Art in the Village
June 24 - 25, 2023
Hubbard Woods Park - Winnetka, IL
Located in Winnetka's bustling design district, this fair generates large, enthusiastic crowds of art buyers. Winnetka is one of Chicago's most sought after northern suburbs located along the shores of Lake Michigan. The League's 99 year history and quality event reputation is apparent in all of the pre-show interest from artists and patrons. The show will be well promoted. Friendly and helpful staff will be on hand. Enter this early show!
La Grange Art and Craft Fair
July 15 - 16, 2023
Downtown - La Grange, IL
Named one of the Top 20 craft shows in the US by Sunshine Artist Magazine! This long-running show is a summer tradition and a crowd favorite. La Grange is our largest, and best-attended outdoor show, with thousands of loyal customers that visit every year. La Grange, IL is a vibrant community located just 15 miles SW of Chicago. The La Grange Craft Fair is held in the heart of their popular downtown district filled with restaurants and boutiques. The La Grange Road Metra stop drops customers off just steps away.
Ville Market Craft Event
July 22, 2023
Shelbyville IL 4H Fairgrounds - Shelbyville, IL
Ville Market is excited to make this another great year with lots of vendors, Live music, and great food! Come enjoy the day with us! We would love to have you join us at our beautiful 4H fairgrounds in Shelbyville IL. We are always looking for, Food, Drinks, Craft vendors, Homemade Arts & Crafts, Direct Selling Companies, Pottery, Furniture, Antique Dealers, primitives, salvaged and vintage goods, Jewelry, Clothing, Makeup, Health & Wellness, and Boutiques.
Lambs Farm Summertime Craft Fest
August 12 - 13, 2023
Camp Big Timber - Elgin, IL
Join us at Lambs Farm Summertime Craft Fest! This 2 day show is held in a beautiful, park-like setting at Camp Big Timber in Elgin, IL. Summertime Craft Fest is a paid admission fundraiser, benefiting two wonderful non-profits, Lambs Farm and the Three Fires Council. The festival features a craft show with 150+ booths, food trucks, music, and a beer + wine garden. Parts of the show have room to park 1 vehicle directly behind your booth for an additional $40.
Sixty-Seventh Park Forest Art Fair
September 16 - 17, 2023
Downtown - Park Forest, IL
Annual fine art fair. First time artists must be juried. Applications on website. Second oldest juried fair in Chicagoland. Exceptionally artist-friendly. Breakfast and dinner for artists on Saturday and Sunday. Great dinner Saturday evening. Volunteers provide water, assistance and relief all day, both days. All media welcome including painting, photography, glass and wood, jewelry, etc. Fair is promoted in print and social media and on WBBM (WBBM is during drive time).
Holli-Daze Arts & Craft Show
October 28 - 29, 2023
Lincoln-Way East High School - Frankfort, IL
Over 125 crafters, Door Prizes, Free Parking, entry from the east and northwest lots.
A Holiday Happening
November 4 - 5, 2023
College of DuPage Athletic Arena - Glen Ellyn, IL
Named as one of the Top 20 classic & contemporary craft shows in the US by Sunshine Artist Magazine! A Holiday Happening is a festive tradition for local craft lovers. Held at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL since 1990, this is our longest running event. We're proud to showcase the work of talented artisans from across the Midwest - just in time for holiday gift-giving! Heavily advertised and well-attended, this is our biggest fall show. Glen Ellyn, IL is located in the Western suburbs, 25 miles West of Chicago, IL with easy access from I-355. The COD Athletic Arena offers modern facilities with abundant parking.
Native American Holiday Market
November 24 - 25, 2023
Cahokia Mounds - Collinsville, IL
A unique holiday shopping experience! Over 35 Native American artists will be set up throughout the Interpretive Center selling their various creations. Items include jewelry, sculptures, paintings, ceramics and more! A wonderful opportunity to meet and visit with the artists themselves.
Last Chance Craft & Art Show
December 9 - 10, 2023
College of DuPage Athletic Arena - Glen Ellyn, IL
Named as one of the Top 50 classic & contemporary craft shows in the US by Sunshine Artist Magazine! Want to fit one more show into your holiday schedule? Join us at Last Chance, and get a final opportunity to move your holiday inventory. Our last show of the year, it serves as a 'last chance' for craft lovers to buy handmade for Christmas. Started in 1990, our 3 College of DuPage shows are well-attended, and have a loyal following among craft shoppers in the Chicago area. Glen Ellyn, IL is located in the Western suburbs, 25 miles West of Chicago, IL with easy access from I-355.
Events in Urbana, IL — upcoming
July 21 - 29, 2023
Champaign County Fair
Fairgrounds, Urbana, IL
Status: Updated 4/10/2023
This Illinois State Fair will have commercial/retail, crafts, fine craft and homegrown products exhibitors, and 25 food booths. There will be 1 stage with Regional talent and the hours will be Fri 5pm-9pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 10am-6pm, Mon 8am-9pm, Tue 8am-9pm, Wed 8am-9pm, Thu 11am-9pm, Fri 11am-10pm, Sat 11am-9pm. Admission tickets are $5. This event will also include: talent contest, senior citizen day, 4-h show, livestock judging, exhibit judging.
October 2023 (dates not updated)
Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival
Downtown-Various Venues, Urbana, IL
Status: Updated 10/10/2022
This Illinois Folk Music Festival will have no exhibit booths and no food booths. There will be 4 stages with National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Thu 5pm-11:45pm, Fri 3:30pm-12 midnight, Sat 10am-12 midnight. Admission tickets are $15 - $40.