Thursday, November 02, 2006

the mother lode of craft fair lists


February 16, 2007
hello crafties! so, this is the new year.
please have a look at the current list and send us some updates (especially if you know that your organization's website is not up-to-date but you have some locked-in dates for craft fairs later this year)

A few of you have sent in some new craft fair listings, and Michelle herself has continued to send in more and more! So I figured it might be time for an update and move this baby back to the top of the blog. Keep sending more craft fair listings!

Sept 17, 2006

O.k., maaaajor props to Michelle of Margie Jewellery for compiling such an extensive list of Toronto area craft fairs (plus contact info) and agreeing to sharing it with us all. What's great about Michelle's list is that it includes great indie shows like the DUDE and Crafternoon Tea, as well as industry juggernauts like One of a Kind and even the Ex. So something for everyone. I've added a couple of additional listings and strongly encourage you all to keep this list growing by adding your own discoveries in the comments. I'll add a link this post on the sidebar so it can be a continual resource. Thanks again Michelle!!!

(Dates are in 2006 unless otherwise listed)

June 3/4

Windsor Summer Art in the Park
June 3/4

Beaches Arts and Craft Show
June 10/11

June 10/11

Burlington Art & Craft Sale
June 10/11

Holy Craft Fair! Mississauga
June 11

Markham Village Music Festival
June 16/17

Strawberry Festival
June 29-July 3

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
July 7-9

Art Naturally
July 12-13

Muskoka Arts & Crafts
July 14-16

Thorold Annual Summer Arts and Craft Show
July 15-16


Belleville Waterfront Festival
July 7-9

Kempenfest/Hurona Festival of Arts and Crafts
Aug 5-7

Oakville Art Society Art in the Park
Aug 7

Festival of Friends
Aug 11-13

The Ex
Aug 18-Sept 4

Hamilton CNE
Aug 18-Sept 4

15th Annual Dockside Festival of the Arts - Gravenhurst
Aug 19-20

Cabbagetown Art & Craft Sale
Sept 8-10

Junction Arts Festival
Sept 9-10

Art by the Falls - Niagara Falls
Sept 31-Oct 1


Grimsby Festival of Art
Sept 9

Kleinburg Village Binder Twine Festival
Sept 9

Queen Street West Art Crawl
Sept 15-17

Burlington Art & Craft Sale
Sept 16-17

Wonders of the Earth-Scarborough Gem & Mineral Show
Sept 16-17

Tranzac Open House
Sept 23
Annetta Battey-Pratt
at 416-532-7641

Jordan Lions Club Annual Thanksgiving Show & Sale
Oct 7-9

Balls Falls Thanksgiving Festival
Oct 6-9th

Vineland Thanksgiving Artfest
Oct 7-9

Cranberry Festival Bala
Oct 13-15

CreativeFestival (formerly The Creative Sewing and Needlework Festival)
Oct 19-26

Art Works Show and Sale - Kitchener
Oct 27-29

Heart of the Lakeshore
Oct 26 - Nov 16

Creative Hands Arts & Crafts Show
contact Joanne 1.877.803.2121,

Nov 3 - 5 Molson Centre, Barrie
Nov 17 - 19 International Centre, Mississauga

Toronto Bead Society Bead Show
Nov 11 - 12

Oakville Art + Craft Fair
Nov 11 - 12

Toronto Alternative Art Fair International
Nov 10 - 12

Nov 18-26

Good Catch's Craft Fair
Nov 18th & Dec.16
@Good Catch General Store - Upstairs. 1556 Queen St. W at Dowling

Sassy Little Craft Show
Nov 18 @ The Victory Cafe in the Annex
contact Christa

Crafternoon Tea 3
Nov 25
@Queen Street East Presbyterian Church, 947 Queen St. E

Holly Jolly Holiday Sale
Nov 25 @ The Swansea Town Hall - Bloor West Village

Winter Artfest 2006
Nov 25-26

Oakville Christmas Craft Fair
Nov 25, Dec 2 & 9
@ Grace Lutheran Church - 304 Spruce Street (Oakville)

Artisan's Gift Fair
Nov 25-26 Dec 2&3, 9&10, 16&17, 23&24
Annetta Battey-Pratt
at 416-532-7641

The MAAD Holiday Sale (Material Art and Design program sale at OCAD)
November 27-29
@Ontario College of Art and Design, lobby of 100 McCaul Street
Contact Stephani Brust

St. Andrew's Christmas Art Market
Dec. 1&2
St. Andrew's Latvian Church (383 Jarvis St. at Carlton)

Church of Craft's Pedal to the Metal
Dec. 2

Holly Berry Fair
Dec. 2
contact Lee Howe

Dec. 2
51 Bertmount Ave., Leslieville

Dec 7

Dude Show
Dec 8-10

Nanopod First Annual Spectacular Craftacular
Dec 9 & 10

Ben Bags & Fariedust 1st Annual Musical Craft Fair
Dec. 16
The Church of St. Stephens in-the-Field - 365 College St. (@ Bellevue)

Last-Minute Craft Fair
Dec. 16

Parkdale Liberty Holiday Market
Dec. 16

18th Annual Christmas Artisans Market
Dec. 23, 11am-4pm
Bellefair United Church,
2002 Queen Street East
Contact Bonnie Vadum: 416-513-1331

Sweethearts Craft Fair
Feb. 10 12-5pm
Good Catch General Store, 1556 Queen Street West (upstairs)

1st Annual Toronto Erotic Arts and Crafts Fair
Feb 10, 2007
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W.

Annual Twisted Valentine Art and Cabaret Show
Feb 11, 2006(7?)

The Interior Design Show
Feb 23-26, 2006

Plug 'N Socket Art & Music Festival
March 3, 6pm (doors) -1am (show ends)

Tranzac Club - 292 Brunswick Ave.

Contact: Patric McGroarty:

One of a Kind Show
Nov 23 - Dec 3
March 29 - April 2/2007

Wayzgoose Book Arts Fair (Grimsby)
April 28 (2007)

The Clothing Show
May 6-7
Sept 16-17

Nathalie-Roze’s Crafternoon Tea
May 27

Toronto Gem & Mineral Show
July 28-30
Oct 20-22

London Arts and Crafts Show & Sale
Oct 27-29 (Fall)
Nov 30-Dec 3 (Christmas)
Olga Traher 519-679-1810

Dundas Square
All Summer

St Lawrence Market
All Summer

The Distillery District Artisan Market Art and Craft Showcases

June 17/18
July 29/30
Aug 26/27


Blogger Heather said...


This weekend is the Canadian Bead Oasis down at the Metro Convention Centre. It's a great show!

I'm actually a vendor (Bead Junction), so hope to see you there!


11:12 p.m.  
Anonymous sandy said...

hello, don't forget the Last-Minute Craft Fair
applications due friday oct 27

5:44 p.m.  
Blogger Donna Yu said...

Just want to let you all know, the craft show at the Tranzac is accepting application. They run every weekend from the last weekend in November until December. The link on the list is from a person who used to organized it. For more info please contact
Okay hope that helped.

12:52 p.m.  
Anonymous angelune said...

I had the bead oasis on there, but the dates were not verified because the website only shows dates for 2007.
Last Minute Craft Fair is up, and I made sure the correct contact is up for the Tranzac show. (I also removed the Annex Christmas market, which I think Donna said is no longer running).
I hope everything is as accurate as possible, thanks for your help!

10:23 p.m.  
Blogger toronto craft alert said...

Hello from the Holly Berry Fair

We are a community Christmas fair in down town Toronto - this year Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 pm. We raise money for outreach activities of our United Church including Out of the Cold, Doctors without Borders and Eyesight International. We do not charge booth space but ask for 25% of sales from vendors. We still have a few openings for this year and would be interested in hearing from silversmiths, lotions and soaps, Christmas decorations for example.

Please send me an email with photos or a link if you are interested.

Lee Howe(

12:04 p.m.  
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10:07 a.m.  
Anonymous Niagara Events said...

Thorold Art & Crafts Show
Saturday, May 26th

Thorold's Signature Event featuring over 100 juried Artisans from across Canada displaying traditional fine Arts and Crafts.

12:21 a.m.  
Anonymous E. Whitfield said...

Bloor West Village Arts and Crafts Show & Sale

The 26th Annual event is being held this year on Saturday, November 10th, 2007. This craft show was conceived many years ago as a showcase for local talent. We are proud of its noncommercial ambiance and it is our aim to maintain the hand-made, home-made aspect of our show and sale. We have a wide variety of crafters-everything from hand-made soaps and bath products to beaded jewellery to artists displaying their prints to hand-made dolls and wood carving. There is something for everyone!!!

It is hosted at Runnymede United Church, 432 Runnymede Rd. (Just 2 blocks north of Bloor St.)
The fine print:
$60.00 for an 8 foot table
$110.00 for a 16 foot table
(no percentage of vendor's profits are collected)
An admission charge of $2.00 per person will be taken at the door. As well, we host a bake sale and snack bar for shoppers and vendors.

If you are intersted in being a part of this year's show, please e-mail our Show Coordination Committee at

Happy Crafting!

11:30 a.m.  
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11:59 a.m.  
Blogger Julian said...

Hello there,
I am an artist-craft maker and I would like to know where in Toronto during this Christmas I could sell my work. Any one has any ideas and or suggestions?
Thank you.

1:03 p.m.  

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