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Christmasfest 2010

"A Traditional Style Christmas market open to the public. The goal is to help put Christ back in Christmas and Christmas back in the community while benefiting area charities. Activities include local choirs, live Nativity, festive food and drinks, face painting, prize wheel and more. The Christmas market will feature local vendors offering a variety of gifts, arts, crafts and more."

December 17th, 2010
5:00PM - 9:00PM
December 18th, 2010
4:00PM - 9:00PM

Garden Ridge Farmers Market
2999 N Stemmons Frwy

Booths are $50 for both days. Vendors are not being accepted for single day spaces only.

No application necessary, simply contact Gavin Fleten at 469-569-2020 / gavinafleten@verizon.net or Bill Thomas at 214-213-9999 / bill@thomascompanies.biz.

For more info, visit their website here.

Weekend Fun - 12/17 - 12/19

Last weekend til' Christmas! Happy Shopping!

Deep Ellum Outdoor Market

"The Deep Ellum Outdoor Market is a monthly event that showcases local talent and promotes local businesses in Dallas' historic arts district. The Market will provide Deep Ellum with a venue for local artists and musicians to expose their talent, for local businesses to promote their services, and for bars and restaurants in the area to entertain more people."

December 18th, 2010
11:00AM to 5:00PM

Intersection of Elm St. and Malcolm X Blvd
Covered parking lot behind Cafe Brazil
Dallas, TX

Love Life Wrapping

"My name is Cachelle and I am heading up a charity event called "Love Life Wrapping" during the month of December in McKinney, Texas (Stonebridge Ranch). Our Volunteers and I will be wrapping holiday gifts for donations to our charity The Love Life Foundation. We are also having Santa Photos and a craft fair called "Love Life Craft Fair" on 3 Saturdays in December. We are looking for craft vendors as well as volunteers to for our events. Please let me know if you, or someone you know is interested in being apart of our craft fair or volunteering and I will send detailed information about our event!"

December 18, 2010
11:00AM - 6:00PM

Adriatica in Stonebridge Ranch
6851 Virginia Parkway Suite 100
McKinney, TX 75071

Christmasfest 2010

"A Traditional Style Christmas market open to the public. The goal is to help put Christ back in Christmas and Christmas back in the community while benefiting area charities. Activities include local choirs, live Nativity, festive food and drinks, face painting, prize wheel and more. The Christmas market will feature local vendors offering a variety of gifts, arts, crafts and more."

December 17th, 2010
5:00PM - 9:00PM
December 18th, 2010
4:00PM - 9:00PM

Garden Ridge Farmers Market
2999 N Stemmons Frwy

Know of an event that we are missing? Email us at dfwcraftshows@gmail.com with the subject "Weekend" so we can get it added!

Deck the Halls - Giveaway

Every year it seems we end up with a fun new holiday decoration, but this year has topped the list with an extra special, handmade, German nutcracker. It's always nice to have that one item that really tops things off with your own special style and flair.

To celebrate this holiday season, DFW Craft Shows has been hosting giveaways every Tuesday until the week of Christmas. This is your last holiday giveaway of 2010, so jump in!


This week's giveaway is sponsored by Ky of Book-Inz. Ky started Book-Inz as a solution to the never ending Lost Bookmark Syndrome (LBS). I know that I am guilty of just using whatever I can find laying around to hold my place in books. I can never find the adorable bookmarks that I have purchased. Book-Inz are the perfect creative solution to strut your style and never lose your place. These hand-crafted customizable magnetic bookmarks hold your place while the bookmark is magnetically attached to the book's cover. It won't fall out of your book and will not damage the book.




How to enter: Simply leave a comment (here or on Facebook) and tell us about that one extra special holiday decoration that you love! From tree ornaments to wreaths, there are a lot of decorations that hold a special memory for me. Tell us about yours! Please don't forget to leave an email address, if I cannot contact you then you cannot collect your prize!

Contest ends at 10:00PM on Monday, December 20th. Winners will be announced the morning of Tuesday, December 21st, 2010.

And the winner is... Jennifer! Congrats! You have won your choice of either (5) custom Book-Inz with print ribbons and appliques (neon flowers, skulls, dragonflies, sequin butterflies, sequin hearts, puppy paws, puppy bones, kitty fish) OR (4) Pret-A-Lire (Ready-To-Read) Book-Inz with print fabric and solid ribbon, a value up to $25.

Are you interested in sponsoring one of our giveaways and having your business listed on our site as shown above? Email me at dfwcraftshows@gmail.com for more information!

OutNAbout - Weekend in Review 12/10 - 12/12

Since it seemed that last weekend might be the last of the Arts & Crafts shows for 2010, I felt obligated to hit the scene one last time this year. As usual, I did not regret the decision... though my wallet might have, ha!



Academy Arts & Crafts Fair

The Academy Arts & Crafts Fair took place at Jake E. Singley Academy in Irving last Saturday. There were three stories of vendors set up throughout the school, offering a variety of handmade and retail goods.

You know I love it when I try to hand out a DFWCraftShows card only to find out that you already use the site! It was wonderful to run into several vendors at the show that gave us very positive feedback regarding the site. I'm really glad it's helping you guys out!

As usual, it's hard to just pick a few vendors to chat about here. At this show, I grabbed cards for three very different handmade categories: art, crafts, and... food! Representing the arts category today is Karen S. May. Karen is a very talented painter whose range includes still life to abstract with many stops in between. She also paints beautiful wooden trays that are coated to resiliency for everyday use.

When it comes to crafts, we've got Deletia of Scentilating. Deletia's candles, scrubs, and soaps are the perfect balance between fragrance and subtly, no overwhelming scents or headaches to be found here. Deletia is offering several holiday products in addition to her regular cooking-inspired scents that are sure to spice up your life!

And finally, to the food! We were blown away by the samples and smells at Big Dawg Bites. From their delicious salsas to their spice mixes, this company from Gainesville does not disappoint with their fantastic mix of fresh ingredients and of course, spices! Be sure to try out their new Bites: Sliced Jalapenos for a spicy kick in the taste buds!

I had a blast shopping this show and getting to know so many new vendors. Thanks to everyone who took the time chat with us! I'm excited to be giving so many truly unique and handcrafted gifts this year, and I hope some of these vendors will help you do the same!

Craft On,

Tania

Weekend Fun - 12/10 - 12/12

As of now, this is the last big handmade holiday shopping weekend I have on the calendar before Christmas! Get out there and get that shopping done before you miss your chance to snag a gift truly unique!

Shopapalooza

"Hosted by Lewisville Christian School, There will be arts, crafts, door prizes, massages, and a bake sale!"

December 9th, 2010
12:00PM - 7:00PM
December 10th, 2010
9:00AM - 2:00PM

Fellowship Center
Garden Ridge Church of Christ
102 N Garden Ridge, Lewisville 75067

Objects of Desire a Christmas Gift Show

"Premier gift show 30 hand selected vendors, located at the beautiful Doss Museum. Personal shoppers, free gift wrap, great free food and wine/beer. Shop for your best Christmas presents."

December 10th, 2010
9:00AM - 8:00PM
December 11th, 2010
9:00AM - 5:00PM

Doss Museum and Cultural Center
1400 Texas Dr
Weatherford Tx 76086

Shopathon

"Come and get some of your holiday shopping done with 35 local artist and vendors selling various items ranging from wickless and Soy candles, wine gift baskets, Morrocan Decor, Lots of Jewlery designer and hand crafted, Customized fine leather accessories for your pets and more. We will be having Noah’s Ark (similar to build a bear) for the kids to do. As well as serving drinks and light Hor’ Dourves.
Word also has it we will be visted by a jolly man with Rosy cheeks!! "

December 10th, 2010
6:00PM - 9:00PM

Watervue Apartments
8660 North Beach St
Keller 76244

Green Christmas on the Lake

"Pictures With Santa (11:00am - 1:00pm), Live Entertainment, Arts & Crafts, Organic Grown Foods, Organic Meats, Fresh Baked Breads & Goodies, Gifts & Fun For The Whole Family"

December 11th, 2010
8:00AM to 3:00PM

Lake Highlands Village
718 N. Buckner Blvd.
Dallas, Tx 75218

Admission is $5.00. Pets are welcome!

Holiday Shopping Bazaar @ The Canyons

"Fall into the holiday spirit and Join us for a fabulous time of live music, Holiday caroling, food, wine, and shopping for the perfect Holiday gift or something special just for you."

