Illinois

Show of Hands | Chicago, IL 

"...created to be more than just another craft show.  It's a commitment to independent design.  It's the presentation of high-caliber work in a professional way.  It's the understanding that craft can be couture and handmade can be high-end." 

Show Dates: November & April or May

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Renegade Craft | Chicago, IL

"Founded in Chicago ... Renegade is the farthest reaching craft showcase in the world and attracts 300,000 attendees annually across multiple events in 12 major cities in the U.S. and U.K..."

Show Dates: Usually throughout Spring, Summer & into late Fall

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Indiana

INDIEana Handicraft Exchange | 

Indianapolis, IN 

"The INDIEana Handicraft Exchange is a contemporary craft fair that consciously celebrates modern handmade goods, the relationship between creator and consumer, and local, alternative economies." 

Show Dates: June and December

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Urban Artisan Market | South Bend, IN

"Live music, hot drinks and over 25 local artisans..." 

Show Dates: December

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Iowa

Market Day Iowa | Des Moines, IA

"...a curated pop-up market. Since 2009, we have hand-selected quality, original artists and collectors from Des Moines, Iowa City, Minneapolis, Chicago, Omaha, Kansas City, and beyond. We organize events to bring them together with shoppers and everyone has a blast." 

Show Dates: Spring & Fall

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Good Makers Market | Tipton, IA

"...you will find the best of the best hand-picked vendors from around the Midwest. Everything from handmade and vintage, to rusty, junky goodness, amazing food trucks and local live music. Just good people with good goods as we like to say!" 

Show Dates: November & April or May

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OMG BeckyFest | Davenport, IA

"BeckyFest is an art festival sponsored by Crafted QC. Indie craft, vintage wares." 

Show Dates: August & December

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The Pear Fair | Cedar Falls, IA

"...a curated showcase of the very best in local and regional handmade craft and design.Founded by Mohair Pear in the spring of 2010, we wanted to introduce our customers to the artists who make the handmade gifts we carry along with new and unique crafters and artists from Iowa and the Midwest each year. " 

Show Dates: September

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Not Your Mother's Craft Fair | Iowa City, IA

"A holiday festival of local artisans, drinks & music. " 

Show Dates: December

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Beautiful Land Market | Ames, IA

"We believe that community is what makes this beautiful land home. We aim to be a collective where small businesses join together to connect with their patrons. We encourage collaboration between hard working entrepreneurs and our community. It is through these relationships that we contribute to the local good and support our rich and beautiful land together." 

Show Dates: Late Spring and December.

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Kansas

Michigan

Renegade Craft | Detroit, MI

"Excited by the creative community in a beloved city, Renegade headed to Detroit for the first time in 2017. Capturing the feeling of an al fresco marketplace, Renegade Detroit gathers street-side with exceptional artists, DJ sets, workshops, and food trucks."

Show Dates: September

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Detroit Urban Craft Fair | Detroit, MI

"The Detroit Urban Craft Fair (DUCF) is a three-day alternative craft fair held annually in the city of Detroit. Now in its thirteenth year, the 2018 fair features over 100 handmade crafters and indie artists. DUCF is a community market that encourages the interaction of maker..."

Show Dates: April & November

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Flint Handmade | Flint, MI

"The Craft Markets feature 40 vendors with a large variety of unique, modern handmade items..."

Show Dates: April & November

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Made Market | Grand Rapids, MI

"...finest curated handmade market. We look forward to showcasing the premier local & regional makers at our semi-annual event."

Show Dates: Summer & Late Fall

Minnesota

No Coast Craft | Saint Paul, MN

"...created to be more than just another craft show.  It's a commitment to independent design.  It's the presentation of high-caliber work in a professional way.  It's the understanding that craft can be couture and handmade can be high-end." 

Show Dates: November & April or May

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Craft'za | Minneapolis, MN

"Craft'za is a juried market for handmade goods in Northeast Minneapolis... artists are hand-selected through a jury process for a wide range of products and price points..." 

Show Dates: November & April or May

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Ritz Crafters | Rochester, MN

"Ritz Crafters is more than just a craft fair.  It's a showcase of amazing talent by craftspeople who have spent countless hours and years honing their skills to bring you functional, useful, unique objects to use and enjoy in your everyday life." 

Show Dates: February

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Unique Markets | Minneapolis, MN

"Female-founded [...] we make shopping fun, creative and inspirational! Unique Markets are fresh, modern, pop-up retail experiences that feature the best independent designers, artists and emerging brands. Then we add DJs and a bunch of free activities and perks like refreshing drinks, interactive photo fun and DIY projects, so shoppers can be creative too!"

Show Dates: Shows throughout the year.

Missouri

A Happy Little Craft Fair |

Webster Groves, MO

"Green With Indie Craft Show is one of St. Louis’ longest-running indie art festivals! Founded in 2009 with the mission to showcase the best in local, handmade, original design. This one day family-friendly event features the work of 75 high-quality indie designers and artisans. " 

Show Dates: March & December

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The Strawberry Swing | Kansas City, MO

"Full of creatives who are experts at their work, this highly curated indie craft fair is the Midwest’s celebration of the handmade movement. " 

Show Dates: Fall, Holiday, Spring & Summer

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Strange Folk | St Louis, MO

"Celebrating 13 years of creative dissent and makers who joyfully resist the scourge of late capitalism. Strange Folk is creative place making and curating a huge array of local and visiting vendors...

