Crafty Supermarket’s holiday show is huge: More than 100 handmade vendors will come from all around the Midwest to show their best work to thousands of shoppers. To help us make the craft show the best it can be, we enlist volunteers and work with sponsors — and here’s how you can get involved:
At our big holiday show on Nov. 19 at the UC Rec Center, we have a couple of opportunities for people to help out. (And when you assist us for a couple hours, you’ll get one of our famous swag bags!) Volunteers help us out in one of four areas: helping shoppers know where everything is, assisting vendors who need a break, helping load in at the beginning of the day and cleaning up at the end of the day. You can learn more and submit your info here. We’ll get back to you a few weeks before the show with the schedule. (Note that we sometimes get more volunteer applications than we can take, but we’ll get back to you either way!)
We work with all kinds of local organizations who love handmade and want to help spread the word. From arts nonprofits and landmark institutions to DIY shops and enterprises, if you support the maker movement, we’d love to work with you! Learn more about partnership opportunities here and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have an idea of how we can work together!
Applications for the Crafty Supermarket holiday craft show are now closed! We will let everyone who applied know about their acceptance status by Sept. 15.
Accepted crafters will have until Oct. 1 to pay their table fee. If you don’t pay your table fee by Oct. 1, we’ll offer the space to another crafter who applied before the deadline.
I missed the deadline! Can I still apply?
We get more applications for the show than we can accept, so we can’t allow any late applications out of fairness to crafters who applied before the deadline. If a spot opens up from a vendor being unable to attend the show, we select alternates from the people who applied before the deadline.
If you want to apply to be in our next show, be sure to follow us here on the website, on Facebook or via our e-newsletter. We broadcast our upcoming opportunities in all those places! Information about our 2017 spring show will be posted in January.
It was a rainy day, but our spring show was a big success! Big thanks go out to our sponsors, our trusty volunteers, our resident DJ Ben Davis, the incredible staff of the Clifton Cultural Arts Center and the 50 vendors who traveled from near and far to be with us. But especially to the 2,000+ shoppers who braved the rain to come hang out at the show!
Cheers to Dojo Gelato, C’est Cheese, Fireside Pizza, La Terza Coffee, Macaron Bar, and Red Sesame Korean BBQ for keeping us well-fed throughout the day!
A hip hip hooray to Half Hazard Press for designing and printing the beautiful totes for our swag bags:
And a crafty salute to this lady who was first in line for one of those swag bags shortly after 9 a.m.!
Thanks are due to the fine folks of the Contemporary Arts Center and the Cincinnati Main Library’s MakerSpace for running the hands-on maker table all day.
Here are a few more of our favorite shots from the show on Instagram!
Our next show is Nov. 28 at the Music Hall Ballroom, and application info for vendors will be posted in July. Stay crafty!
Chris + Grace
We know getting your shop on can work up an appetite, so we’ve got great local food and drink vendors lined up for our spring craft show at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center on April 25:
- Dojo Gelato: Our fave gelato maker will be serving up dishes of icy treats in an ever-changing lineup of flavors.
- C’est Cheese: Grab yourself a delicious hot sandwich from this awesome grilled cheese truck!
- Fireside Pizza: The pies made with Fireside’s mobile brick pizza oven always hits the spot.
- La Terza Coffee: Chuck and his team make delicious coffee and espresso drinks to order. Absolutely essential for keeping up your energy!
- Macaron Bar: Perhaps you’d like a delightful delicacy with French flavor? This new OTR bakery will be serving up colorful little macarons!
- Red Sesame Korean BBQ: Do you like it hot? This food truck combines Korean barbecue flavors with the toteability of a taco to create delicious dishes.
It was our 10th show (can you believe it?), and we've got many people to thank for the day's success.
We put together an awesome Pinterest board of our spring craft show vendors...
The big Crafty Supermarket holiday craft show is finally here! We’ve nearly 90 handmade vendors setting up, plus a live DJ, a cash bar, food trucks and hands-on craft activities. We’ll see you downtown at Music Hall — bring all your friends, and wear your shopping shoes! If you’re new to the show, check out our shopper FAQ, which includes directions to our new venue, parking info and other important details.
What: Crafty Supermarket’s Holiday Show
When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013
Where: Music Hall Ballroom at 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
Cost: Free to the public!
We love buying handmade for the holidays, but we also love getting our hands dirty with some craft projects!. The holiday Crafty Supermarket show has a couple options for hands-on crafting.