December 11th, 2010
11:00AM - 5:00PM

The Canyons Apartments
2751 River Park Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76116

Academy Arts & Crafts Fair

"Jack E. Singley Academy is proud to present the 6th Annual Arts & Craft Fair! The Arts & Craft Fair is Sponsored by the Class of 2011. Feel free to browse our site to find out more about all the activities we'll be having and then come join us!"

December 11th, 2010
9:00AM - 4:00PM

Jack E Singley Academy
4601 North MacArthur Boulevard
Irving, TX

Rhythmette Holiday Gift Market & Silent Auction

"Holiday Gift Market & Silent Auction benefits the Rhythmette Drill Team. We would love for you to join us!"

December 11th, 2010
9:00AM - 3:00PM

Rowlett High School
4700 Kirby Road
Rowlett, Texas

Sanger High School Arts & Craft Extravaganza

"Come and spend the day at Sanger High School! Visit the many Arts & Craft Booths, find that special gift. We have a large selection of crafters from North texas with a wide variety of items.We are trying to keep the show handcrafted only and with a very limited amount of jewelry booths. There will be a concession stand where lunch and refreshment can be purchased."

December 11th, 2010
9:00AM - 4:30 PM

Sanger High School
100 Indian Lane
Sanger, TX

F6 Gallery Trunk Show

"Artists from all over the Metroplex will be showing art. Your chance to find a one of a kind gift."

December 11th, 2010
7:00PM - 11:00PM

J Gilligans
Arlington, TX

If I missed an event, email it over to dfwcraftshows@gmail.com with the subject "weekend" and I will get it added asap!

Holiday Favorites - Giveaway

As you are doing your holiday shopping this year, we hope you will consider our sponsors and advertisers for your all your indie shopping needs.

To celebrate this holiday season, DFW Craft Shows will be hosting giveaways every Tuesday until the week of Christmas! Giveaways will start on Tuesday and end the following Monday evening at 10PM.


This week's giveaway is sponsored by Megan of The Ornament Patch. Megan is a full time mom and wife of a wounded Iraq war veteran. She started making ornaments last year to earn a little extra money after her husband was medically retired from the Air Force. Her work is amazingly detailed and would absolutely transform any gift or Christmas tree. Megan is happy to take custom orders, so if you don't see something available that you're interested in, please contact her through her site or facebook page.



How to enter: Simply leave a comment (here or on Facebook) and tell us your favorite holiday dessert dish. Mine is this white chocolate and peanut butter candy that my aunt fixes every year! Please don't forget to leave an email address, if I cannot contact you then you cannot collect your prize!

Contest ends at 10:00PM on Monday, December 13th. Winners will be announced the morning of Tuesday, December 14th, 2010.

And the winner is... Kymburleigh5! Congrats! You have won this gorgeous "Walk on the Wild Side" ornament, a value of $20. This ornament is a fabulous example of one of Megan's many types of ornaments available. It features a funky layering of zebra fabric on top of white cotton fabric with black feathers and a black semi-sheer ribbon bow on top!

Are you interested in sponsoring one of our giveaways and having your business listed on our site as shown above? Email me at dfwcraftshows@gmail.com for more information!

Richardson HS Main Street Market 2011

"Thank you for your interest in our Main Street Market. This is the 6th year that the Eaglette Booster Club of Richardson High School has sponsored this event and we will be doing lots of things to make it great for both our exhibitors and our shoppers."

March 5th, 2011
9:00AM to 5:00PM
March 6th, 2011
1:00PM to 5:00PM

Richardson High School
1250 Belt Line Road
Richardson, Texas 75080

Booth fees are as follows:
8 X 10 - $95 (Early Bird - $75)
8 X 20 - $180 (Early Bird - $140)
Outside on Beltline - $95 (Early Bird - $75)

Tables, chairs, and electricity are also available but may be subject to an additional charge.

Applications can be found here and are due by February 15th, 2011. Early registration discounts are only applicable through January 3rd, however.

For more info, visit their site here.

Wishlist - Giveaway Winner

Great responses! Thanks for taking the time to share your holiday wishes with us.

And now the winner is... Diane, event coordinator of Rhythmette Holiday Gift Market & Silent Auction. Diane is your point of contact for this Arts & Crafts Event happening in Rowlett on December 11th! The show, which benefits the Rhythmette Drill team, will play host to a great variety of vendors to help in all that holiday shopping! For more information, check out their listing here.

Diane- You have won a $25 gift certificate to My 2 Scrappy Chicks! This gift certificate can be used on any item in their store, whether you are looking for premade pages or that perfect page kit to assemble yourself! Check out their online store to see many of the themes available!








My 2 Scrappy Chicks provides quality custom and premade scrapbook pages and page kits for any themes! Their scrapbook pages are one of a kind and their unique scrapbooking styles separate us from other scrapbookers! They can make premade scrapbook pages for every theme or occasion, so if you do not see a theme or page kit in their store, you can contact them to order a special scrapbook page just for you!

Congrats Diane!

Are you interested in sponsoring one of our giveaways and having your business listed on our site as shown above? Email me at dfwcraftshows@gmail.com for more information!

Aspasians Arts & Crafts Fair 2011

"The Aspasians Art Fair has been a Rockwall tradition for over 30 years. Shoppers from throughout the Dallas metroplex come to Rockwall for the fair. We provide extensive publicity throughout the year, particularly in the weeks preceding the fair. Aspasians also place directional signs from the highways guiding shoppers to the courthouse square."

April 16th, 2011
9:00AM - 5:00PM

Rockwall Town Square
Rockwall, TX 75087

Booth fees are as follows:
10 X 11 - $120
Table Space - $80

Applications can be found here and are due asap. Vendor selection will be made approximately one month prior to the event.

For more information, please visit their site or call 214-712-0212.

Objects of Desire a Christmas Gift Show

"Premier gift show 30 hand selected vendors, located at the beautiful Doss Museum. Personal shoppers, free gift wrap, great free food and wine/beer. Shop for your best Christmas presents."

December 10th, 2010
9:00AM - 8:00PM
December 11th, 2010
9:00AM - 5:00PM

Doss Museum and Cultural Center
1400 Texas Dr
Weatherford Tx 76086

Booth fees are as follows:
6x10 - $200.00
8x10 - $300.00
These fees include tables, chairs, electricity, and dinner Fri 5:00PM - 6:00PM.

Applications are available here and are due ASAP.

For more information, please see their press release or visit their website.

Event coordinator can be contacted here: mitzinorth@verizon.net or at
817-624-4311 / 817-680-7420.

HEB Wellness Craft Show

"HEB Wellness Center And Spa, in appreciation of our loyal customers, will be hosting a Craft Show and Spa Party. The Craft Show/Spa Party will be open to the public and crafters at No Charge. Attendance automatically enters you into our various free raffle, which include massages, facials, yoga class, as well as a complete spa day. We will be offering food, drink, free hand massages."

December 8th,2010
5:00PM - 9:00PM

HEB Wellness Center and Spa
1349 Precinct Line Road
Hurst, Texas 76053

If you are interested in reserving your booth space, free of charge, please contact
Kerry Stone at 817 284-3022 or at Radiance23@live.com.

Booths must be reserved by December 6th,2010.

www.hebwellnesscenter.com

Weekend Fun - 11/3 / 11/5

Another excellent weekend to get some holiday shopping done! There are events happening all over the metroplex, so check out the list below to see what's happening near you!

Holiday Shopping Bazaar in The Village

"Sponsored by the Colleyville Woman's Club along with the City of Colleyville, shoppers will find gift items such as wine accessories, jewelry, special selection of pearls, cosmetics and beauty products, clothing and home decor items, scarves and throws, stocking stuffers, baking mixes and great hostess gifts. $5 poinsettias on sale Sat. only. Farmers Market also open Saturday. This shopping bazaar, and an 'Ole Fashion Cake Walk being held Friday, is in conjunction with City of Colleyville's Holly Colley Holidays event in the Village."

December 3rd, 2010
4:00PM - 9:00PM

Main St.
Village of Colleyville
Colleyville, TX

Tarleton State University Holiday Showcase

"Tarleton State University located in Stephenville, TX located just 1.5 hours from DFW is seeking local craftsmen and vendors to sell their wares to students, faculty, staff and the community. Vendors may expect between two and three thousand shoppers to pass by their booths."

