We are Canada’s largest and most experienced producers of handmade marketplaces.
Our shows are juried and are open to Canadian-based artisans, artists and designers. We select our exhibitors based on originality and craftsmanship of their work submitted. It is mandatory that all of our exhibitors are the designers and creators of their products.
If you are successful in your application you will receive your letter of acceptance and show contract by email. The contract will indicate the booth size and type for which you have been accepted.
Originals – The Spring Craft Sale continues to electrify the Nation’s Capital, giving your show season the jolt it needs to start things off with a boom! Year after year, we continue to see enormous success at the gate – this is, in large part, due to a loyal clientele that knows the Originals brand extremely well and knows that we deliver on their expectations for a top-quality show.
Held in the EY Centre, Ottawa’s dedicated trade show facility, Originals brings in 15,000 shoppers over four days who are equal parts passionate and affluent. Parking is ample and the venue is easily accessible from all parts of the city – it’s an ideal combination of amenities that place this show in the upper echelon. Only 180 spaces are available, so apply before you miss out on one of Canada’s premier spring shows! More information available here.
Want to experience something beautiful? We’ve got just the show – Indie Handmade Spring is a veritable feast for the eyes, held in the stunning Enjoy Centre in St. Albert. With natural sunlight engulfing the show floor, and its greenhouse plants surrounding the action, this is a truly unique show experience for exhibitors and show-goers alike.
Shoppers from the Edmonton Capital Region are fervent supporters of Canadian handmade, and the wealthy residents of St. Albert are no exception, as they come in droves to take in the “indie” vibe here; expect upwards of 12,000 shoppers over three days. With spaces restricted to 100 booths, be sure to submit your application ASAP to take part in this boutique-style show. More information available here.
Red Deer is the market that continues to impress, home to a fiercely loyal and passionate fanbase of Canadian handmade supporters. The Our Best to You brand is deep-rooted in the community, with over a quarter century of shows in the books, and visitors cram our halls knowing to expect a top-quality shopping experience. Limited to 140 booths, this show sells out quickly, so apply today to get in on one of Alberta’s finest spring shows! More information available here.
Our first springtime foray into the Queen City was a huge success, and we want to keep the momentum going into year two! Always backed by enormous crowds who love supporting Canadian handmade, as well as rock-solid media relations, the Regina edition of Our Best to You takes place in the new state-of-the-art International Trade Centre at Evraz Place, which includes tons of free parking. We’ve only got room for 130 booths, so get your application in ASAP! More information available here.
It’s Alberta’s favourite for many reasons, but it’s also exhibitors’ favourite because it brings them big crowds, even bigger sales, and an unforgettable show experience. A staple in the Edmonton community for decades, the Butterdome Spring Craft Sale is held in the iconic (and aptly-named) Butterdome building at the University of Alberta, which is easily accessible via all means of transportation.
Over 18,000 loyal shoppers descend upon the show over a three-day stretch, ready to spend big and support the Canadian artisans they know and love. We also invest heavily in digital and traditional ad campaigns to ensure Butterdome remains in the upper tier of Canadian fine craft shows. This is our fastest-selling spring show (180 booths) so don’t hesitate to apply! More information available here.
A fun-for-the-whole-family affair in the heart of one of Toronto’s most beautiful and historic areas – what’s not to love? The Beaches Arts & Crafts Show is a two-day outdoor show that takes place in the picturesque Kew Gardens, sandwiched between the beaches of Lake Ontario and trendy Queen Street, in Toronto’s affluent Beach neighbourhood. The foot traffic from locals, as well as visits from our diehard fans coming from all corners of the city, make for a busy weekend in the sun. We’re limited to only 150 booths, so if you want to be a part of a show that’s a staple in the Toronto arts community, apply now! More information available here.
Signatures is tremendously proud to present our Fall/Christmas 2019 application, debuting alongside the unveiling of our new brand identity!
We’ve updated our look, but our mission still remains the same: to help Canadian artisans sell their work in a major setting and to treat them with the utmost respect and consideration.
The love of handmade is at the heart of what we do, and we believe artisans should be able to make a living doing what they love. Please read the details below, find what shows suit you best, and apply today so we can continue working together to provide a uniquely Canadian handmade marketplace.
