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2012 Spring Marketplace

"Spring into Spring with a day of shopping! With over 75 vendors, door prizes, free samples, and more you are sure to find something to brighten your day. Don't miss out on our Charitable Raffles.
Admission is FREE. Parking is FREE. Events are family friendly."

March 11th, 2012
10:00AM - 5:00PM

Hilton Hotel
Southlake Towne Center
1400 Plaza Place
Southlake, TX 76092

Booth fees are as follows:
6 x 6 - $125.00
12 x 6 - $200.00

All booths include one skirted table, two chairs, and electricity (limited).  There is a $25 nonrefundable deposit required to hold your space.  Sign up by Jan 1st and save $25.00.

Applications are available here and are due by February 15th, 2012.

For more information, contact their event coordinator at chelleknoblock@gmail.com.

Help spread the word, tell them DFW Craft Shows sent ya!

St. Thomas Aquinas Mothers' Association Spring Boutique

"The St. Thomas Aquinas Mothers' Association's Spring Boutique is a full day of shopping delight. Featuring a variety of vendors offering unique items and services. Our cafe will help maintain your energy while you shop, by offering fabulous food from local restaurants.  The Spring Boutique proceeds benefit the St. Thomas Aquinas Mothers' Association and the charities it supports."

April 14th, 2012
10:00AM - 5:00PM

St. Thomas Aquinas
Lower School Campus
6255 E. Mockingbird
west of the Mockingbird and Abrams intersection
Dallas, TX.

Booth fees are as follows:
Prime - $200.00
Regular - $175.00
Hallway - $140.00
Outside Tent - $100.00

Table and Ads are available at an additional cost.  STA Mothers’ Association members receive a $15.00 off of their booth fee.

Applications are available here and are due by January 31st, 2012.

For more information, visit their website or contact their event coordinator.

Help spread the word, tell them DFW Craft Shows sent ya!

Holiday Noms - Giveaway

The holiday season is every where we look and listen, sparkling lights and holiday tunes fill the air! 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.

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



This week's giveaway is sponsored by Rori of Made by Rori.  Rori has been crafting for more than two decades and is lucky enough to come from a long line of strong, creative women.  Providing lovable items at affordable prices is important to her.  Check out these delightful notebooks she has created for catching your thoughts, lists, memories, and more!




How to enter: Well folks, the holidays are here.  You're almost done with that shopping list and the decorations are up.  Now all that's left is the cooking...  To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment (here or on Facebook) and tell us what holiday goodies you are cooking up this week!  And if you're like me--not so great in the kitchen--feel free to daydream about what you're eating instead.  For a BONUS entry, share this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter (tag dfwcraftshows) and then comment below to let us know that you have done so! 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 26th, 2011.  Winners will be announced Tuesday, December 27th, 2011. Entries open to the US only.

Congrats to Julie of CocoandCocoa, you have WON a Large Whale Grid Notebook AND a Large Vintage School Kid's Notebook created by Made by Rori, a $20 value.  This hand-stamped Large Whale Grid Moleskin Notebook measures 5 x 8.25 inches and has grid pages with a pocket inside the back cover.  The Large Vintage School Kids Notebook  is also a hand-stamped moleskin and measures 5 x 8.25 inches with lined pages and a pocket inside the back cover.


From birds to giraffes, bikes to cars, and many designs in between, Rori has a hand-stamped notebook to fit your style.  Check out Rori's website to see the many adorable designs available and pick one out for yourself!

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!

Panther City Bar Bazaar Chili Christmas Extravaganza!

"It's that time again friends! This time with an ALL YOU CAN EAT CHILI twist!  Panther City Bar Bazaar and Lola's Saloon Present the first Chili Christmas Extravagaza!  This year we want to help you fill your stockings with handmade goodies and fill your bellies with excessive amounts of chili!  Panther City Bar Bazaars are always free.... BUT, a $5 donation or some non parishable food items will get you a snazzy wristband that allows you ALL YOU CAN EAT CHILI! Until we run out that is... Somebody bring some corn beard. I like corn bread."

