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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

Booths are 10 X 6 and cost $50.

Applications can be found here.

For more information, please contact:

srcelebration11(at)aol.com

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.

Booths are designated parking spaces and cost $100 each. There is no water or electricity available. You are responsible for your own tables, pop up canopy, etc.
A portion of the proceeds from each booth fee & admission will go to benefit Aid for Autistic Children Foundation, Inc. & The Autism Society - Dallas.

Applications can be found here and are due by October 25th, 2010.

For more information, call Dana at 832-754-1804 or email dana@davekenoly.com.

Dallas Green Festival

"Dallas Green Festival is an outdoor festival designed to help raise awareness and inspire environmental stewardship through demonstrations and activities that are creative and exciting. A climbing wall, zip line, face painting, artists and vendors add to the fun!"

September 18, 2010
9:00AM to 2:30PM

Texas Discovery Gardens
Fair Park Dallas
3601 Martin Luther King Junior Blvd
Dallas, TX‎

You'll have to double check my pricing on this, I see a section for Artists that just says to call 214-671-8150 "to discuss your needs and preferences." The information posted below is under the vendor section.

Booth fees are as follows:
10 X 10 space - $50
20 X 20 space - $150

Tents and tables are available at an additional cost.

Applications are available here and are due by August 31st. There will be a fee of $15 for all late applications.

For more information, check out their site here.

Weekend Fun- 8/27 - 8/29

Hurray for rain! Rush out and get your Arts & Craft fix before Texas realizes we aren't withering away and heats up again.

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, 2009
8:30AM - 4:30PM

VENUE CHANGE:
First Baptist Church Events Center
200 N. Ballard
Wylie, TX

Lakewood Summer Arts Faire

"Every year LSAF brings together leading local artists and the East Dallas community in a family-friendly environment where patrons can view, enjoy and purchase fine art, fine jewelry and fine crafts."

August 28th, 2010
10:00AM - 6:00PM
August 29th, 2010
11:15AM - 5:00PM

Lakewood United Methodist Church
Family Life Center
2443 Abrams Rd.
Dallas, TX 75214

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."

August 27th, 2010 and every Friday through October
9:00AM to 2:00PM

Walters Creek Parking Lot
Garden Park Dr.
Allen, TX

August 28th, 2010 and every Saturday through October
9:00AM to 2:00PM
August 29th, 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


"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."

August 26th and August 28th, 2010
9:00AM to 2:00PM

Historic Downtown Grapevine
Grapevine, TX



Have fun!

A Resourceful Giveaway

The web has certainly changed the way that we broadcast and receive information. It is a huge resource and meeting place for all people creative. On that note, I am thankful that DFWCS has allowed me to meet and get to know all you wonderful people! And I am thankful to this week's sponsor, because it's...


This week's giveaway is sponsored by Jinda's Charm. Jinda’s Charm was started by Krista Ketsanam, a fashion merchandiser, freelance fashion designer and wardrobe stylist. She started making clothing and bows for her new baby girl in 2009, and Jinda's Charm was born--but she didn't stop there-- Krista offers a variety of cool stuff for us grown-ups too! A portion of all Jinda's Charm sales goes towards making and donating hair bows for the girls at Children's Medical Center.


One lucky DFW Craft Shows reader will WIN this funky Zipper Rose Brooch/Hair Clip and Zip-Up Bracelet!

The Zipper Rose Hair Clip/ Brooch measures about 3.5 inches wide and secures with an alligator clip for your hair and a revolver clasp to wear as a brooch pin. You can wear this stunning feather hair clip/brooch on your favourite bandanna, hair bun, hat, or add it to your bag or jacket.

The Zip-Up Bracelet is made from a full, working black zipper with silver teeth. The bracelet zips on and by adjusting the zipper, you can determine how to wear the bracelet: as a bangle or a cuff.

How to enter: Simply leave a comment (here or on Facebook) and tell us your favorite resource for crafty information and inspiration! 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, August 31st. Winners will be announced the morning of Wednesday, September 1st, 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!

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

Booth fees are as follows:
5 x 10 hallway - $85.00 each
8 x 10 - $110.00 each
10 x 10 - $125.00 each
10 x 10 corner - $135.00 each

Vendor perks include:
FREE Continental Breakfast 7:00-9:00 AM
FREE Bottomless Tea Glass all day
FREE Loading/Unloading Assistance

The application has been uploaded here and are due October 29th, 2010.

For more information, visit their website here.

Dallas Federal Employee Assocation (FEA) Craft Fair

The Dallas Federal Employee Association, or FEA, Craft Fair is looking for vendors for their October event! Check out the information below:

October 6th & 7th, 2010
8:00AM to 4:00PM

Atrium
1301 Young Street
Dallas, TX 75202

Booths are sold by 6 ft tables, at a price of $40 per table with 2 chairs. Bring your own tablecloths! Extra tables are available at $10 each for both days.

Applications have been uploaded here and are due by September 17th, 2010.

Weekend Fun- 8/20 - 8/22

Check out these fun events happening in your neighborhood!

Deep Ellum Outdoor Market

August 21st, 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."

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."

August 20th, 2010 and every Friday through October
9:00AM to 2:00PM

Walters Creek Parking Lot
Garden Park Dr.
Allen, TX

August 21st, 2010 and every Saturday through October
9:00AM to 2:00PM

August 22nd, 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


"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."

August 19th and August 21st, 2010
9:00AM to 2:00PM

Historic Downtown Grapevine
Grapevine, TX

Hot Enough Giveaway Winner

I asked you what shows you are looking forward too, and you have spoken! It sounds like there are a lot of fun events coming up, and just as exciting, a lot of DFWCS vendors to meet at them! I look forward to it. :)

And now, the winner is.... Ginger Strand of Millinerium! Ginger creates hand-crafted eco-friendly hats and accessories that are unique and completely adorable!

You have won this beautiful necklace by Kimberley Morris. As you can see in her Etsy shop Kimberley Morris' art focuses on the simplicity of form and color, combining both the aforementioned and inspiration from daily life to produce wearable pieces of art.




Congrats Ginger! 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!

Four Seasons Markets




"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."

August 13th, 2010 and every Friday through October
9:00AM to 2:00PM

Walters Creek Parking Lot
Garden Park Dr.
Allen, TX

August 14th, 2010 and every Saturday through October
9:00AM to 2:00PM

August 15th, 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

Booths are 10 X 15 and cost $25.

Applications are accepted on their website.

More information can be found here.

Kiddie Kloset Consignment Fall 2010 Sales Event


"Kiddie Kloset is a twice yearly children's consignment sales event specializing in gently-used children's clothes, crafts, toys, baby gear, maternity items and more! We still have a few Vendor/Sponsor spots available."

September 16th, 2010
5:00PM - 9:00PM
September 17th, 2010
8:00AM - 9:00PM
September 18th, 2010
8:00AM - 12:00PM

MCM Grande Hotel Ballroom
1515 N. I-35E
Desoto TX, 75115

Kiddie Kloset has a vendor package and a sponsor package. Sponsors must provide a free activity at their booths. I will focus on the vendor package since I think that is what will apply to most folks here. Information for both options is on the brochure linked below.

Booth fee is $50 and includes:

6ft table and chair
Ad on the Kiddie Kloset website
250 "Goody Bags" promotional inserts
(these can be flyers, business cards, "free samples," etc featuring your business. To be provided at least 1 week prior to the sale)

Their application has been uploaded here.
Brochures can be found here.

For more information, check out their website or email them at : kiddieklosetsales@gmail.com.

Pacesetter Bazaar 2010

"Last year’s Bazaar was attended by over 6,000 customers and featured nearly 150 artists and exhibitors from all over North Texas, Oklahoma and other regions."

October 23rd, 2010
9:00AM to 5:00PM
October 24th, 2010
11:00AM to 5:00PM

J. J. Pearce High School
1600 N. Coit Road
Richardson, Texas 75080

Booth fees are as follows:
Singie : 8 X 10 - $195
Double : 8 X 20 - $300
Outside along Coit - $350

Tables and Electricity is available for an additional cost.

Applications are available here and are due by September 30th (extended deadline).

For more information, see their website.

Weekend Fun- 8/13 - 8/15

The heat continues, but we must go on! Check out this fun events. Take some water with you, and don't forget that sunscreen!

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."

August 13th, 2010 and every Friday through October
9:00AM to 2:00PM

Walters Creek Parking Lot
Garden Park Dr.
Allen, TX

August 14th, 2010 and every Saturday through October
9:00AM to 2:00PM

August 15th, 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

Denton Community Market

"The Denton Community Market is a regularly occurring market every 2nd Saturday of each month through October and is central to downtown Denton. It represents the diversity of the Denton community and features a variety of products and services that reflect the unique local character of our city. The offerings of the market include art and crafts from local artisans such as paintings and sculptures, metalworking, woodworking, jewelry, crocheted items, quilted items and ceramics."

August 14th, 2010 and every second Saturday through October
8:00AM to 2:00PM

Corner of Carroll and Sycamore
West of downtown Denton


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."

August 14th, 2010, Every 2nd Saturday
10:00AM - 4:00PM

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


"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."

August 12th and August 14th, 2010
9:00AM to 2:00PM

Historic Downtown Grapevine
Grapevine, TX

Friendship's Craft and Gift Show

The second annual Friendship's Craft and Gift Show is looking for vendors for their upcoming event!

October 9, 2010
9:00AM to 4:00PM

Friendship Church Buildings
270 Country Club Road
Fairview, Texas 75069

Booths are 8X10 and cost $20. Tables and Electricity are available for an additional fee.

Applications are uploaded here and are due by September 1st, 2010.

For more information, visit their website.

Hot Enough Giveaway

It's hot outside. It's so hot outside, it's hot inside. I don't know about you, but I find it impossible to get much of anything done when it's 108 degrees outside. There are a few ways to keep cool in a heatwave like this, but nothing is cooler than...


This week's giveaway is sponsored by Kimberley Morris. Kimberley Morris is a collaboration of multiple talents such as graphic design, clay, photography, and metalsmithing. Her art pulls from her experience in all the aforementioned talents, coupling them with the beauty and inspiration of the world around her, and resulting in wearable pieces of art. As you can see on both her site and her Etsy shop, Kimberley's focus on the simplicity of form and color carries her designs down many paths, no two of which are the same.





One lucky DFWCS winner will receive this beautiful necklace by Kimberley Morris, a value of $75. This necklace is created by a process of color pencil on copper which is sealed with 2-3 coats of wax to protect the finish. Necklace comes with 18" sterling silver omega chain.

How to enter:
Simply leave a comment below (or on Facebook) and tell us about an upcoming Arts & Crafts event that you are looking forward too.

Contest ends at 10:00PM on Tuesday, August 17th. Winners will be announced the morning of Wednesday, August 18th, 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!

St. Thomas Aquinas Mothers’ Association’s October Market


"The St. Thomas Aquinas Mothers’ Association’s October Market is one of the largest gift and holiday markets in the Lakewood/White Rock Lake area. We take special care in selecting a variety of merchants offering unique items in order to ensure our patrons a great shopping experience, while allowing our merchants to maximize their sale potential."

October 9th, 2010
10:00AM to 6:00PM

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School
Lower School Campus
6255 East Mockingbird
Dallas, Texas 75214

Booth fees are as follows:
Prime Space : $125
Regular Space: $100
Hallway Space: $65
Outside Tent : $55

Tables and Ads are available at additional costs.

Applications are due August 15th, 2010 and can be found here in both printable and online versions.

For more information, visit their website.

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

Booth fees are as follows:
10X12 space in the gymnasium - $30
10X12 space in foyer - $35

Tables and lunch are available for an additional fee.

Applications are uploaded here.

Weekend Fun - 8/5 - 8/8

Whoa, it's an empty weekend in Dallas. Not much going on...
So tell me, am I missing some events or is it just ridiculously HOT out there?


August 5th and August 7th, 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."

Denton Community Market

"The Denton Community Market is a regularly occurring market every 2nd Saturday of each month through October and is central to downtown Denton. It represents the diversity of the Denton community and features a variety of products and services that reflect the unique local character of our city. The offerings of the market include art and crafts from local artisans such as paintings and sculptures, metalworking, woodworking, jewelry, crocheted items, quilted items and ceramics."

August 14th, 2010 and every second Saturday through October
8:00AM to 2:00PM

Corner of Carroll and Sycamore
West of downtown Denton

Booths are 10 X 10 space for $20 (maximum of 2 vendors per space). This is an open air market. This event is only for products that have been grown or created by the vendor.

Applications can be found here.

More info can be found on their site here.