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Weekend Fun EARLY Edition- 7/29 - 8/01

Yes, you read that right. This is the Weekend fun EARLY Edition, because I will be out of town for the next week and I certainly do not want you to miss out on these events.

Coppell Farmers Market and Arts & Crafts Show

July 31st, 2010
8:00AM to 12:00PM

Coppell Farmers Market
Coppell, TX 75019

Coppell Farmers Market and Arts & Crafts Show
This show features a large variety of Farmers Market vendors from the surrounding areas, as well as arts & crafts vendors!

Shakespeare in the Park

Every day from June 16th to July 24th, excluding Mondays
Gates open at 6:45PM
Performances start at 8:15PM

Samuell Grand Amphitheatre
Dallas, TX

Shakespeare in the Park will be preforming 3 different productions throughout the summer: Cymbeline, The Comedy of Errors, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Enjoy their lovely open air amphitheater and check out lots of really cool wares from local artists and crafters before the show and during intermission!

More information about the shows and tickets can be found at their site here.


July 29th and July 31st, 2010
9:00AM to 2:00PM

Historic Downtown Grapevine

"You can find an eclectic array of items at Grapevine Market, including the finest handmade jewelry, distinctive home décor, quality antiques, and more. Peruse the unique displays and indulge in something special."

Weekend Fun -7/22 - 7/25

Woohoo, it's about time for another exciting Arts & Crafts weekend, and that's just what we have on our hands! Check out all these exciting events going on around the metroplex.

North Texas Institute Craft Fair

July 24th, 2010
9:00AM to 5:00PM
July 25th, 2010
11:00AM to 5:00PM

Goodwill's NE Tarrant Business Opportunities Center
880 Mustang Dr.
Grapevine, Texas 76051

"The North Texas Institute Craft Fair (or NTI Craft Fair) is a two-day art and craft fair to be held July 24 and 25, 2010, in Grapevine, Texas. The event will feature the work of many artists, crafters, and designers that hand-craft a variety of goods. There will also be a few vendors like Scentsy and Homemade Gourmet."

Craft For A Cure - Craft & Bake Show

July 24th, 2010
9:00AM to 5:00PM

Van Community Center
310 Chestnut St.
Van, TX

"Craft for a Cure is open to all crafters, artists, and bakers. The show is put together by two cousins to raise money for Susan G. Komen 3 Day for the Cure. All proceeds from the booth and table fees will go towards charity, as well as any funds raised from the raffle."

Shakespeare in the Park

Every day from June 16th to July 24th, excluding Mondays
Gates open at 6:45PM
Performances start at 8:15PM

Samuell Grand Amphitheatre
Dallas, TX

Shakespeare in the Park will be preforming 3 different productions throughout the summer: Cymbeline, The Comedy of Errors, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Enjoy their lovely open air amphitheater and check out lots of really cool wares from local artists and crafters before the show and during intermission!

More information about the shows and tickets can be found at their site here.


July 22nd and July 24th, 2010
9:00AM to 2:00PM

Historic Downtown Grapevine

"You can find an eclectic array of items at Grapevine Market, including the finest handmade jewelry, distinctive home décor, quality antiques, and more. Peruse the unique displays and indulge in something special."


Do you know about a weekend event that we are missing here? Shoot me an email at dfwcraftshows@gmail.com and I will get it added asap!

Heard it on the Grapevine - Winner

In a world as big as ours, it's always nice to hear all the unique ways that people stumble upon one little 'ol website like ours! Word of mouth marketing is a huge factor in how information is spread, so thank you to everyone who are going to shows and sharing information about DFW Craft Shows!

And now, the winner.... Jenn Velarde!

You have won this super funky swag pack by Funky Finds, a fabulous organization offering support to the Arts & Crafts community worldwide through their online marketplace, publications, and their many events. (Psst, don't forget to sign up for The Funky Finds Experience!)

Your prize pack includes one sturdy Funky Finds tote bag and a Funky Finds t-shirt of your choice!



The gold tee is loose fitting & available in Large. The blue tee is fitted & available in Medium.

Congrats Jenn! Please email us at dfwcraftshows@gmail.com to collect your prize.

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

Weekend Fun - 7/15 - 7/18

Here it is folks! If you know of an event that I am missing, please let me know at dfwcraftshows@gmail.com so I can get it added to the calendar!

Deep Ellum Outdoor Market

July 17th, 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."

Shakespeare in the Park

Every day from June 16th to July 24th, excluding Mondays
Gates open at 6:45PM
Performances start at 8:15PM

Samuell Grand Amphitheatre
Dallas, TX

Shakespeare in the Park will be preforming 3 different productions throughout the summer: Cymbeline, The Comedy of Errors, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Enjoy their lovely open air amphitheater and check out lots of really cool wares from local artists and crafters before the show and during intermission!

More information about the shows and tickets can be found at their site here.


July 15th and July 17th, 2010
9:00AM to 2:00PM

Historic Downtown Grapevine

"You can find an eclectic array of items at Grapevine Market, including the finest handmade jewelry, distinctive home décor, quality antiques, and more. Peruse the unique displays and indulge in something special."

