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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.

Requirements

You must be the designer and creator of the products.

All submissions must include:

  • Product Photos
  • Booth Display Photo
  • Studio/Workshop Photo
  • Biography and Craft/Art Statement
  • Statement of Production Process

Whats included

Signatures is the perfect choice for your event needs, with our all-inclusive package:

  • Extensive advertising and marketing
  • 750W of electrical power included
  • 8’ high booth draping (back & sides) and carpeted aisles
  • Show programme and website gallery listing
  • Discounted shipping and hotel rates
  • No hidden fees or extra costs, ensuring a transparent and hassle-free experience

+ Many more

Save 50% on Your First-Year Booth Fees – Exclusive Offer for New Exhibitors

If you have worked in your craft for 5 years or less and have never participated in a Signatures show, you are eligible to apply for a booth at 50% off the regular price! Signatures has set aside a number of booths in each of our shows for successful applicants to receive 50% discount on a 10′ x 10′ or 5′ x 10′ booth. (space size depends on show) Applicants can apply for one or more shows. There is a limited quantity of booths available, so apply today!

*Artisans must be new to Signatures Shows, full details can be found in the application.

Get $100 Credit for Referring New Artisans

Do you know an artist, artisan, designer or maker who maybe considering participating in a Signatures show. With our new Artisan Referral Program, you will receive a $100 exhibit fee credit for each successful applicant you refer and who are accepted. To receive the credit, the applicant must indicate on their application form that you referred them to Signatures at the time of application submission. Talk it up and get your booth fee down!

*Artisans must be new to Signatures Shows, full details can be found in the application.

Save 50% on Your First-Year Booth Fees – Exclusive Offer for New Local Exhibitors

New to exhibiting? Take advantage of our limited-time offer and save 50% on your first-year booth fees.

Get $100 Credit for Referring New Artisans

Existing exhibitors can earn $100 credit for each new artisan they refer to our shows. Help us grow our community of artisans and earn credit for your next show.

Signatures Spring 2023 Shows

The love of handmade is at the heart of what we do. Our goal is to continue to produce vibrant Canadian handmade marketplaces for you to connect with the people who value your goods — click on the button below for more info and to apply.

We invite you to join the Signatures family of shows!

Apply Now to Spring 2023

April 13 – 16

Originals Spring Craft Sale

Ottawa, Ontario

Originals 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 170 spaces are available, so apply before you miss out on one of Canada’s premier spring shows! More at signatures.ca/originals-spring

  • 5’ x 10’ aisle $920, corner $1,020
  • 5’ x 15’ aisle $1,380, corner $1,480
  • 5’ x 20’ aisle $1,840, corner $1,940
  • 10’ x 10’ aisle $1,220, corner $1,420
  • 10’ x 15’ aisle $1,830, corner $2,030
  • 10’ x 20’ aisle $2,440, corner $2,640

May 5 – 7

Butterdome Spring Craft Sale

Edmonton, Alberta

Alberta’s favourite for consumers and artisans alike, Butterdome Spring Craft Sale brings 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 16,000 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. More at signatures.ca/butterdome-spring

  • 10’ x 10’ aisle $820, corner $920, storage $870
  • 10’ x 15’ aisle $1,230, corner $1,330, storage $1,300
  • 10’ x 20’ aisle $1,640, corner $1,740, storage $1,740

June 10 – 11

Beaches Arts & Crafts Show

Toronto, Ontario

A free fun-for-the-whole-family affair in the heart of one of Toronto’s most beautiful and historic neighbourhoods – 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, More at signatures.ca/beaches-arts-and-crafts

  • 10’ x 10’ aisle $440, corner $540
  • 10’ x 15’ aisle $660, corner $760
  • 10’ x 20’ aisle $880, corner $980

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Circle Craft Christmas Market 2023

November 8 – 12

Vancouver, British Columbia

Join us at the Circle Craft Christmas Market, the premier destination for western Canada’s finest artisans, artists, and designers. As part of the Signatures family of events, this show attracts tens of thousands of visitors from across the region to the beautiful Vancouver Convention Centre, located on the waterfront with a stunning mountain view. Exhibitors can expect high foot traffic for five days, including the Remembrance Day statutory holiday, from a massive, dedicated audience who come to see the latest in handmade crafts. With more than 45 years of history, Circle Craft Christmas Market is a must-attend event for anyone in the industry. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to showcase your work, connect with customers and be part of western Canada’s largest craft market. Visit signatures.ca/circle-craft for more information.

