Craft and Antique Show Schedule

Here are Events Management Group shows for 2017 and a little bit about what makes one of our shows a great addition to your schedule. You can find out more information pertaining to exhibiting at each show by visiting the links in the first column. The applications can be downloaded from links in the far right column. Note: All craft applications are on one form.

                    About the Promoter     Marketing     Exhibitor Amenities      Eligible Work


Dates

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Craft Shows

     

31st Virginia Beach Spring Craft Market

April 28-30, 2017 Virginia Beach Convention Center Virginia Beach, VA

2017 Craft Show Application

24th Northern Virginia Christmas Market
#39 Sunshine Artist 200 Best Traditional Arts & Craft Show

November 10-12, 2017

Dulles Expo and Convention Center Chantilly, VA

36th Virginia Beach Christmas Market
#24 Sunshine Artist 200 Best Traditional Arts & Craft Show

November 24-26, 2017

Virginia Beach Convention Center Virginia Beach, VA

If you would like us to send you an application by mail please provide us with your contact information on the application page.

About the Organizer:

Events Management Group, Inc. is one of the country's premier show production companies and has enjoyed an outstanding reputation in the arts and crafts show production industry since 1982. EMG events continue to attract a large and faithful following of enthusiastic buyers as well as serious collectors of American crafts and fine art, in both traditional and contemporary design. Featured artisans offer fine arts, pottery, jewelry, art glass, wood, photography, fiber arts, metalworks, leather, decorative arts, and mixed media. A limited number of select vendors offering gift-packaged foods are included to compliment and enhance the overall ambiance of each event.

Advertising & Marketing

EMG will utilize the most comprehensive pre-show advertising campaign possible for each event. We guarantee a highly-visible, aggressive advertising campaign, including internet, radio, television, newspaper, direct mail, as well as unlimited promotional discount materials to all show participants. In addition, we will engage in every public relations opportunity available to create awareness, attention and…ultimately attendance…from all area resources.

Marketing Highlights

Va. Beach Spring and Christmas Craft Markets
  • 8+ local radio stations with on-air ticket giveaways
  • Multi-day ads in both local daily newspapers as well as weekly tabloids and other arts & entertainment focused publications
  • Local TV station(s) and several cable networks including Home & Garden TV, Lifetime, Food Network, Fox/MSNBC news and others
  • 250,000+ direct mail inserts
  • Flyers to all oceanfront hotels and visitor center
  • 25,000+ postcards to past attendees
  • 1,000+ emails to past attendees
  • These are just highlights as we pursue all public relation opportunities and any other avenues to get the word out about the upcoming shows

Northern Va. Christmas Market
  • 6+ local radio stations with on-air ticket giveaways and online streaming ads
  • Multi-day ads in 3 local newspapers (including Washington Post) as well as weekly tabloids and other arts & entertainment focused publications
  • Local TV station and several cable networks including Home & Garden TV, Lifetime, Food Network, Fox/MSNBC news and others
  • 20,000+ postcards to past attendees
  • 1,000+ emails to past attendees
  • These are just highlights as we pursue all public relation opportunities and any other avenues to get the word out about the upcoming shows

Exhibitor Amenities

Events Management Group, Inc., an experienced producer of high-quality consumer events in Hampton Roads and Northern Virginia for more than 25 years, will do its utmost to provide all of the right ingredients to deliver a successful, first-class event for its exhibitors. One of the most frequent compliments we receive is how easy it is to do a show with us. Each exhibitor will be provided with their selected choice of one to three 10’ x 10’ exhibit spaces (some may vary in size depending on location) as well as:

  • Easy Load-In/Load-Out
  • Close, Convenient & Free Parking
  • Booth Sign
  • 4 Exhibitor Badges
  • Hospitality Lounge
  • Comprehensive Exhibitor Guide
  • Free Coffee/Doughnuts Fri. Morning
  • Porters
  • Website Listing & Link
  • Unlimited Postcards/Flyers
  • 24-Hour Security
  • Show Directory Listing
  • Reduced Hotel/Camping Rates
  • Pet-Friendly Hotels
  • Promotors On-Site & Highly Visible During Show
  • ATM on Premises
  • Full Service, Professional Decorators

 

Eligible Work

(For Craft Shows only) All work must be the original thought, design and creation of the artisan. (Please do not apply to these shows if you plan to carry any buy/sell items, as it compromises the integrity of our quality shows. Exhibitors who do not honor this requirement will be asked to remove the items or leave immediately with no refund.) Eligible work includes all media of original fine arts & crafts; prints are acceptable. Show Management has the right to accept other types of exhibits on a very limited basis including gourmet specialties, cookbooks, music, personalized materials, seasonal plants/herbs or other items that may compliment the overall theme of the event.

In addition, acceptable criteria covers a wide range of standards including:

  • Quality, condition, value and presentation of work offered for sale
  • Professional and attractive booth display
  • Adherence to the requirements of selling personally produced items only; no commercial or collectible merchandise
  • Respectful and professional behavior to Events Management Group and Facility staff, other exhibitors and customers
  • Responsible completion of the application process in a timely manner and payment of booth fees by deadline dates
  • Availability of space within each art/craft category, which is based on a percentage of exhibit spaces, and then filled on a first come, first served basis.

If you have any questions about the shows or your eligibility, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

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