Events & Trade Shows

The 16th Annual

WORLD SOUND HEALING DAY
FEB. 14, 2018

By Jonathan Goldman

“The Sound Heard Around the World”
Sounding an “AH” for planetary peace!

Every year, on February 14th—Valentine’s Day—thousands of people throughout the planet join together with their ‘intentionalized’ sound to project a sonic valentine of love, healing and appreciation to Gaia, our Earth Mother.  This event is called “World Sound Healing Day” and it is now in its 16th year. The purpose for World Sound Healing Day is simple—it is to raise the consciousness of all beings on our planet. When groups of people project ‘intentionalized’ sound to Gaia, our beloved planet, we have the ability to resonate with the field of the Earth and raise its vibratory field.

This can be a sound is as simple as sounding an “AH”—one of the great ‘heart sounds” of our planet.  And the intention that can be encoded upon it can simply be that of love.  That’s all it takes—sounding an “AH” with the feeling of love (often, the feeling of gratitude, appreciation or compassion is also encoded onto the sound).

For the past 16 years, thousands of people in hundreds of countries throughout our planet have joined together to co-create this event.  We tone the heart sound, “Ah,” for a minimum of 5 minutes. Often people will gather groups together and facilitate this toning experience in their respective communities. We suggest that you take at least 5 minutes to tone. Often, people make their sound at 12 noon in their local time zone but many others make their intentionalized sound whenever it is appropriate for them.  The results can be extraordinary.

For more information, please go to:  www.worldsoundhealingday.org  This website has articles, free downloads, a list of global events and activities, as well as much more to assist you in the process of co-creating World Sound Healing Day.

2018 TRADE SHOWS

The following list of  Mind Body Spirit and other retail trade shows are provided courtesy of Retailing Insight, which strives to assure the accuracy of show schedules listed here. However, please contact the show promoter directly to confirm dates, times, and locations prior to making travel plans.

 

JANUARY

Northeast Market Center Show

Dates: Jan 5-8

Location: Hudson, MA

www.northeastmarketcenter.com

More than 1,000 gift and decorative accessory product lines, including home décor, bath and body, jewelry and accessories, and more. Next Shows Jan 28-29, Feb 25-27, Mar 5, Mar 26, Apr 2-4, Apr 23-24, May 21, Jun 11, Jun18, Jul 15-18, Aug 13-14, Aug 27, Sept 16-18, Sept 24, Oct 15-16, and Nov 5.

 

Philadelphia Gift Show

Dates: Jan 5-8

Location: Oaks, PA

www.philadelphiagiftshow.com

Thousands of lines from hundreds of exhibitors, with these special product showcases: souvenir and resort, made in the USA, outdoor living, home accents, and handcrafted gifts.

 

Philadelphia National Candy, Gift, and Gourmet Show

Dates: Jan 6-8

Location: Oaks, PA

www.phillycandyshows.com

The premier show for retailers to get a first look at breaking trends and the latest offerings in candy, chocolate, and gourmet specialties. Sponsored by the Retail Confectioners Association of Philadelphia.

 

► Buyer’s Cash & Carry

Dates: Jan 8

Location: Madison, WI

www.marketsquareshows.com

Features unusual gift items, handcrafted furniture, gourmet food, jewelry, and handcrafted reproductions. Next Shows Feb 5-6, Mar 14, Mar 28, Apr 22, Jun 5, and Jun 25.

 

Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market

Dates: Jan 9-16,

Location: Atlanta, GA

www.americasmart.com

AmericasMart Atlanta features general gift, home, rug and apparel brands worldwide. Temporary Show Jan 11-15.

 

Alaska Gift Show

Dates: Jan 11-13

Location: Anchorage, AK

www.alaskagiftshow.com

Jewelry and metalwork, clothing and apparel, ivory, antler, and bone products, books, greeting cards, prints and paintings, souvenirs, and fine art. Wholesale-only cash-and-carry event.

