Some craft shows in Illinois are Downtown Craft Market promoted by Arthur Area Association of Commerce, taking place in Arthur village, Illinois, and HoneyCraft Indie Craft Market in Woodstock City, Illinois, promoted by Mixin Mingle. Some other craft shows in Illinois are Victoria's Craft Boutique & Holly Daze Cafe and Christmas Vendor Fair.
The Victoria's Craft Boutique & Holly Daze Cafe takes place annually, and in 2015, the Norwood Park Historical Society in Chicago, Illinois, hosted it. Items available for sale include a variety of ornaments, baked goods, knit and sewn items, and festive holiday gifts. Holly Daze Cafe serves light fare and desserts throughout the hours of the Boutique.
A craft show, or craft fair, is an organized event to display and sell crafts. There are craft shops that sell handcrafted products and craft communities where vendors share expertise. Craft shows often vary in size. A craft show may be a huge event with hundreds of shops lasting for over two weeks or only a one-day event with a few tables set up in a church hall.
Such shows take place indoors and out, at street fairs and in exhibition halls, in school gyms, community centers and shopping malls. Individuals who appreciate handmade/ handcrafted products or craft communities, such as Craftster, commonly support craft shows. Most of the handcrafted products are available in limited quantities.