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Uptown Trolley Stop Market

"The MAC is proud to introduce the Uptown Trolley Stop Market to our existing array of lectures, events and exhibitions shared with the community at no cost. This open-air market will celebrate the local community and acquaint the Uptown neighborhood with local foods, artisans, and organizations."

June 12th, 2011
11:00AM - 4:00PM

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary
3120 McKinney Avenue
Dallas TX,75204
The gallery is located at the intersection of McKinney Avenue and Bowen St.

Booths are 10 X 10 and cost $30 for one market day and $50 for two market days.

Applications are available here and are due asap.

For more information, visit their website here or contact their event coordinator at jessica@the-mac.org / 214-953-1212.

North Texas Kids Expo

"Join us for a FREE fun-filled day of entertainment, education and information for the entire family. Activities include: face painting, games, goodies bags, and arts & crafts. Door Prizes will be given away all day. There will be a costume contest at 2pm and Ronald McDonald will be there from 11AM to 12PM taking pictures and signing autographs! It is going to be such an awesome day!"

November 5th, 2011
10:00AM - 4:00PM

Plano Centre
2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, TX 75088

Booths are 10 X 10 and cost $350.

Applications are available online here. The event coordinator requests that you note DFW Craft Shows on your application to let the event coordinator know where you came from!

For more information, please visit their website or contact Stephanie at sfranco214@gmail.com.

Vendor Applications :: Part II - Vendor Info


In Part I of our Vendor Applications Series, we covered the basic information that your application and promotional items should contain about your event. It is also important to spend some time identifying the type of vendors that you are looking for, the kind of space you are offering, and the general guidelines to applying and being accepted into your event.

PART II: VENDOR INFORMATION

So, you’ve already talked about what kind of event you are hosting. Now it’s time to discuss what kind of vendors you are looking for. The two biggest and broadest questions here are: “Handmade Only?” and “Juried?” Will you allow consultants (Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Scentsy, etc.) and if so, will you limited the amount of same-company representatives. If items are handmade, do you require that the maker be the vendor at your show? There is not necessarily a right answer here, I’m just putting the questions in your head.


Weekend Fun :: 5/27 - 5/29



CityArts 2011
"The 2011 CityArts Festival will take place within Fair Park, a national historic landmark and American treasure that boasts the world’s largest collection of art deco exhibit buildings, art and sculpture. The free, community-based festival will encompass First Avenue along the Lagoon, Cotton Bowl Plaza, Big Tex Circle, Tower Building and Court of Honor. Festivities will be held both indoors and out and will include free admission to Fair Park’s outstanding museums during specific hours."

May 27th, 2011
6:00PM - 10:00PM
May 28th, 2011
11:00AM - 10:00PM
May 29th, 2011
12:00PM - 6:00PM

Fair Park
Dallas, TX

National Polka Festival Arts & Crafts Fair
"The National Polka Festival® in Ennis, Texas invites everyone to come help celebrate forty-five wonderful years of Czech heritage festivities. The festival features polka music and the King and Queen Dance Contest, where participants and non-participants are encouraged to wear traditional Czech kroj costumes. On Saturday there will be floats, bands, and colorful costumes."

May 28th, 2011
9:00am- 5:00pm,
May 29th, 2011
11:00am - 4:00pm

Downtown Ennis, Texas

The Clarksville Fine Arts Festival
Are you an artist? An art lover? Are you looking for that painting for over the fireplace, the perfect piece of jewelry for your loved one, or perhaps that dramatic sculpture for that empty space in the corner? Or maybe you just like meeting creative people and looking at interesting and beautiful things.

The 2011 Clarksville Fine Arts Festival will be our fourth year and we are becoming established as a premier event in the North-East Texas region."

May 28th, 2011
9:00AM - 4:00PM

Clarksvile, TX

Four Seasons Markets
"Four Seasons Markets was established to develop and manage European style markets where ranchers, farmers, specialty food producers and artisanal craftsmen can interact with customers and other vendors in a colorful, exciting, family-friendly atmosphere that mimics the village markets popular throughout Europe."

May 28th, 2011
9:00AM - 2:00PM

II Creeks Plaza
Richardson, TX

May 28th, 2011
10:00AM - 2:00PM

Dallas Uptown - West Village
Dallas, TX

Grapevine Market 2011
"The popular, open-air Grapevine Market made its seasonal return to Historic Downtown Grapevine on Thursday, April 7! 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."

May 26th, 2011 and every Thursday
9:00AM - 2:00PM
May 28th, 2011 and every Saturday
9:00AM - 2:00PM

Liberty Plaza
Main Street
Grapevine, Texas

What shows will YOU be at?

Know of an event we are missing? Email us at dfwcraftshows(at)gmail(dot)com with the subject "Weekend Event" and we will get it added ASAP!

Four Seasons Market 2011



"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."

Locations/Dates can vary by weekend. Please double check locations/dates on their website.

Every Saturday through October
9:00AM - 2:00PM

II Creeks Plaza
Richardson, TX

Every Saturday through October
10:00AM - 4:00PM

The Shops at Castle Hills
Dallas, TX

Every Saturday through October
10:00AM - 2:00PM

Dallas Uptown - West Village
Dallas, TX

Booths are 10 X 15 and cost $25.

Applications are accepted on their website.

More information can be found here.

Scents of Nostalgia - Giveaway



This week's giveaway is sponsored by Niloufer of Delight Your Scents. Scentsy began in 2003 with the powerfully simple idea of aromatic candles – decorative warmers with wax melted by the heat of a light bulb instead of a traditional wick and flame. They have since introduced a number of delicious scents and stylish warmers to fit every decor.  Check out Delight Your Scents to peruse a sampling of the vast selection Niloufer has to offer. You can also "like" her Facebook Page to stay updated on the latest products, sales, and special discounts.


Scentsy plug-in warmers use a low-watt bulb to slowly melt specially formulated Scentsy wax. With no flame, smoke or soot, the Scentsy wickless candle system is a safe way to enjoy more than 80 Scentsy fragrances. The wax melts at a temperature so low, you can dip your finger in the wax and though warm, it does not burn.

How to enter: Simply leave a comment (here or on Facebook) and tell us what your favorite childhood scent is.  I have many, but I always think lovingly back on the scent of honeysuckle in my Grandmother's front yard, or the smell of my Grandfather baking his homemade peanut butter cookies.  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 Tuesday, May 31st 2011. Winners will be announced Wednesday, June 1st 2011.

And the winner is... Gayle of Flamingo Junction! Congrats!  You have won this Tea Rose Scentsy plug-in (featured above) and a scent bar of your choice, a value of $25. This plug-in is great for small rooms, hallways as night lights, bathrooms, and they are safe for your pets and kids. Check out Delight Your Scents to choose from over 80+ scents such as: Welcome Home, Cinnamon Vanilla, Satin Sheets, or Beach!

Didn't win?  Don't worry--Niloufer hosts more giveaways on her Facebook Page and offers a lovely variety of products for purchase at Delight Your Scents.com!

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. Jude CWO Jewel and Junk Trunk Sale

"St. Jude's Catholic Women's Organization is hosting the 2nd Annual Jewel & Junk Trunk Sale! Come to this community event, load up your car with your treasures & garage items to sell or free admission if you plan to shop and enjoy food & fun."

June 4th, 2011
8:00AM - 2:00PM

St. Jude CWO Jewel and Junk Trunk Sales
500 E. Dallas
Mansfield, TX 76063

Booths are parking spaces and cost $25 for Vendors and $20 for the General Public. A double space is discounted at $40. Cost will go up after May 25th to $35 per parking space and $60 for two parking space. No electricity available.

Applications are available here.

For more information, contact their event coordinator at bonnirod@yahoo.com or 817-683-8227.

Marktplatz at MPAC

"McKinney meets Bavaria with its 4th annual Oktoberfest in Historic Downtown McKinney! This extremely popular festival has expanded to two days and attracts over 15,000 visitors from the area. Visitors enjoy a fun, family-friendly event that offers authentic German music, food and drink, traditional costumes, music, dancing, and children's activities. This year, McKinney Performing Arts Center welcomes an eclectic collection of artisan vendors and crafters to enhance the Oktoberfest experience with MARKTPLATZ at MPAC."

