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Illinois Festivals, Craft Shows, Farmers Markets, Art Shows, Gallery-Exhibition Events 2021–2022.

Craft Productions, Inc.

December 12 - 13, 2020

craftproductionsinc.com

(815) 878-2728
College of DuPage Gym - Glen Ellyn, IL

This is the 9th year for the December show, and our 29th year running craft shows at this facility. All craft categories are limited, and all products must be handmade. This show is heavily advertised with an extremely loyal customer base. Easy load in and out.

Taste of Polonia Festival

September 3 - 6, 2021

TOPchicago.org

(773) 313-3893
Copernicus Center - Chicago, IL

The yearly Labor Day festival at Copernicus Center offers 4 days of non-stop Live Music, food, and fun! The largest Polish Fest in the USA. Four (4) stages & over 30 bands: rock, pop, jazz, dance, polka, world, & more. Great Polish Food, Polish Beer, & fest food. Also: Kid's Zone, Rides, inside Casino & full bar, plus daily special events! $5 to $10 - kids 12 & under FREE. Proceeds benefit the non-profit work of the Copernicus Foundation

Deer Path Art Fair on the Square

September 5 - 6, 2021

(847) 234-3743
Market Square - Lake Forest, IL

The nationally top rated Deer Path Art Fair on the Square, is held at historic Lake Forest Market Square and Western Avenue. The juried fine arts show features 160 artists representing a wide variety of design mediums in a wide variety of price points. Artists are selected from across the country and are present to meet and discuss their work and technique with the art patrons. A wonderful show in a beautiful setting!

Rees Carillon Society

September 11 - 12, 2021

carillon-rees.org

(217) 306-1838
Washington Park - Beautiful Botanical Gardens - Springfield, IL

Juried fine art fair loved by artists and patrons for size, location, and quality of artwork. Ranked in Best 100 Art Fairs in the U.S. for 6 consecutive years, the ONLY art fair in Central Illinois with this distinction. Wonderful catering volunteers with show director on-site and attentive all weekend. Next to wealthy neighborhood of art-buying patrons. Capitol with higher-ed, medical and professionals.

Autumn on Parade

October 2 - 3, 2021

(815) 732-3465
Downtown Courthouse Lawn - Oregon, IL

Autumn on Parade showcases the beautiful town of Oregon, Illinois. This year we will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary. The craft show is set up on the historic Ogle County Courthouse lawn and surrounding areas. The parade features more than 100 entries and will take place on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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Quaint towns and city delights, iconic architecture and riveting naturescapes. Get your kicks on Route 66 or retrace the route of Lewis and Clark. Something is celebrated each month of the year in Illinois. From Anything that Floats to the Wizard of Oz, the 748 events in the Prairie State cover wild, wacky, wonderful and big, like the Illinois State Fair, Glendale Heights Fest and Chicago World Music Festival - Virtual. Scroll below to view the variety of culture, art, music and entertainment found at Illinois Festivals, Art Shows, Music Festivals and Craft Shows.

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11/21/2020
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Fairs & Festivals in Illinois 2021–2022

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Grayslake Fall Season
September 26 - December 12, 2020

Grayslake Fall Season

Centennial Park, Grayslake, IL

Status: Updated 9/23/2020

This Illinois Farmers Market will have crafts, homegrown products and corp./information exhibitors, and tba food booths. There will be 1 stage with Local talent and the hours will be Every Sat 10am-2pm.
Lombard Arts Coalition
October - December 2020 (dates not updated) ?

NUHS Open Fine Art Show

National University of Health Sciences, Clinic Building B, Lombard, IL

Status: Updated 9/25/2019

This Illinois Gallery-Exhibition Event will have fine art exhibitors and no food booths. This event will also include refreshments.
Holiday Treasures Exhibition and Sale
November - December 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Holiday Treasures Exhibition and Sale

McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL

Status: Updated 10/9/2019

This Illinois Gallery-Exhibition Event will have fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and no food booths.
Dupage Art League, Gallery
November 10 - December 24, 2020

Yuletide Treasures

Dupage Art League Gallery & School, Wheaton, IL

Status: Updated 11/10/2020

This Illinois Art Show will have no exhibit booths and no food booths. This event will also include: art classes, gift shop, gallery.
Virtual One of a Kind Show and Sale Chicago
November 12 - December 6, 2020

Virtual One of a Kind Show and Sale Chicago

The Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 10/19/2020

This Illinois Art Show will have fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and 14 food booths. Admission tickets are $12 - $80.
Gallery of Gifts Holiday Show & Sale
November - December 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Gallery of Gifts Holiday Show & Sale

Naperville Fine Art Center & Gallery, Naperville, IL

Status: Updated 11/4/2019

This Illinois Marketplace Expo will have fine art, fine craft and crafts exhibitors, and no food booths.
Evanston Art Center's Winter Arts + Crafts Expo
November - December 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Evanston Art Center's Winter Arts + Crafts Expo

Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

Status: Updated 10/30/2019

This Illinois Gallery-Exhibition Event will have fine art, fine craft and crafts exhibitors, and no food booths.
Cider & Cinnamon Arts & Craft Fair
November 28 - December 19, 2020

