Monday, April 11, 2011

Upcoming Craft Shows




Craft Shows

It can be somewhat difficult and cumbersome for the at-home crafter to find, apply for and track available sales opportunities. I myself spend hours combing the Internet, checking the local paper and keeping an eye and ear open for fairs, festivals and other crafting opportunities. 

Due to this I thought it would be fun to start a page solely dedicated to listing available crafting opportunities. I've started a list for Virginia and I encourage everyone to send me info on fairs and festivals in their areas. (This includes our friends from foreign lands!!) I will update the list each week based on your feedback. And please feel free to spread the word. At the show I was at last weekend I had several people approach me about upcoming fairs so keep your eyes and ears peeled and send me the info!! 
Ok, ok, so here's my list so far. Please check the CRAFT SHOW page on the left had tool bar each week for new additions to the list.
 
Saturday - May 14, 2011 (12pm-6pm)
Purcellville, VA
Heritage Day in the Park
Deadline for vendor Applications: May 1st, 2011
http://ppa-va.org/highlight_2.asp

May 21, 2011 (10am-5pm)
Ladysmith Day Street Festival
Ruther Glen, VA 22546
$40 application fee, $50 after March 18th.
Deadline for application is April 22, 2011
http://www.ladysmithday.com/Ladysmith_Day/Vendors.html

June 25-26, 2011 (11am-9pm and 7pm)
Northern Virginia Summer BrewFest
Leesburg, VA
$225 per 10x10 space
Certificate of Insurance Required
No deadline for application – spots are filled as applications are received.
http://novabrewfest.com/summer/

July 24-31, 2011
Loudoun County Fairgrounds, Virginia
Loudoun County Fair
Craft vendors may participate Thursday –Saturday and apply online.
**Required to show proof of insurance.
http://loudouncountyfair.com/schedule/index

September 17-18, 2011 (10am-5pm)
Bluemont Fair
Bluemont, VA
$85 per space – outdoor
$100 per space – indoor
Deadline for Application: May 1, 2011
http://www.bluemontfair.com/applications/crafters.html

September 24-25, 2011 (10am-6pm)
Occoquan Craft Show
Occoquan, VA
$325 site fee
Deadline for application: May 31, 2011
http://occoquancraftshow.com/Vendors/vendors.htm


Saturday, October 8, 2011 (10AM-5PM)
Fairfax, VA
Fall Festival
Application deadline has now passed.

October 22, 2011 (10AM-5PM)
Annandale Fall Festival and Parade
Annandale, VA
$95 per 10x10 space
Spaces assigned on a first come, first serve basis.
http://www.annandalechamber.com/chamberevents/upcoming-event-details.aspx

October 22-23, 2011
Northern Virginia Fall BrewFest
Leesburg, VA
Additional information to be posted after May 2011
http://novabrewfest.com/fall/

October 29-30, 2011 (9AM-6PM and 5PM)
Meadow Highland Games & Celtic Festival
Doswell, VA (Caroline county)
$375 per 10x10 space
Products must be Celtic

Send your recommendations to: kaathanas@gmail.com or post on my Facebook page.  
**I will vet all recommendations so please make sure to include a site URL or contact for each event. If I can't confirm that it is a real event I will not post it to the site.
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