December 3, 2010
9:00AM - 6:00PM

Thompson Student Center
1333 W Washington St
Stephenville, Texas

29th Annual Indianettes Arts & Crafts Show

December 4th, 2010
9:00AM to 5:00PM
December 5th, 2010
11:00AM to 5:00PM

Keller High School
601 Pate Orr Rd.

Christmas at the Market

"In partnership with the Downtown Arlington Farmers Market we are happy to announce our first event, Christmas at the Market, promoted by Etsy 817. Come get your holiday shopping done! Christmas at the Market will feature the distinctive work of over 30 local craftsmen and women. FREE admission and one of a kind affordable holiday gifts."

December 4th, 2010
8:00AM - 1:00PM

Downtown Arlington Farmers Market
215 E. Front Street
Arlington, Texas

Winter Holiday Festival
"Vendors, Artisans, Unique Gifts, Holiday Foods & Treats, Live Music, Carolers, Activities for Kids, Demonstrations, and more!"

December 4th, 2010
10:00AM - 6:00PM

Pioneer Oaks Shopping Center
4000 Pioneer Rd
Balch Springs, TX 75180

Wylie Arts Festival

"The City of Wylie holds an annual arts festival in Olde City Park. The event starts early and culminates with the Festival of Lights Christmas Parade in the old historic downtown Wylie, in addition the Mayor reads “The Night Before Christmas” and performs the official lighting of the city’s Christmas tree."

December 4th, 2010
10:00AM to 8:00PM

Olde City Park
Corner of Ballard Avenue & Hwy 78 North
Wylie, Texas

1st Annual Gentry’s Giant Holiday Bazaar

"We are so excited to be bringing local artists and crafters to our school for our community to enjoy. We are also incorporating “Donuts With Santa” from 8:30am-10:00am at the school during the Bazaar which will increase traffic. Gentry elementary has over 700 students that are invited to participate in Donuts with Santa, as well as surrounding schools who have also been asked to participate."

December 4th, 2010
8:30AM - 3:00PM

Gentry Elementary
1901 Twin Oaks Dr
Mesquite, TX 75181-2443

Flea Harvey's

"Every first Saturday of each month, we have a big flea market at Lee Harvey's. This is a monthly urban flea market of eclectic art, antiques, vintage, kitsch, collectibles, handmade jewelery & wares, books, prints, furniture, toys, and odd finds."

Flea Harvey's
Every First Saturday
10:00AM - 5:00PM

Lee Harveys
1807 Gould St.
Dallas, TX

HHS Silver Wings Gift Galleria

"The Hebron High School Silver Wings will be hosting a Gift Galleria Craft Fair."

December 4th, 2010
9:00AM - 3:00PM

Hebron High School
4207 Plano Pkwy
Carrollton, TX 75010

Home for the Holiday

"The Agape Temple of Deliverance Church Scholarship Committee will be holding a Home for the Holidays arts & craft show in December."

December 4, 2010
9:00AM to 1:00PM

Atrium of the MCM Grande Hotel FUNDome
1515 N. I-35 E
Desoto, TX.

Love Life Wrapping

"We will be wrapping holiday gifts for donations to our charity The Love Life Foundation. We are also having Santa Photos and a craft fair called "Love Life Craft Fair" on 3 Saturdays in December."

December 4th, 2010
9:00AM - 6:00PM
December 11 & 18, 2010
11:00AM - 6:00PM

Adriatica in Stonebridge Ranch
6851 Virginia Parkway Suite 100
McKinney, TX 75071

The 500 Inc Fair Park Holiday

"We would like to invite you to participate as a Vendor at The 500 Inc. Holiday Gift Market at the Official City of Dallas Fair Park Holiday event. This Holiday Event, which coincides with the Dallas White Rock Marathon Health & Fitness Expo & is a free, fun, family-friendly event showcasing Santa’s Workshop/Children’s Arts & Crafts Area, a Fireworks Display, Holiday Market by 500, Inc., Holiday Entertainment, Esplanade Dancing Water performances as well as thousands of sparkling LED Lights."

December 4th, 2010
9:00AM - 7:00PM

Centennial Building at Fair Park
Dallas, TX

The Dallas Flea

"Join The Dallas Flea this Saturday as it celebrates its one year anniversary. Enjoy hip wares from 70-plus Texas artisans as well as live tunes, sweet bites, gift giveaways, and free swag bags."

December 4th, 2010
9:00AM - 4:00PM

South Side on Lamar
1409 S. Lamar St
Dallas, TX

Admission is $5.

Panther City Bar Bazaar Christmas Extravaganza

"Live Local Music, Magic by Ash Adams, Vendors Galore: Art, Jewelery, Clothing, Photography, Knick Knacks, Vintage Goods, Candles, Soaps, and MORE! Custom Gift Wrapping, Tasty Hot Beverages, Burritos by the Fort Worth Burrito Project!
Washer Tournament (Cash & Prizes!), Caricature Artist, And Much MUCH More!"

December 5th, 2010
12:00PM - 9:00PM

Lola's Saloon
2736 West 6th Street
Fort Worth, TX

The 5th Annual Pampered Princess Party

"Grapevines largest girly event of the year! bring your little Princess to an all day event designed just for her! Little Princesses will get their hair, make up and nails done, Activities, Crafts, Book signing, Nutcracker Performance, Princess Character Visits, fabulous frilly girly vendors and more!! Goodie bags for the first 150 girls through the door."

December 5th, 2010
10:00AM to 4:00PM

Grapevine Convention Center
1209 Main St
Grapevine TX 76051

If you know of an event that we are missing, please email it to us at dfwcraftshows@gmail.com!

A Fabulous Fair

"The PESH Golden Girls Drill Team Presents: A Fabulous Fair! Come enjoy relaxing day of shopping with Crafters of all things...Clothes, Jewelry, Purses, Accessories, Gourmet Products, and more..."

February 12th, 2011
9:00AM - 5:00PM

Plano East High School - Cafeteria
3000 Los Rios Blvd.
Plano TX 75074

Admission: 1 canned good per person.
All goods collected will be donated to local food banks.

Booths fees are as follows:
8x8 - $75
10x10 - $100
12x12 - $125

Vendors are asked to donate an item for the raffle, but it is not mandatory.

Applications can be found here and are due by January 31st, 2011.

For more information, please visit their website at www.peshgoldengirls.org or contact Cecilia at cecilia.perez8@verizon.net or 972-768-2493.

Holiday Craft Show and Holiday Party

"Scentsy, Pampered Chef, Stella & Dot jewelry, chair massages, handmade bows, baby quilts and more!"

December 7th, 2010
ALL DAY LONG!
Vendors may come and go as they please, or stay all day. Gym hours that day will be 5:00am-9:00pm. Peak hours are 8:00am-11:00am and 4:30pm-7:30pm

LOA Fitness for Women
corner of Harwood rd. and Martin dr.
Bedford, TX

Booths are the size of one table per vendor, no charge for space. They do not provide any tables, but snacks will be provided.

Please call the gym 817-354-5239 for more information and to reserve your space. Spaces must be reserved by phone before Dec. 4th 3:00PM.

For additional information, you may contact Jenny at jennyannecanfield@yahoo.com.

Wishlist - Giveaway

As you are doing your holiday shopping this year, we hope you will consider our sponsors and advertisers for your all your indie shopping needs.

To celebrate this holiday season, DFW Craft Shows will be hosting giveaways every Tuesday until the week of Christmas! Giveaways will start on Tuesday and end the following Monday evening at 10PM.


This week's giveaway is sponsored by Lanette of My 2 Scrappy Chicks. My 2 Scrappy Chicks provides quality custom and premade scrapbook pages and page kits for any themes! Their scrapbook pages are one of a kind and their unique scrapbooking styles separate us from other scrapbookers! They can make premade scrapbook pages for every theme or occasion, so if you do not see a theme or page kit in their store, you can contact them to order a special scrapbook page just for you! Page kits are currently buy 3 get 1 free!







One lucky DFW Craft Shows reader will WIN a $25 gift certificate to My 2 Scrappy Chicks! This gift certificate can be used on any item in their store, whether you are looking for premade pages or that perfect page kit to assemble yourself! Check out their online store to see many of the themes available!

