Explore the Craft Crawl

Inspired by Craftcation’s art walk, Wanderings, we’ve organized a Craft Crawl for the first night of Midwest Craft Con! Experience DIY projects, pop-up shops, games, fun times and crafty drinks in the rooms of select partners and sponsors throughout the hotel on Friday evening from 9 to 11 p.m.

Start things off with Handmade Arcade, where they’ll be playing crafty bingo complete with prizes, drinks and snacks in their suite. From there, grab a flyer with the room numbers of our other hosts. It’s like a crafty treasure hunt!

Love Across the USA Team Akron will be hosting a FriYay finger crochet pARTy! You can contribute to a local slice of an amazing national project with fiber artist Olek, creating a crocheted public installation of a woman who shaped the history of Akron. #LoveAcrossAkron

Purple Hippo Stitches is hosting a craft nostalgia room — think shrinky dinks, spirographs, friendship bracelets and even just some Elmer’s glue if you just want to let it dry on your fingers to peel it off!

Jodi Lynn Doodles will be hosting a drink + draw social hour. Team Crafty Mart will be hosting a Galentine’s Day party, complete with mimosas and brunch crafts! And even though this team of glorious female warriors believes in uteruses before duderuses, men are welcome to get their brunch on, too.

Chicaloo Kate will be bringing supplies for people to make bottle openers, pocket mirrors and buttons! And there will be more surprises along the way. Can’t wait to get crafty with y’all! Get your ticket for Friday or for the whole weekend.


Oct. 22 is National Craft Con Day!

national craft con day!

We’re a little sad that Midwest Craft Con only happens once a year. Maybe you’ve been too busy with craft shows and LIFE to see the conners you befriended back in February this summer. NO MORE EXCUSES!

Block off Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in your calendar — it is National Craft Con Day! We’re encouraging everyone who attended the first Midwest Craft Con to get together with their camp buddies that day. We’ve already got a few events in the works for our home cities in Ohio, but anyone is welcome to put together a get-together where they live. We encourage welcoming non-conners or potential future conners to join in the fun, which can be anything from a chill crafternoon to a raging karaoke party. You can see all the parties being organized so far and how to make an event here, and email us or message us in the Facebook group if you’re making one you want to add to the list!

And you really don’t want to miss out on Oct. 22, because we’ll be raffling off two free nights at the conference hotel for the 2017 Midwest Craft Con to one lucky participant in the craft parties! We’ll select a winner from all the craft party attendees by Nov. 1.