Patchwork Show is Dear Handmade Life’s bi-annual, makers festival showcasing local emerging artists, crafters and designers alongside artisan food, DIY craft workshops, gourmet food trucks and indie music. All Patchwork shows are free to attend and family friendly. Vendors are selected through a jury process and feature clothing for men, women & kids, handbags, accessories, jewelry, art, ceramics, garden finds, home goods, plushies, crochet & knit items, pet gear, kits & patterns, bath & body goodies and more!
Patchwork Show is a rain or shine event.
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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 different and unique as the venue and showcases different makers, collaborations, music and food that reflect the local environment and community. Patchwork Show features 160+ local vendors selling diverse handmade goods (see our gallery for a closer look), curated food trucks, DIY stations to get your craft on, food artisan area, live music and rotating services like photo booths, bike valet and gift-wrapping depending on the location and season.
Patchwork Show is a rain or shine event. All Patchwork Show events are FREE to the public.
Click here to join our mailing list and get notifications about our upcoming shows.
Spring 2019: June 1, 2019
Jack London Square – Broadway and Water Street – Oakland, California – 11-5pm
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.
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SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA
Spring 2019: May 26, 2019
Downtown –Artists Village – 2nd @ Sycamore – Santa Ana, California – 11-5pm
Where it all started… Patchwork Show Santa Ana is our first location and our biggest event drawing thousands of customers for over ten years. In 2012, we moved our event to downtown. This urban and historical setting encompasses several streets and incorporates local shops, museums and a handful of restaurants and bars.
LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA
Spring 2019: June 23, 2019
Marine Stadium – Appian Way @ Bayshore – Long Beach, California – 11-5pm
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! Click the map below for info.
SPRING 2019: June 9, 2019
Ventura Fairgrounds –Santa Cruz Hall – 10 W Harbor Blvd, Ventura, California – 11-5pm
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.