Craft Fair

Craft Fair

Join us in celebrating the most beloved Christmas event in Northern California: The Holiday Show of Hands Craft Fair!

This year shoppers will enjoy unique gifts and décor, custom work by over 150 crafters and artists, antiques, collectables, and lots of extra fun!

2019 Dates & Hours

  • Friday, December 6th: 5pm-9pm
$5 admission
  • Saturday, December 7th: 9am-7pm
FREE admission
  • Sunday, December 8th: 9am-3pm

    FREE admission


St. John the Evangelist School
5701 Locust Avenue
Carmichael, CA 95608 (Sacramento Area) Google Map


The Holiday Show of Hands craft fair is a very special annual event put on by the parents and staff of St. John the Evangelist School, with all proceeds directly benefitting the school. It’s grown as a special holiday tradition for friends and families to enjoy together, drawing attendance from all over the state - and even the country!

Special features include the Fashion Pavilion, antiques & collectibles located in the Antique Cottage, and the Green Room with crafts from found and recycled objects, the Beauty Boutique and much more.

And finally, a craft show with gifts for guys! Don’t miss the popular Man Cave, one of our newer additions!

Silent Auction

We’ve decked the halls with over 500 incredible items for you to bid on in our massive silent auction where you’ll find something for everyone with electronics, gift cards, jewelry, toys, sports tickets/merchandise, holiday items, vacations, home decor and so much more!

Food & Beverages

Enjoy delicious dining options from our food court, including:

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner: Breakfast burritos, pastries, lasagna, wood fire pizza, hotdogs, and more!
  • Bar: Featuring beer, wine and Irish coffees
  • Snacks: Kettlecorn, fresh baked pies, sodas, coffee

Shopping Extras

  • Pictures with Santa (Saturday and Sunday 11am-2pm)
  • Religious Goods store in church open Saturday
  • Free parking
  • Additional shuttle service between the school and the Elks Club
  • Baby strollers are not recommended

How to Became a Vendor

The St. John’s Holiday Show of Hands Craft Fair Committee would like to invite interested crafters to apply to be a vendor at our 2019 craft fair! Interested crafters may bring a few samples of their work to be viewed by members of our Craft Fair committee on the first Wednesday in March from 9am to 4pm in our hall.

  1. Where and when do I apply? Stop by anytime between 9am-4pm on Wednesday, 3/6/19 at St. John's Parish Hall located at 5701 Locust Avenue in Carmichael. Appointments are not scheduled.
  2. What should I bring? Bring a sample of your handmade item to be viewed by members of the craft fair committee, in addition to a self-addressed stamped envelope and a picture of your craft that we may keep. A picture of your booth setup is also helpful. You do not need to leave your samples.
  3. How long does this take? Not very long. We generally have 3 tables going. One crafter showing items to the committee, one packing their samples, and one unpacking their crafts.
  4. How many spaces are available? We have over 150 crafters, and each year 75% of our vendors are invited to return. With approximately 25 spaces available yearly, we are always seeking exciting new crafts for our show.

Additional Information:

  • Craft Fair vendors pay a space fee and a commission to St. John’s School. Most of our spaces are approximately 8’ x 8’. All vendors are required to have a seller’s permit from the California State Board of Equalization and are responsible for collecting and reporting any applicable sales tax.
  • In late April applications are mailed to those crafters for whom we have space. Others are informed their information is being placed in a file of vendors to call if another crafter opts not to participate in our next show which will be held the first weekend in December each year.

Though we see many very nice crafts, we are unable to accept everyone who would like to participate. We try very hard to have a variety of crafts and not to have many duplicates. Our selections often depend upon the location of booth openings.

For more information please email us at or call St. John’s School: 916-481-8845, ext 216.

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Holiday Show of Hands craft fair!