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Craftsmen's Christmas Classic Art & Craft Festival

We look forward to seeing you! 

Nov. 11, 12 & 13, 2022

Named a "Top 20 Event" by Southeast Tourism Society
Consistently #1 in Columbia, #3 in SC & In The "Top 50" of the "100 BEST" Shows in the Nation - Sunshine Artist Magazine in September 2018.

Total of 28 Awards from Sunshine Artist Magazine.

Exhibitor Information

Booth Fees

Single Booth 8’deep x 10’wide...

Corners (Two sides open) are an additional...


Electric Service – 110v (up to 500w)

Electric price is $85 after 10/21/22

$  60
Exhibitor Hours
Setup Hours:

Nov. 10, 2022 - Thu. (2pm– 8pm) *The building MAY be open for setup starting around 10:30, and registration desk will open at 2pm*

Nov. 11, 2022 - Fri. (8am – 9am)

Show Hours:
Exhibitors may enter one hour prior to the show opening.

Nov. 11, 2022 – Fri. (10am – 9pm)
Nov. 12, 2022 – Sat. (10am – 6pm)
Nov. 13, 2022– Sun. (11am – 5pm)

Booth Removal:

Nov. 13, 2022 – Sun. (5pm – 8pm)

Hours Subject to Change

Host Hotel/Motel

2022 Hotel

Hyatt Place (Columbia/Harbison)

1130 Kinley Rd

Irmo, SC 29063
Telephone: 1-803-407-1560
Fax: 1-803-407-9365
(mention you are with Gilmore Craftsmen’s Classic)

2022 Hotel Info - book by 10/10/22 to receive the group rate
Price: $85.00/per night (Queen/King/1-4 persons)
Breakfast is included in the rate. Rates subject to Occupancy & Sales tax of 11%.
Check In Time is 3:00PM / Check Out Time is 12:00 Noon On Day of Departure
Valid Nov. 7 - 14

Camping Info

South Carolina State Fairgrounds
Reservations must now be made through an online form

Click here to reserve your spot!

Email: geninfo@scstatefair.org
P.O. Box 393 • Columbia, SC 29202
Telephone: 803-799-3387
Fax: 803-799-1760

Camping is available at the facility. The 2019 rate was $38.15 a night, including the 7% Accomodations Tax. Reservations must be made in advance: click here to reserve. If you have any questions, you may call Matt La Schuma with the SC State Fairgrounds at 803-799-3387.

Sales Tax / State Dept. of Taxation

Exhibitors are responsible for the collection and payments of all sales tax. If tax forms are available prior to the show, they will be handed out at registration.

Special Events Sales - Retailers making sales at festivals or special events - which include promotional shows, trade shows, fairs or carnivals for which an admission fee is required and last less than 12 consecutive days - are not required to obtain a retail license. Instead, retailers are required to file a special event tax return and a local tax form within five days for sales made at the event.

There is an actual difference between the two licenses. If the vendor needs a retail license it will be $50. If the vendor needs an arts and crafters license it will be $20 (listed on the actual license registration form). The majority of exhibitors will require the $20 license, but if they sell anything else in addition to something they hand make, such as accessories etc., then they may be required to get the $50 license. The Department of Revenue will have people who will attend the show and assist any vendors who still need a license to help determine which license is needed. Click here for the forms.

You may visit the Sales & Use Tax page on the web site for the SC Department of Taxation to down load available forms or verify the tax rates for the area. The current tax rate, County and State combined, is 8% for County, City, State. If you have any questions about the tax forms or South Carolina taxes, you may contact them directly at 803-898-5000 in Columbia, SC.

Booth Accessories

Gilmore Shows provides the backside curtain for each exhibitor.

If you should need booth accessories, such as tables, chairs, carpet, additional drapes, etc., please contact:

Carolina Expo
Email: George@CarolinaExpo.net
Website: https://www.carolinaexpo.net
Telephone: 803-656-1277

Exhibitor Tickets
Exhibitor tickets are available. These tickets may be used for additional workers, family or very special customers. Remember, booth badges are only for people actively working in your booth. Please contact our office for more information.
Please send images of you working, your products, or your booth display to CarlyGilmore@GilmoreShows.com for use in our advertising!
Mailing List
Please share your mailing list for the Columbia area with us. We will let your customers know all that will be offered at this Classic. We can accept most formats on disk. You may email a text file to contact@gilmoreshows.com which is tab separated, and we will even type the information if disks are not available.
Other Information

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