September 23rd, 2011
4:00PM - 10:00PM
September 24th, 2011
10:00AM - 10:00PM

McKinney Performing Arts Center (Historic McKinney)
111 North Tennessee Street
McKinney, TX 75069

They are accepting Handmade Items Only.

Booths are 7w X 5d for $150. These fees include tables, chairs, and electricity. Double booths are not available. Vendors must attend a mandatory pre-event open house to acknowledge booth size and event expectations.

Applications are available here and are due by August 1st, 2011.

For more information, visit their website or contact their event coordinator, Nicolette, at ndaugher@mckinneytexas.org / 972-547-2683.

Zumba in the Park

"The Agape Gems Presents: Zumba in the Park, Get out of School, Stay in shape! If you have heard anything about Zumba, You know that it is a party in itself! Well imagine assisting young girls boost their low self-esteem and confidence issues at the same time! We will teach them how to love themselves inside and out! We will have vendors promoting beauty and health, and an amazing Zumba director and beachbody coach, Latashia Alexander! Hope to see you there!!!"

June 11th, 2011
10:00AM - 1:00PM

Vandergriff Park
2801 Matlock Rd.
Arlington, TX
(Next to the hospital Medical Center of Arlington, Matlock and Mayfield.)

Vendors provide their own display equipment. Booths are free but donations are strongly encouraged. Sponsorships are available for $50 and will include advertisement on the fliers, VIP status for upcoming events, posts from facebook, and website announcements.

To apply, please email theagapegems@gmail.com by May 25th, 2011.

For more information, please visit their event page or contact their event coordinator, Tiana, at theagapegems@gmail.com or 682-433-2778 / 817-538-9547.

Hems for Hearts – Charity Fashion Show and Silent Auction

"We are putting together a charity fashion show for an organization called Amazing Little Hearts. They support children with Congenital Heart Defects. We are currently looking for 10 to 12 children clothing and accessory vendors that are interested in having their items featured in the fashion show and to set up a booth at the event. Each vendor will have to offer a little something different to feature in the show and therefore will not be in direct competition with another vendor. In fact, this would be a great way to team up with another vendor that compliments your items. For instance, the hair accessory vendors would need to work directly with the clothing vendors to coordinate colors and any other specifics. All the models in the show will be a child or sibling that is directly affected by Congenital Heart Defects."

September 10th, 2011
10:00AM - 1:00PM

Christ Fellowship
2801 Orchid Drive
McKinney, TX

"We anticipate 250-350 guests. MC host will be Natalie Woods, former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader and current tv host of “Hot On! Homes". Live music, silent auction, food, clown entertainment, and photo set.

Vendor fee is $50.00 and all the items featured in the fashion show would be donated to the models. You would have 6 to 8 models (final number is your choice), an 8x8 space to set-up at the event to sell your items (6 ft table provided), you will receive advertising on our event website with a direct link to your own website (website is still in the works, but will be up and running by the 1st of June) and boutique information with fashion show item details in the event program."

For more information, contact Crystal at madisonlilybaby@live.com or visit their website to learn more about this charity.

The SHOP it UP! Show!

"SHOP IT UP! & strengthen families in our community, too!  This Side UP! Family FUN Center is teaming up with 50 WONDERFUL area companies to bring you an opportunity to SHOP wonderful vendors, LEARN about Community SERVE opportunities and go home with FAMILY STRENGTHENING tools, too!"

July 16th, 2011
10:00AM - 4:00PM

This Side UP! Family FUN Center
1100 Capital Avenue
Plano, TX 75074

Booths are being sold as one 6' table space (bring your own table) for $35. Electricity or additional 2x2’ table is available for $5/each.

Spaces are not pre-assigned but will be on a first-come, first serve basis the day of the show.  They ask that vendors please consider donating a raffle or silent auction item.

To reserve your spot, email sfranco214@gmail.com ASAP!
 For more information about the center, visit their website.