December 18th, 2011
12:00PM - 7:00PM

Lola's Saloon
2736 West 6th Street
Fort Worth TX 76107
corner of 6th and Foch

They are accepting Handmade Items Only.

Booths are 4ft tables for $60 and spaces will vary due to size and shape of the bar.

To apply, please email Tyler at tydbowlstevens@gmail.com by December 16th, 2011.
For more information, visit their website or contact their event coordinator at panthercitybarbazaar@gmail.com.

Help spread the word, tell them DFW Craft Shows sent ya!

Weekend Guide :: 12/16 - 12/19

This is the last weekend to hit up Arts & Crafts Shows for some completely unique, locally made goodies!  DFWCraftShows has the scoop for what's going on in your neighborhood.




Community FFA Holiday Ho-Down Fun Day
"Come out and support the Community FFA!  We have lots of activities...vendor booths, bake sale, dessert contest, chili cook-off, live music, cow patty game, lawnmower races, horseshoe tournament, raffles, and auction...COME JOIN THE FUN!!"

December 17th, 2011
10:00AM - 7:00PM

721 N. FM 1138
Nevada, TX 75173
(behind Crossroads Convenient Store & across from Community Schools)

Holiday Gift Fair & Anointed To Praise

"Clothing* Fine Art* Gifts * Jewelry*Desserts* Children’s Items * Home D├ęcor*Mimes* Church Choirs* Gospel Rap* Steppers * Drawing for free prizes **Santa will be on site for pictures**
In the spirit of supporting our local community we will be accepting toys for Toys for Tots."

December 17th, 2011
10:00AM - 5:00PM

Southwest Center Mall
(formerly Red Bird Mall)
3662 West Camp Wisdom
Dallas, TX 75237

Panther City Bar Bazaar Chili Christmas Extravaganza (handmade)
"It's that time again friends! This time with an ALL YOU CAN EAT CHILI twist! Panther City Bar Bazaar and Lola's Saloon Present the first Chili Christmas Extravagaza! This year we want to help you fill your stockings with handmade goodies and fill your bellies with excessive amounts of chili!"

December 18th, 2011
12:00PM - 7:00PM

Lola's Saloon
2736 W. 6th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107

"This is the last Deep Ellum Outdoor Market of 2011! Come hang out in Deep Ellum and take care of your last minute holiday shopping!"

December 17th, 2011
11:00AM - 5:00PM

2820 Indiana Blvd
Dallas, TX 

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!

Type me a Tune - Giveaway

The holiday season is every where we look and listen, sparkling lights and holiday tunes fill the air! 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.

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



This week's giveaway is sponsored by Crystal of Stitches-N-Stones.  Stitches-N-Stones offers a variety of stylish, personalized apparel to fit your every need.  Crystal creates amazing rhinestone designs (such as the fabulous shirt you see below) and adorable prints to help add that extra flair to your every day wardrobe.  She also offers custom digital printing for small businesses, teams, and more!



How to enter:  Baby, it's cold outside.  You wont catch me wandering from door to door singing any tune but "Let me in, I'm freezing!"  So, how do we spread the holiday cheer?  Simple!  Leave a comment (here or on Facebook) and tell us your favorite holiday song.  We will get a virtually chorus going right here on DFWCraftShows.com! A BONUS entry will go to anyone who shares this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter.  Please tag us in your mention and then post here letting us know that you have shared to be rewarded your bonus entry! 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 19th, 2011.  Winners will be announced Tuesday, December 20th, 2011. Entries open to the US only.

Congrats, ongossamerwings, you have WON a Gothic Cross burnout long sleeve top by Stitches-N-Stones, a $29 value.  This ladies' 50/50 poly/cotton burnout thermal top has a large gothic rhinestone cross featuring over 1000 rhinestones.  You can select your top size (S-XL) and top color (white, black, dark chocolate, dark gray or plum).

Stitches-N-Stones offers a variety of custom made rhinestone and printed apparel and accessories, check out their online shop to see more!

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 Guide :: 12/9 - 12/11

I love to see SO many shows all over North Texas support their local artisans and communities! These are great places to get your shopping done and help out fellow Texans--spread the word!



