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Craftsmen's Classic Art & Craft Festival
March 3, 4 & 5, 2023


Consistently Named A "Top 100" Show In The Nation For The "200 Best" - Sunshine Artist Magazine

Total of 18 awards from Sunshine Artist Magazine!

Exhibitor Information

Booth Fees

Single Booth 8’ deep x 10’wide...

$ 425
Corners (Two sides open) are an additional...

$ 100 (waitlist)

Electric Service – 110v (up to 500w) - before 2/9/23 $ 70
Electric Service - 110v (up to 500w) - on or after 2/9/23 $95
Exhibitor Hours
Setup Hours:

Building Opens at Noon
March 2, 2023– Thu. (12pm –  8pm)
March 3, 2023– Fri. ( 8am –  9am)

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

March 3, 2023– Fri. (hours:   10am –  7pm)
March 4, 2023– Sat. (hours:  10am –  6pm)
March 5, 2023– Sun. (hours:  11am –  5pm)

Booth Removal:

March 5, 2023– Sun. (hours:  5pm – 8pm)

Host Hotel/Motel

2022 Hotel - Hyatt Place - Columbia/Harbison
Website: Spring - Hyatt Place - Columbia/Harbison
Directions: To Hyatt Place - Columbia/Habison
1130 Kinley Road • Irmo, SC  29063

(13.6 miles from Fairgrounds, convenient to a huge shopping center with dozens of restaurant and shopping options)

Telephone: 1-803-407-1560

Fax: 803-407-9365

Group Rate - $85.00/night plus tax
(mention you are with Gilmore Craftsmen's Classic 2022)

Click HERE to make your reservation at the discounted rate online.

There are a limited number of rooms in the block. Reservations must be made by Feb. 20th to guarantee the discounted rate.  Rate Valid March 1 - March 7

Hotel Features Complimentary hotel-wide Wi-Fi Internet access, Gallery Menu, Fresh 24/7 with mouthwatering options including our signature flatbreads & more Enjoy your complimentary Kitchen Skillet served daily, with hot breakfast items, fresh fruit, oatmeal and plenty more to choose from. Grab 'n Go case offers new sandwiches & greens from our Gallery Menu and bottled beverages for moments on the run. Intimate Bakery Cafe serves Starbucks specialty coffees & teas, premium beers, wines & cocktails

  • Complimentary 24-hour Stay Fit fitness center with Life Fitness cardio equipment
  • Free Wi-Fi everywhere
  • Swiveling 42" flat screen HDTV
  • Contemporary bathroom
  • Luxury skin and hair care amenities from KenetMD
  • Oversized Cozy Corner sofa-sleeper
  • Single serve coffee/tea maker
  • AM/FM alarm clock radio with MP3 connectivity
  • Separate workspace
  • Cordless speakerphone with voicemail
  • Mini-fridge
  • Wet bar
  • 1875 watt hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • All Hyatt Place hotels are smoke-free

Creating a "home away from home" has never been easier with our Complimentary Hot Breakfast, Free Everywhere Wi-Fi, and 24-hour StayFit? Gym. Socialize with friends and colleagues in cozy lounge areas in our newly renovated open air Gallery.? Sip on a Starbucks? coffee drink in the morning or relax at the Coffee to Cocktails Bar with your favorite beer, glass of wine or hand mixed spirits. Finally, soak up the Carolina sunshine by our outdoor pool.

All Hyatt Place hotels are smoke-free

$85.00/per night - King or Double (March 1 - March 7)

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

Camping Info

South Carolina State Fair
Email: geninfo@scstatefair.org

Reservations: click here
P.O. Box 393 • Columbia, SC 29202
Telephone: 803-799-3387
Fax: 803-799-1760

2020 Information (Subject to change)

Camping is available at the facility at a rate of $38.15 per night, including the 9% accommodations tax. Reservations must be made 2 weeks 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 artist and craftsmen's license it will be $20 (listed on the actual license registration form). The majority of exhibitors will require the $20 license, but if they sale anything else in addition to something they hand make, such as accessories or 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 the web site for the 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 click here to download the form.

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.
Send us your images!  We promote the event through dozens of avenues, including newspaper, television, radio, billboards, digital media, social media, direct mail, email, and so much more!  We need YOUR images - email CarlyGilmore@GilmoreShows.com with your photos.
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. Please email your file (.xls, .csv, or .txt) to contact@gilmoreshows.com (tab separated), and we will be sure to let your customers know that you are coming to town!
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