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2024 Scheduled Events:


  • Maple Lake Library Book Signing on Sunday, June 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Stop into the Maple Lake Library in downtown Maple Lake during the Growers and Makers Market. What's the Growers and Makers Market, you ask? Once a month, from May to October, vendors, food trucks, and artisans take over Birch Avenue to showcase what they have to offer from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Come on down and check it out!
  • Manitou Days Artisan & Vendor Fair at the Hippodrome Ice Arena in White Bear Lake on Saturday, June 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Find more than 100 handmade crafters and vendors selling a variety of wares with handcrafted home, seasonal, and cabin decor; skilfully crafted woodwork; delicious handmade chocolate treats, candies, salsas, jams and jellies; laser engraved wood and metal pieces; kids and adult personalized items like mugs, adorable pet apparel and treats; shirts, pillows and much more. Food trucks will also be  on-site. 'll be booth sharing with Indie Author E.H. Drake again so you get two authors in one booth!!
  • Mayer Rising Community Festival Craft & Vendor Fair in Mayer, MN on Saturday, July 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. outside the Mayer Community Center.
  • Nordic Craft Crawl at Nordic BrewPub in Monticello on Sunday, July 14 (time to be announced later) Books and beer? Yes, please! Join Indie Author E.H.Drake and me at NordicBrewPub for the first (of hopefully many) craft shows featuring local authors.
  • Hanover Harvest Festival at Hanover City Hall on Saturday, August 3 from 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. An array of vendors selling unique crafts, fresh produce and quality products.
  • Northwoods Art and Book Festival on Saturday, August 10 in Hackensack, MN from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Artists and authors locate in the Union Congregational Church and throughout the Festival grounds (3rd Avenue and Lake Street) with live music, interactive children's museum, poetry scavenger hunt, and author presentations. You don't want to miss this!
  • Buffalo Arts and Crafts Festival in Downtown Buffalo on Saturday, August 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Buffalo Area Chamber of Commerce is celebrating over 40 years of hosting the Arts & Craft Festival! There will be approximately 100+ art and craft vendors. Held in the streets of beautiful downtown Buffalo, the festival takes place rain or shine.
  • Linwood Family Fun Days at City Hall in Stacy, MN on Saturday, September 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Hopefully this year the rain will hold off a little longer! Craft fair, car show, fun activities, food trucks and more! It's a town celebration that's one-of-a-kind.
  • Andover Fall Craft and Gift Show at the Andover Community Center on Saturday, September 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Over 130 vendor booths with a wide variety of handmade arts and crafts, jewelry, bath and body products, home decore, gourmet food/concessions, and more!
  • New Hope Fall Art and Craft Fair at Robbinsdale Senior High School in New Hope on Saturday, October 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This is the 51st year of this art fair and highly popular. Hosting more than 140 artists and crafter, showingcasing and selling wares such as jewelry, candles, woodworking, and more, you won't want to miss this craft fair!
  • Holiday Craft & Gift Show at Forest Lake Middle School on Saturday, November 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m and Sunday, November 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • 3rd Annual Holiday Craft Show at Anoka Technical College on Saturday, November 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Dashing Through the Snow Craft & Gift Show at the Watertown City Hall Community Center in Watertown on Saturday, December 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.