Eaglette Holiday Craft & Gift Fair
"Join the Richardson High School Eaglettes for their Holiday Craft & Gift Fair on December 10 & 11. The Fair will be held this year at Dal-Rich Village, SE corner of Coit/Beltline in Richardson.
The Fair features 80 vendors from the metroplex offering shoppers the finest in jewelry, home decor and accessories, clothing, food, health and beauty items, and much more!"

December 10th, 2011
9:00AM - 5:00PM
December 11th, 2011
12:00PM - 5:00PM

Dal-Rich Shopping Center
100 S. Coit (SE Corner of Coit/Beltline behind McDonalds)
Richardson, TX 75080

Click for event flyer!

2011 "Holiday On The Ridge"
"Join us for one of Lewisville's largest holiday markets December 9th, 10th, and 11th - just in time to shop for those last minute 'hard-to-buy-for"" friends and family members on your list! Located in the LakePointe Crossing Shopping Center, our 46,000 sq. ft. venue is directly across the highway from Vista Ridge Mall, and will be full of local crafters, artists and vendors. You're sure to find those last minute gifts! We will also be registering for an "iPad-A-Day" giveaway during the show days. Admission is free, so mark your calendars NOW!!"

December 9th, 2011
11:00AM - 8:00PM
December 10th, 2011
11:00AM - 8:00PM
December 11th, 2011
11:00AM - 5:00PM

LakePointe Crossings
2420 S. Stemmons Frwy (I-35E)
Lewisville, Texas 75067
In the same shopping center as Toys-R-Us, Academy Sports & Garden Ridge

Handmade Holidays (handmade)
"Etsy817 (817ArtsAlliance LLC) presents an exciting vendor opportunity in the Downtown Arlington area! Handmade Holidays - Art, Craft & Vintage Marketplace!"

December 9th, 2011
12:00PM – 7:00PM
December 10th, 2011
10:00AM – 4:00PM

Maverick Activities Center (MAC)
500 W. Nedderman Dr.,
UTA, Arlington, TX 76013

Park Glen Elementary School Holiday Bazaar
"Come spend the evening with. You can get some of your holiday shopping done. Shop with our vendors while you visit Santa & drink hot chocolate."

December 9th, 2011
5:30PM - 8:30PM

Park Glen Elementary School
5100 Glen Canyon Road
Fort Worth, TX 76137

Watervue Shopathon 2011
"Come and Join the staff and residents of Watervue Apartments, for a night of shopping, champagne and Hor Dourve's. With 35 vendors ranging from Designer perfume, designer handbags, home decor, jewlery and SO much more. This is definitely a night to remember."

December 9th, 2011
6:00 pm to 9:00pm

Watervue Apartments
8660 North Beach St.
Keller, TX 76244
North Beach St and North Tarrant Parkway, next to Walmart

6th Annual Artisans' Marketplace
"Presented by The Friends of the Grapevine Public Library, you will find something special for everyone.  Artists include pottery, quilts, hand knitted items, photographs, paintings, art note cards, sterling silver and hand wrought jewelry, and graphic art.  Support local artists and your local library.  Come to the Grapevine Public Library December 10 from 10am - 4pm and December 11 from 2pm - 5pm."

December 10th, 2011
10:00AM - 4:00PM
December 11th, 2011
2:00PM - 5:00PM

The Grapevine Public Library
1201 Municipal Way
Grapevine, Texas  76051

3rd Annual Craft & Gift Home Show
"Hand selected vendors & crafters for their excellent customer service and quality products.  Please join us for a day of fun. Support local businesses and check a few people off of your gift list!  Door prizes will be drawn at the end of the day."

December 10th, 2011
9:00AM - 2:00PM

2716 Lemmontree Lane
Plano, TX 75074

Burleson Elk Strutter's Craft and Health Fair
"The BHS Elk Strutters Booster Club is hosting their annual Craft and Health Fair.  In addition to wonderful crafts and gifts to buy, there will be performances by local talent, health vendors, and pictures with Santa!"

