A person admires hand-made jewellry at a craft show.

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Ontario art and craft shows in 2024

A person admires hand-made jewellry at a craft show.

Blenheim | Destination Ontario 

Visiting a craft show or artisan fair is a fun excursion. Browse and shop for unique crafts, gifts and art, chat with the creative makers and feel great about supporting small local businesses. Often live entertainment and great food vendors accompany these events. You may even feel inspired to try out some craft-making of your own!

Here are some of the top art and craft shows in Ontario.

Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

Beaches Arts and Crafts Show

Discover incredible handmade crafts at the Beaches arts and crafts show. Located in the heart of Toronto’s Beaches community, this outdoor market has been a springtime tradition since 1984

With over 150 independent artists, makers and designers displaying their work, it’s the perfect opportunity to connect with local creatives and support their craftsmanship. You’ll find a wide range of items, including home decor, fashion, jewellery, visual art, toys, body care and artisanal food items.

Admission is free. Paid parking and some limited free street parking is available.

When: Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Kew Gardens, 2075 Queen Street East, Toronto

Cabbagetown Art and Craft Show

Held after the Labour Day weekend, the Cabbagetown Art and Craft Show has been an annual event in this historic neighbourhood since 1988.

Creative exhibitors line the walkways of the picturesque Riverdale Park, featuring a variety of innovative crafts that have been carefully selected by art juries. There will be culinary artists’ exhibits, as well as pop-up cafes and restaurants.

Parking is limited and people are encouraged to take public transit or use the Bike Share program. The event takes place rain or shine and admission is free.

When: When: Friday, September 6 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, September 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, September  8, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where: Riverdale Park West, 375 Sumach Street, Toronto

One of a Kind Spring Show

Artisans from across Canada welcome visitors to this biannual Toronto exhibition, bringing their crafts, products and stories to share.

You’ll also enjoy fashion shows, cooking demonstrations and kids’ craft classes.

When: The spring show takes place March 27–31, 2024

Where: Enercare Centre 100 Princes' Boulevard #1

By Hand Gift Show

The By Hand Gift Show attracts thousands of art lovers from across Canada to the International Centre, located near Pearson International Airport. The show features high-quality handmade goods made by talented Canadian artists and designers and takes place twice a year, in January and August.

By Hand is part of Toronto Market Week, which also includes the MODE Show, Gift & Design Wholesale Market and SHOW T.O. All of these shows take place within the International Centre, so be sure to check them out for even more amazing goods.

Free on-site parking is available.

When: 2024 dates are January 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday, January 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday, January 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Where: The International Centre, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga

Craft and Vendor Show

The Craft and Vendor Show is an annual event in Brampton by volunteers of the Region of Peel Agricultural Society. A wide range of handmade crafts from local artisans is displayed each year.

When: Stay tuned for more details about this year’s spring fair.

Where: Brampton Fairgrounds, 12942 Heart Lake Road, Caledon

York, Durham and Headwaters

Markham Home for the Holidays

Over 130 exhibitors will showcase their homemade crafts at the 37th annual Markham Home for the Holidays event.

This craft market is a great place to start checking names off your holiday gift list. Browse a wide variety of seasonal accessories, ornaments, stained glass, handcrafted jewellery and more.

You’ll also find fresh Christmas trees and shortbread cookies to help get you in the festive spirit. Victorian carolers will be performing in the three exhibition halls. And keep an eye out for Santa Claus.

When: November 15, 16 and 17, 2024
Where: Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Road, Markham

Niagara Region

The HandMade Market

Experience the charms of a small-town market at the HandMade Market in Niagara Falls. It began in 2009 inside a 150-year-old farmhouse and has expanded to various larger sites around Niagara Falls.

The main attraction of this boutique market is the hand-crafted products created by artisans from across Ontario, Quebec and Canada’s East Coast. You’ll find jewellery, pottery, glass, hand-sewn bags, bath and body products, original fine art and wood products.

Free field parking spaces are available, plus accessible parking spots near the admission tent. Digital admission tickets must be pre-purchased online in advance.

When: 12th edition spring market is May 31 and June 1, and June 7 and 8, 2024. The 14th edition holiday market is November 29 to December 1, 2024
Where:12th edition spring market: 13th Street Winery, 1776 Fourth Avenue, St. Catharines
14th edition holiday market: Niagara Falls Convention Centre, 6815 Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls

Hamilton, Halton and Brant

Craftadian Hamilton Spring Market

Discover a curated selection of over 75 local makers, artisans and designers at the Craftadian Hamilton Spring Market.

While exploring the wide variety of crafts, you can sample local wine and craft beers, plus delicious foods like pierogies, fudge and sweet gourmet treats from food trucks.

Tickets cost $5 each and can be purchased online or paid for in cash at the entrance. Note that there is a $1 discount if you buy your tickets online in advance. Children under 12 enter for free. McMaster Innovation Park offers free accessible parking, and more parking is available across the street.

The first 50 families will receive a free swag bag, so arrive early! In 2024 Craftadian Spring Markets will also be held in Mississauga and Burlington.

When: Saturday and Sunday, April 6–7, 2024
Where: McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Road S Suite 101A, Hamilton

Mother’s Day Craft Show

Held every May for over 30 years in the Ancaster Fairgrounds, this is a juried, family-run event that attracts top artisans from across Ontario.

Knitted stuffed animals, body care products, preserves and other handmade crafts will be available to purchase.

