Patchwork Show is Dear Handmade Life’s bi-annual, makers festival showcasing local emerging artists, crafters and designers alongside artisan food, DIY crafting, food trucks and music. All Patchwork shows are free to attend.
Over the years, Patchwork has grown from a small parking lot craft fair into multiple locations including street festivals and large indoor marketplaces. Each location is as unique as the venue and showcases different makers and collaborations that reflect the local environment and community.
Vendors are selected through a jury process and feature clothing for men, women & kids, handbags, accessories, jewelry, art, ceramics, home goods, crochet & knit items, pet gear, kits & patterns, apothecary goods and more!
Patchwork Show is a rain or shine event. Dogs are only allowed at our outdoor events.
Each location features special free DIY crafting, activities and unique experiences. For details on show activities as well as event and parking maps, click here.
Jack London Square – Broadway and Water Street – Oakland, California – 11-5pm
Fall 2019: November 2, 2019
Spring 2020: June 20, 2020
Patchwork’s Northern California event draws on the East Bay’s strong artistic community and commitment to support local commerce. Our venue, Jack London Square, is not only right on the water but features several restaurants (we love the shortbread cookies at Miette) and a modern hotel with live jazz on the weekends. We’re honored to be a part of the handmade movement in Oakland, a city that embraces all things local and creative.
Ventura Fairgrounds –Santa Cruz Hall – 10 W Harbor Blvd, Ventura, California – 11-5pm
Fall 2019: November 3, 2019
Spring 2020: May 31, 2020
Our newest Patchwork Show is in Ventura California, our home away from home where we’ve hosted our Craftcation Conference, our annual business and makers conference since 2012. Our venue, the Ventura Fairgrounds is a block from the beach and just a few blocks from Ventura’s historic walkable downtown that’s home to some of our favorite restaurants, bars and shops. Although the venue has ample parking, we also offer free bike valet and the Fairgrounds has a train stop for Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner! If you’re not a Ventura local, take the train for excellent views, shop Patchwork Show, explore downtown and watch the sunset on the beach for an unforgettable day trip. Dogs are NOT allowed at this location.
Sonoma County Fairgrounds – Hall of Flowers – 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, California – 11-5pm
Fall 2019: November 10, 2019
Spring 2020: June 28, 2020
Discover local craft and food makers in the heart of Northern California wine country at the inaugural Patchwork Show in Santa Rosa in fall 2019. Located just a few blocks of the 12 freeway near the 101 freeway, our convenient venue, The Sonoma County Fairgrounds offers ample parking at one of our only indoor shows! Want to ditch your car? Take the new SMART Train, get off at the downtown Santa Rosa stop and take a Lyft to the show. P.S. – This is one of our only locations that features a bar! Dogs are NOT allowed at this location.
Marine Stadium – Appian Way @ Bayshore – Long Beach, California – 11-5pm
Fall 2019: November 17, 2019
Spring 2020: June 7, 2020
Long Beach Patchwork show is located on the water’s edge at Marine Stadium at the boat slip off Appian Way. This very pet-friendly event is the perfect spot for an afternoon with your four-legged friend and it is also very popular with cyclists.Long Beach Patchwork is our largest event featuring 200+ vendors, our largest Patchwork Junior (makers under 18) section and live music. We also have a FREE shuttle and FREE bike valet!
Downtown –Artists Village – 2nd @ Sycamore – Santa Ana, California – 11-5pm
Fall 2019: December 1, 2019
Spring 2020: May 24, 2020
Where it all started… Patchwork Show Santa Ana is our first location and our biggest event drawing thousands of customers for over ten years. This urban and historical setting encompasses several streets and incorporates local shops, museums and a handful of restaurants and bars.