Vendor Applications :: Part I - About Your Event


A vendor application is a very important piece of communication between you and potential vendors. First impressions count... big time. Even the simplest application can send a message to your vendors, and we want it to be the right one! If your application is misspelled, sloppy, and missing huge chunks of pertinent information, vendors will wonder how organized you are and what kind of event you will put together. A professional and organized application sends a clear and concise message: whether you've done this a million times or this is your first show, you are putting the time and effort into doing it right.

DFW Craft Shows goes through several vendor applications in a single day. My goal is the same as your potential vendors’—gather all the information needed to make an educated decision about your event. Pulling all this experience together, I have constructed a guide to vendor applications. This guide will cover the key information that your application needs to contain, as well as some insight into why your vendors are looking for this information. The guide is broken up into three parts: About Your Event, Vendor Information, and The Template. As you might have guessed, part three will include an easy-to-use template demonstrating everything we have discussed.

Weekend Fun :: 5/20 - 5/22



Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival
"Enjoy the family friendly Kidz Korner, strolling entertainers, buskers and acrobats, the Taste of Texas Food Garden, the City of Richardson Petting Zoo, the art Guitar Auction, and lost of interactive displays and exhibits."

May 20th - 22nd, 2011

2351 Performance Drive
Richardson, TX 75082

Coppell Farmers Market - Customer Appreciation Day 2011
"Every year the Coppell Farmers Market likes to take a day to say thanks to all of their customers by offering this fun event. There will be free tote bags, farmers market vendors, and arts & crafts vendors. The first 1000 customers who purchase from one of the produce vendors will receive a free cloth tote."

May 21st, 2011
8:00AM - 12:00PM

Coppell Farmers Market
Coppell, TX 75019

Deep Ellum Outdoor Market
"DEOM features local vendors who sell handmade, homecrafted, and vintage products. All vendors come from within 150 miles of DFW and feature wares ranging from clothes and accessories to books and records to jam and bread."

May 21st, 2011 (and every third Saturday of the month)
11:00AM - 5:00PM

2820 Indiana Blvd
Dallas, TX

The Bray PTA Spring Carnival and Market Place
"Bray Elementary of Cedar Hill hosts an annual carnival, the largest single event of the Bray school year. Proceeds support school functions, including the school’s art program, which is solely supported by the PTA. This year, we are expecting more than 500 children and adults from throughout Southwest Dallas County. Although the carnival is a longtime Bray tradition—with games, live and silent auctions, bounce houses, dunk tank, raffle, pony rides and even a car wash – this year we are opening up the carnival for vendors of arts, crafts and other wares. The event is publicized through local media, the school web site, signs, fliers and word of mouth from students and parents."

May 21st, 2011
10:00AM - 3:00PM

218 N. Broad St.,
Cedar Hill, TX 75104

Rockwall Founders Day Festival
"Are you ready for some serious shopping? Choose from arts and crafts, children's items, ceramic beaded crosses, kites, hats, purses, potpourri, candles, wind chimes, ceramics, bows and more."

May 21st, 2011
10:00AM - 9:00PM

Downtown Square
Rockwall, TX

Hot Rods and Heels
"Hot Rods and Heels is a celebration of all things vintage, complete with a hot rod show, workshops, pin-up model showcase, the best vintage vendors in Texas, and of course- our amazing Texas burlesque talent."

May 21st, 2011
6:00PM - 12:00PM

Lakewood Theater
1825 Abrams Pkwy
Dallas, TX

Admission is $22 (presale) or $27 (at the door). Must be 18 and older.

The Dallas Ultimate Women's Expo
" Over 600 Shopping Pavilions, perfect for unique gift Ideas for every member of your family - and that all important “You”. Indulge yourself with the very best Dallas has to offer in shopping, fashion, food, entertainment, cosmetics and travel. Spend a relaxing day being pampered with spa treatments, massages and retail therapy."

May 21st & 22nd, 2011
10:00AM - 5:00PM

Dallas Convention Center
Dallas, TX

Admission is $10 at the door or $5 online. There is a discount coupon for door admission here.