Apply Now to Circle Craft 2023

Circle Craft Members

  • 5’ x 10’ aisle $1,190, corner $1,400
  • 5’ x 15’ aisle $1,780, corner $1,990
  • 5’ x 20’ aisle $2,380, corner $2,590
  • 10’ x 10’ aisle $1,610, corner $1,890
  • 10’ x 15’ aisle $2,410, corner $2,690
  • 10’ x 20’ aisle $3,220, corner $3,500

Gourmet Food Artisans

  • 5’ x 10’ aisle $2,150, corner $2,450
  • 5’ x 15’ aisle $3,280, corner $3,580
  • 5’ x 20’ aisle $4,300, corner $4,600
  • 10’ x 10’ aisle $2,960, corner $3,360
  • 10’ x 15’ aisle $4,430, corner $4,830

Artisans

  • 5’ x 10’ aisle $1,700, corner $2,000
  • 5’ x 15’ aisle $2,550, corner $2,850
  • 5’ x 20’ aisle $3,400, corner $3,700
  • 10’ x 10’ aisle $2,300, corner $2,700
  • 10’ x 15’ aisle $3,450, corner $3,850
  • 10’ x 20’ aisle $4,600, corner $5,000

Budding Artists

  • 3’ x 3’ – $590, located in central feature area.

First-time exhibitors are invited to participate in the Budding Artist Section of the show. This is a 3′ x 3′ space that includes carpeting and overhead lighting. This is an opportunity to “test” the market without committing to a full-size booth. 

Signatures Fall 2023 Shows

The love of handmade is at the heart of what we do. 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.

Any questions? Drop us a line by phone, email, or direct message on social media any time!

Apply Now to Fall 2023

October 13 – 15

Fall Into Christmas

Medicine Hat, Alberta

Launch your 2023 Fall season with this high-traffic show at the historic Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede where there is plenty of free parking. Attendance here was substantial when we started in 2007 and it has soared ever since. The Hat is sweet on Canadian Handmade and they have made us the strongest show in Southeastern Alberta. Be part of an exciting three-day weekend and apply today! More at signatures.ca/fall-into-christmas-medicine-hat/

  • 5’ x 10’ aisle $440, corner $500
  • 5’ x 20’ aisle $880, corner $940
  • 10’ x 10’ aisle $580, corner $680
  • 10’ x 15’ aisle $870, corner $970
  • 10’ x 20’ aisle $1,160, corner $1,260

October 19 – 22

Signatures Ottawa

Ottawa, Ontario

Outstanding work in a venue that is equally stunning. Signatures Ottawa (established 1983) returns in 2023 to the beautiful Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park in the affluent Glebe neighbourhood. This National Heritage Building is the ideal location for us to maintain our status as a premier showcase of the best in Canadian Handmade.   Always visitor-friendly, Lansdowne has undergone massive renovations recently to reinforce itself as a top destination in the city. Don’t miss this opportunity…apply today! More at signatures.ca/signatures-ottawa

  • 5’ x 10’ aisle $900, corner $1,000
  • 5’ x 15’ aisle $1,350, corner $1,450
  • 5’ x 20’ aisle $1,800, corner $1,900
  • 10’ x 10’ aisle $1,200, corner $1,350
  • 10’ x 15’ aisle $1,800, corner $1,950
  • 10’ x 20’ aisle $2,400, corner $2,550

October 20 – 22

Our Best To You

Red Deer, Alberta

Young families with above-average incomes who love to shop Canadian handmade are plentiful in the busy city of Red Deer. We have reaped the rewards from this for almost three decades now. The show is easily accessible at Westerner Park and visitors come in droves to start their holiday shopping. In three days you can expect over 15,000 ready-to-spend customers at our doors. Apply early! More at signatures.ca/our-best-to-you-red-deer

  • 5’ x 10’ aisle $510, corner $590
  • 5’ x 15’ aisle $770, corner $850
  • 10’ x 10’ aisle $720, corner $840, storage $800
  • 10’ x 15’ aisle $1,080, corner $1,200, storage $1,200
  • 10’ x 20’ aisle $1,440, corner $1,560, storage $1,600

October 27 – 29

Our Best To You

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Since 2014 Saskatoon has shown an avid fondness for quality handmade by filling the aisles at Our Best To You. Visitors love the ease of access and abundant free parking at our Prairieland Park location. Saskatoon is often referred to as the “Paris of the Prairies” and it is one of Canada’s fastest-growing cities. We have become a holiday-shopping tradition that you will love being a part of. Send your application now! More at signatures.ca/our-best-to-you-saskatoon

  • 10’ x 10’ aisle $720, corner $840, storage $780
  • 10’ x 15’ aisle $1,080, corner $1,200, storage $1,170
  • 10’ x 20’ aisle $1,440, corner $1,560, storage $1,560

November 2 – 5

Festival of Crafts

Calgary, Alberta

The vast crowds that showed up in 2021 to shop at Festival of Crafts despite the challenges of the pandemic is testament to the strength of our brand in Calgary. This year marks our 35th year as a leading handmade market and we are proud of our strong following. Visitors notice how we strive to improve every year and they respond by opening their wallets. We invest heavily to promote Festival of Crafts to ensure our strong attendance continues. Apply today and be a part of this spectacular event!
More at signatures.ca/festival-of-crafts