How to enter: Simply leave a comment (here or on Facebook) and tell us about that one crafty item at the top of your wish list this holiday season! Please don't forget to leave an email address, if I cannot contact you then you cannot collect your prize!

Contest ends at 10:00PM on Monday, December 6th. Winners will be announced the morning of Tuesday, December 7th, 2010.

Are you interested in sponsoring one of our giveaways and having your business listed on our site as shown above? Email me at dfwcraftshows@gmail.com for more information!

Weekend Fun - 11/26 - 11/28

Happy Turkey Day!

Holiday Flamingo Bazaar

"There will be pictures with Santa, a Live DJ, Cash Bars ready to serve when the doors open, and even door prizes for more excitement and FUN! Come find those much wanted special and unusual gifts along with the standard ones as well with our Scentsy, Pamper Chef, Silpada and the likes. We even have pink tools for the lady that has everything with Jewelry and Bling for when the work is done. Not just another craft show but a fun day. Come join the fun."

November 27th, 2010
9:00AM to 6:00PM
November 28th, 2010
10:00AM to 5:00PM

Solana Marriott Hotel
West Lake (between Trophy Club and Southlake) TX

Gypsy Handmade Markets

"We almost went through the Fall without doing a Handmade Market, but we have 4 artists that just we couldn't let slip by. You remember Lisa Johnson and Gloria Burson from last year? These local talented ladies sold completely out last year of their funky repurposed wares. They were a huge hit! They're returning for Round II, and joining them in the yard is Jennie Baker and Ashleigh Hawkins of Russ Store Vintage. These Missouri-grown sisters make jewelry from sweet vintage finds.

So, remember next week to put down the leftovers, put on your stretchy pants, and come see us next Saturday the 27th. We'll be serving goodies and rocking out to holiday tunes."

November 26th, 2010
10:00AM - 6:00PM

Gypsy Wagon
2928 Henderson Avenue
Dallas, TX‎

If you know of an event that we are missing, please email it to us at dfwcraftshows@gmail.com!

What Holiday Are We On - Giveaway Winner

Whew, so many responses! I love it! I'm shocked by those of you who have already finished their shopping and a big thanks to those of you who are still shopping and commented here. You made me feel better about still shopping myself! :D

And now the winner is... Amy of Accents By Amy! Amy believes that accents make the difference! She offers a unique line Of boxes & birdhouse, frames & mirrors & more. Check out her Etsy shop for some of your Christmas shopping!

Amy- You have won 2 tins of 6 glass magnets each-- one for you to keep and one for you to giveaway to someone special (a total value of $25). Each tin contains 6 glass magnets each with a super strong rare earth magnet. Best of all-- you get to pick the design for each tin!




Jamie's magnet tins make the perfect stocking stuffers! Check out her etsy shop to see many of the themes available for purchase!

Congrats Amy!

Are you interested in sponsoring one of our giveaways and having your business listed on our site as shown above? Email me at dfwcraftshows@gmail.com for more information!

Cowtown Indie Bazaar 2011

"This 100% handmade show is an indoor family-friendly event featuring handpicked artists and crafters, live music, food, free arts and crafts to make for children, raffles benefiting charity, and 50 free goody bags filled with handmade treasures to the first 50 customers!"

March 19th, 2011
9:00AM - 5:00PM

Will Rogers Memorial Center
Round Up Inn
3400 Burnett Tandy Road
Fort Worth, TX

"All handmade artists are welcome to apply. You do not have to be a member of Etsy Fort Worth to apply for the show."

Booths fees are as follows:
6 X 10 - $100
6 X 10 corner - $125
10 X 10 - $125
10 X 10 corner - $150

These fees include one "in and out" parking pass per vendor, free electricity (first come, first serve), 15% discount on any ad in the event booklet, and more! Chairs, tables, and lunch are available at an additional cost.

Applications are available here and due by January 15th, 2011.

For more info, visit their website here.

Rhythmette Holiday Gift Market & Silent Auction

"Holiday Gift Market & Silent Auction benefits the Rhythmette Drill Team. We would love for you to join us!"

December 11th, 2010
9:00AM - 3:00PM

Rowlett High School
4700 Kirby Road
Rowlett, Texas

Booths are approx 10 x 10 and cost $35 each space.
This fee includes tables, chairs, electricity and vendor hospitality area along with volunteers to assist vendors, give breaks, etc.

Applications have been uploaded here and are due December 6th, 2010.

For more info, please contact diane@mattstewart.net or 972-463-0901.

Love Life Wrapping

"My name is Cachelle and I am heading up a charity event called "Love Life Wrapping" during the month of December in McKinney, Texas (Stonebridge Ranch). Our Volunteers and I will be wrapping holiday gifts for donations to our charity The Love Life Foundation. We are also having Santa Photos and a craft fair called "Love Life Craft Fair" on 3 Saturdays in December. We are looking for craft vendors as well as volunteers to for our events. Please let me know if you, or someone you know is interested in being apart of our craft fair or volunteering and I will send detailed information about our event!"

December 4th, 2010
9:00AM - 6:00PM
December 11 & 18, 2010
11:00AM - 6:00PM

Adriatica in Stonebridge Ranch
6851 Virginia Parkway Suite 100
McKinney, TX 75071

Booths will be based on the size requested by the vendor and the available venue space. Booths are free but vendors must donate 10% of their profit to the charity.

A Few of Love Life Foundation Beneficiaries:
Genesis Women's Shelter, Rainbow Room - Dallas, Children's Medical Center, Ready Start, Collin County Children's Advocacy Center
The Samaritan Inn, St. Yared Orphanage in Axum, Ethiopia, Casa


Applications are available here and are due by December 3rd, 2010.

For more information, please see:
Volunteer Info
Vendor Info
or their website.

If your questions are not answered there, feel free to email them directly: lovelifewrapping@gmail.com.

Home for the Holiday

"The Agape Temple of Deliverance Church Scholarship Committee will be holding a Home for the Holidays arts & craft show in December."

December 4, 2010
9:00AM to 1:00PM

Atrium of the MCM Grande Hotel FUNDome
1515 N. I-35 E
Desoto, TX.

Space in each category is limited in order to ensure a variety of merchandise while allowing each vendor maximum sale potential.

Booths are 10 X 10 and include a 6ft table and 2 chairs for $50. Electricity is available at an additional cost.

Applications can be found here and are due by November 30, 2010.

For more information, please contact Sharon at lady_of_elegance@sbcglobal.net or 469-831-5634.

Shopathon

"We would like to have 20 vendors. We are expecting about 200 people to show up!!!"

December 10th, 2010
6:00PM - 9:00PM

Watervue Apartments
8660 North Beach St
Keller 76244

Booths are... free!
Let them know what size table you need. They will be ordering tables for display. If you have your own table, that would help them out a lot. Just let them know when you RSVP.

Please email Morgan if you are interested in participating: morgan@watervueapartments.com

HHS Silver Wings Gift Galleria

"The Hebron High School Silver Wings will be hosting a Gift Galleria Craft Fair."

December 4th, 2010
9:00AM - 3:00PM

Hebron High School
4207 Plano Pkwy
Carrollton, TX 75010

Booth fees are as follows:

10x10 Hallway $ 85.00
10x20 Hallway $ 170.00
10x30 Hallway $ 255.00
10x 40 Hallway $ 340.00
10x10 Dance Gym $ 75.00
10x10 Corner Dance Gym $ 85.00 only four available
10x20 Dance Gym $ 150.00
10x30 Dance Gym $ 225.00
10x 40 Dance Gym $ 300.00

Applications are available here and are due ASAP. The deadline has passed but they are still accepting applications.

For more info, visit their site or contact Lisa at 504-491-1707 or lisahhebert@hotmail.com.

Christmas at the Market

"In partnership with the Downtown Arlington Farmers Market we are happy to announce our first event, Christmas at the Market, promoted by Etsy 817.

Come get your holiday shopping done! Christmas at the Market will feature the distinctive work of over 30 local craftsmen and women. FREE admission and one of a kind affordable holiday gifts."

December 4th, 2010
8:00AM - 1:00PM

Downtown Arlington Farmers Market
215 E. Front Street
Arlington, Texas

This event will feature all handmade products only.

Booths are 10 X 10, outside, and $15.

Applications can be found here and are due December 2nd, 2010.

For more information, visit their event page here or email them at etsy817@gmail.com.

Holiday Flamingo Bazaar

"Come join us for a great Bazaar. Vendors are chosen by other vendors to create the best quality show for everyone shopping or selling.

