Cost: Free to the public!
- ArtWorks: This arts organization (celebrating its 21st birthday this week!) will have button-making and coloring books.
- Cincinnati Art Museum: They’ll be selling memberships at the show — and tickets to the new Van Gogh exhibit will be in the 100 swag bags we give out at the beginning of the show!
- Contemporary Arts Center: The education department of the CAC always surprises us with hands-on activities such as jaunty hats and giftable goodies!
- Enjoy the Arts: They will be offering Pictures with Krampus, tying to their upcoming event with the Cincinnati Museum Center on Dec. 8, “A Krampus Carol.”
- Ensemble Theater: Members of the character crew will be joining us at Crafty Supermarket!
- Kneel to No One: Artists Jaimie Filer and Anthony Tank Mansfield are going to be creating two massive drawings throughout the day of the show, and they will raffle them off to lucky shoppers!
- Main Library MakerSpace: These fantastic makers will be bringing a button maker and other crafty supplies!
Shopping really works up an appetite, so we’ve got a variety of great food vendors at our holiday show coming up on Saturday, Nov. 19. We’ve got sweet and savory, familiar favorites and new flavors! Plus, the cafeterias at the Rec Center and elsewhere on UC’s campus will be open, so you can grab a snack or a soda there as well. You can see directions to campus and a map here.
Outdoor food trucks
These food trucks will be outside on the circle near the Rec Center:
Best Thing Smokin: Fish, chicken and delicious sides from this new-to-us food truck!
Fireside Pizza Wagon: We have loved this brick oven pizza even before they opened their great restaurant in Walnut Hills! They’re firing up the mobile oven for us on Nov. 19.
Red Sesame Korean BBQ/Taco: The flavors of Korean food goes so well with the portable taco format! There are always new flavors to try!
Street Chef Brigade: Street food with an attitude! The menu changes daily, but you can expect it to be hearty and comforting!
Indoor food vendors
These folks selling ready-to-eat treats will be in the gymnasium with all our craft vendors:
Dojo Gelato: Delicious gelato in limited edition flavors! They’re now expanding from their home in Findlay Market to Northside!
La Terza Artisan Coffee Roasterie: Excellent espresso and coffee drinks to help keep your energy up!
Macaron Bar: Colorful almond cookies in flavors you wouldn’t believe! This shop started in OTR and now has outposts in Hyde Park and Kenwood!
Chako Bakery: Delicious little cakes to give and to eat yourself!
Chocolats Latour: Delicious handcrafted chocolates — soon with a bricks-and-mortar store in Northside!
Detroit Jam Co.: Surprising jams with a little less sugar and a lot more flavor than store-bought!
Frittle Candy: These are “updated grandma candies,” such as frittle, which is delicious like peanut brittle!
Grateful Grahams: Sweet small-batch eats with heart!
Mixology Marmalades: Spreadable goodness with a kick!
Tea Dude: Home brews that are great for gifting!