December 10th, 2011
9:00AM - 4:00PM

Burleson High School
100 Elk Drive
Burleson, TX. 76028

Flea Harveys
"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."

December 10th, 2011
10:00AM - 5:00PM

1807 Gould St.
Dallas, TX

Gigi's Second Saturday Trade Days
"During these special Market Days, you can get to know your favorite local vendors while you shop. Ask them what inspires them. Ask them how they got started in the industry. Plus find out which charities they support.  Need more? Okay. Each vendor will raffle a gift! So you can come out and chat, shop and possibly WIN. Can't ask for a better Saturday than that! Grab your best friend and come on out to Gigi's Place."

Every second Saturday through December
9:00AM - 3:00PM

Gigi's Place,
1301 Justin Road, Suite 212
Lewisville, Texas 75077
Located just west of I-35 on Hwy 407 at the Community Care Pharmacy

Holly Jolly Market
"The Mansfield HS Band Booster will be hosting a Christmas Market for their 5K Run they are sponsoring. It is featured as the Holly Jolly Jog and Market. We are looking for crafters that make homeade craft items, clothese, accessories, toys, dolls, etc."

December 10th, 2011
8:00AM - 2:00PM

Mansfield High School
3001 E. Broad St.
Mansfield. Tx 76063

Plano Mistletoe Market
"Annual Mistletoe Market in Plano at Southfork Hotel, Unique Holiday Gifts, Discounts, Shop Local and avoid the mall crowds! Mrs. Claus will be on hand for cookies with the kids and stories, kids craft table, over 40 vendors offering must have gifts for everyone on your list."

December 10th, 2011
12:00PM - 3:00PM

Southfork Hotel
Oaks Ballroom
1600 N Central Expressway
Plano TX

The Canyons Holiday Shopping Bazaar
"Fall into the Holiday spirit and Join us for a fabulous time of music, food, wine, and shopping for the perfect Holiday gift or something special just for you.  This is a holiday event you won't want to miss. Bring a friend- It's a come and go day of shopping and fun!"

December 10th, 2011
11:00AM - 5:00PM

The Canyons Holiday Shopping Bazaar in Ft. Worth
2751 River Park Drive
Ft Worth, TX 76116

White Rock Local "Everything" Market
"White Rock Local Market is a non-profit, independent farmers market, a public space offering a venue for local farmers, ranchers, and artisans to bring what they grow or make and sell directly to our East Dallas neighborhood. Our mission is to strengthen our community by creating a meeting place for residents to buy fresh, local and healthy foods, and quality arts and crafts."

Every 2nd Saturday
8:00AM - 1:00PM

702 N. Buckner Blvd
Dallas, Tx. 75218

Holiday Shopping Bazaar
"'Buy Local, Support Small businesses, Local Charities, Artist and Your Community. "

December 13th, 2011 
5:00PM - 7:00PM

Vitality House
800 N Coit Rd
Richardson, Texas 75080
Corner of Coit/Arapaho--Next to Wing Stop & Papa Murpheys

Bring 3 or more Can good items upon Entry and Receive 10% off any booth of choice.

"We anticipate hosting a Bazaar of many diverse vendors, presenting a wide range of amazing merchandise. This is a last chance bazaar for Christmas shoppers. We will have pictures with Santa and many competition spectators will be attending as well. This bazaar will be heavily advertised a perfect weekend for you to display all your wonderful gifts.  All proceeds from the Christmas Bazaar will benefit Bishop Lynch Brigade and JV Silver Cadettes."

December 10th, 2011
9:00AM - 5:00PM

6139 Highgate Lane
Dallas, TX 75214

A CHARM-ing Holiday
"Shop our vendor booths for apparel, jewelry, cosmetics, home decor, unique holiday gifts and more while enjoying holiday entertainment and food throught the day!"
December 10th, 2011
11:00AM - 6:00PM

Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex
Longview, TX

Admission is $5.00.  Tickets can be purchased at entrance or at Longview News Journal (320 E. Methvin St.).

