Thursday, September 8, 2011


Participating in craft shows and festivals is a great way to showcase your talent, build a local customer base and network with others  in your area who make and sell handcrafted items.  The Fall vending season is upon us and there is plenty of opportunities coming up in the  DC, MD and VA metropolitan area.  Today I will be sharing a few:

Event:  Kid's In His Care:  Fall Craft & Vendor Fair to benefit Kids in His Care Daycare.  When:  Saturday, October 1, 2011 (postponed from September 10, 2011), Time:  8:00 am until 2:00 pm.  So Reserve Your Space Now!  Kids In His Care Daycare is located at 6011 Ammendale Road, Beltsville, MD 20705. For info call or email  240-845-0388 or

Event:  Old Bowie Fall Festival – When: Saturday, September 24, 2011 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Old Bowie has wonderful antique shops and this event will take place on Chestnut Avenue, which is also one of the main streets in Old Bowie. Chestnut Avenue is also the home of the Bowie Railroad Museum and Welcome Center in Bowie, MD.  There will be vendors, entertainment, food, children attractions, and an antique car display.  For more information regarding this event:, or you can call 301-464.6777 for an application.  The vendor fee is $30.00, this fee only includes your 10x10 space. Tables, chairs, and canopies are the responsibility of the vendor.  Rain date: Sunday, September 25, 2011 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm 

Event: Trinity Fall Festival.  When:  Saturday, October 1, 2011, Time:  10:00 am – 4:00 pm.  It will be a  fun day out to bring families and Towson area residents together to celebrate fall. A portion of the proceeds from the Festival will benefit Towson area non-profit organizations. The event will be held at the Trinity Episcopal Church which is located at 120 Allegheny Avenue, Towson, MD 21204.  For more information please email

Event:  The Darlington Apple Festival  When: Saturday, October 1, 2011, Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  The Darlington Apple Festival is an annual event held the first Saturday in October, rain or shine, in the quaint village of Darlington, Maryland in the north-east corner of Harford County.  The festival includes an outdoor stage with all day entertainment, hundreds of country crafters exhibiting and selling their work, a fall harvest of mums, pumpkins, and of course, Apples !  There is also a children's area with games and kids can even stuff their own scarecrows. There are also hayrides for the whole family all day long.  And Food !!!   All the usual things plus pit beef, barbecue, seafood, apple fritters, apple cake, candy apples, "Apple Delight" and more !  For more information:
Event:  Westminster High School 1st Annual Holiday Craft Show. When: Saturday October 22, 2011, Time:  9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Where: Westminster High School, 32 Washington Road, Westminster, MD. The cost for a 100 square foot booth is $45.00. One table and two chairs will be supplied.  For a  copy of the vendor application contact Amy Wilson at or Karen Kohr at

Event:  Out of the Park Yard Sale at Ripken Stadium.  When Saturday, October 29, 2011, Time:  8:30 am to 1:30 pm.  Location:  Ripken Stadium, 873 Long Drive, Aberdeen, MD 21001.  For more info:

So come on out and join the fun. Designed by Audrey makes and sells quality handmade jewelry, accessories and gifts for men and women and has showcased items from her Artfire shop today in this blog. To see more  wonderful items: