WNY’s Holiday Artisan Marketplace
November 3rd-6th, 2016
Hamburg Fairgrounds, Hamburg, NY
THURSDAY & FRIDAY 10AM- 9PM
SATURDAY 9AM – 6PM
SUNDAY 10AM – 4PM
Christmas in the Country, #1 in the Nation Once Again
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Christmas in the Country has been recognized as the #1 Contemporary and Classic Artisan Market in the nation by Sunshine Artist, the leading publication in the art and craft event industry. Perennially ranked as one of the top 5 events in the nation, Christmas in the Country retakes the number one position it previously held in 2012. Now, celebrating its upcoming 31th anniversary and drawing almost 60,000 visitors over four days, the event has grown from a modest quilt show to a marketplace of over 400 artisans from across the country and around the globe.
“This is all thanks to our tremendously talented artisans and the overwhelming support of patrons from Western New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Canada,” said Daniel Kaczynski from Premier Promotions, producers of the event. “Being nationally recognized as the best of the best is a tribute that all of Western New York can take pride in. We are really looking forward to celebrating this great honor in November,” added Kaczynski.
Christmas in the Country bested national powerhouse events such as The Yellow Daisy Festival in Stone Mountain, Georgia and Sunfest in Ocean City, Delaware.
The economic impact of this annual event is formidable. Restaurants and hotels benefit significantly from patrons and artisans travelling to the event. Local artisans typically mark Christmas in the Country as the highest grossing event of the year. “Our artisans are the quintessential small business person. They are equal parts CEO, accountant, marketing executive, manufacturer, salesperson and artisan,” said Kaczynski. “They really represent the very best of our country–hardworking, ingenious and determined. And to see the community support them to this extent is very gratifying to all of us,” added Kaczynski.
Christmas in the Country opens Thursday and Friday, November 5 and 6 from 10am-9pm each day, Saturday November 7 from 9am-6pm and Sunday November 8 from 10am-4pm in four buildings on the Fairgrounds in Hamburg. Discount tickets are available October 21st through Wednesday November 4th at select locations through Erie County. For a complete list of locations please visit www.wnypremierpromotions.com.
For more than 31 years, Premier Promotions has produced high quality, extremely successful artisan events including Springtime in the Country, Christmas in the Country, Christmas in the Country-Erie and Yuletide in the Country. The events are consistently ranked among the Top 100 artisan shows in America, by Sunshine Artist magazine. Last year, more than 90,000 visitors attended these events purchasing more than $4.5 million in high quality, hand crafted goods from juried artists and artisans. These events have helped raise more than $1.4 million for Western New York charities.