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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 niche, you can use this list to explore what events are happening in 2021, and follow along with the highlights posted online or on social media.

We’ve gathered the locations and dates of the biggest craft industry trade shows and business conferences taking place in 2021. Some events will be virtual, others will be held in-person. 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

Winter Las Vegas Market
Jan 24 – Jan 28, 2021
Las Vegas, NV, USA

Virtual Quilt Market
Jan 26 – Jan 28, 2021

February

Creativation
February 1 – 5, 2021
Virtual Event

American Handcrafted Show
February 13 – 16, 2021
Philadelphia, PA, USA

NY NOW Winter Market
Digital Market
February 4 – 12, 2021
In-person event
February 7 – 10, 2021
New York, NY, USA

Shoppe Object
Virtual Platform Ongoing
In-person February 2021
New York, NY, USA

Surtex
February 2 – 5, 2021
New York, NY, USA

March

Atlanta Spring Mini Market
March 3 – 5, 2021
Atlanta, GA, USA

MJSA Expo
TBA March, 2021
New York, NY, USA

H+H Cologne
March 26 – 28, 2021
Cologne, Germany

April

International Consumer Goods Show
April 17 – 20, 2021
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

VDTA-SDTA International Trade Show & Convention
April 25 – 27, 2021
Las Vegas, NV, USA

May

CHSI Stitches
May 9 – 10, 2021
Birmingham, UK

STITCHES Pro
May 16 – 19, 2021
Atlanta, GA

STITCHES United
May 20 – 23, 2021
Atlanta, GA

Nashville Needlework Market
May 21 – 23, 2021
Nashville, TN

June

JCK Las Vegas
June 4 – 7, 2021
Las Vegas, NV, USA

July

Summer Las Vegas Market
July 25 – 29, 2021
Las Vegas, NV, USA

October

International Quilt Market
October 23 – 25, 2021
Houston, TX, USA

Craft Conferences

January

Craft Napa 2021: Uncorked at Home
January 13 – 17, 2021
Virtual Event

February

QuiltCon Together | Online
February 18 – 22, 2021
Virtual Event

ALT Summit
February 28 – March 3, 2021
Palm Springs, CA

March

2021 NCECA Conference
March 17 – 20, 2021
Virtual Event

July

CGOA Chain Link Conference
July 13– 17, 2021
Denver, CO, USA

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 2021.

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