Show Dates: June, September & December

Nebraska

North Dakota

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Unglued Fest | Fargo, ND

"...over 70 crazy talented makers, artists, and crafters!  You’ll get connected to creativity, get to support all kinds of small and inspiring businesses, and get out of the house to make things, eat and drink things, and have one helluva weekend in Fargo." 

Show Dates: February

Ohio

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Crafty Supermarket | Cincinnati, OH

"Crafty Supermarket is an indie craft show of metropolitan proportions in the heart of Cincinnati, Ohio. Our juried show features crafters, artists and makers from all over North America.

Show Dates: May & December

Craft Menagerie | Cincinnati, OH

"We curate craft and art shows for events and represent an eclectic list of vendors featuring handmade artisan goods." 

Show Dates: December, March & Summer Months

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Cyclops Fest | Yellow Springs, OH

"Cyclops Fest is an epic festival of handmade goods, music, culture and D.I.Y. wonderfulness!" 

Show Dates: September

Craftin' Outlaws | Columbus, OH

The mission of Craftin’ Outlaws is to expose the public to an alternative to mass produced products and to support local indie artists, crafters, and designers. Craftin’ Outlaws, the largest fair and longest running of its kind in Ohio, it is THE place to be whether a vendor or shopper.

Show Dates: Winter & Spring

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Handmade Toledo | Toledo, OH

"Handmade Toledo is a creative multi-purpose space that includes a handmade maker shop, workshop space for all sorts of handmade, hands on, make-and-take classes and skillshares, maker studio spaces, gallery space, and also serves as an event space that hosts art related events, and provides an opportunity for artists and makers to join a like-minded inspiring community." 

Show Dates: May & November

Cleveland Bazaar | Cleveland, OH

"Cleveland Bazaar is northeast Ohio’s longest-running indie craft show, with over a decade of fantastic events on our track record and even better things to come." 

Show Dates: December, various other dates

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Crafty Mart | Akron, OH

"Crafty Mart hosts a bi-annual multi-venue craft show that showcases over 70 of the best handmade makers regionally and draws thousands of shoppers to Akron’s downtown, along with occasional pop up markets with community partners all over town." 

Show Dates: Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall

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South Dokota

Wisconsin

The Crafty Fair | Madison, WI

"...The Crafty Fair's mission is to bring a different kind of craft show experience.  To offer handmade items from artists across Wisconsin and surrounding states to Madison shoppers.  This is a way to support local artists, and feel great about your purchases, and to meet the people who create it."

Show Dates: Usually April and November or December 

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Madison Makers Market | Madison, WI

"...strives to connect the Madison community with local makers and crafters, as well as local bars and breweries, by marrying the two together for a fun, unique makers market/pub-crawl experience! Our shows typically involve multiple locations within walking distance of one another so shoppers can get out and walk around the community, while stopping to have drink or bite to eat, and also shopping handmade goods."

Show Dates: Every 3 months (February, May, August & November)

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Hover Craft | Milwaukee, WI

"...the most unique holiday shopping event in Milwaukee. ...We bring together the most high-quality and unique artist, crafters and makers from Milwaukee and beyond to give you a chance to find the perfect gift for everyone on your shopping list. "

Show Dates: December

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Dane Handmade | Monona, WI

"...two crafty moms that saw a need for an event within our community that would bring young makers together. Our mission is to bring a unique shopping experience to our community that includes favorite local makers along with new faces from near and far."

Show Dates: Usually April & November 

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One-One Thousand | Madison, WI

"Our vision is to build a community around handcrafted goods and the people who make them in Madison, Wisconsin and connect those makers to the movement happening in the greater Midwest. We’re making what we love and we’re making each other and our community stronger along the way. We believe the process of making things by hand is empowering – by exploring a skilled craft, people can learn their capabilities, gain a sense of independence and challenge the status quo."

Show Dates: Various events all year round. 

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Milwaukee Makers Market | Milwaukee, WI

"...a monthly art, craft and maker fair held in the parking lot of Colectivo Bay View ... Our vendors are comprised of seasoned crafters and hobbyists, artists, freelance designers, performance artists, small business owners online and off, weekend warriors and full time makers...."

Show Dates: Throughout Spring, Summer & Fall

Makers Market Sun Prairie |

Sun Prairie, WI

"...an outdoor market featuring  local vendors showcasing handcrafted goods, vintage finds, and lifestyle goods.  We've handpicked a variety of artists, dreamers, and collectors and are gathering them all in one place for a unique shopping experience. Join us for a full day of shopping, live music, and great food. "

Show Dates: Spring & Fall 

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Urban Garage Sale | Milwaukee, WI

"Expect a local shopping experience featuring... creative local artists, makers and shops.  Vendors are a good mix of vintage, artwork, wood working, jewelry, apparel, and lifestyle goods. ...great music playing from some of the best Milwaukee djs.  Food and beverages will also be available."

Show Dates: Fall

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Urban Craft Fair | Oshkosh, WI

"Urban Craft Fair in Downtown Oshkosh... with over 40 vendors. 

Show Dates: November & February 

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Please Note: The events listed in our "Event Finder" section are not produced by I Heart Indie Markets unless they are specifically branded as an I.H.I.M. Pop-up Event. If you're looking for the current I.H.I.M. Pop-ups taking place, please visit our I.H.I.M. Pop-up Events page. 

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