Craft Show

Saturday, December 4, 2021


If you are interested in joining our 2021 show and are not already on our email list, please fill out the form below. We'll add you to our list and keep you informed of future shows.


New to St. Julie's? Learn more about being in our show, or volunteering for our show just below the mailing list form.

Click here for our 2019 Craft Show in Review!

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Elves' Yummy Treats
Elves' Yummy Treats

Author and Artist
Author and Artist

Amazing Craft Items
Amazing Craft Items

Craft Show Coordinators Joe and Val Kotarsky with Chris Yarosh

Elves' Yummy Treats
Elves' Yummy Treats

Our Purpose

The purpose of the event is to raise money for the various ministries found at St. Julie Billiart Church. 

In the past we have ...

  • Provided money to rent vans for Catholic Heart Work Camp in Virginia Beach

  • Bought cots for Family Promise (Transitional Housing Program).

  • Lowered the cost of registration for youth group activities and trips


Here is how it works
  • Our crack team of volunteers sets up all available tables in the classrooms of our catechetical center.

  • Teens volunteer to unload crafter's wares, and welcome them to our facility with youthful energy and a friendly smile.

  • Crafters and  vendors look forward to hot coffee and a well stocked cafe throughout their day, with happy elves taking food orders and delivering hot meals. (Our chili and cabbage and noodles are legendary.)

  • Shoppers arrive and are given a door prize ticket in exchange for a $1 entrance fee.  The ticket can be matched to winning items at each crafter/vendor table.

Crafters and Vendors

To learn more about our show, you may contact Joe and Valery Kotarsky,

To download the contract information, click here. To download the contract, click here. Please check that both documents are for the current year. The contract for our next show will not be available until late July.

Craft Show Committee

There are seven main craft show staff members. We begin meeting in July and meet through November at least once a month before the craft show in December. Then we meet again in February or March to review how things went and talk about how we can improve upon our craft show the upcoming year.  We always have an appreciation dinner to celebrate our successful show.

What are Planning Meetings Like?

We discuss how many crafters and vendors we have signed up and what we can do to improve our craft show. We talk about price, documentation, how we get the information out to the community and public, what food to buy and how much, and who (if anyone) is donating the food. We talk about how to find crafters and vendors for our craft show, how many volunteers we have, and determine their duties and responsibilities.

What Can a Volunteer Do?

The talents of our volunteers are phenomenal.

We have volunteers working on ...

  • Sending out contracts and contract information and confirmation letters

  • Decorating the inside and outside the church

  • Making fun decorations 

  • Hanging craft show signs

  • Setting up and taking down the crafter/vendor tables

  • Making sure we do not have duplicate crafters and vendors

  • Organizing seating arrangement and lunch tables in the church

  • Helping the crafters and vendors bring in and take out their products

  • Buying food, making food, selling food

  • Selling tickets at the door 

  • Quickly cleaning up the church before 5 pm Mass

  • Scheduling volunteer hours


Contact Information

Contact: Valerie Kotarsky or Joe Kotarsky at

2019 Craft Show in Review

The 2019 Craft Show turned out to be a fun community building experience for everyone involved. Shoppers, Crafters, Vendors, and Volunteers had a great day.

This annual event takes place the first Saturday in December. Our craft show is part of the North Ridgeville “Holiday on the Ridge”. Besides being a fun shopping experience this is a wonderful time of fellowship and holiday cheer.

More than 60 vendors and crafters sign up for this popular Christmas Craft show.  Attendance topped 800 shoppers last year. Our Craft show is very well attended because of the fabulous crafters and vendors we attract and the amazing volunteers who make the day a wonder time to be together.

Our 2019 Line-up was:

Oven Dresses, Towels, Microwave Bowl Pads,

Eyeglass Cases, Rugs, Place Mats, Scarves,

Table Runners, Mug Rugs, Totes, Wallets,

Purses, Wood Crafts,

Silver Plates (spoons/forks, rings and necklaces),

Country Santa's Reindeer, Cupcakes, Brownie Bites, 

Snowmen, Ornaments, Jewelry, Ceramics, Tastefully Simple,

Fleece Blankets, Thirty-One,

Stampin' Up Cards, Scentsy, Paparazzi Jewelry, 

Color Street Nail Polish Strips, Origami Owl,

Lifeline Images (fine signed, matted photos),

Chalk Couture, Juice Plus, Tupperware, Mary Kay,

Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski, Antler Necklaces,

Norwax, My Usopia, Bakery (filled rolls, cupcakes,

cookies, brownies, chocolate covered pretzels),

Honey Aire Products, Watercolor Painting,

Wood burned items, and More! 

2019 Cafe Menu 

   Cabbage & Noodles

Bowl of Chili

Jumbo Hotdogs



Jumbo Hotdog/Chips/Drink 


    Chips  ~  Donuts  ~  Cookies        


    Pop  ~  Water  ~  Coffee  ~  Hot Chocolate