We kick-off our Fall 2019 season in the Greater Edmonton Area, consistently one of our strongest markets. Touch of Talent is held in the thriving suburb of Sherwood Park, inside the easily-accessible Millennium Place. Parking is free and ample, and visitors arrive ready to shop. Attendance continues to be on the rise, but spaces are limited to 75 booths, so don’t hesitate to apply! More at touchoftalent.ca
Now in our third year in ‘Fort Mac’, we can truly say this is a city that loves a quality handmade shopping experience. Mosaic takes place inside a modern event facility – MacDonald Island Park – which also comes with plenty of free parking. With attendance trending upwards, and a clientele with deep pockets, this is a show with ‘success’ written all over it. We’re limited to 100 spaces, so be sure to apply ASAP before it’s too late! More at mosaicshow.ca
Our third fall stop sees us in Medicine Hat, a city that has historically shown us a whole lot of love; we’re entering our 14th year and have yet to see a decrease in attendance. Hatters adore our show and come in droves to the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede, a historical venue with tons of free parking. This is Southern Alberta’s largest craft show (10,000+ visitors) but spaces are limited to 120 booths – apply today to get a jump start on major fall sales! More at fallintochristmas.com/medicinehat
Our incredibly popular show in Red Deer continues to draw major crowds inside the halls of Westerner Park, a spacious venue in a lucrative market with a voracious appetite for Canadian handmade. Our Best to You’s roots run deep – now 28 years strong – for a show that is cherished by the 20,000 visitors that will greet you over three days. Demand is always high, so apply today! More at ourbesttoyou.ca/redder/fall
Expect huge crowds to come in droves for our 14th Lethbridge show: for three days, over 9,000 loyal visitors arrive ready to shop at their favourite holiday market and support the artisans they know and love. Fall Into Christmas is conveniently located in Exhibition Park, which boasts plenty of free parking. Don’t miss out on a thrilling show experience – apply today! More at fallintochristmas.com/lethbridge
Last year, Festival of Crafts’ dates were bumped up a month and the results were astounding as we hit a five-year high in attendance. We hit Calgary in early November once again, as we now enter our 33rd year inside the iconic BMO Centre at Stampede Grounds. This is one of our largest shows of the year, which features a loyal and affluent clientele, so expect big sales over four days – make sure to apply early to secure a spot! More at festivalofcrafts.ca
Our first fall stop outside of Alberta brings us to Regina, where shoppers have our dates circled on their calendar all year. Our Best to You is Saskatchewan’s biggest craft sale, with attendance hovering over 20,000 visitors. Held in the brand-new International Trade Centre inside Evraz Place, which features both ample storage and parking, this show always receives a royal welcome from a faithful Queen City crowd that knows how to spend grandly. This show sells out fast, so don’t wait to apply! More at ourbesttoyou.ca/regina
Our flagship show in the Nation’s Capital is widely regarded as one of Canada’s premier showcases of handmade, attracting over 14,000 affluent and high-profile visitors over four days. The Signatures Show is held in the stunning Shaw Centre, located in the heart of the historic By Ward Market downtown, which draws in major foot traffic and is adjacent to a new LRT station. We pull no stops in advertising this show, delivering a first-rate, comprehensive media campaign to guarantee its success. Experience a show like no other – apply today. More at signaturesottawa.ca
Brace yourself for a picture-perfect show experience! Indie Handmade, now in its fifth year in St. Albert, takes place inside the breathtaking Enjoy Centre, a venue surrounded by lush plants and enveloped in natural light. There, you will be greeted by more than 12,000 visitors who are young, affluent, and have a deep appreciation for Canadian handmade. We’re limited to 100 spaces, so if you want to be a part of this dazzling show apply today. More at indiehandmade.ca/fall
We’re back for our sixth year of Our Best to You in Saskatoon, a show that’s quickly established itself as a premier destination for Canadian handmade in Saskatchewan. Attendance continues to climb – 12,000 visitors over three days – and shoppers always arrive with their sights set on spending big. Prairieland Park is an easily accessible venue with ample free parking, which makes for a perfect stop on your fall show tour – apply today! More at ourbesttoyou.ca/saskatoon
The legendary show whose reputation precedes it – the Butterdome is Alberta’s biggest and best attended handmade market, entering its 29th year in Edmonton. An experience like no other, it’s non-stop excited crowds (30,000 plus) and seriously eye-popping sales for four days straight inside the University of Alberta’s unique Butterdome building. Apply early as this is one of our fastest-selling shows! More at butterdome.ca/fall
One of our longstanding shows caps off our western Fall 2019 tour. Signatures has been cherished by Winnipeggers for almost 40 years as the best its city has to offer for Canadian handmade shopping, a holiday staple for more than 20,000 faithful visitors. Free admission and a centrally-located venue strengthen the allure of the show. Finish your western show tour on a high note at one of our most stellar (and quickest-selling) shows of the year – apply now! More at signatureswinnipeg.ca
Last but not least on our marathon Fall 2019 tour is a massive 10-day show that Ottawa knows as its premier holiday market. Originals is now in year 45 in the Nation’s Capital, welcoming over 25,000 visitors inside the EY Centre, a modern and spacious venue with ample parking that’s fully accessible from all parts of the city. Finish your fall season with a bang – apply today! More at originalsshow.ca/fall
Full 10 days – December 5-15
A limited number of booths are available for half the show. The show is closed Monday, December 9.
First four days – December 5-8
Last six days – December 10-15
Signatures By Hand Gift Show is Canada’s premier wholesale show for artisans wanting to take their sales to the next level and promote their businesses on a national field.
Since 2001, By Hand has been the exclusive home to the finest product offering in the wholesale gift industry where buyers from retail stores, galleries, boutiques, and museums are given a once-a-year opportunity to meet the artisans, purchase their works in bulk, and make a significant contribution to the Canadian Handmade community.
Conveniently located at the Pearson Convention, near the airport and timed perfectly when other wholesale events are taking place, By Hand is where YOU want to be.
The show is limited to just over 100 artisans so apply early!
You must be the designer and creator of the products.
All submissions must include: