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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!