The Columbus Craftacular planning staff are excited to announce several changes to our 8th annual community festival in 2016. Each year after the event we receive feedback from shoppers, vendors and friends which helps us work to improve the following year's experience.  We like to try new things and stick with what works well.

This year you will notice our name has been slightly altered from The Eco Chic Craftacular to The Columbus Craftacular Showcase. This is a result of deciding to invite the participation of all types of vendors, whether they might be considered "environmentally friendly" or not. We wanted to be more inclusive and to also expand the variety of handmade creations offered up for our guests to browse and purchase!

Another noticeable change this May will be the shift of art/craft vendors to indoor-only locations. Unpredictable Ohio weather in Spring sometimes puts a damper on our festival this strategy ensures you won't have to slog through any mud or dart from tent to tent dodging rain when you visit us. Our food vendors, however, will remain outdoors due to building and safety codes.

You might wonder if our tweaks to the program will affect our musical entertainment this year. We are happy to share that not only will we have great tunes as always, in our 8th outing you will find musical acts performing in 2 different indoor locations!  More options means more fun, right?

Finally, another new detail of interest will be the creation of over-sized corner booths for select vendors.  You know sometimes our fabulous vendors just bring more awesome with them than a normal spot can comfortably display.  This improvement seems like a win-win for everyone!

Be sure to check back with us here on the blog as we continue to bring you exclusive updates, previews and sneak peeks leading up to show day! Thanks and we can't wait to see you in person in May!


Meg's Mix is the new sweet treat in town!
1. Please describe what you make.
I make yummy baked goods from scratch under the Ohio Cottage Foods Law. Cookies, cupcakes, icing, cinnamon rolls and chocolate-covered strawberries. 

2. How did you end up making this/doing this?
I began baking with my mom when I was a little kid and absolutely loved it. It's been my hobby ever since. 

3. In what way are some of your creations "green" or eco friendly?
Right now I am looking for more green solutions for delivery that will still provide a quality product in the end. 

4. Is this your "work" or your "hobby" or both?
Baking is a little more than my hobby but one day I hope to make it my full-time job.

5. What do you love about participating in arts & crafts shows?
I love to meet new people and shop local!

6. If you could have any superpower what would it be?
Teleportation. Cheap travel to anywhere.

7. Describe your dream vacation.
I would love to take a world cruise.

8. Name your top 5 favorite things to do/go to/see in Columbus.
1. North Market
2. Hollywood Casino
3. Farmers Markets,Craft Sales, and Local Fairs
4. Columbus Zoo
5. Easton

We agree! Great choices Meg!

Stop by and visit Meg's Mix at Eco Chic Craftacular 2015!!