  • 10’ x 10’ aisle $880, corner $1,000, storage $960
  • 10’ x 15’ aisle $1,320, corner $1,440, storage $1,440
  • 10’ x 20’ aisle $1,760, corner $1,880, storage $1,920

November 9 – 11

Our Best To You

Regina, Saskatchewan

Regina is always ready to rock when Our Best To You rolls into town.  The sprawling REAL District (formally Evraz Place) features plenty of free parking and welcomes 16,000 keen shoppers over three days.  We return to our Thursday to Saturday format this year to expand show hours to accommodate the always over-the-top attendance we get when Remembrance Day falls on a Saturday. This show has been Saskatchewan’s top handmade event for 28 years – apply today to be a part of it! More at signatures.ca/our-best-to-you-regina

  • 10’ x 10’ aisle $720, corner $840, storage $800
  • 10’ x 15’ aisle $1,080, corner $1,200, storage $1,200
  • 10’ x 20’ aisle $1,440, corner $1,560, storage $1,600

November 17 – 19

Indie Handmade

St. Albert, Alberta

Indie Handmade takes place in the glistening natural light of the Enjoy Centre.  Clearly one of our most beautiful settings for a handmade happening that draws a young and spirited crowd of over 8,000 shoppers.  They rave about the ease of access to Enjoy Centre (including free parking) and the great on-site amenities.  Only 100 artisans are accepted so apply early! More at signatures.ca/indie-handmade

  • 5’ x 10’ aisle $540, corner $640
  • 5’ x 15’ aisle $810, corner $910
  • 5’ x 20’ aisle $1,080, corner $1,180

November 23 – 26

Signatures Handmade Market

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Experience the rich history of the Signatures Handmade Market! An established and beloved favourite among Winnipeggers, this show is the kickoff to the holiday shopping season for more than 16,000 faithful visitors. Free admission and a prime downtown venue strengthen the mass appeal. You don’t want to miss out on one of our grandest (and quickest-selling) shows of the year, so apply ASAP! More at signatures.ca/winnipeg

  • 10’ x 10’ aisle $960, corner $1,080
  • 10’ x 15’ aisle $1,440, corner $1,560
  • 10’ x 20’ aisle $1,920, corner $2,040

November 30 – December 3

Butterdome Craft Sale

Edmonton, Alberta

Cap off your western show tour with a bang! The exceptional Butterdome Craft Sale, celebrating its 31st year, is four days of non-stop crowds and eye-popping sales. Over 25,000 visitors descend on the University of Alberta’s distinctive Butterdome building to shop and support the Canadian handmade community they revere. Apply early, as this is our fastest-selling show! More at signatures.ca/butterdome

  • 10’ x 10’ aisle $1,200, corner $1,400, storage $1,300
  • 10’ x 15’ aisle $1,800, corner $2,000, storage $1,950
  • 10’ x 20’ aisle $2,400, corner $2,600, storage $2,600

December 6 – 10

Originals Christmas Craft Sale

Ottawa, Ontario

Originals is the best way to ensure your holiday show season finishes with great success!   Soon to be in its 50th year and regularly welcoming 20,000 visitors, the show is widely regarded to have Ottawa’s finest offering of Canadian handmade work. Originals takes place at the EY Centre, a modern and spacious locale with extensive parking and is fully accessible from all parts of the city. End your show season on a high note by taking part in this major show – apply today! More at signatures.ca/originals

  • 5’ x 10’ aisle $1,050, corner $1,150
  • 5’ x 15’ aisle $1,580, corner $1,680
  • 5’ x 20’ aisle $2,100, corner $2,200
  • 10’ x 10’ aisle $1,400, corner $1,600
  • 10’ x 15’ aisle $2,100, corner $2,300
  • 10’ x 20’ aisle $2,800, corner $3,000

Signatures By Hand 2023

Apply Now to By Hand 2023

January 29 – 31

By Hand

Mississauga, Ontario

BY HAND Gift Show is Canada’s premier wholesale show, providing retailers with a unique opportunity to purchase the highest quality Canadian Handmade goods. For three days only, alongside Toronto Market Week, Canada’s most talented artists, artisans, and designers gather to promote their business and sell their works to retailers from coast to coast, all under one roof, conveniently located at The International Centre.

NEW THIS YEAR! BY HAND Gift Show is proud to be a part of Toronto Market Week. Toronto Market Week is a combination of 4 shows under one roof, including MODE Show, BY HAND Gift Show, Gift & Design Wholesale Market and SHOW T.O. Permanent Showrooms. More at signatures.ca/byhand

 

  • 5’ x 10’ aisle $880, corner $980
  • 5’ x 15’ aisle $1,320, corner $1,420
  • 5’ x 20’ aisle $1,760, corner $1,860

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