Four Seasons Markets
"Four Seasons Markets was established to develop and manage European style markets where ranchers, farmers, specialty food producers and artisanal craftsmen can interact with customers and other vendors in a colorful, exciting, family-friendly atmosphere that mimics the village markets popular throughout Europe."

May 21st, 2011
9:00AM - 2:00PM

II Creeks Plaza
Richardson, TX

May 21st, 2011
10:00AM - 4:00PM

The Shops at Castle Hills
Dallas, TX

May 21st, 2011
10:00AM - 2:00PM

Dallas Uptown - West Village
Dallas, TX

Grapevine Market 2011
"The popular, open-air Grapevine Market made its seasonal return to Historic Downtown Grapevine on Thursday, April 7! 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."

May 19th, 2011 and every Thursday
9:00AM - 2:00PM
May 21st, 2011 and every Saturday
9:00AM - 2:00PM

Liberty Plaza
Main Street
Grapevine, Texas

What shows will YOU be at?

Know of an event we are missing? Email us at dfwcraftshows(at)gmail(dot)com with the subject "Weekend Event" and we will get it added ASAP!

J. J. Pearce Pacesetter Bazaar

"J. J. Pearce Pacesetters 32nd Annual Holiday Bazaar!"

October 29th, 2011
9:00AM - 5:00PM
October 30th, 2011
11:00AM - 5:00PM

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

Booth fees are as follows:
8 x 10 - $195
8 x 20 - $300
Chairs will be provided at no charge.

Applications are available here and are due by June 28th, 2011.

For more information, visit their website here or contact their event coordinator, Dandy, at dandrahenderson@tx.rr.com or 972-907-1233.

Heart of Texas Arts & Crafts Show - Summer 2011

"PERFECT PLACE FOR DAUGHTERS AND WIVES TO BUY THOSE LAST-MINUTE FATHER'S DAY GIFTS!  Now includes Arts, Crafts, Antiques, Collectibles, Home Décor, Soups, Dips, Custom Confections and More!!!! "Bring a Friend" admission on Friday for customers! Part of the proceeds will go to support the US Military K-9 Fund (usmilitaryk-9fund.com). Enter for a chance to win a 3-D metal artwork creation from LB Enterprises of Hawley, Texas!"

June 17th, 2011
2:00PM - 8:00PM
June 18th, 2011
10:00AM - 6:00PM

Plano Centre
2000 E Spring Creek Pkwy.
Plano, TX 75074

Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under 12.

Booth fees are as follows:
5x10 - $165.00
10x10 - $260.00
10x15 - $390.00
10x20 - $500.00
Back Drops will be provided for this show.

Applications are available here.

For more information, visit their website or contact their event coordinator at vendorinfo@shoppingseasons.com.

Additional contact information:
Seasons Events
P.O. Box 2533
Cypress, TX 77410
(281) 304-0160

Weekend Fun - 5/13 - 5/15



Denton Community Market
"Market Opening Day is finally here! Join us as we celebrate the beginning of the Market's 2011 Season and celebrate all that the Denton community has to offer in art, music, local food and farms."

May 14th, 2011
9:00AM - 2:00PM

Carroll Blvd and Mulberry Street
Denton, TX

Living Green Outdoor Farmers Market
"Lewisville’s farmers market is expanding this year to include new ""Green” living types of vendors. Green vendors will be showcased this year in the open-air market to celebrate businesses and organizations that promote a cleaner, safer, healthier lifestyle by reducing our carbon footprint. Green living is an ever-growing need in our society due to the numerous benefits it will provide to our generation and those to come. Vendors welcome include produce farmers, fresh cut flowers, gourmet food items, bakery items, handmade items, not for profits and animal rescue groups."

5/14/2011 and every 2nd Saturday until September
8:00AM - 12:00PM

Wayne Ferguson Plaza
Old Town Lewisville across from the Lewisville City Hall
151 W. Church Street
Lewisville, TX 75057

Lightning Dancers Spring Craft Show
"It's an event you won't want to miss!"

