Do you need more from the shows? You may want to read these articles designed to help make your business more successful.

This issue features...

"The Money Trap..."

"Put that creativity to work!"

"Does your event need an application system? We have the answer!!!"

Online applications are everywhere these days and most events want them! But the cost can be just outrageous when you start adding things up. We've come up with a system worth considering allowing you to take applications, pictures, bios and more all while manging the event too!!! It's a new site and we're excited to bring this to the industry!






(Just click on the image on each event to see complete details)

BLUFFTON ARTS & SEAFOOD FESTIVAL - OCTOBER 19 & 20, 2024 - BLUFFTON, SOUTH CAROLINA - The Calhoun Street art show which takes place on Saturday October 19th and Sunday October 20th will feature 114 fine art artists from 10 different states. Over 25,000 shoppers will enjoy seeing a variety of art media created by outstanding artists! DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2024

THE 33RD ANNUAL CALADIUM FESTIVAL - LAKE PLACID, FLORIDA - JULY 26 - 28, 2024 - While Caladiums form the heart of our festival's theme, Our arts & crafts vendors display wonderful works of art as well as handmade pieces. We’re excited to celebrate our 33rd anniversary of this outstanding summer Florida show. Make plans to join us! Good summer shows are hard to come by in Florida. This is usually one of the best summer Florida events.


DESTIN FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS - OCTOBER 26 & 27, 2024 - DESTIN, FLORIDA - The Festival of the Arts, one of the Southeast’s premier art festivals showcases over 95 premier artists plus collaborative artists from the United States and Europe. Artists compete for $12,000 in cash awards representing 18 different mediums in an outdoor walking exhibit production. Additional amenities include live music, a food bistro, wine and beer garden, and an adult/student collaborative art exhibit. DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2024

CHINCOTEAGUE BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL - JUNE 18, 19 & 20, 2024 - CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND, VIRGINIA - The Chincoteague Blueberry Festival remains the largest Fine Arts and Crafts event on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with exhibitors from 14 states including many excellent local artists. This large Fine Arts and Crafts exhibit brings a unique Christmas in July shopping atmosphere to Chincoteague Island. The Fine Arts and Crafts exhibits are located both inside the Chincoteague Center building and outside on the beautiful Chincoteague Center green space. DEADLINE: JULY 10, 2024

SPACE COAST ART FESTIVAL - OCTOBER 12-13, 2024 - VIERA (MELBOURNE), FLORIDA - We invite you to apply to our Juried Master Fine Arts Show. We are thrilled to announce that the 59th Space Coast Art Festival will take place October 12-13, 2024, at The Avenue® Viera in Viera, FL! Viera is a beautiful upscale master planned community just north of Melbourne on Florida’s Space Coast. Artists will be jury-selected to exhibit in this outdoor fine art show, one of the top shows in the Southeast, drawing outstanding master artists from throughout the United States and beyond. DEADLINE: JULY 15, 2024




THE 8TH ANNUAL BIG FOUR ART FESTIVAL - SEPTEMBER 7 & 8, 2024 - LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - The Big Four Arts Festival in Louisville has been the most attended (20k+) two-day event ever held at Waterfront Park. The 8th B4AF 2024, the weekend following Labor Day, will be held on the big four-acre park lawn under tree-lined walks. The B4 Walking Bridge has 25,000 people strolling it each weekend. The Festival is a two-minute drive from downtown Louisville.

CLAYTON HARVEST FESTIVAL - OCTOBER 26 & 27, 2024 - CLAYTON, NORTH CAROLINA - The Clayton community will be buzzing with excitement. Art & Craft vendor spaces are on Saturday & Sunday! Enjoy thrilling Midway Carnival Rides & Games, delicious food from food trucks, and craft beer. Family Night will bring joy to all with a Kid’s Trunk-or-Treat event and a movie night. Get ready for all the excitement and indulge in Clayton’s Largest Vendor Fair. The Hometown Talent Showcase will feature amazing performances throughout the day.

TEMPLE TERRACE 51ST ANNUAL ART & CRAFTS FESTIVAL - NOVEMBER 9 & 10, 2024 - TEMPLE TERRACE, FLORIDA - This juried show is the place to be in early November (9-10) when holiday and home shopping is at its prime in the Tampa Bay area. Artists tell us they love the show and attendance has increased 25 percent every year. Apply for your space early as this is a nice show!

