Northwest suburban crafts & bazaars

 
 
Published: 4/3/2009 12:07 AM

Craft shows, bazaars, rummage sales, farmers markets. Deadline is two weeks before event date.

Silent Auction: Through 9 p.m. Monday, April 27, Indian Trails Public Library, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. The Foundation for the Indian Trails Public Library District will host a silent auction for the public. Items include a round of golf for four, restaurant gift certificates, tickets to local entertainment establishments and health/fitness prizes. All proceeds benefit The Foundation. For information, call the library, at (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

April 2

Independent Miniature Artisans Chicago show and sale: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2; 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday April 3; 9:30-4 p.m. Saturday, April 4, Embassy Suites-Schaumburg/Woodfield, 1939 N. Meacham Road. $7; $12 two-day pass; 12 and under free. Free IMA shuttle bus on Friday and Saturday, look for yellow buses. (630) 513-8329.

Three Blind Mice Dollhouse & Miniatures Show: 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 2; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4, Radisson Hotel Schaumburg, 1725 E. Algonquin Road, Schaumburg. See miniature dollhouses and accessories, including dollhouse furniture and food. Admission is $3-$8. Children under age 5 are free. Visit 3Blindmiceshow.com. (847) 397-1500.

April 3

Spring and Summer Clothing Resale: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 3 and 9 a.m. to noon. Saturday, April 4, Barrington United Methodist Church, 98 Algonquin Road, Barrington. Sale will feature spring and summer clothing, jackets, swimwear, accessories, shoes and sandals for adults and children. On Saturday, shoppers can take advantage of a bag sale, allowing shoppers to buy all that they can fit into either a $3 or a $5 bag. Proceeds will go toward local missions. For information, call (847) 836-5540.

Sixth Annual Spring Antiques Show: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 3; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 4; Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 5, Arlington Park, 2200 W. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights. More than 150 booths of antiques. Admission is $8. Children under age 12 are free. Visit arlingtonparkantiques.com. (708) 366-2710 or (847) 870-6747 or arlingtonpark.com.

April 4

Lake County Fairgrounds Festival of Arts and Crafts Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday April 4; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday April 5, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. Featuring 200 booths of unique and creative handcrafted items. $2, under 12 free. Free parking. For exhibitor information, call (847) 301-8543 or visit stepbystepcraftshows.com.

Spring Fling 2009 Craft and Vendor Fair: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 4, Byrd School, 265 Wellington Ave., Elk Grove Village. Free. Call Monika, (708) 906-8190 or Julie, (847) 228-7788.

April 9

Ladies Philoptochos Society spring bake sale: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, April 9 and Friday, April 10, St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church, 7373 N. Caldwell Ave., Niles. Homemade Greek pastries, lambathes, gift baskets, Lenten luncheon, coffee show. Free admission and parking. Call ahead to place your pastry order for pickup. (847) 647-8880.

April 13

Les Artisans Arts & Crafts Show: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 9, Bourbonnais Municipal Center, 700 Main Northwest. Crafters are invited to participate in this 34th annual show sponsored by the Bourbonnais Grove Historical Society. Application Deadline is April 13. Pam Ash, (815) 432-2639.

April 16

Northwest Suburban Quilters Guild Quilters Faire: Thursday, April 16, Rolling Meadows Community Center, 3705 Pheasant drive. Quilt related items for sale, refreshments. $7. nsqg.net.

April 19

Illinois Prairie Spinners-From Fiber to Fabric: 2 p.m. Sunday, April 19, Bartlett Public Library District, 800 S. Bartlett Road. Handspinning demonstration will show how to turn fiber into yarn and thread. (630)-837-2855 or bartlett.lib.il.us.

April 24

Victory Centre of Bartlett Spring Bazaar: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, April 24 and Saturday April 25, 1101 W. Bartlett Road. Vendors in a variety of media, bake sale, raffle, light refreshments, lunch menu. Free admission and parking. Vendors and crafters are being sought to participate. Call (630) 213-0100 or rlopienski@pathwaysl.com.

April 25

Super Spring Used Book Sale: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, and noon to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Ave., Arlington Heights. Buy books, CDs, magazines, DVDs and videos. Book bags are on sale for $10. Call (847) 392-0100.

May 9

American Society of Artists Arts & Crafts Adventure: May 9, Hodges Park, Prospect and Vine, Park Ridge. Area artists and craft artists are invited to apply to participate in this juried event. For information, application and qualifications, visit americansocietyofartists.org or call (312) 751-2500 or (847) 991-4748.

Les Artisans Arts & Crafts Show: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 9, Bourbonnais Municipal Center, 700 Main Northwest. Pam, (815) 432-2639.

May 23

Park Ridge Farmers Market: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 23, downtown Park Ridge. Fresh vegetables, fruit, flowers, cheeses, baked goods, pickles, salsa, honey, artisan soaps, dog treats, more. Barb, (847) 318-5217.

June 27

Arts in Bartlett's Festival of Arts: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 27 and 28, Bartlett Park. (630) 372-4152 or artsinbartlett.org.

June 28

Little Boots Rodeo and Craft and Vendor Fair: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 901 Leicester, Elk Grove Village. Crafters, vendors, activities for children. Connie, (630) 878-7627.

July 11

Skokie Art Guilds Art Fair: July 11-12, Village Green on Oakton, downtown Skokie. Artists are being sought to participate. Prizes and awards. For application information, e-mail skokieart@aol.com or call (847) 677-8163.

Fourth of July Jubilee: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 4, Hidden Cove Sportsplex, 70 Ken Hayes Drive, Bourbonnais. Quality handmade items. Crafters are being sought to participate. Pam, (815) 432-2639.

Sept. 12

Art Affair Around the Square: Sept. 12 and 13. Entries are being sought for this juried fine arts and craft show sponsored by the Palatine/Inverness Arts Council. For information or an application visit, palatineinvernessarts.org

Harper College Festival of Arts & Crafts Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, 1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine. Featuring 160 booths of quality handcrafted items. $3, free for ages under 12. Free parking. For exhibitor information, call (847) 301-8543 or visit stepbystepcraftshows.com.

Oct. 3

Lake County Fairgrounds Festival of Arts & Crafts Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. Featuring 200 booths of quality handcrafted items. $2, free for ages under 12. Free parking. For exhibitor information, call (847) 301-8543 or visit stepbystepcraftshows.com.

Nov. 8

Holiday Inn Festival of Arts & Crafts Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, 800 S. Route 31, Crystal Lake. Featuring 125 booths of quality handcrafted items. $2, free for ages under 12. Free parking. For exhibitor information, call (847) 301-8543 or visit stepbystepcraftshows.com.

Nov. 14

Harper College Festival of Arts & Crafts Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, 1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine. Featuring 200 booths of quality handcrafted items. $3, free for ages under 12. Free parking. For exhibitor information, call (847) 301-8543 or visit stepbystepcraftshows.com.

Nov. 21

DuPage Expo Festival of Arts & Crafts Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, 4050 E. Main St., St. Charles. Featuring 170 booths of quality handcrafted items. $2, Free for ages under 12. Free parking. For exhibitor information, call (847) 301-8543 or visit stepbystepcraftshows.com.

Nov. 28

Lake County Fairgrounds Festival of Arts & Crafts Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. Featuring 270 booths of quality handcrafted items. $3, Free for ages under 12. Free parking. For exhibitor information, call (847) 301-8543 or visit stepbystepcraftshows.com.