Admission is $7 for adults and free for children 12 and under and tickets can only be paid for in cash at the entrance. Over 300 paved spots are available for free parking.

When: May 11 and 12, 2024, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Road South, Jerseyville

Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington

Waterloo Spring Craft Show

There’s no better way to celebrate the arrival of spring than by attending the Waterloo Spring Craft Show.

Featuring spring decor, gardening plants, Easter-themed crafts and more, you’ll enjoy browsing through the variety of featured handmade crafts.

Admission is $5 for adults and free for kids under 10. Free parking spots at the RIM Park recreation centre are available.

When: Saturday, March 30, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: RIM Park, 2001 University Avenue East, Waterloo

Bruce, Grey and Simcoe

Barrie Christmas Arts and Crafts Show

Find the perfect gifts for your loved ones at the annual Barrie Christmas Arts and Crafts Show.

Over 140 artisans and crafters from across Ontario showcase diverse offerings at this event. Pottery, stained glass, teddy bears, Christmas crafts, woodcrafts, ceramics and other unique, handcrafted goods will be featured, making this a great place for holiday shopping.

Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 65+ and free for children 12 and under. Sadlon Arena offers free parking.

When: Friday, November 1 from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 3, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Sadlon Arena, 555 Bayview Drive, Barrie

Apple Harvest Craft Show

Explore handmade crafts from over 200 artisans at the Apple Harvest Craft Show, one of the largest artisan fairs in Southern Ontario.

Find unique crafts such as hand-thrown pottery, wooden toys, candles, quilting, leather work and more. Select artists may perform a live demonstration of their craft and others will take custom orders.

Admission fare is $5 for adults and $1 for children 12 and under. Proceeds from the Apple Harvest Craft Show are donated to various community projects.

When: Saturday, October 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 6, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Meaford Community Centre, 151 Collingwood Street West, Meaford

Ottawa Region

Glebe Craft & Artisan Fair

Hosted by the Glebe neighbourhood activities group, the Glebe Craft & Artisan Fair has been a community tradition for over 40 years.

The fair showcases high-quality, locally made goods just in time for the Christmas gift-giving season.

When: Check back for 2024 dates
Where: Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Avenue, Ottawa

Originals Christmas Craft Sale

Find one-of-a-kind handmade crafts at the annual Originals Christmas Craft Sale, which has been taking place in Ottawa since 1974.

As Ottawa’s leading holiday shopping event, this Christmas craft show offers a wide range of crafts created by over 170 artists, makers and designers. You’ll get to meet creative artisans in person, listen to their stories and discuss the techniques behind their craft.

Admission costs $10 for adults ($5 if you’re attending after 5:00 p.m. on a weekday) and is free for children 12 and under. On-site, ground-level parking spaces at the EY Centre are available.

When: April 4 and 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, April 6, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, April 7, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa

Southeastern Ontario

The Maker’s Hand

Run by volunteers from the Prince Edward County Arts Council, The Maker’s Hand is a popular juried artisan show that attracts over 3,000 visitors from across Eastern Ontario.

Enjoy browsing through 40 craft booths presenting original designs made of quality materials and created by established and up-and-coming artists.

This event will be held in the spacious Lehigh Arena, which offers enhanced exhibition space and free parking. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children 12 and under.

When: Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 10, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Highline Hall, Lehigh Arena, 111 Belleville Street, Wellington

Southwestern Ontario

London Craft Shows

One of the largest spring and Christmas events in London, Ontario, London Craft Shows have been hosting quality events for over 40 years.

Over 180 exhibits run by local small businesses showcase handmade crafts such as paintings, food and gourmet preserves, jewellery, clothing, stuffed animals and much more. You’ll get the chance to win fun prizes, and during the Christmas craft festival, kids can take photos with Santa.

The London Spring Craft Show is a two-day event, while the London Christmas Craft Festival takes place over four days.

When: 41st London Spring Craft Show, Thursday, March 28, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Friday, March 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
43rd London Christmas Craft Festival, November 28 to December 1, 2024
Where: Western Fair District Agriplex, 845 Florence Street, London

Haliburton Highlands and Ottawa Valley

Haliburton Art and Craft Festival

2024 marks the 61st year for the annual Haliburton art and craft festival. 

Situated in Head Lake Park, beside the Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre, this curated fair is a summer tradition for art-loving locals and tourists alike. Enjoy strolling through art booths, busker entertainment and fun participatory activities, plus a playground for the little ones.

Admission is free, but monetary donations are appreciated. Free parking is available at lots near Head Lake Rotary Park.

When: July 26–28, 2024
Where: Head Lake Rotary Park, 13 York Street, Haliburton

Muskoka, Parry Sound and Algonquin Park

Muskoka Arts & Crafts Summer Show

Enjoy warm weather and beautiful art at the outdoor Muskoka Arts & Crafts Show.

One of Ontario’s oldest and largest rural shows, this show has been a highlight of Muskoka’s summer season since 1963. 

When: July 19–21, 2024
Where: Annie Williams Memorial Park, 50 Santas Village Road, Bracebridge

Northern Ontario

Spring Craft Revival

The Spring Craft Revival is an exciting artisan event held in Thunder Bay twice a year with over 25 pop-up markets flourishing around the city. It’s organized by the volunteer-run Craft Revival and the markets are composed of local artists, makers and small business owners.

When: May 5, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m
Where: Prince Arthur’s Landing, Sleeping Giant Parkway, Thunder Bay

Last updated: May 24, 2024

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