Heard it on the Grapevine - Giveaway

You all know I've been having a rough couple of weeks. All of your support and friendly comments have been wonderful, thank you! In addition to all that, I login today and find that we have hit over 300 fans! AND, I just received an email from a lovely woman who just told me she was onsite at the Peach Festival this weekend and heard about our site from several vendors. Fabulous! Keep spreading the word, my friends! It is such great news that puts one in the mood for....


This week's giveaway is sponsored by Funky Finds. Funky Finds offers us a number of useful resources including, but not limited to: giveaways, handmade news/events worldwide, and the perfect location to purchase and sell handmade goods! If you haven't already, I encourage you to check out The Shops @ Funky Finds for your next handmade purchase and/or as the perfect outlet to showcase and sell your own handmade goods.

And, as if this isn't all enough, Funky Finds have hosted a number of arts & craft shows here locally, including the upcoming Funky Finds Experience on November 6th & 7th. They are STILL accepting vendors until August 1st, 2010, so get your applications in for this exciting event which be advertised all over the metroplex in a variety of media including 8.5" X 11" booklets.


One lucky DFWCS winner will receive one sturdy Funky Finds tote bag and a Funky Finds t-shirts of their choice, a value of $25. The gold tee is loose fitting & available in Large. The blue tee is fitted & available in Medium.

How to enter:
Simply leave a comment below (or on Facebook) and tell us where YOU heard about DFW Craft Shows! (If your blogger profile is private, please make sure I have a way of getting in touch with you if you win.)

Contest ends at 10:00PM on Tuesday, July 20th. Winners will be announced the morning of Wednesday, July 21st, 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!

Wylie High School Choir 2nd Annual Arts & Crafts Fair

"The Craft Fair will be advertised in local newspapers, in the Wylie ISD newsletter, at the football game the night before, and at various local businesses. In addition, we are looking into entertainment options to attract people, which events will be booked in either the auditorium or gymnasium as appropriate."

August 28th, 2010
8:30AM - 4:30PM

Wylie High School Cafeteria
Corner of Hwy 544 and Country Club
Wylie, TX


New Venue Locations:
First Baptist Church Events Center
200 N. Ballard
Wylie, TX

Booth fees are as follows (color coding refers to vendor map):

12’ x 10’ space (purple): $70.00
9’ x 9’ space (orange): $60.00
10’ x 6’ space (green booths): $55.00
7‘ x 7’ space (blue booths): $50.00

All booths come with a free table. Chairs, electricity, and lunch are available at an additional cost.

Application has been uploaded here and are due by August 10th, 2010.

For more information, please see their vendor letter here or contact them at whschoirboosters@gmail.com.

Weekend Fun -7/9 - 7/11

Happy Weekend everyone! Drive safe!

girlShow - The Perfect 10

July 9th & 10th, 2010
8:00PM - 12:00PM

LIFE Cultural Center
2803 Taylor St.
Dallas, TX

Admission is $15.

"It's time. The third installment of the highly anticipated annual ArtLoveMagic celebration of the creative women of Dallas has returned! girlShow has a theme every year. This year, the theme is "The Perfect 10". Through various mediums we will challenge all women to find perfection in themselves for who they are in life, not who the media and TV would have them strive to be."

Lancaster's 2nd Saturday on the Square

July 10th, 2010: Every 2nd Saturday
10:00AM - 4:00PM

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

"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."

Shakespeare in the Park

Every day from June 16th to July 24th, excluding Mondays
Gates open at 6:45PM
Performances start at 8:15PM

Samuell Grand Amphitheatre
Dallas, TX

Shakespeare in the Park will be preforming 3 different productions throughout the summer: Cymbeline, The Comedy of Errors, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Enjoy their lovely open air amphitheater and check out lots of really cool wares from local artists and crafters before the show and during intermission!

More information about the shows and tickets can be found at their site here.


July 8th and July 10th, 2010
9:00AM to 2:00PM

Historic Downtown Grapevine

"You can find an eclectic array of items at Grapevine Market, including the finest handmade jewelry, distinctive home décor, quality antiques, and more. Peruse the unique displays and indulge in something special."

Let's hear it: Who are you - Winner

Thank you to everyone who took the time to introduce yourselves! It was wonderful learning a little more about all the lovely people that make up our local arts & crafts community.

On a side note: I would like to apologize for the delay in getting our winner announcement out to you! As you may have already heard, I was rear-ended last week and have been ordered to take it easy and rest since. I am finally feeling better and am happy to be back!

Without further ado, the winner of the giveaway is... Jess!

You have won this beautiful bracelet donated by Jinda's Charm. Jinda’s Charm was started by Krista Ketsanam after she started making clothing and bows for her new baby girl in 2009! Now, she is sharing these super cute creations with us! It's always great to see local vendors taking the time to help out the community and Krista is no exception. Krista uses a portion of all sales from Jinda's Charm to make and donate hair bows for the girls at Children's Medical Center.


Congrats Jess! Please email us at dfwcraftshows@gmail.com to collect your prize.

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