May 14th, 2011
9:00AM - 5:00PM

Central High School
Keller, TX

2nd Saturday on the Square
"2nd Saturday has been a major tradition in the community for many years and I am encouraged to continue this tradition. The Lancaster Chamber is a non-profit organization and its mission is to actively support, promote and attract business to better serve the greater Lancaster area. This event is to assist businesses and up and coming entrepreneurs. 2nd Saturday is free to the public. We will have food, live entertainment free balloons, events for children and much more."

May 14th, 2011 & every 2nd Saturday of the month
10:00AM - 4:00PM

Historic Town Square in Lancaster
100 N Dallas Ave
Lancaster, TX 75146

Homegrown Music and Art Festival 2011
"The HomeGrown Music & Art Festival is an annual celebration of just that - HomeGrown music, HomeGrown art and, most importantly, HomeGrown fun."

May 14th, 2011
11:00AM - 10:00PM

1900 Main St
Dallas, TX

Butterfield Stage Days Festival
"Event begins Thursday with a carnival in Harwood Park. On Saturday, activities include live entertainment, food, carnival, Bridgeport Idol contest and 90-plus vendors."

May 14th, 2011
9:00AM - 5:00PM

Harwood Park
910 Cates Street
Bridgeport Texas
76426

Stonegate Spring Carnival
"The Annual Spring Carnival is celebrating its second year and will have a bounce house, games, face painting, raffle drawing, silent auction, vendors, crafts, food, and tons of fun!"

May 14th, 2011
10:00AM - 4:00PM

Stonegate Elementary School
900 Bedford Rd
Bedford Tx 76022

Gypsy Wagon Handmade Markets
"Every second Saturday of March, April and May, The Gypsy Wagon will be stoked to present a stand-out market of handmade designers and craftspeople at our Henderson Avenue store."

May 14th, 2011 (and every 2nd Saturday of the month)
10:00 AM - 6:00PM

The Gypsy Wagon
2928 Henderson Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75206

ArtsGoggle
"Arts Goggle is a grassroots neighborhood art & music festival, held in the spring and fall. Near Southside businesses are transformed into art galleries and music venues for a Saturday evening, and are stocked full of local and regional artists and performers. Linked by trolley circulators, bike lanes, and our walkable streets, Arts Goggle is enjoyed by thousands each year and is one of Fort Worth's signature cultural events. Don't miss it!"

May 14th, 2011
4:00PM - 10:00PM

Near Southside, Fort Worth

LakeWoodStock Festival
"Stroll, stride, push or pedal to Lakewood Village Shopping Center and enjoy free live music on several stages from 12 – 8 pm. We’re inviting our neighbors to shop, eat and drink locally and learn about greener living choices. There will be kid’s activities and many fun surprises. Admission is FREE!"

May 15th, 2011
12:00PM - 8:00PM

Lakewood Village Shopping Center
(near Gaston and Abrams)
Dallas, TX

Four Seasons Markets
"Four Seasons Markets was established to develop and manage European style markets where ranchers, farmers, specialty food producers and artisanal craftsmen can interact with customers and other vendors in a colorful, exciting, family-friendly atmosphere that mimics the village markets popular throughout Europe."

May 14th, 2011
9:00AM - 2:00PM

II Creeks Plaza
Richardson, TX

May 14th, 2011
10:00AM - 4:00PM

The Shops at Castle Hills
Dallas, TX

May 14th, 2011
10:00AM - 2:00PM

Dallas Uptown - West Village
Dallas, TX

Grapevine Market 2011
"The popular, open-air Grapevine Market made its seasonal return to Historic Downtown Grapevine on Thursday, April 7! 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."

May 5th, 2011 and every Thursday
9:00AM - 2:00PM
May 7th, 2011 and every Saturday
9:00AM - 2:00PM

Liberty Plaza
Main Street
Grapevine, Texas

What shows will YOU be at?

Know of an event we are missing? Email us at dfwcraftshows(at)gmail(dot)com with the subject "Weekend Event" and we will get it added ASAP!

The Crafting Bug - Giveaway

If there is one thing we are probably all familiar with, it's the craft bug. Once it bites, you don't stand a chance. You'll spend hours digging through your stash, glancing between your sewing machine and your knitting needles, eager to get started but overwhelmed with options. Once you are OFF, there will be no stopping you. One project after another... the thirst cannot be quenched!  And, of course, when you are part of a community full of artists & crafters, you get to reap the benefits of these ever-changing, always improving, unbelievable selections of amazing new products!



This week's giveaway is sponsored by Kristi of Only Prettier. Kristi offers a variety of stylish, handmade products from home decor to jewelery, hair accessories, and every stop in between.  Her goal is to make your day a little prettier, whether you are young or just young at heart, her gorgeous products are the perfect way to accessorize!





How to enter: Simply leave a comment (here or on Facebook) and tell us about one of your recent artsy/crafty adventures. Maybe it's something you've made, or something you've been thinking about making... I would love to know what you crafty wombats are up to! 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 Tuesday, May 17th. Winners will be announced the morning of Wednesday, May 18th, 2011.  International entries are not being accepted at this time.

And the winner is... Amy (shoe_queen69)!  Congrats!  You have won a $25 gift certificate to use at Only Prettier.  Visit her Facebook Page or website to view her current inventory, but be prepared to make some tough decisions-- Only Prettier is NOT lacking in their gorgeous selection.

Didn't win? Never fear! Kristi has tons of stylish designs available on her website AND she takes custom orders as well!  "Like" her Facebook Page and you will be the first to hear about new products and sales!


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!

Lakewoodstock Neighborhood Festival

"We're inviting our neighbors to shop, eat, and drink locally. So, join us at Lakewood Village Shopping Center (Gaston & Abrams) and enjoy live music, local food, and area artists from noon to 8:00 p.m. There will be kid and teen activities, and lots of fun surprises. Admission is free, so come explore your neighborhood with us. Featuring music on three stages!"

May 15th, 2011
12:00 - 8:00PM

Lakewood Village Shopping Center
Gaston & Abrams
Dallas, TX

They have 4 booths available for Artists & Crafters.
Booths are 10 X 10 and cost $100.

Their application can be found here and are due asap.

For more information, please visit their website.

Weekend Fun - 5/6 - 5/8



MayFest
"Mayfest festival is held annually in Fort Worth, Texas in beautiful Trinity Park along the banks of the Trinity River."

May 5th & 6th, 2011
3:30PM - 10:00PM
May 7th, 2011
10:00AM - 10:00PM
May 8th, 2011
11:00AM - 7:00PM

Trinity Park
Fort Worth, TX

Colt's 1st Annual Craft Fair & Family Fun Day
"Join us for a day of FUN & SHOPPING! Local Vendors, Silent Auction, Karaoke, Bounce House & Inflatable Slide, Face & Hair Painting, Emergency Vehicle Tours Kids Workshops: Cake Decorating, Gardening, and Mother's Day Craft. FREE ADMISSION & FREE fun for the family."

May 7th, 2011
12:00PM - 5:00PM

Mary Jo Sheppard Elementary
1701 FM 1187
Mansfield, Texas 76063

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."

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

1807 Gould St.
Dallas, TX

Haslet Wild West Fest 2011
"Chili Cook off, Vendors, Bull riding, Weiner Dog races and more...."

May 7th, 2011
10:00AM - 7:00PM

Haslet Community Park
301 1st. Street South
Haslet TX 76052

Parkway Spring Carnival
"FUN FUN FUN!!! This is our first ever SPRING CARNIVAL!!"

MAY 7th, 2011
10:00AM - 2:00PM

Parkway Elementary
2100 S. Valley Parkway
Lewisville, TX. 75067

Spring Arts & Craft Fair
"Mother’s and Father’s will soon have their days and teacher’s will be appreciated. Don’t worry! We have 40 vendors selling unique gifts sure to delight all ages and all budgets! Come in and stock up on great gifts for all your favorite people!!"

May 7th, 2011
9:00AM - 4:00PM

Joe Farmer Recreation Center
1201 E Bethany
Allen, TX 75002
Course # 30454

Their flyer and coupons can be found by clicking the event name above.

Vickery Spring Fling 2011
"Vickery Elementary School's 8th Annual Carnival and Craft Fair. The craft fair will be inside the school, in the hallways. There will be a fire truck for the children, and games, face painters, balloon artists, bounce houses, hair color station, auction of baskets, concession food and Kona Ice truck with snow cones and ice creams!"