There will be pictures with Santa, a Live DJ, Cash Bars ready to serve when the doors open, and even door prizes for more excitement and FUN! Come find those much wanted special and unusual gifts along with the standard ones as well with our Scentsy, Pamper Chef, Silpada and the likes. We even have pink tools for the lady that has everything with Jewelry and Bling for when the work is done. Not just another craft show but a fun day. Come join the fun."

November 27th, 2010
9:00AM to 6:00PM
November 28th, 2010
10:00AM to 5:00PM

Solana Marriott Hotel
West Lake (between Trophy Club and Southlake) TX

Booth fees are as follows:
10 X 10 = $175
Corners +$50
Electric +$15
Tables +$10 (6 or 8 foot as you desire with tablecloths)

Applications are available here and are due by November 26th, 2010.

For more information, please contact Shirley at Contact@BeckysBling.com or visit www.beckysbling.com.

Holiday Shopping Bazaar @ The Canyons

"Fall into the holiday spirit and Join us for a fabulous time of live music, Holiday caroling, food, wine, and shopping for the perfect Holiday gift or something special just for you."

December 11th, 2010
11:00AM - 5:00PM

The Canyons Apartments
2751 River Park Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76116

Vendor/boutiques they are looking for:
clothing, fashion, handbags, designer jewelry, children's attire, home accessories, interior scents, holiday/party food & drinks, and much more.

Booths range from $15-30.00 depending on location (office or gymnasium). Electricity may be available upon request.

Applications can be found here and are due by December 4th, 2010.

For more information, please visit their site or contact Francesca Martinez at 817-495-0800 or canyons.francesca@gmail.com.

The 5th Annual Pampered Princess Party

"Grapevines largest girly event of the year! bring your little Princess to an all day event designed just for her! Little Princesses will get their hair, make up and nails done, Activities, Crafts, Book signing, Nutcracker Performance, Princess Character Visits, fabulous frilly girly vendors and more!! Goodie bags for the first 150 girls through the door."

December 5th, 2010
10:00AM - 4:00PM

Grapevine Convention Center
1209 Main St
Grapevine TX 76051

THEY ARE FULL.
Booths are $99 for a 6 ft table and chair. Wall space and extra table space available.

Applications are available here and are due by November 15th 2010.

For more info, please contact Holly Northcutt, owner of Lets Pretend Tea Parties, at 817-421-6678 or visit their website here.

Weekend Fun - 11/19 - 11/21

Deep Ellum Outdoor Market

"The Deep Ellum Outdoor Market is a monthly event that showcases local talent and promotes local businesses in Dallas' historic arts district. The Market will provide Deep Ellum with a venue for local artists and musicians to expose their talent, for local businesses to promote their services, and for bars and restaurants in the area to entertain more people."

November 20th, 2010
11:00AM to 5:00PM

Intersection of Elm St. and Malcolm X Blvd
Covered parking lot behind Cafe Brazil
Dallas, TX

Richardson's Berkner High School Bazaar Holiday Craft and Gift Show

November 20th, 2010
9:00AM to 4:00PM
November 21st, 2010
11:00AM to 4:00PM

1600 East Spring Valley Road,
Richardson, TX

Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash

"Shop + Party + Art + Craft – that’s our motto. For the third year in a row the Jingle Bash, Dallas’ premiere handmade holiday shopping event, will offer up the very best in handmade clothing, bags, jewelry, home décor, art, and more from over 50 hand-picked artists and crafters on November 20th at the Palladium Ballroom (1135 S. Lamar, Dallas TX). The first 50 shoppers get a collectible, embroidable canvas bag chock full of handmade goods. Get there early!"

November 20th, 2010
2:00PM to 8:00PM

Palladium
1135 South Lamar Street
Dallas, TX

Paschal Holiday Gift Market

"You are invited to shop the annual Paschal High School Band Holiday Gift Market!"

November 20th, 2010
9:00AM - 4:00PM

Paschal High School
3001 Forest Park Blvd
Fort Worth, TX

Richardson Holiday Market

"The Holiday Market is a two day fun filled holiday arts and crafts bazaar featuring one of a kind gifts, jewelry, food, clothing, and unique items for the whole family."

November 20th, 2010
9:00AM to 5:00PM
November 21st, 2010
11:00AM to 4:00PM

Richardson Civic Center
411 West Arapaho Road
Richardson, Texas

Admission is $5.00/day, $8.00/weekend, and free for children under 12.

If I have missed an event, feel free to email us at dfwcraftshows@gmail.com

What Holiday Are We On - Giveaway

Well, long before Halloween came along, we had hit that odd point where Christmas decorations started popping up everywhere. Before I even had candy to hand out to the kids, they were trying to sell me ornaments for my tree! Of course, this makes me feel like the victim of a sneaky holiday attack. I am overcome with a sudden panic that the entire world is prepared for Christmas and I haven't even decided what I'm doing for Thanksgiving!

That's when the DFWCS arts & crafts show calendar really comes in handy, because I realize there are still PLENTY of opportunities to shop for that perfectly unique handmade gift for the people I care about.


This week's giveaway is sponsored by Jamie of Tanner's Touch. Tanner's Touch is run by a local crafty mom who specializes in hand-painted plates, hand-painted ornaments, and glass magnet tins. Everything is created just for you to help you celebrate life's special occasions. Swing by the Tanner's Touch Etsy Shop to see the large variety of personalized gifts that Jamie has to offer!





One lucky DFW Craft Shows reader will WIN 2 tins of 6 glass magnets each-- one for you to keep and one for you to giveaway to someone special (a total value of $25). Each tin contains 6 glass magnets each with a super strong rare earth magnet. Best of all-- you get to pick the design for each tin! Whether you cheer on UNT, TCU, Texas Tech, Baylor, A & M, or the Longhorns (or another local or professional team) or want something for your child's teacher, Jamie's magnet tins make the perfect stocking stuffers. Check out her etsy shop to see many of the themes available!

How to enter: Simply leave a comment (here or on Facebook) and tell us when you usually start your holiday shopping! Maybe you started weeks ago, maybe you are planning to start in a few weeks... personally, I just barely got on board last weekend. From here on out, it's holiday shopping for the win! Don't forget to leave an email address if your blogger profile is private, otherwise, I will have no way of contacting you!

Contest ends at 10:00PM on Tuesday, November 23rd. Winners will be announced the morning of Wednesday, November 24th, 2010.

Are you interested in sponsoring one of our giveaways and having your business listed on our site as shown above? Email me at dfwcraftshows@gmail.com for more information!

Funky Finds Spring Fling 2011


"The 3rd Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling is a pet-friendly event; therefore, it will be held in the Small Exhibits Building (aka Poultry Barn) at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas."

March 12th, 2011
9:00AM - 4:00PM
March 13th, 2011
11:00AM - 4:00PM

Will Rogers Memorial Center
Small Exhibits Building (Poultry Barn)
3409 Burnett-Tandy Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Booth fees are as follows:

10 X 10 in-line: $140
10 X 10 corner: $170

These fees include an event t-Shirt, your logo linked on the Spring Fling website for one year, listing on promotional postcards and in the event booklet, 10% off of booklet advertising, and 6 free months of store space on The Shops @ Funky Finds. Electricity is free but limited. Chairs and tables are extra.

Vendors are asked to donate an item to the raffle which will benefit Humane Society of North Texas & CASA of Tarrant County.

Applications can be found here below their vendor information and are due by January 9th, 2011. On Sunday, January 16, acceptance emails will be sent out.

OutNAbout - Weekend in Review 11/5 - 11/7

It has been a long time since we have done an Out N About review because I've been so busy trying to keep up with just listing all these fabulous shows! But since I actually had a chance to shop around The Funky Finds Experience, thanks to my mother and husband guarding the booth, I figured now is as good of a time as any to get back in the groove of things!

The Funky Finds Experience

The Experience!

The Funky Finds Experience took place last Saturday and Sunday in Fort Worth. There were over 130 vendors setup at the show, each selling their own handmade products. I could not believe the sheer amount of local artisans and the fantastic variety that they had to offer.

I saw a few old friends and met a lot of talented new vendors! Just a sampling of this crowd would include Crystal of Lil AnnieBell's Soap Co, who sells some of the most fabulous soaps that I have ever put my nose on! (Don't worry, I didn't put my nose on the ones that you bought.) Not too far away was Mary of Mary's Madness. Mary sells... everything! From vintage and recycled jewelry to note cards, watch parts, and much more.

