PREMIER FINE ART & CRAFT FESTIVALS
PREMIER FINE ART & CRAFT FESTIVALS
We would like to welcome everyone to the 34th annual Christmas Made in the South at the Savannah Convention Center!
(Booth numbers are found at the bottom of the page)
Show Dates & Times
Friday November 17th 10AM-6PM
Saturday November 18th 10AM-6PM
Sunday November 19th 11AM-5PM
Set up day will be Thursday, November 16th from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
One International Drive
P.O. Box 248
Savannah, Georgia 31402
For those needing lodging our host facility will be the Holiday Inn & Suites Savannah/Pooler. This facility is located at 100 Outlet Parkway, Pooler GA 31322. This is approximately 20 minutes from the Trade & Convention Center and convenient to casual dining and groceries. Our contracted rate at the Holiday Inn & Suites is $132.00 + tax per night. This rate DOES NOT INCLUDE BREAKFAST. You can purchase breakfast at the hotel for $7. This was the best hotel rate we could secure this year. Savannah has gotten very expensive, so we tried to find the best value available. For reservations call 912.450.9800. Be sure to indicate you are affiliated with Carolina Shows, Inc. or “Christmas Made in the South” when making reservations. All reservations must be confirmed by October 20, 2023, to obtain this rate.
Lot 7, please follow parking attendants’ instructions on where to park when you arrive. RV's must be self-contained.
Setup Information: Booth Size - 10x10
Due to limitations in the bay area and expansion at the Convention Center, exhibitors must load in from lot 7 close to the loading bay area. Convention Center security will be directing traffic into and out of the loading bay areas. Please follow their instructions and be patient. The registration desk will be located at the front of the exhibit hall. Be sure to bring your own means of transporting your merchandise as there will be no floats available at this facility. Show hours are Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-6, and Sunday 11-5. Exhibitors will be allowed entrance two hours before the show opens on Friday and an hour and a half before opening on Saturday and Sunday. Breakdown must not begin before 5:00 PM on Sunday. Exhibitors will not be allowed in the loading bay until they have completely broken down their booths. Once your booth is broken down a Carolina Shows representative will give you a pass to enter the loading bay. Convention Center Security will also be directing traffic in the bay on load out.
After unloading and during the show all vehicles must park away from the loading bay area in gravel lot 7. Also, during the show, it is very important that all exhibitor vehicles be parked in the gravel lot to make room for our customers!
IMPORTANT: As a reminder for those needing electricity, internet, or booth cleaning services, you must register for an account before the show at the Convention Center's website:
You will need your booth number to order services. Booth numbers will be available on this website in September.
If you do not have access to the internet, please call the Savannah Convention Center directly at 912.447.4710. Anyone who does not pay for needed services in advance will incur a $30.00 price increase plus tax.
The sales tax for this event is 7%.
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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