THE 34TH ANNUAL WINTER FAIR - DECEMBER 6 & 7, 2024 - LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - WinterFair! presents over 70 artists in two church buildings (plus Bold & Cold artists outdoors!). You’ll find all original handcrafted media including ceramics, wood, mixed media, fiber, photography, sculpture, glass, jewelry and much more. Our artists will be glad to tell you about their creations! In the season of holiday sales, WinterFair is not your granny's church bazaar!




CHRISTMAS MADE IN THE SOUTH BY CAROLINA SHOWS - EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHEAST - These events are like no other. Amazing makers, outstanding art, unique gourmet food, and diverse entertainment to whet and satisfy every demanding appetite. Handmade, one-of-a-kind designs populate the booths that fill the festival: silk wearables to fabric bags, dichroic glass jewelry to close-up photography of nature's funniest and fiercest creatures all await and more!

HOWARD ALAN EVENTS/ AMERICAN CRAFT ENDEAVORS - SHOWS THROUGHOUT THE USA - Probably one of the most popular and profitable professional event sponsors in the USA are the staff of Howard Alan Events and American Craft Endeavors. With over 50 shows during the year... at locations all over the country... you owe it to yourself to take a look at their schedule and consider these shows. The 2024 season promises to be one of the best ever!

MY PROMOTIONS A NEW LOOK, A NEW SEASON AND NEW OWNERS - TERRIFIC SHOWS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA - We are vendors as well. So our main goal is to get each festival to the highest attendance possible by doing lots of promoting and providing a fun atmosphere that gets people in the mood to shop! As you know…When the festival is busy …we all do well! As a team we can build customer attendance and grow the MY Promotions festival circuit to be super profitable for all.

WOODWILL QUALITY ART & CRAFT SHOWS - NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK - For over Fifty Two Years Woodwill Corporation has been the East Coast's preeminent Arts & Crafts Show presenter and organizer. With an exciting 2024 lineup of Festivals drawing 15,000 to 35,000 attendees and 200 to 300 exhibitors, located in New York state starting April 14th, we're sure there is an event to fit everyone's schedule and talent.

MICHIGAN ANTIQUE & CRAFT SHOWS - CENTRAL MICHIGAN - For 56 years, the Michigan Antique Festival has been the premier destination for vintage enthusiasts and collectors in Michigan. Over the years, this festival has grown into one of the largest and most popular antique and vintage markets in the state. It's a Michigan Tradition!

DRINK - EAT - RELAX FESTIVALS THROUGHOUT AMERICA - The name says it all! These food & drink festivals offer exhibitors the opportunity to sell in a laid-back, comfortable environment where patrons are coming specifically to have a good time, enjoy a great atmosphere and to browse your work! This year they are proud to bring you an outstanding schedule of events for 2024

TNT EVENTS - CENTRAL FLORIDA SHOWS - We strive to give our exhibitors the best venue possible with Artist hand crafted original work; not work of mass production studios. We strongly feel that Artists and Crafters alike are seeking a quality venue to exhibit their works of Art. We also offer limited green market products for customers that are looking for that type of item.

SIK PROMOTIONS PRESENTS OUTSTANDING WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA EVENTS - We are well known for our unique festivals, bringing interactive performers, live musicians, costume contests, themed vendors and free family fun to a growing number of communities in the Sunshine State. Event productions include art and craft shows, seafood festivals, themed events, music festivals, pet adoption fundraisers and a popular “end of summer” celebration, which draws over 30,000 attendees to the one day show.

BLUE RIBBON EVENTS - MICHIGAN & FLORIDA - YEAR 'ROUND ART & CRAFTS SHOWS - Blue Ribbon Events promotes, organizes and coordinates boutique art/craft shows and unique festivals. With years of combined retail, management, art/craft show and marketing experience, we have the knowledge, foresight and ability to interface with vendors of all ability & quality. Our exhibitors & shoppers will appreciate the extra touches we add to every event.


Once you sign up on our website you'll find out about new show information every day. On MONDAY we send out a list of all the upcoming event DEADLINES. This way you'll be reminded in plenty of time to sign up! On THURSDAY we send out a list of all the new events we've added to the online directory. EACH EVENT HAS A DIRECT LINK right to our online listing so you don't waste time searching!

We usually update over 100 events every week! There is simply no reason to participate or attend a show you that doesn't suit your needs!

Whether you're idea of the perfect event is a high end fine art show... or a local church craft fair... the chances are good you'll find exactly what you need right in our online directory.

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