Every time I turned around there was someone amazing, like Gary and Jan Anderson of Anderson Woodworks. These boxes are evidence to the beautiful canvas that nature puts in front of us everyday. With whimsical style and the most natural of color schemes, these boxes really do change your entire room. And, of course, it always works out that I end up with some amazing product hanging out all day just in the corner of my sight line. I stare at it all day, and then suddenly realize that someone might buy it and rush over to make it mine. At this event, it was a stylish scarf by Modest Ambition. All of their hats and scarfs are so modern and well crafted, they can make anyone look fashion forward.

So you might start to notice the problem here. I meet a ton of vendors that were just breath-taking! Not to mention the fantastic staff that spent their weekend keeping the show running smoothly and doing everything they could to make our lives easier. I obviously can't sit here and go through ALL of them. So I just want to take a second and encourage you all to check out the vendor list for the event, and consider some (or all) of these awesome vendors for some (or all) of your holiday shopping!

Big thanks to Jessica and Joe for putting on a fantastic show. I don't know about you, but I can't wait for the Spring Fling.

Holiday Open House

"Holiday Open House! Vendors to include Scentsy, Shailyn F Photography, Pampered Chef, SaraDipity Designs, Willow house, Avon and more. Come join us and find all your holiday gifts!!"

November 13th, 2010
10:00AM - 2:00PM

Bridlewood Amenity Center
500 Par Drive
Flower Mound TX

Booths are $15 for a 10 X 10 space.

Applications have been uploaded here and are due ASAP.

For more info, please contact: Sara Kerr at 603-566-8452.

Holiday Shopping Bazaar in The Village

"Shop our first ever Holiday Shopping Bazaar located on Main St. in The Village of Colleyville. Sponsored by the Colleyville Woman's Club along with the City of Colleyville shoppers will find gift items such as wine accessories, jewelry, special selection of pearls, cosmetics and beauty products, clothing and home decor items, scarves and throws, stocking stuffers, baking mixes and great hostess gifts. $5 poinsettias on sale Sat. only. Farmers Market also open Saturday. This shopping bazaar, and an 'Ole Fashion Cake Walk being held Friday, is in conjunction with City of Colleyville's Holly Colley Holidays event in the Village."

December 3rd, 2010
4:00PM - 9:00PM
December 4th, 2010
9:00AM - 2:00PM

Main St.
Village of Colleyville
Colleyville, TX

Free admission & Parking.

Booths are 8ft tables and cost $75 for both days.
Fees include 8ft table, chair, electricity, heaters, tent covering, and tent sides if there is inclement weather.

Applications can be found here and are due asap.

For more information, please visit their site at : www.c-w-c.org
Or Contact Cyndi Honeycutt at 817-281-9297 or dchone3634@hotmail.com.

Weekend Fun - 11/12 - 11/14

Chandler Elementary School's 2nd Annual Winter Bazaar

"Please join us for Chandler Elementary School's 2nd Annual Winter Bazaar! There will be vendors selling homemade, personalized Christmas ornaments, homemade jewelry, homemade furniture, Discovery Toys, Creative Memories, Tupperware, Scentsy, baked goods and much, much more.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be making a special trip from the North Pole and pictures will be available with the jolly couple from 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm.
We will also be having a Chili Cook-Off. This will take place from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Our 30 classes will be competing for the honor of "Best Chili 2010."
So come and join in on the fun!"

November 12th, 2010
12:00PM - 8:00PM

Chandler Elementary
1000 Water Oak Drive
Allen, TX 75002

MYC 4th Annual Christmas Bazaar

"Ho, Ho, Ho, A Shopping We Will Go!Come to our craft bazaar on Saturday, November 13th from 9-2. We will have vendors selling many unique items including handmade jewelry, crafts, home decor, and Christmas items! Great shopping for that one of a kind, unique gift!"

November 13th, 2010
9:00AM to 2:00PM

St Ann Catholic Parish
180 Samuel Blvd.
(Under the clock tower)
Coppell, TX 75019

The Curious Cake Shoppe & The Curious Canvas will be setup here as a last minute edition to our fall show schedule!

Holiday Craft Fair

"Come & enjoy a one stop shop for all your Christmas needs! Many vendors with special one day only sales."

November 13th, 2010
10:00AM - 3:00PM

Homewood Suites Fossil Creek
3701 Tanacross Drive
Fort Worth, TX, 76137

Genesis Craft Expo

"Just in time to shop for all your holiday gifts! Come check out the vast array of goodies such as jewelry, food items, clothing, toys and candles just to name a few. Plan to shop till you drop and bring your friends!"

November 13th, 2010
9:00AM - 3:00PM

Genesis United Methodist Church
7635 South Hulen Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76133

Lightning Dancers Fall Gift and Craft Show

"It's that time again! Time for the Lightning Dancers Fall Gift and Craft Show!"

November 13, 2010
9:00AM to 5:00PM
November 14th, 2010
11:00AM to 5:00PM

Central High School
9450 Ray White Rd
Keller, TX 76248

Holiday Open House

"Holiday Open House! Vendors to include Scentsy, Shailyn F Photography, Pampered Chef, SaraDipity Designs, Willow house, Avon and more. Come join us and find all your holiday gifts!!"

November 13th, 2010
10:00AM - 2:00PM

Bridlewood Amenity Center
500 Par Drive
Flower Mound TX

Bobcat Dazzlers Holiday Kick-Off Bazaar

"The Byron Nelson High School's Bobcat Dazzlers Holiday Kick-Off Bazaar is ready for your applications!"

November 13th, 2010
9:00AM to 5:00PM
November 14th, 2010
11:00AM to 5:00PM

Byron Nelson High School
2775 Bobcat Blvd
Trophy Club, TX 76262

2010 Holiday Extravaganza

"We have over 30 arts and craft booths from crafters around the DFW metroplex. There is also a silent auction and food, drinks and snacks. We will also have a Bounce House for the kids."

November 13th, 2010
10:00AM to 4:00PM

First United Methodist Church of Colleyville,
5601 Pleasant Run Road
Colleyville, TX.

Argyle High School Holiday Shopping Extravaganza

"Argyle Holiday Shopping Extravaganza benefitting Project Graduation. Saturday, November 13th from 9am-4pm at Argyle High School. Trendy clothes, jewelry, handbags, gift items, home decor and so much more!"

November 13th, 2010
9:00AM - 4:00PM

Argyle High School
191 Hwy 377 S
Argyle, TX 76226

SHCCPDO Holiday Bazaar

"We are excited to announce that the 1st Annual South Hills Christian Church (SHCC) Parents Day Out (PDO) Holiday Bazaar is scheduled for Saturday, November 13 from 9 AM to 3 PM. We would be honored to have you participate in this year’s event. The SHCC PDO Holiday Bazaar will be the main fundraiser for the PDO program at SHCC with all the profits directly benefiting our program. We will have parents, teachers, and members of the church volunteering their time and energy to help make this event a success. We hope you can join us for our 1st Holiday Bazaar!"

November 13th, 2010
9:00AM - 3:00PM

South Hills Christian Church Parents Day Out
3200 Bilglade Rd.
Fort Worth, Texas 76133

Boswell Senior Celebration Craft Fair

"The Boswell Senior Celebration Craft Fair is looking for vendors! Proceeds will go towards "Senior Celebration," which is an event sponsored by parents for students that are graduating each year. They provide an alternative to celebrating this achievement with food, friends, and fun."

November 13th, 2010
9:00AM to 4:00PM

Wayside Middle School
1300 Old Decatur Road
Fort Worth, Texas 76179

Haltom High School PTSA Craft Show

"Haltom High School PTSA is pleased to host its 2010 Craft Fair on Saturday November
13th. The Fair is intended to provide vendors the opportunity to exhibit and sale their
products."

November 13th, 2010
10:00AM - 6:00PM

Haltom City High School
5501 Haltom Rd
Haltom City, TX

Lancaster's 2nd Saturday on the Square

"This event is to assist businesses and up and coming entrepreneurs. 2nd Saturday is FREE to the public. We will have food, entertainment and events for children such as; a bounce house, snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn, face paint and much more."

