Craft Fair History

History of the Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair

The Crestwood- Sunset Hills Rotary Club’s Arts and Crafts Fair began in 1982 with 100 crafters. This humble beginning was the start of something very special. Our Fall Show grew into one of the best Arts & Crafts Fairs in the Midwest. We have been featured in Southern Living Magazine and Midwest Living Magazine.

IMG_0900The Fall Fair features over 450 booths showcasing local and national artisans, including jewelers, photographers, woodcarvers and so much more! We celebrated our 30th Fall Show in 2011. The show is always the weekend before Thanksgiving and is held at Lindbergh High School, 5000 S. Lindbergh, St. Louis MO 63126.

We have a wonderful following of customers who shop at our shows every year. There is truly something for everyone. The Craft Fair Directory, free to all shoppers, contains crafters’ names and booth numbers so people can easily locate their favorite crafter.

In 2006 we started a Spring Show that is usually held two weeks before Easter. The Spring Show is half the size of the fall event. It showcases many of our ‘regular’ vendors and also provides a venue for new crafters to present their crafts.

We are very proud of our shows. 100% of the proceeds are returned to community projects and programs, as well as Rotary International projects. These include  eradicating polio, providing water wells in Africa, rendering eye surgeries in India, and reducing infant mortality around the world.

Thanks to the crafters and shoppers who make our Craft Fairs so successful!

Rotary’s Motto is Service Above Self.