Cider & Cinnamon Arts & Craft Fair

Edgebrook, Rockford, IL

Status: Updated 10/13/2020

This Illinois Craft Show will have Fine Art, Fine Craft, Crafts and Antique/Collectibles exhibitors, and no food booths.
Christmas at Walnut Grove Farm
November - December 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Christmas at Walnut Grove Farm

Walnut Grove Farm, Knoxville, IL

Status: Updated 10/31/2019

This Illinois Holiday Celebration will have fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and 1 food booth. There will be Roving Performers with Local talent and the hours will be Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 11am-3pm. This event will also include: kids' art, St Nicholas.
Dickens Holiday Village in Downtown Antioch
November - December 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Dickens Holiday Village in Downtown Antioch

Downtown Antioch - Sidewalks of Main & Lake Streets, Antioch, IL

Status: Updated 9/12/2019

This Illinois Holiday Celebration will have commercial/retail and homegrown products exhibitors, and 5 food booths. There will be Roving Performers with Local talent and the hours will be See website for full schedule. This event will also include weekend Dickens activites.
Niche Handmade Merry Market
November 2021 (dates not updated) ?

Niche Handmade Merry Market

The Sanctuary Plainfield, Plainfield, IL

Status: Updated 4/11/2019

This Illinois Craft Show will have fine art, fine craft, crafts and homegrown products exhibitors, and no food booths. Admission tickets are $5.
Holiday Craft Fair
November 2021 (dates not updated) ?

Holiday Craft Fair

The Barn at Village Hall, Hawthorn Woods, IL

Status: Updated 7/10/2019

This Illinois Craft Show will have fine art, fine craft, crafts and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and no food booths.
Hope Helps Craft Fair Fundraiser
November 2021 (dates not updated) ?

Hope Helps Craft Fair Fundraiser

180 S. Kankakee, Coal City, IL

Status: Updated 9/10/2019

This Illinois Craft Show will have crafts exhibitors and no food booths. This event will also include raffles.
Third Small Business Saturday
November 2021 (dates not updated) ?

Third Small Business Saturday

Holiday Inn, Crystal Lake, IL

Status: Updated 11/6/2019

This Illinois Craft Show will have fine art, fine craft and crafts exhibitors, and no food booths. This event will also include we will have a local salon selling holiday hair extensions & tinsels.
Kane County Flea Market - December
November - December 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Kane County Flea Market - December

Kane County Fairgrounds, Saint Charles, IL

Status: Updated 4/2/2019

This Illinois Flea Market will have Crafts, Flea Market and Antique/Collectibles exhibitors, and no food booths. Admission tickets are $5.
Spring Valley Holiday Craft Show
November - December 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Spring Valley Holiday Craft Show

Spring Valley Nature Center, Schaumburg, IL

Status: Updated 5/16/2019

This Illinois Craft Show will have fine art, fine craft and crafts exhibitors, and 1 food booth. This event will also include painting & jewelry making.
Morris University Center Holiday Craft Fair - Virtual
November 30 - December 11, 2020

Morris University Center Holiday Craft Fair - Virtual

Online only at

Status: Updated 11/16/2020

This Illinois Craft Show will have fine craft and crafts exhibitors, and no food booths.
Winter in Bloom
December 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Winter in Bloom

Hauberg Civic Center, Rock Island, IL

Status: Updated 11/12/2019

This Illinois Holiday Celebration will have no exhibit booths and no food booths. There will be Roving Performers with Local talent and the hours will be Sun 12pm-5pm. This event will also include: children's crafts, meet cinderella, scavenger hunt, live music, refreshments.
Vintage Garage Chicago
December 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Vintage Holiday Market in Evanston

The Woman's Club of Evanston, Evanston, IL

Status: Updated 10/29/2019

This Illinois Vintage will have crafts, commercial/retail and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and no food booths. Admission tickets are $7.
Genoa-Kingston Christmas Craft Walk
December 2 - 4, 2021

Genoa-Kingston Christmas Craft Walk

Various Homes, Churches, Genoa-Kingston, IL

Status: Updated 11/2/2020

This Illinois Holiday Celebration will have crafts exhibitors and no food booths.
Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale
December 2 - 4, 2021

Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale

Student Center, SIUC, Carbondale, IL

Status: Updated 11/3/2020

This Illinois Craft Show will have fine art, fine craft and crafts exhibitors, and no food booths.
Lambs Farm Holiday Lights Gift & Craft Fair
December 2 - 5, 2021

Lambs Farm Holiday Lights Gift & Craft Fair

Arlington International Racecourse, Arlington Heights, IL

Status: Updated 11/2/2020

This Illinois Craft Show will have fine art, fine craft, crafts, film, commercial/retail, homegrown products and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and no food booths. Admission tickets are $5 - $8. This event will also include prize drawings.
Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show
December 3 - 6, 2020

Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show

Renaissance Convention Center, Schaumburg, IL

Status: Updated 7/21/2020

This Illinois Gem-Jewelry-Bead Show will have fine art, fine craft, crafts, flea market, homegrown products and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and no food booths. Admission tickets are $5 - $10.
Holiday Hurrah Craft Fair
December 4, 2021

Holiday Hurrah Craft Fair

Morris High School Fieldhouse, Morris, IL

Status: Updated 11/12/2020

This Illinois Holiday Celebration will have fine art, fine craft, crafts, flea market, commercial/retail and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and no food booths. Admission tickets are $2. This event will also include gift wrapping and raffle.
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