November 11, 2010, Every 2nd Saturday
10:00AM - 4:00PM

Lancaster Historic Square
100 N Dallas Ave and Main St
Lancaster, TX

Western Fall Festival & Fundraiser

"Alden Montessori School is hosting the Western Fall Festival & Fundraiser Funds for Fun – they are raising money to purchase PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT for the kids. Come and enjoy the many CARNIVAL GAMES, PETTING ZOO, HAYRIDE, FACE PAINTING, VENDOR and FOOD BOOTHS, BALLOON ARTIST, SILENT AUCTION and DOOR PRIZES."

November 13, 2010
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Alden Montessori School
4010 Justin Road (FM407)
Flower Mound, TX 75077

Wylie Women's League Fall Festival

"The Wylie Women's League is looking for vendors for their Fall event!"

November 13th, 2010
8:00AM - 4:00PM

Wylie Community Park
Downtown Wylie, TX

Coppell Holiday House

The Coppell High School is hosting their 15th Annual Holiday House - Gift & Craft Show.

November 14th, 2010
10:00AM - 4:30PM

Coppell High School‎
185 West Parkway Boulevard
Coppell, TX‎

If I have missed an event, feel free to email us at dfwcraftshows@gmail.com

A Dickens Holiday

"Vendors must be in Dickens Costume. About 300 people expected. All the characters from "A Christmas Carol" will be roaming the community. Sell your "wares" to the guests. Music, food, entertainment."

December 9th, 2010
10:00AM to 2:00PM

The Wellington at North Richland Hills Retirement Community
6150 Glenview Drive
N Richland Hills, Tx
76180

Booths are 3x6 tables and cost $50. This fee includes 1 chair and 1 table.

Please contact Beverly (below) to reserve your spot. Applications are due by November 15th, 2010.

Beverly Brewer, Sales Director 817-577-0226

Encouraging Words - Giveaway Winner

Big thanks to everyone who took the time to share some encouraging words with our fellow DFW Craft Show members. Hopefully one of those comments gave someone the push that they needed to get out there and show off their crafty creations.

And now the winner is... Lottie of Couture Events! Lottie is a wedding planner in the DFW area who loves to create, experience and appreciate exquisite weddings. Lottie has a taste for class and quality with the impeccable ability to create an event that is unforgettable yet affordable.

Lottie- You have won a Holiday Garland of your choice, a value of $30. Below are just three samples of the variety of garlands that Tarah makes. The garlands' length will depend on the words used in the garland. Each letter/shape is connected with 2 - 3 different ribbons that coordinate with the paper. The color theme is up to you!




Congrats Lottie!

Are you interested in sponsoring one of our giveaways and having your business listed on our site as shown above? Email me at dfwcraftshows@gmail.com for more information!

SHCCPDO Holiday Bazaar

"We are excited to announce that the 1st Annual South Hills Christian Church (SHCC) Parents Day Out (PDO) Holiday Bazaar is scheduled for Saturday, November 13 from 9 AM to 3 PM. We would be honored to have you participate in this year’s event. The SHCC PDO Holiday Bazaar will be the main fundraiser for the PDO program at SHCC with all the profits directly benefiting our program. We will have parents, teachers, and members of the church volunteering their time and energy to help make this event a success. We hope you can join us for our 1st Holiday Bazaar!"

November 13th, 2010
9:00AM - 3:00PM

South Hills Christian Church Parents Day Out
3200 Bilglade Rd.
Fort Worth, Texas 76133

Booth fees are as follows:
12 x 8 - $70.00
9 x 8 - $60.00
9 x 6 - $50.00
2 chairs are provided. Electricity is limited. Late fees are being waived.

Applications are available here and are due asap.

For more information please contact:
Claudia Slayter at cjslayter@aol.com
Connie Johnson at laverne820@yahoo.com 817-675-6255
or visit their site at: http://shccpdo.com/id60.html

Western Fall Festival & Fundraiser

"Alden Montessori School is hosting the Western Fall Festival & Fundraiser Funds for Fun – they are raising money to purchase PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT for the kids. Come and enjoy the many CARNIVAL GAMES, PETTING ZOO, HAYRIDE, FACE PAINTING, VENDOR and FOOD BOOTHS, BALLOON ARTIST, SILENT AUCTION and DOOR PRIZES."

November 13, 2010
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Alden Montessori School
4010 Justin Road (FM407)
Flower Mound, TX 75077

Booths are 10 X 10 and cost $75.

Applications have been uploaded here and are due ASAP.

Panther City Bar Bazaar Christmas Extravaganza

"Live Local Music, Magic by Ash Adams, Vendors Galore: Art, Jewelery, Clothing, Photography, Knick Knacks, Vintage Goods, Candles, Soaps, and MORE! Custom Gift Wrapping, Tasty Hot Beverages, Burritos by the Fort Worth Burrito Project!
Washer Tournament (Cash & Prizes!), Caricature Artist, And Much MUCH More!"

December 5th, 2010
12:00PM - 9:00PM

Lola's Saloon
2736 West 6th Street
Fort Worth, TX

Booths are on average 6ft and cost $60.

Applications are being accepted via email. Please contact panthercitybarbazaar@gmail.com with your business name, website, and/or product examples.

The 500 Inc Fair Park Holiday

"We would like to invite you to participate as a Vendor at The 500 Inc. Holiday Gift Market at the Official City of Dallas Fair Park Holiday event. This Holiday Event, which coincides with the Dallas White Rock Marathon Health & Fitness Expo & is a free, fun, family-friendly event showcasing Santa’s Workshop/Children’s Arts & Crafts Area, a Fireworks Display, Holiday Market by 500, Inc., Holiday Entertainment, Esplanade Dancing Water performances as well as thousands of sparkling LED Lights."

December 4th, 2010
9:00AM - 7:00PM

Centennial Building at Fair Park
Dallas, TX

Booth fees are as follows:
10 X 10 : $100
Double 10 X 10 : $150

Applications have been uploaded here and due by November 30th, 2010.

For more information, please contact 214-565-0200 or holidaymarket@the500inc.org.

Weekend Fun - 11/5 - 11/7

Holy Metroplex! This is the weekend to get your shop on, because I don't think you can turn around without running into an arts & crafts show.

Hurst Hills Elementary Carnival & Craft Show

"Hurst Hills Elementary is having a carnival and craft show and you are invited to check it out!"

November 5th, 2010
5:00PM - 8:00PM

Hurst Hills Elementary
525 Billie Ruth Ln
Hurst, TX 76053

The Funky Finds Experience

"Coming up just in time for gift-giving season is Funky Finds’ handmade extravaganza: The Experience. This 2-day indoor event in Fort Worth, TX will showcase the work of over 120 talented artisans to purchase, including hand-crafted one-of-a-kind gifts, unique accessories, fashionable attire, home dècor and much more."

November 6th, 2010
9:00AM - 5:00PM
November 7th, 2010
10:00AM - 4:00PM

Will Rogers Memorial Center
Amon G. Carter Exhibits Building
Fort Worth, Texas

The Curious Cake Shoppe & brand new The Curious Canvas will be setup at this event. Come by and say hi!

Southlake Carroll PTSO Craft Fair

November 6th, 2010
9:00AM - 5:00PM
November 7th, 2010
11:00AM - 5:00PM

The Carroll Senior High School
1501 West Southlake Boulevard
Southlake, TX 76092

Crossroads Bible Church Craft Show

"You are invited to shop at the Crossroads Bible Church Craft Show."

November 6th, 2010
9:00AM - 4:00PM

Crossroads Bible Church Craft Show
8101 E. FM 407 (Justin Rd)
Double Oak, TX 75077

Flea Harvey's

Every First Saturday
10:00AM - 5:00PM

Flea Harvey's
1807 Gould St.
Dallas, TX

"Every first Saturday of each month, we have a big flea market at Lee Harvey's. This is a monthly urban flea market of eclectic art, antiques, vintage, kitsch, collectibles, handmade jewelery & wares, books, prints, furniture, toys, and odd finds."

Golden Pride Booster Club Fall Bazaar

"Our bazaar will have arts and crafts, local businesses, concessions, silent auction, a raffle, bake sale and many other fun activities. Our bazaar committee has been working very hard to make this the best show that you will participate/attend this year!"

