Craft Fair

Craft Fair

This year the 2020 St. John the Evangelist Holiday Show of Hands Craft Fair is going to be held as an online auction only. You'll have the opportunity to bid on amazing packages, favorite one-of-a-kind crafts from our beloved vendors, and seasonal Holiday Show of Hands favorites.

Stay tuned for more information on how to participate in the fun with this year's Holiday Show of Hands online auction. We sincerely thank you for your continued support this year!

2020 Dates & Hours

  • December 1st - 5th 2020


Online auction. Stay tuned for details!


Please save the date for our full in-person Holiday Show of Hands event next year, December 3rd - December 5th, 2021!

While this beloved Holiday event will be held as an online auction only in 2020, the parents and staff of St. John the Evangelist school are working hard to make this online auction one that will be enjoyed by all! With all proceeds from the Holiday Show of Hands directly benefitting the school, we greatly appreciate your continued patronage this year.

Check back soon or follow our new Facebook page at for the latest information and get updates on the amazing items that will be up for bidding!

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 2021 craft fair! Interested crafters may bring a few samples of their work to be viewed by members of our Craft Fair committee on the March 3rd, 2021 from 9am to 4pm in our hall.

  1. Where and when do I apply? Stop by anytime between 9am-4pm on Wednesday, 3/3/21 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!