PREMIER FINE ART & CRAFT FESTIVALS
PREMIER FINE ART & CRAFT FESTIVALS
We would like to welcome everyone to the 30thannual Christmas Made in the South at Exchange Park! The show dates are December 1-3, 2023.
Show Dates & Times
Friday December 1 10AM-6PM
Saturday December 2 10AM-6pm
Sunday December 3 11AM-5PM
Set up day will be Thursday, November 30 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
9850 Highway 78, Ladson, SC 29456
For out-of-town exhibitors we have negotiated a special rate at the Hampton Inn & Suites located at 2688 Fernwood Drive, North Charleston, SC 29406. They have offered us a rate of $106.00 per night for single or double occupancy which includes a full hot breakfast and is located approximately 10 minutes from the Exchange Park. Reservations must be confirmed with check or credit card by November 1, 2023, to obtain these rates. For reservations call 843.735.7500 and be sure to indicate you are affiliated with Carolina Shows, Inc. / Christmas Made in the South or book online with the link below:
RV’s will be allowed to stay at the Exchange Park from Wednesday November 29th to Monday December 4th (Vacate by 4pm). Rates are: 3-day pass $165.00 / 4-day pass $220.00 / 5-day pass $275.00. These rates also include full hookups.
Exchange Park has requested that Carolina Shows, Inc. collect all RV parking fees. All checks for RV parking should be made payable to Carolina Shows, Inc. and mailed to PO Box 853, Matthews, NC 28106 by November 1st, 2023. Please include your arrival and departure date along with your check. You will be mailed your parking pass upon receipt of payment, or if you are on the road, you may pick up your window passes at the registration desk on setup day. Your parking pass must be displayed in your RV windshield at all times. All passes must be paid for in advance. Anyone requiring a parking pass at registration will incur an additional $20.00 fee. No overnight parking will be allowed in the public parking lots.
Setup Information: Booth Size - 8x10
Set up day will be Thursday, November 30 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Go directly to the registration desk located in a small office just inside the front gate area. You will be given your registration information and booth number and directed to the loading bays. Do not set up in a booth before you have registered. For those requesting tents, your space will be assigned upon arrival. All tents must be professional in appearance and be foot weighted. If you need tent rentals, please call Snyder Rentals at 843-766-3366. Show hours are Friday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sunday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Exhibitors will be allowed entrance two hours before the show opens on Friday and an hour and a half on Saturday and Sunday. Breakdown MUST NOT BEGIN BEFORE 5:00 PM SUNDAY. Once the show concludes, please break down your booth BEFORE moving your vehicle into a loading area.
Exhibitors must limit their wattage to either 0-500, 501-1000 or 1001-1500 watts. Anyone requiring more than this amount will have to make special arrangements and will incur an additional charge. Please notify us if this pertains to you. All electrical needs must be ordered on the show application in advance to receive the discounted rates. For anyone requesting electricity, be sure to bring a 50' heavy duty extension cord.
The state of South Carolina requires that you purchase a one-time retail license. For those who do not already have a S.C. retail license please contact the South Carolina Dept of Revenue at 803-896-1350 or visit them online here:
In addition, the County of Charleston requires each exhibitor to purchase a business license for this event. Please visit the following link to setup your business license account:
Or you can download the form on our website here:
Do not send this form to Carolina Shows. Please remit to Charleston County with payment.
The calculation is as follows:
The fee is based on the estimated gross income for the event. The base license fee of $35.00 covers the first $2,000 of income. For each additional thousand over $2,000.00 you’d add $1.25. For example, if someone thinks they’ll make $2,000 the fee is $35.00. If they believe they will make $3,000, the fee would be $36.25.
For your information the combined sales tax is 9%.
Badges and Hostesses
Each exhibitor is allotted 3 exhibitor badges which should be picked up at the time of registration. Additional badges will be available for $5.00 each or you may purchase complimentary tickets for $5.00 each. Be sure to WRITE YOUR NAME on your badge. These badges will be required for entrance to the building during the run of the show. Hostesses will be available to relieve those who are alone and need to take a break, however, breaks must be limited to 10 minutes. Please sign up at the registration desk on set up day if you will need this service.
Show Rules and Expectations
IMPORTANT: No kits, imports, craft supplies, mixed media or commercially produced items are allowed. Only items handcrafted by you and listed on your application are acceptable. No foul language or offensive wording is allowed on any items displayed in your booth. All art must be family friendly. Misrepresentation of these rules can result in the closing of an exhibitor’s booth without recourse or refund and violators will not be considered for participation in any future Carolina Shows, Inc. events.
IMPORTANT: Please stay within your defined booth space. This includes chairs, tables, props, etc. Fire Codes require certain size aisles be maintained the entirety of the show run. Items in the aisles will be removed or put back into your space. Tables must be covered to the floor and your display must look attractive from all sides. Exhibitors are encouraged to decorate their booth in some fashion in keeping with the Christmas theme (Lights, ribbons, trees, etc.). Carolina Shows, Inc. provides basic draping to include 8-foot back walls and 3-foot side walls in all booths, however, for exhibitors that need additional booth accessories such as carpet, high drapes or additional piping, please contact our decorator, HostSouth, at 843.949.8887. There will be a charge from HostSouth for additional accessories.
IMPORTANT: Bring enough work for the entire show. If you sell out, you will need to stay for the remainder of the show. DO NOT BREAK DOWN YOUR BOOTH BEFORE THE SHOW CLOSES.
Show balances are due 60 days prior to the show. If you have an outstanding balance, we will mail you an invoice. If you would prefer to pay via credit card, please contact our office directly for instructions. If we have not received your final payment 30 days prior to the show’s start date, we will assume that you are not participating in this event and your space may be given to someone on our waiting list.
We would like to wish everyone the best of luck, good selling and for those coming in from out of town… HAVE A SAFE TRIP!
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