Craft Fair

Craft Fair

39th Annual Holiday Show Of Hands

  • Unique gifts and decorator items
  • Quality handcrafted merchandise
  • Antiques and collectibles

(See Sample Items Below)

SJE Craft Fair

Featuring our popular Silent Auction


St. John’s Parish Hall, Tralee Center, Gym, & Classrooms
5701 Locust Avenue
Carmichael (Sacramento Area) Google Map

Craft Fair Dates

  • Friday, December 1
    5-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 2
    9-7 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 3
    9-3 p.m.

Craft Fair Weekend

Craft Fair Show Hours

  • Early Bird sale, Friday night
    5:00-9:00 p.m.
    $5.00 at door
  • Saturday 
    No charge
  • Sunday,
    No charge

Shopping Extras

  • Hot Lunch
  • Refreshments For Sale
  • Espresso and Smoothie Bar
  • Irish Coffee & Wine
  • Religious Goods Store in Church open Saturday
  • Free Parking & Free Admission Saturday and Sunday


  • Shuttle Service Between SJE & Elks Club
  • Pictures with Santa (Saturday and Sunday, 11-2)
  • Baby strollers not recommended


Most of all, we need you. To make this weekend a success, we need the support of each school family. So please bring a friend and come to the Craft Fair! The Craft Fair is a super place to Christmas shop or to find gifts for those many special occasions throughout the year. Thank you for your co-operation and support.

SET-UP...THURSDAY AT 6:00 P.M. Come Help!

Clean-up...Sunday at 4:00 p.m. a large crew is needed!

Note: Our Craft Fair will be held in both the Parish Hall, Tralee Center and the Old Gym, Library, TK-8 Classrooms, Extension Room, and the Antique Cottage in the former Convent.

American Folk Art & AntiquesKettle Korn & Tamales
Animal SculptureLeather Journals & Gifts
Angel & Santa CollectiblesLeather Journals & Gifts
Applique & ApronsLight Catchers
Aromatherapy & Art GlassNapkins & Towels & Pillowcases
Baby Gifts, Clothes & BlanketsPackaged Seasoning Mixes
BBQ Tool, Benches & BirdhousesPackaged Seasoning Mixes
Bundt CakesPeg Coat Racks
Candles & Candle HoldersPersonalized Gifts for All Ages
Ceramics & MosaicsPet Accessories
Christmas Décor, Ornaments & StockingsPhoto Mats
Clay, Bread Dough & BisquePillows, Pillow Quilts & Pillow Covers
Contemporary & Inspirational ArtPlacemats, Table Runners, Pot Holders
Cork & Wire ArtPottery, Stoneware, Glass & Sculpture
Cottage & Shabby Chic CollectionsPurses, Totes & Backpacks
Crochet & TattingQuilts & Fabric Accessories
Custom Sportsmen KnivesRosaries and Christian Fashions
Decorative Outdoor LightingSalons Within Gift Cards
Dish Soap Bottles & Decorative GlassScrapbooking Supplies
Dolls (Original Designs)Silk Flowers, Swags, and Sprays
Elves, Snowmen, Reindeer, & MooseSoaps & Bath and Body Care Items
Enameled, Copper & Metal ArtStained Glass & Papier Mache
Floral Arrangements & Framed PrintsSushi Dishes & Stocking Stuffers
Gourmet Foods & Greek PastriesSweets & Treats
“Green” Crafts of Recycled MaterialsTeacher Gifts & Tole Painting
Greeting Cards & Hand Stitched CardsToys & Games
Hair Accessories & Crystal Glass Nail FilesVinegars, Olive Oils, Dips and Sauces
Hand Knit Scarves & Felted Wool CreationsVintage Silverware & Collectibles
Handmade Bears, Bunnies, Cats, & MiceWatches
Hand Painted Gourds and Light BulbsWearable Art & Designer Clothing
Hand Sewn and Embroidered ClothingWine Barrel Furniture
Hats, Belts & GlovesWine Gift Bags & Stoppers
Home & Garden Stone AnimalsWooden Items (Many Designs)
Home Decor, Furniture & AccessoriesWreaths, Wall Hangings and Windchimes
Jams & Jellies and Candies & NutsYard Art & Garden Decor
Jewelry (Many Styles)& many more one of a kind gifts..

Additional Information about St. John’s Holiday Show of Hands

  • This unique Christmas event has become the premier holiday show in the Sacramento Area.
  • Originated 38 years ago as a fund raiser for the school.
  • Began very small – 20 crafters in the school gym.
  • Over the years has expanded to include over 150 vendors.
  • Show now occupies 5 buildings and 10 classrooms.
  • With the popularity of vintage collections, antiques and collectibles were added to the show thirteen years ago.
  • Our Antique Cottage and our Fashion Pavilion are always big hits with shoppers.
  • New vendors are added to the show each year. This keeps the show fresh and enjoyable.
  • Jurying for the show takes place the first Wednesday in March each year. Potential vendors are to bring samples of their work or collections to St. John’s Parish Hall, 5701 Locust Avenue, from 9am – 4pm. Further information: 916-481-8845, ext 216. Email
  • All proceeds benefit St. John the Evangelist School.
  • This event is sponsored by St. John’s School parents and staff.

How to become a Vendor at St. John’s Craft Fair

St. John’s Holiday Show of Hands has over 150 crafters. Each year the top 75% of our vendors are invited to return. With approximately 25 spaces available yearly, we are always seeking exciting new crafts for our show.

We invite interested crafters to bring a few samples of their work to be viewed by members of our Craft Fair committee on the first Wednesday in March from 9am to 4pm in our hall. We also ask you to bring a stamped, self-addressed envelope and a snapshot or two of your crafts which we may keep.

The jurying does not take very long. We generally have three tables going…one crafter showing items to the committee, one packing his/her samples, and one unpacking his/her crafts. You do not need to leave your samples. We do not schedule appointments.

Craft Fair vendors pay a space fee and a commission to St. John’s School. Most of our spaces are approximately 8’ x 8’. All vendors are required to have a seller’s permit from the California State Board of Equalization and are responsible for collecting and reporting any applicable sales tax.

In late April applications are mailed to those crafters for whom we have space. Others are informed their information is being placed in a file of vendors to call if another crafter opts not to participate in our next show which will be held the first weekend in December each year.

Though we see many very nice crafts, we are unable to accept everyone who would like to participate. We try very hard to have a variety of crafts and not to have many duplicates. Our selections often depend upon the location of booth openings.

For further information, please call St. John’s School: 916-481-8845, ext 216. Email: Thank you for your interest in our Holiday Show of Hands.