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Check out our sweet holiday show vendors!

Time to start making your shopping list: Our holiday show vendor list is live! Thanks to the extra space in the UC Rec Center’s gymnasium, we have 30 more vendors and still more elbow room for shoppers than last year! Our 130 vendors represent a dozen states, from as far away as Georgia and New York, and a third of them are totally new to Crafty Supermarket!

You can RSVP for the show here — it’s totally free for shoppers! — and invite all your friends! Here are some of the cool kids who will be selling at Crafty Supermarket for the first time on Nov. 19:

aromaholic-detroit

Aromaholic of Detroit, MI

champaign-paper

Champaign Paper of Beach City, OH

ck tc ceramics

CK TC Ceramics of Cincinnati, OH

coldgold

Cold Gold of Knoxville, TN

fresh_camp

Fresh Camp of Cleveland, OH

fieldwork ceramics

Fieldwork Ceramics of Philadelphia, PA

happygreyskies

Happy Grey Skies of Traverse City, MI

heartellpress

Heartell Press of Brooklyn, NY

rheinoceramics

Rheino Ceramics of Cincinnati, OH

questionable press

Questionable Press of Lancaster, OH

sartarelli_tessuti

Sara Sartarelli | Tessuti of Cincinnati, OH

two of wands, new york

Two of Wands of New York, NY

Are you still accepting vendors?

Applications for the Crafty Supermarket holiday craft show closed Sept. 1. 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.

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Help out at our big holiday craft show!

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:

Volunteering

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!)

Partnerships

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!

holiday show applications are now closed!

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.

fall + holiday 2016 midwest craft shows

For makers seeking indie craft shows to do for the rest of the year, we have created this master list of the best fall and holiday craft shows around the Midwest for September to December 2016!

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meet our makers!

You’ve been waiting, and here it is: Our holiday show vendor list! Our vendors represent 12 states, including locales as far away as South Carolina and Wisconsin. And a full quarter of our vendors are totally new to Crafty Supermarket, so you never know what you’ll find when you shop our show!

Here are some of the awesome makers who will be with us for the first time:

Cannonball Handmade of Cincinnati, OH:

cannonball-handmade

Cincinnati Royals of Cincinnati, OH:

cincinnati-royals

Liz Sabo of Lakewood, OH:

liz-sabo

Riley Construction Toys of St. Louis, MO:

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Smarty Pants Paper Co. of Knoxville, TN:

smartypantspaperco

strawberryluna of Pittsburgh, PA:

strawberryluna, pittsburgh

Are you still accepting vendors?

Applications for the Crafty Supermarket holiday craft show closed Sept. 1. 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 2016 spring show will be posted in January.

Coming soon: Midwest Craft Con!

Running a craft business can be a lonely endeavor. When you make a living selling what you make, you're usually, well, making stuff. A revived creative business conference will get makers together to learn from each other and from experts in the creative fields. Midwest Craft Con is Friday to Sunday, February 19-21, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio, and early bird tickets are on sale now!

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our holiday craft show apps are open!

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 2016 spring show will be posted in January.

fall + holiday 2015 midwest craft shows

If you're hunting for indie craft shows, fleas and markets to do this year, you are in the right place! We've compiled all the upcoming fall and holiday craft shows we know about for September to December, 2015.

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