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What to eat at our holiday show

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

Best Thing Smokin: Fish, chicken and delicious sides from this new-to-us food truck!

fireside pizza

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 bread and cake

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

Mixology Marmalades: Spreadable goodness with a kick!

tea dude

Tea Dude: Home brews that are great for gifting!

call for vendors: apply for our big holiday show!

Calling all crafters! Applications for Crafty Supermarket’s 2016 holiday craft show are open from July 15 to Sept. 1! 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.

The craft show is at the University of Cincinnati’s Recreation Center from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (We usually do our holiday show at Music Hall in downtown Cincinnati, but it’s under renovation!) Our show features handmade goods only — no commercial products.

We expect more than 6,000 shoppers at our handmade market, and we’ll also have a live DJ, hands-on craft activities, local food and free swag bags for the first 100 shoppers!


Please read our Crafter FAQ before you apply.

In the online application, you’ll be asked to upload up to five images in JPG, GIF or PNG format. (The images should be at least 400×600 pixels but no bigger than 1 MB in size each.) Please name your files in this format: BusinessName1.jpgBusinessName2.jpg, and so on. (If you need help resizing your images, try a free service such as ShrinkPictures.)

There’s a nonrefundable application fee of $10. (You’ll be guided to pay via PayPal when you complete the application. If you need help, PayPal has tutorials on its website — click on the Send Money tab.) The vendor fee for our show is $150, but if you’re accepted, the application fee counts towards the table fee.

When you submit the application, you should receive a confirmation message and a confirmation email from us and be taken to PayPal to pay the application fee. If that doesn’t happen, your application might not have gone through — email us to check on it.

We will stop accepting applications at 11:59 p.m. Sept. 1. We’ll notify all crafter applicants of their acceptance status by Sept. 15. Thanks for your interest!

Click here to submit your application!

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.


What? Crafty Supermarket Holiday Show
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016
Where? University of Cincinnati Rec Center, 2820 Bearcat Way, Cincinnati, OH 45219

today is the day!

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 outside and more food inside 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 venue, parking info and other important details.

Essential Info

What: Crafty Supermarket’s Holiday Show
When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014
Where: Music Hall Ballroom at 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
Cost: Free to the public!


our super-awesome vendors are getting super-awesome awards!

We’re working with Cincinnati Magazine to award four outstanding vendors for awesomeness at our big indie craft show on Saturday, Nov. 29. (They highlighted five great vendors to look for already!) Tamia Stinson, a stylist and blogger for Cincinnati Magazine, will be evaluating our holiday show vendors to select winners for these categories:

  • Best Display: Who’s got the most awesome booth?
  • Best Products: Who’s got the most remarkable products for sale at the show?
  • Best Newbie: Which of the 30 new vendors at our show is the raddest?
  • and then the audience will vote for the People’s Choice!

crafty supermarket prize ribbons

You’ll be able to identify the winners by the amazing prize ribbons created by Abby Langdon! You can cast your vote for People’s Choice by filling out a ballot at the Cincinnati Magazine booth before 4 p.m. on Saturday. We’ll announce the People’s Choice winner before the end of the show, and you just might see all the winners on very soon.

Remember to RSVP for Crafty Supermarket on Facebook and invite all your friends, and we’ll see you on Saturday!

shopping local for the holidays

We're well into November, so you're probably thinking about holiday gifts and where to buy them. Read on to learn about the local business promotions going on in Cincinnati this month:

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photos from our holiday show

Our holiday show was so epic, you really had to see it for yourself to believe it. But if you missed it, you’re in luck, because local photographer and illustrator Kevin Necessary took pictures for us all day — check out the scene here:

Our next show is April 26, 2014, at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center in Cincinnati’s Gaslight District! Stay tuned — applications for crafters will open Jan. 15 and be open through March 1.

december art, craft + design events

Crafty Supermarket might be over for this year, but there are still plenty of options for handmade shopping and artsy fun in December!

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advice for applying to indie craft shows

Crafter applications for the holiday Crafty Supermarket show will open on Monday, July 15! If you're planning to apply, we've got some guidelines to help you prepare.

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