Markets & Craft Fairs

ThePolkadotPosie has started a new and exciting adventure!!! As much as we LOVE sharing our freebies with you online and running our shops with Etsy, we often miss the wonderful face-to-face conversations we get with local customers. And so, after much thought and consideration, we have decided to start participating in select markets & craft fairs in the Chicago suburbs!

While we navigate this new part of our business, our Handmade shop will be low on inventory until we decide what will be carried online, and what will be carried at our markets. But if you see something at one of our markets or through pics online, please don't hesitate to email us! Our stock is always changing and expanding.

For those of you local to the Chicago area, here is a list of our upcoming markets & crafts fairs for 2018 (so far). Be sure to stop by and say hello!

Our first show of the season will be August 8th at Backroads Vintage Market at Emerson Creek!

Our second show of the season will be on September 22nd at the Tent Event on Tabler Road!

Be sure to download and print this FREE PRINTABLE Shopping List before heading to the Tent Event! It prints two-copies to a sheet so give one to a friend!

We will have TWO holiday show this season, taking place in November. The first is the Walnut Trails Elementary Craft Fair on November 3rd in Shorewood, IL {see Facebook Event Page for more info}:

Before the day of the event, be sure to download our handy Christmas Shopping list!


  1. Beautiful work! I, too am a crafter and make 99% of all my items for my Arc, digital designs, hair bows, key fobs, hand stamped products, blankets and soooo much more. I am a direct selling Mama of 4 amazing children , ranging in age from 15-3 years old. I have 1 daughter in the mix with the 3 boys, and she has been my inspiration the whole time. I love my photoshop, but also love my at home boutique just the same. I can be found around the house, in my Shop, behind Photoshop, or even in the livingroom making something for someone. I love the payoff of their faces and how they are warmed by my creations. I came to your blog from Pinterest and Google both... after seeing the color designs of the Arc Printable Calendars. I am a Thirty One consultant , and just got back to Pa from a Retreat in Ohio and need to update my personal calendar to better organize my work vs home lifes. I didnt have the time to sit and create as I have a lot going on from our trip with the children, so I wanted something fun yet that would still pull me in, and your designs did that for me. So from one Crafter and Photoshop worker to another... Thank You for all your hard work and dedication. Without seeing your info, I would still be in a mess .... which is something Im trying hard to come out of! Ha! Take Care! Stacey In Pa!

    1. Thank you for the wonderful message, Stacey!!! Be sure to keep in touch! We crafters and planner lovers have to stick together!