May 7th, 2011
9:00AM - 3:00PM

Vickery Elementary Schoool
3301 Wager Road
Flower Mound, TX 75028

Cottonwood Art Festival
"Cottonwood Art Festival is a bi-annual event which features works from the nation's top visual artists. Located in scenic Cottonwood Park in Richardson, Texas, this prestigious art show has been a part of Richardson life for over forty years."

May 7th & 8th, 2011
9:00AM - 6:00PM

1321 West Belt Line Rd.
Richardson, Texas 75080

Denton Community Market
"Market Opening Day is finally here! Join us as we celebrate the beginning of the Market's 2011 Season and celebrate all that the Denton community has to offer in art, music, local food and farms."

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT WEEKEND.

Carroll Blvd and Mulberry Street
Denton, TX

Forney Fit Fest
"The Forney Fit Fest Committee would like to welcome you to participate in the newest city-wide festival, “Forney Fit Fest,” which includes the 3rd annual Main Street 5K. The mission of the city is to work together to build a sense of community in a safe environment, while attracting quality growth in a family-oriented atmosphere. In Forney we are supporting this mission by gearing up to promote healthy living, and it starts with you!"

May 7th, 2011
10:00AM - 3:00PM

Forney’s Downtown Heritage Town Center
Main & Elm St
Forney, TX

Four Seasons Markets
"Four Seasons Markets was established to develop and manage European style markets where ranchers, farmers, specialty food producers and artisanal craftsmen can interact with customers and other vendors in a colorful, exciting, family-friendly atmosphere that mimics the village markets popular throughout Europe."

May 7th, 2011
9:00AM - 2:00PM

II Creeks Plaza
Richardson, TX

May 7th, 2011
10:00AM - 4:00PM

The Shops at Castle Hills
Dallas, TX

May 7th, 2011
10:00AM - 2:00PM

Dallas Uptown - West Village
Dallas, TX

Grapevine Market 2011
"The popular, open-air Grapevine Market made its seasonal return to Historic Downtown Grapevine on Thursday, April 7! 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."

May 5th, 2011 and every Thursday
9:00AM - 2:00PM
May 7th, 2011 and every Saturday
9:00AM - 2:00PM

Liberty Plaza
Main Street
Grapevine, Texas

What shows will YOU be at?

Know of an event we are missing? Email us at dfwcraftshows(at)gmail(dot)com with the subject "Weekend Event" and we will get it added ASAP!

Tis' the Season Market Place 2011

"Come for the day or come for the week-end to beautiful Lake Granbury and enjoy shopping at our lake side Conference Center and then continue your shopping pleasure in Granbury’s Historical Town Square. This upscale Market Place hosts vendors from all over Texas offering unique and creative treasure to delight you. This is not just an event, it is a shopping experience the same weekend as the famous Granbury Candlelight Tour of Homes. Enjoy the tours and get your Christmas Shopping done all at once!"

December 2nd, 2011
5:00PM - 8:00PM

December 3rd, 2011
9:00AM - 5:00PM

Granbury Resort Conference Center
621 Pearl Street
Granbury, TX

Booth fees are as follows (all include one 8ft table and two chairs):
First floor 10 X 10 - $250
First floor 8 X 10 - $200
Front lobby 8 X 18 - $300
Outside space 10 X 10 - $100
Upstairs space 8 X 8 - $75
Upstairs seminar - $50
Booths must have backdrop & sidewalls.

Applications can be found here.

Haltom High School Fall Craft Fair

"It's time for the Haltom High School Annual Fall Craft Fair!"

October 22nd, 2011
10:00AM - 4:00PM

Haltom High School
5501 North Haltom Road
Haltom City, TX 76117

Booth fees are as follows:
$70.00 (without electricity)
$85.00 (with electricity)

Free coffee and donuts!

Applications are available here and are due by October 7th, 2011. Applications received before May 27th will receive a $10 discount.

For more information, check out their Vendor Letter or contact their event coordinator at hhsptsa@hotmail.com.