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Our purpose is:

- To organize events that the community wants to attend every year.
- To help you promote and grow your business.
- To create a fun event for vendors and customers alike.

We host our events in several locations. Our larger events are held at the Sharonville Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio and the Roberts Centre in Wilmington, Ohio. We also host events at the Eastgate Mall, Cincinnati area high schools, banquet halls, and other community centers.

We have hosted over 60 events and helped over 3000 crafters/vendors promote their small businesses. Will you allow us to help you?

Our purpose is!

- To organize events that the community wants to attend every year.
- To help you promote and grow your business.
- To create a fun event for vendors and customers alike.

We host our events in several locations. Our larger events are held at the Sharonville Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio and the Roberts Centre in Wilmington, Ohio. We also host events at the Eastgate Mall, Cincinnati area high schools, banquet halls, and other community centers.

We have hosted over 60 events and helped over 3000 crafters/vendors promote their small businesses. Will you allow us to help you?

Attend our events and we will ensure your success!

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What We Offer


We plan the following types of events:


Regional Events/Convention Centers

Our convention center locations are some of our larger events. The events are usually single-day events starting at 10 AM and ending at 5 PM. The room sizes range from 6,500-11,000 square-feet. We can accomodate anywhere from 65 to 125 vendors at each event. The attendance at each event varies depending upon the time of year. Most of our convention center events will see approximately 500-800 or more customers.

The cost for our convention center events starts at $75. A table and chair is provided for each space. If you are looking to broaden your clientele, our convention center events are a great way to gain new customers.

Local Events

The local shows are smaller events in the greater Cincinnati area. They are typically held at banquet halls, community centers, fire houses, churches, and schools. Attendance is usually 250-350 people.
The benefits to a smaller event are:
1. Cost effective - rental space is less expensive
2. Customer interaction - A small event means you have more interaction with potential customers. You can start to build relationships and local clientele.
3. Returning customers - We have these events several times a year and have many returning customers.
The cost for our local events starts at $45.

Mall Events

Our mall events are a great way to grow your business. We partner with the Eastgate Mall in Cincinnati, Ohio for our mall events. These events are typically held the first weekend in May and the first weekend in August. Eastgate Mall is one of the busiest malls east of Cincinnati. Some of the retail stores are Kohls, JCPenney's, H&M, Victoria's Secret, American Eagle, Bath and Body Works, Dillard's, Yankee Candle, and more. These events are three day events running Friday-Sunday. (A two day option is also available.)

All crafters/vendors must be open during all mall hours. A skirted table and two chairs are provided for each space. The cost of renting a space for our mall events varies depending on size, location, and number of days you participate. Prices for a single space range from $75 to $175 (depending on location and number of days).

What Makes us the Best Event Planners?

We research a variety of venues for the best location.

We work with our vendors throughout the process, starting months ahead of time, up to the week of the event.


Meet our Superb Team!

They can help you with any event, no matter how big or small.


Tammy Lyttle

Tammy Lyttle

Event Manager/CEO

Ted Lyttle

Ted Lyttle

Event Assistant/CIO

Carmen

Carmen

Event Assistant

Tina

Tina

Event Assistant

Testimonials

Our vendors & what they’re saying…


It is a pleasure to set up my Tastefully Simple table with Hometown Craft Shows. They are always organized and they choose great venues for the shows. Tammy and Ted are always helpful at answering questions and concerns. I always look forward to doing a show with them.

Traci

I feel very lucky to have found Hometown Craft Shows years ago. The shows are run by Tammy and Ted Lyttle who are the most honest, and fair Event Organizers I know. They are very effeciently run and coordinated and I feel fortunate to be a vendor in their shows. As well I feel very lucky to now call them friends.

Judy

I love working with Hometown Craft Shows. Tammy and Ted work well with all of their vendors, and will make sure that all vendors are happy. They are honest, helpful, and always great to work with!

Teri

Event Pricing

Competetitive prices on our events


Local Events

Small/Medium Venues
$45.00starting at
    • Local Venues
    • Repeat Customer Visits
    • Typically 8 x 5 spaces
    • Oversized spaces available
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Mall Events

Open Public Areas
$150.00starting at
    • Multiple Day Events
    • Visible Booth Spaces
    • High Traffic Malls
    • Typically 10 x 6 spaces
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Convention Center

Large Venues
$75.00starting at
    • Larger Booth Spaces Available
    • Professional Venues
    • Combined Events
    • Larger Crowd Size
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News & Events

Latest news for Vendors and Consultants


5 Quick Tips to a Successful Event

1. Be prepared - Planning for the travel, load in, set up, and tear down is a big part of success. Be sure to know the dimensions of your booth. Measure that space at home and set up your booth and tables inside that space. This will help you know how much product to bring.

2. Make your displays pop! It is said: "You never have a second chance to make a first impression." Does this event require that you bring your own table or are they provided by the venue? Always have a tablecloth. Use varying heights and colors in your display.

3. Be friendly - You never know who could be your next customer. Don't hide behind your displays playing on your phone all day. Greet each customer as they browse. Talk to the vendors around you. Networking with other vendors is a big part of a successful event.

4. Help advertise the event- You may think this is the job of the coordinator, but if each vendor would advertise once on their social media sites and business pages many more people could be reached. All of our events have event pages where the vendors can advertise for free. Use this to attract potential customers before and after the event.

5. Make paying easy for customers- Be prepared to accept many forms of payment. Cash and carry items are always great but not everyone carries cash. Other avenues of payment might be the Square, PayPal, or checks. Always have prices on your items. Make sure you have a variety of price ranges.

New Venue Announced!

Our events continue to grow which means we are always searching for a new venue. We have numerous crafters/vendors from the Dayton area so, we began our search in Wilmington. We didn't have to look far before we found a state- of-the-art convention center with hotel and restaurant on site. We are so excited to be hosting our Spring Event at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington. The Roberts Centre is a beautiful convention center with over 80,000 sq ft for vendor space. The Roberts Centre is centrally located between Cincinnati, Dayton, and Columbus. We are looking forward to filling our room that has over 11,000 sq ft of event space with talented crafters/vendors from the Cincinnati, Dayton, and Columbus areas. We are also very excited that as our event grows, the Roberts Centre will be able to accommodate us. Be sure to stop in and shop with us on March 23, 2019 from 10am-5 pm!