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Trade shows and craft conferences provide valuable opportunities to promote your business, network with other professionals, and learn more about the industry.

Even if you can’t attend each and every event for your industry, you can use this list to explore what events are happening in 2020, and follow along with the highlights posted online or on social media.

We’ve gathered the locations and dates the biggest craft industry trade shows and business conferences taking place in 2020. Hang up this list on your bulletin board for inspiration! You can download the PDF version by clicking the icon on the right. Know of a conference or trade show that we missed? Let us know in the comments below.

2020 craft conferences and trade shows

Trade Shows

January

Creativation || TNNA Pavillion January 16-20, 2020 – Phoenix, AZ, USA

American Handcrafted Show January 25-27, 2020 – Philadelphia, PA, USA

By Hand || Canada’s Artisan Gift Show January 26 – 28, 2020 – Brampton, ON, CANADA

Winter Las Vegas Market || Handmade Pavillion January 26 – 30, 2020 – Las Vegas, NV, USA

February

NY Now || Handmade Market for Home and Lifestyle WINTER February 1-5, 2020 – New York, NY, USA

Shoppe Object || February 1-3, 2020 – New York, NY, USA

SURTEX || The Marketplace for Original Art & Design February 2-5, 2020 – New York, NY, USA

NSS || National Stationery Show February 2-5, 2020 1 New York, NY, USA

CHSI Stitches || February 16-18, 2020 – Birmingham, UK

American Craft Council Wholesale Show || February 19-20, 2020 – Baltimore, MD, USA

March

Atlanta Spring Gift, Home Furnishings & Holiday Market || March 4-6, 2020 Atlanta, GA, USA

MJSA Expo || Professional Excellence in Jewelry Making and Design March 15-17, 2020 – New York, NY, USA

H+H Cologne || International Trade Fair for Creative Handicraft & Hobby Supplies March 19, 2020 – Cologne, Germany

May

Noted || The Greeting Card Expo May 1-3, 2020 – San Francisco, CA, USA

Quilt Market Spring || Quilts, Inc. May 15-17, 2020 – Pittsburgh, PA, USA

TNNA Summer NeedleArts Market || The National NeedleArts Association May 27-31, 2020 – Cleveland, OH, USA

Bead & Button Show || May 31 – June 2, 2020 – Milwaukee, WI, USA

June

JCK Las Vegas || June 2-5, 2020 – Las Vegas, NV, USA

July

AFCI || One Big Show July 5-6, 2020 – Coventry, UK

Atlanta Fall Gift & Home Furnishings Market || July 14 – Mon, July 20, 2020

Summer Las Vegas Market || Handmade Pavillion July 26 – 30, 2020 – Las Vegas, NV, USA

August

NY Now || Handmade Market for Home and Lifestyle SUMMER August 8-12, 2020 – New York, NY, USA

October

Quilt Market Fall || Quilts, Inc. October 24-26, 2020 – Houston, TX, USA

November

Australian Quilt Market || November 2020 – Melbourne, Australia

Craft Conferences

January

Craft Napa January 15-19, 2020 – Napa Valley, CA, USA

February

Quilt Con || The Modern Quilt Guild February 20-23, 2020 Austin, TX

The Stitch Festival February 27 – March 1, 2020 – London, UK

Midwest Craft Con February 28 – March 1, 2020 – Columbus, OH, USA

March

ALT Summit March 1-6, 2020 – Palm Springs, CA, USA

NCECA Conference || National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts March 25-28, 2020 – Richmond, VA, USA

Creative Arts Business Summit || 2020 – Dulles, VA, USA

April

Craftcation April 15-19, 2020 – Ventura, CA, USA

SNAP! Conference 2020 – Salt Lake City, UT, USA

May

SNAG Conference || Society of North American Goldsmiths May 20-23, 2020 – Philadelphia, PA, USA

June

The Furniture Society Conference || 2020

July

CGOA Conference || Crochet Guild of America July 22-25, 2020 – New Orleans, LA, USA

HGA Convergence Conference || Handweavers Guild of America July 24-30, 2020 – Knoxville, TN, USA

Footwear Symposium || Footwear Makers’ Guild – 2020 – Waco, TX, USA

September

Yarndale Festival of Creativity September 26-27, 2020 – Skipton, North Yorkshire, UK

October

Textile Society of America Symposium October 14-18, 2020 – Boston, MA, USA

American Craft Council Conference || October 2020 – Philadelphia, PA, USA

The Knitting and Stitching Show October 8-11, 2020 – London, UK

November

The Knitting and Stitching Show November 4-7, 2020 – Dublin, UK

The Knitting and Stitching Show November 26-29, 2020 – Harrogate, UK

Coming in 2021

Edinburgh Yarn Festival  – Edinburgh, UK

Connect with fellow members 

Planning to attend one of these events? You may find that other Craft Industry Alliance members are attending, too! Share your plans in on our Members-only Facebook Group, and connect with other members who are attending craft conferences and trade shows in 2020.

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