 

► Denver International Western/English Apparel and Equipment Market

Dates: Jan 12-15

Location: Denver, CO

www.denver-wesa.org

The trade show for the equestrian wholesale and retail industry, featuring over 700 exhibitors of Western and English apparel, accessories, leather goods, and equestrian-related décor and gifts. Next Show Sept 7-9.

 

► Halloween & Party Expo

Dates: Jan 12-15

Location: New Orleans, LA

www.halloweenpartyshow.com

The industry event for Halloween and party supplies, costumes, accessories, and décor featuring 350 domestic and international exhibitors.

 

St. Louis Gift Show

Dates: Jan 14-15

Location: St. Charles, MO

www.rosehillgiftshows.com

Thousands of products from around the world, including giftware, gourmet foods, jewelry and accessories, and made-in-the-USA crafts. Next Show Aug 12-13.

 

Dallas Total Home & Gift Market

Dates: Jan 17-23

Location: Dallas, TX

www.dallasmarketcenter.com

More than 20,000 gift items, home accessories, textiles, furniture, holiday and seasonal items, gourmet food, stationery, toys, and jewelry & fashion accessories.

 

► LA Mart Winter Market

Dates: Jan 18-22

Location: Los Angeles, CA

www.lamart.com

Permanent showrooms featuring 7,000+ lines, national brands, and local artisans in a range of categories: gift, home/garden décor, holiday/ seasonal, fashion, toys, stationery, personal care, gourmet, tabletop, textiles, and more. Next Shows Mar 25-27, Jul 19-23, and Sept 23-25.

 

► American Made Show

Dates: Jan 19-22

Location: Dallas, TX

www.americanmadeshow.com

Jewelry, home décor, giftware, fashion, furniture, toys wall art and more.

 

► Columbus Marketplace

Dates: Jan 19-23

Location: Dublin, OH

www.thecolumbusmarketplace.com

The newest and finest lines of gifts, home décor, accessories, stationery, and more in an easy-to shop, single-floor layout. Next Shows Feb 18-20, Mar 16-20, Apr 28-29, Jun 24-26, Jul 22-24, Aug 17-21, Sept 30 – Oct 2, and Nov 3-5.

 

► Minneapolis Mart Gift, Home & Accessory Show

Dates: Jan 19-23

Location: Minnetonka, MN

www.mplsmart.com

More than 5,000 lines of home, décor, accessories and apparel merchandise in 140 showrooms. Next Shows Mar 9-13, Apr 22-24, Jun 24-26, Aug 3-7, and Sept 30 – Oct 2.

 

Seattle Gift Show

Dates: Jan 20-23

Location: Seattle, WA

www.seattlegift.com

More than 30 artisans from Seattle’s largest indie craft show. A wide range of products from general giftware, collectibles, decorative accessories, table top, home décor, souvenir and resort apparel, jewelry and more.

 

► NW Trend Show

Dates: Jan 21-23

Location: Seattle, WA

www.nwtrendshow.com

Brings the latest in fashion from women’s apparel, accessories and jewelry, to children’s, men’s shoes and gift items. Next Shows Mar 25-27, and Oct 28-30.

 

► Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market

Dates: Jan 24-27

Location: Dallas, TX

800-325-6587

www.dallasmarketcenter.com

Showcases apparel and accessories ranging from classic looks to contemporary edge in the permanent showrooms and a wide range of temporary exhibitors. Next Show Jun 6-9

 

► Oasis Gift Show

Dates: Jan 25-27

Location: Phoenix, AZ

www.oasis.org

Features 200 exhibitors of trendy merchandise, world imports, home décor, jewelry, Native American art and crafts, and western flair plus a jury-chosen Artisans’ Showcase. Hosted biannually each January and September.

 

► New Orleans Gift and Jewelry Show

Dates: Jan 26-29

Location: New Orleans, LA

www.gift2jewelry.com

Cash-and-carry and order-writing show for qualified buyers featuring fine and trendy jewelry, accessories, apparel, gourmet foods, specialty arts and crafts, gifts, and more. Next Show Aug 16-19.

