Craftsmen's Christmas Classic Art & Craft Festival - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC
November 11, 12 & 13, 2016
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Experience the extraordinary at the 41st Annual Craftsmen's Christmas Classic in Columbia, SC. Meet hundreds of talented artists & craftspeople from across the nation. There is something for every style, taste & budget with thousands of choices from traditional to contemporary, functional to whimsical & decorative to fun & funky. Visit with the actual artisans as you browse the booths for those one-of-a-kind treasures found only at the Craftsmen's Classics.

This award-winning show is ranked in a Top 40 Classic and Contemporary Art & Craft Shows in the nation, a Top 5 show in South Carolina and is the #1 Christmas Art & Craft Show in Columbia, SC. It has won a total of 26 awards from Sunshine Artist Magazine. It has been a 'Top 20 Event' with Southeast Tourism Society. It has been listed as a Top 100 Show by Artfair Sourcebook.

Admission in the past has been food donations to benefit Feeding America Southwest Virginia Food Bank. Complete information may be found at

Interested in exhibiting in the show? Gilmore Enterprises, Inc. is continually looking for new exhibitors with unique and unusual work. We are very proud of our Classics and the reputation we have built. We have researched and chosen markets which have proven to be very receptive to our events. We produce shows inside convention centers and exhibition buildings where the artists and craftspeople have the opportunity to sell in a controlled environment to an interested public. In advance of and during each show, we blitz the entire area with multimedia advertising and promotion in the form of television and radio commercials, live remotes, newspaper and magazine ads, direct mail, email blasts, billboards, digital boards, web listings, coupons, etc. We also provide upon request, discount coupon images and links for exhibitors web sites and email to customers.

Each show has set up or load in by exhibitors the day before the show. All shows begin on Friday and run through Sunday. Load out is conducted Sunday, after the actual closing of the show.

All exhibitors are juried members of the organization. Visit or call our offices to request a New Exhibitor Application. The Jury process is on-going throughout the year and contracts are accepted until the show is full. Wait lists are maintained when categories or shows fill.

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