1 June 2021

Call for Artisans
51st Annual Christmas Craft Show Applications Now Available Online

Aiken, SC – The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Department will host the 51st Annual Christmas Craft Show Friday, December 3, and Saturday, December 4 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center. This is a juried craft show that brings artisans and shoppers from across the Southeast to Aiken.

This indoor/outdoor show is a wonderful opportunity for crafters to sell handmade treasures to thousands of potential customers. Despite limited vendor capacity, and with strict safety protocols in place, the 2020 show boasted a total of over 4300 in attendance over the course of two days. Safety protocols will again be in place to help mitigate the spread of Covid-19 and protect both vendors and shoppers.

The Craft Show would not be complete without food vendors. If you have a food truck and are looking to expand your client-base, this may be the perfect opportunity for you! Not only will you have guaranteed customers by way of hungry shoppers, but the Odell Weeks Activities Center is conveniently located off of Whiskey Road, adjacent to one of Aiken’s most popular playgrounds.

If you are a Christmas Craft Show regular or if you are new to crafting and looking to participate in a historically well attended holiday show, APPLY NOW! Be sure to read the detailed instructions in the application packet and provide photos that capture the quality of your work. Photos of your crafts are the only way for jurors to determine acceptance to the show. Presentation is essential.

You can find the application at https://coa.page/vfth.

For more information, call 803-642-7631.

Alison Cribb
Recreation Program Coordinator
City of Aiken Parks, Recreation, & Tourism