Craftin’ your way through Outlaws

The biggest craft event of the year returns with even more DIY sprinkled into the festivities. Don’t forget to stop by these activities in between all your holiday shopping!
We’ve partnered with makers, community sponsors and small businesses who are hosting a variety of interactive elements to keep you engaged.
Some experiences and stations do charge a fee for materials and supplies.

SWAG BAGS – a tradition 13 years in the making! The first 100 guests of the day receive a limited edition Craftin’ Outlaws tote bag.  Made for us by our friends at Alison Rose. This cotton and reusable bags are perfect for holding all your purchases, craft supplies or at the farmers market. Doors open at 11am but lines have been known to start an hour early. Bags are only available on a first come first serve basis and handed out those 14 years or older.

13th Annual Craftin’ Outlaws

CRAFT CRAWL – Kids love coming to our event and this is a shopping experience designed just for them! Kids can literally crawl into our specially designated shopping zone. Starting at 4PM, Outlaws 10 and under can enjoy shopping from handmade items between $5 – $10! Vendors and sponsors are donating handmade items and kids are offered a space to shop for themselves or for a loved one. This is only for kids 10 and younger! Proceeds raised are going to our non-profit partners. Items are limited so come early.

MASTER OF CEREMONIES – Enjoy a crafty dance mix the whole day with our Master of Ceremonies AmyD. Donations and dedications can be made throughout the day. Don’t forget to check out Feminist Book Cart, a pay what you wish mobile book library, when you say hi to Amy.

JAMZ DEAN – Other shows offer you pictures with Santa but we are Outlaws and this is Columbus, home to the best drag performers in the world. Jamz Dean will join us again as a celebrity drag king Santa. Get ready to have the best family holiday card on the block!


WOMEN HAVE OPTIONS – Joining us as a non-profit partner Women Have Options will once again host our coat check. Stash your coat, your lunch or your gifts for a worthy cause.

COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART – Get ready to blur the lines of arts and crafts as the Columbus Museum of Art host an interactive station.

LACEMAKERS OF CENTRAL OHIO – Learn the craft of lace making with interactive demos. Bobbin Lace is one method in which lace has been made since the 1500’s.  Individual bobbins are attached to individual threads and manipulated in a weaving technique.


MADE IN CBUS – Stop by the Experience Columbus booth and pick up your Made In Cbus passport, which showcases local retail shops. For those who have all ready completed a passport come by and pick up your swag.

FAIR TRADE OHIO – Shop Fair Trade products from Fair Trade Columbus members: Global Gifts, World Peaces, Haven Herbs, Global Gallery, and more!

SEWKART – You will learn how to construct your choice of: a set of four coasters or a bowl, using rope and a sewing machine. Don’t worry if you haven’t sewn before, Jamie will be right there to give you a quick sewing tutorial and prep your machine so you can get started right away! Each session is 60 minutes long and choices are 11am-noon, 12:30-1:30pm, 2pm-3pm, 3:30pm-4:30pm and 5pm-6pm with four students per session. We are scheduling on a first come-first choice, so please register early, click here.

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OUTLAWS HEADQUARTERS: Hopefully we are the first smiling faces you see before you enter the craft show! Stop by for general questions, grab some Outlaws merch and buy handmade from event organizers.

TAROT CARD READINGS: RaDonna Reed offers guidance through tarot, reiki and mediumship. She creates spaces for people to heal, look inward, and gain understanding. Radonna will also have  a line of affirmation cards, homemade bath soaks and more available for sale.

You can start your holiday shopping by searching our vendors by category or enjoy a preview of their work before you meet them all in person on November 10th at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Published by Megan Green

Megan Green is creative minded entrepreneur with a passion for supporting other creatives based in Columbus, Ohio. She's the Executive Director behind Midwest Craft Con and Craftin' Outlaws. She's also the founder of Stinkybomb Soap, a novelty soap business.

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