November 6th, 2010
9:00AM to 4:00PM

Eldorado Highschool
14040 Eldorado Pkwy
Frisco, Texas 75035

2nd Annual Mpact Girls Club Craft Fair & Holiday Bazaar

"MPACT of Freedom Life Church is pleased to host its 2nd annual Craft Fair and Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 6, 2010 in Carrollton, Texas. The fair is intended to provide local small businesses and craft persons an opportunity to exhibit and offer for sale their products and crafts. All funds will go to support MPACT girls club."

November 6th, 2010
9:00AM to 5:00PM

The Rock
Freedom Life Church
2435 East Hebron Parkway
Carrollton, TX 75007

Remington Point Elementary Fall Craft Fair

"The Remington Point Elementary Fall Craft Fair invites you to come do some holiday shopping!"

November 6, 2010
9:00AM to 5:00PM

Remington Point Elementary
6000 Old Decatur Road
Fort Worth, Texas 76179

Trinity High School Choir Craft Fair

"Booths are available for the Trinity High School Choir Craft Fair! There will be 200+ booths for arts, crafts and collectibles, as well as concessions and musical performances."

November 6th, 2010
9:00AM to 5:00PM

Trinity High School
500 N. Industrial Blvd.
Euless, TX 76039


If I have missed an event, feel free to email us at dfwcraftshows@gmail.com

Encouraging Words - Giveaway

One thing that I don't think people realize about vendors at Arts & Craft shows... you are really putting yourself out there. You have no idea how people are going to receive your products from one show to the next. You spend your free time and put tons of effort into making something wonderful that you want share with others, and you deserve a big pat on the back! This is not always what you get... so I'm extending a virtual hug of encouragement. Don't let one rouge comment here or there discourage you. Soak up those supportive cheers and compliments like there is no tomorrow, because that is the nectar of creative minds!


This week's giveaway is sponsored by Tarah of Tarah Designs. Tarah creates all sorts of wonderful handcrafted paper goods to celebrate extraordinary days and every day inbetween! Check out all the super cute merchandise in her Etsy shop, or "like" her Facebook Page to see the latest and greatest products that she is creating for Arts & Crafts Shows all over the metroplex!





One lucky DFW Craft Shows reader will WIN a Holiday Garland of your choice- Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines, etc, a value of $30. Above are just three samples of the variety of garlands that Tarah makes. The garlands' length will depend on the words used in the garland. Each letter/shape is connected with 2 - 3 different ribbons that coordinate with the paper. The color theme is up to you!

How to enter: Simply leave a comment (here or on Facebook) with a few words of encouragement for your fellow artists & crafters. Putting your creative mind on display is not easy for a lot of folks, and maybe we can give them the extra push they need to grab onto one of these vendor calls and show their creations to the world. Don't forget to leave an email address if your blogger profile is private, otherwise, I will have no way of contacting you!

My words of encouragement: If you love doing something, you shouldn't let anyone or anything stand in your way of doing it. We make our own joy in life.

Contest ends at 10:00PM on Tuesday, November 9th. Winners will be announced the morning of Wednesday, November 10th, 2010.

Are you interested in sponsoring one of our giveaways and having your business listed on our site as shown above? Email me at dfwcraftshows@gmail.com for more information!

Streamlining Show Submissions

Hey friends! I hope everyone is having successful holiday shows and enjoying this fabulous, cool weather.

As you may have noticed, DFW Craft Shows is growing and growing. When I started this site, I had no idea if anyone would find it helpful. As you can imagine, I am very pleased to see us at over 600 Facebook Fans. Many of you have taken the time to write in and let me know what you love about the site, and I truly appreciate that! I am especially thankful to all of you who send in show information or refer your event coordinators to us! And, that's why I am here...

The site continues to grow and life continues to get busier and busier. I am always looking for tools that will save time and allow me to get show information to you guys as soon as possible. And there is a new button on the site that I am hoping will help me do so. It is called "Submit Show."

So, if you know of a show that I have missed, you can click this super awesome button and fill out whatever show information that you have. It should only take a couple of minutes, and it will help me sort through show information and get it to you faster! It may not be the prettiest page in the world... but sometimes it's function for-the-win.

Until next time... :D

Argyle High School Holiday Shopping Extravaganza

"Argyle Holiday Shopping Extravaganza benefitting Project Graduation. Saturday, November 13th from 9am-4pm at Argyle High School. Trendy clothes, jewelry, handbags, gift items, home decor and so much more!"

November 13th, 2010
9:00AM - 4:00PM

Argyle High School
191 Hwy 377 S
Argyle, TX 76226

Their flyer is here.

Booths are 10 x 10 and cost $75. These fees include tables, chairs, and electricity.

Applications have been uploaded here and are due by November 5th, 2010.

For more info, please contact Shari at skaggsfam@verizon.net or 940-455-2308.

Denton High School Choir Craft Show

"Over 179 Crafters in 2009; Choirs performing throughout the day all around the school."

December 4th, 2010
9:00AM - 4:00PM

Denton High School
1007 Fulton
Denton, Texas 76201

Booth fees are as follows:

8x12 - $60.00
8x24 - $120.00

Electricity is available to some booths for $15.00. Tables are available at an additional cost.

Applications can be found here.

For more information please contact: Megan at dhschoircraftshow@yahoo.com

Weekend Fun - 10/29 - 10/31

Coppell Farmers Market Arts & Crafts Show

"Old Town Coppell Farmers Market and Arts & Crafts Show - October 30th, 2010
This event features a variety of activities and a bounce house for the kids. There will be a full house of farmers market vendors, in addition to the last Arts & Crafts Show of the year!"

October 30th, 2010
8:00AM to 12:00PM

Coppell Farmers Market
Coppell, TX 75019

This is where The Curious Cake Shoppe will be! As always, swing by and say hey!

Etsy Denton Barn Sale

"Come out for Etsy Denton's first event and support local artists!
There will be several Etsy Denton members selling a wide variety of goods for all ages. Get a head start on your holiday shopping with unique, handmade gifts made locally in Denton! The first 10 people that come to the show get a free goody bag!"

October 30th, 2010
9:00AM to 3:00PM

4573 Coyote Point
Denton, TX

The Dave Kenoly Show's Arts for Autism Festival

"We'll have live entertainment, activities for kids, as well as speakers on various Autism topics throughout the day. We're looking for artists of all mediums, jewelry makers, candle makers...it's really only limited by your imagination. We'll be promoting this event in the public and hope to draw several thousand people."

October 30, 2010
9:00AM to 5:30PM

Holiday Inn DFW Airport S
14320 Centre Station Dr,
Fort Worth, TX

Admission to the public: $2 per adult, $1 per child 5 and up; under 5 free.

Colleyville Holiday Market

"The Colleyville Holiday Market is very excited to once again bring the DFW area holiday shoppers an opportunity of unique gift buying. "

October 30, 2010
9:00AM - 5:00PM

Colleyville Heritage High School
5401 Heritage Ave,
Colleyville, TX

Deep Ellum Outdoor Market

October 30th, 2010
11:00AM to 5:00PM

Intersection of Elm St. and Malcolm X Blvd
Covered parking lot behind Cafe Brazil
Dallas, TX

"The Deep Ellum Outdoor Market is a monthly event that showcases local talent and promotes local businesses in Dallas' historic arts district. The Market will provide Deep Ellum with a venue for local artists and musicians to expose their talent, for local businesses to promote their services, and for bars and restaurants in the area to entertain more people."

Lawson Early Childhood Center 1st Annual Fall Carnival and Vendor Fair

"Lawson Early Childhood Center is looking for YOUR BUSINESS to be a vendor
at our first Fall Carnival!!"

October 30, 2010
10:00AM - 12:00PM

Lawson Early Childhood Center
500 Dowell Street
McKinney, Texas 75071

Four Seasons Market in Allen & Addison

"Four Seasons Market is all about supporting local farmers, ranchers, artisanal food producers and local craftsmen and women. We allow vendors who grow or make all or most of their own products to sell at our market."

October 1st, 2010 and every Friday through October
9:00AM to 2:00PM

Walters Creek Parking Lot
Garden Park Dr.
Allen, TX

October 2nd, 2010 and every Saturday through October
9:00AM to 2:00PM
October 3rd, 2010 and every Sunday through October
10:00AM to 3:00PM

The Village on The Parkway
(Where Bed, Bath, and Beyond's parking lot used to be)
Addison, TX

Did I miss an event? Email me at dfwcraftshows@gmail.com and I will remedy the situation as quickly as possible.