Craft Shows in Southern Ontario
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I'm looking to get more into craft shows, in order to compliment my Etsy shop. I have searched endlessly for some craft shows in Southern Ontario, and I have found a few, but was wondering if anyone had any regular shows they attend or know of any smaller towns that offer craft sales or bazaars?
Thanks so much!
Posted at 3:53 pm Apr 3, 2009 EDT
I used to attend a huge show at the church on the corner of Charles & Queen? Across from the Market Square parking lot. Its the place where the Boy Scouts have the pancake breakfast at Octoberfest. Sorry its been about 10 years since I've been in that neck of the woods.
Also, check out the Uof W Campus Center. They do a show each semester in the Great hall. And many of the Villages will allow you to host a small show on your own!
Have you tried the Waterloo Farmers Market? That's a great venue for people.. the market attracts all sorts of people, especially in the summer.
The Elmira Maple Sugar Festival is another great venue. Its usually the first weekend in April (tomorrow!) Check it out!
That's all I can think of right now.. as I mentioned its been a few years since I lived in that area..
Posted at 4:01 pm Apr 3, 2009 EDT
The church I was thinking about is at the corner of Duke St & Frederick St...
Here is one that is coming up in December
Most of the small towns in the area have farmers markets. Guelph has a great one as does Cambridge. Tillsonburg does one midweek... just do some looking around! There are plenty out there..
Posted at 4:08 pm Apr 3, 2009 EDT
Ashley, the Ontario Crafts Council sells a pamphlet of all craft/art shows in Ontario, as well as the "biggie" shows in other provinces. You don't have to be an OCC member to buy it either... here's the link:
Posted at 5:23 pm Apr 3, 2009 EDT
Here in the Kawarthas, the Lindsay Craft Show held early in August is becoming a big attraction. I don't know the precise name of it, but it's been held at the Lindsay Fair Grounds for quite a few years now.
Also in Peterborough, look for "The Hand of Man" craft show -- although it's a major misnomer.
Posted at 11:27 am Apr 4, 2009 EDT