KHS Band Pancake Breakfast with Santa and Craft Fair
"Come join us for a delicious breakfast with Santa and get your Christmas shopping done with many local vendors!"

December 10th, 2011
9:00AM - 1:00PM

Kennedale High School
901 Wildcat Way
Kennedale, TX

Sanger Arts & Crafts Show
"Over 125 vendors from Texas and Oklahoma will be selling thousands of handcrafted items, including wood-crafts, Christmas and home decor, women and children's clothing and accessories, quilts, jewelry, candles, and many other items.  This show benefits Sanger High School Business Professionals of America."

December 10th, 2011
9:00AM - 4:00PM

Sanger High School
100 Indian Lane Sanger, TX

MEPA Annual Holiday Bazaar
"More than 100 vendors will participate in Mesquite Educational Paraprofessional Association’s (MEPA) Annual Holiday Bazaar. Proceeds from the vendor booth rentals will go toward providing 10 scholarships of $750 each for students from Mesquite ISD high schools and the Mesquite Academy."

December 10th, 2011
9:00AM - 5:00PM

Poteet High School
3300 Poteet Drive
Mesquite, TX

Multi-Vendor Open House Holiday Shopping Extravaganza
"Tons of great local vendors!"

December 10th, 2011
10:00AM - 4:00PM

2826 Butterfield Stage Rd
Highland Village, TX

LCS Shopapalooza
"Door prizes and many local vendors to help with your Christmas Shopping!"

December 9th, 2011
9:00AM - 2:00PM
December 10th, 2011
9:00AM - 5:00PM

Lewisville Christian School
Fellowship Center of Garden Ridge Church of Christ
102 N. Garden Ridge
Lewisville, TX
NW corner of Main & Garden Ridge


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!

3rd Annual Craft & Gift Home Show

"Hand selected vendors & crafters for their excellent customer service and quality products.  Please join us for a day of fun. Support local businesses and check a few people off of your gift list!  Door prizes will be drawn at the end of the day."

December 10th, 2011
9:00AM - 2:00PM

2716 Lemmontree Lane
Plano, TX 75074

Booths are limited to one 6' table, provided by the vendor.  The table must be covered.  The cost of your space is to bring/provide one store bought snack to have out during the event.  Please do not bring anything that needs refrigeration.  They are only looking for two more handmade vendors for this event.

Applications are available here and are due by December 8th, 2011. Please submit product photos with application.

For more information, contact their event coordinator at amandashea1976@yahoo.com.

Help spread the word, tell them DFW Craft Shows sent ya!

Holiday Wishlist - Giveaway

The holiday season is every where we look and listen, sparkling lights and holiday tunes fill the air!  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.

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



This week's giveaway is sponsored by Veda Larkowski of Go Rustic.  Veda just turned in her nine-to-five for a special position as a stay at home mom and indie business owner!  She truly enjoys designing and creating a variety of items, from bridal to seasonal and home decor, Veda puts a personal twist on that perfect piece for your home.



 How to enter: Last year, we had a Wishlist Giveaway and it was so much fun to see what crafty creations our little community was craving!  So, why not do it again?  Simply leave a comment (here or on Facebook) and tell us one crafty item on your holiday wishlist! For a BONUS ENTRY, share this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter (tag @dfwcraftshows), OR post a link on your blog. Mention that you shared the giveaway in your comment below, and you will be eligible for one bonus entry. 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, December 13th, 2011. Winners will be announced Monday, December 12th, 2011. Contest open to US only.

Congrats Jessica S.!  You have won these Rustic Snowflake Christmas Gift Bags with Wood-Burned Name Tags by Go Rustic, a $26.99 value.  This is a set of 6 (six) gift bags are made of heavy kraft paper with a snowflake design burned onto the bag.  Each bag has a wooden gift tag that is also burned with a snowflake design.  

This is just one of the many, many fun choices for seasonal decor at Go Rustic, check out their website for many other items that are perfect for gift giving this holiday season!

Are you interested in sponsoring one of our HOLIDAY giveaways and having your business listed on our site as shown above? Just a few openings remain, please email me at dfwcraftshows@gmail.com for more information!