The 22nd annual Christmas Made in the South kicks off the holiday season at The Columbus Convention & Trade Center Oct. 26-28. This festival features the handmade works of over 220 artists and master craftsmen from over 23 states and Canada.
Columbus was a forerunner of Christmas Made in the South festivals 22 years ago and has grown to one of the largest regional juried arts and crafts festivals in the nation. Before artists and craftsmen are allowed to participate, their work is critiqued by a panel of experts. Hundreds of applications are received each year and notified in January if accepted.
“Our goal is to bring a diverse mix of arts and handmade crafts to communities throughout the Southeast,” said Bob Hunt, President of Carolina Shows, Inc., in a press release.
The show focuses on original work and unique crafts, therefore avoiding mass-produced items. In addition to the craftsmen the show allows gourmet specialty booths; however, even these exhibitors must have a history of uniqueness.
When: October 26, 27 & 28. Hours are Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-6 & Sun. 11-5
Where: The Columbus Convention & Trade Center
Cost: $6, One admission is good for all three days with a hand stamp. For more information please contact Russ Hunt 704.847.9480 or go to www.MadeInTheSouthShows.com