 

► Biloxi Gift Show

Dates: Jan 27-29

Location: Biloxi, MS

www.wmigiftshows.com

More than 300 booths with manufactures from 22 states features a huge selection of new and trendy merchandise including holiday, home décor, tabletop, garden accessories, souvenirs, gourmet, jewelry, apparel, floral, and gift wrap. Next Show Aug 4-6.

 

► Arizona Mineral and Fossil Show

Dates: Jan 27- Feb 10

Location: Tucson, AZ

www.mzexpos.com

More than 400 dealers from around the world. No admission fee or registration required. Next Shows May 18-20, Aug10-12, and Sept 8-15.

 

Northeast Market Center Show

Dates: Jan 28-29

Location: Hudson, MA

www.northeastmarketcenter.com

More than 1,000 gift and decorative accessory product lines, including home décor, bath and body, jewelry and accessories, and more. Next Shows Feb 25-27, Mar 5, Mar 26, Apr 2-4, Apr 23-24, May 21, Jun 11, Jun18, Jul 15-18, Aug 13-14, Aug 27, Sept 16-18, Sept 24, Oct 15-16, and Nov 5.

 

 

► Las Vegas Winter Market

Dates: Jan 28 – Feb 1

Location: Las Vegas, NV

www.lasvegasmarket.com

An international furnishing showcase featuring thousands of lines in furniture, bedding, lighting, flooring, accessories and gift resources, wall art, home textures, tabletop, lifestyle product and much more. Next Show Jul 29 – Aug 2.

 

► STYLEMAX

Date: Jan 28-30

Location: Chicago, IL

www.stylemaxonline.com

Women’s apparel and accessories featuring categories such as Contemporary, Bridge, Better, and Accessories.

 

► Toronto Gift Fair

Dates: Jan 28 – Feb1

Location:  Toronto, Ontario, Canada

www.cangift.org

With 1.3 million square feet of display space, this show is North America’s largest temporary trade gift show.  Featuring 1,000 exhibitors, it is Canada’s largest one-stop buying venue. Next Show Aug 12-15.

 

► American Gem Trade Association (AGTA)

Dates: Jan 30 – Feb 4

Location: Tucson, AZ

www.agta.org

Features loose gemstones and pearls, extensive lines of finished jewelry, and equipment.

 

► JCK Tucson

Dates: Jan 31 – Feb 3

Location: Tucson, AZ

tucson.jckonline.com

This B2B fine finished jewelry event features luxury, silver, fashion, bridal, and designer jewelry. Held during Tucson’s Jewelry Week, with more than 40 complementary events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY

 

► Body Soul & Spirit Expo

Dates: Feb 2-4

Location: Vancouver, British of Columbia, Canada

www.bodysoulspiritexpo.com

Showcases products for wellness, alternative therapies, healing arts, aromatherapy, natural healing, intuitive arts, esoteric philosophy, metaphysics, and more. Next Shows Mar 23-25, and Apr 27-29.

 

► NY NOW

Dates:  Feb 3-7

Location: New York, NY

www.nynow.com

Drawing 35,000 attendees from all 50 states and 80+ countries, NY NOW hosts 2,800 exhibitors showcasing the very best lines across the home, lifestyle, and gift spectrum. Next Show Aug 18-22.

 

► Buyer’s Cash & Carry

Dates: Feb 5-6

Location: Oaks, PA

www.marketsquareshows.com

Open to the trade only.  Featuring unique, American-made gifts and home décor products. 250 exhibitors. Next Shows Mar 14, Mar 28, Apr 22, Jun 5, and Jun 25.

 

► Spring Fair

Dates: Feb 4-8

Location: Birmingham, UK

www.springfair.com

The U.K.’s largest retail trade event and the most comprehensive collection of gifts in Europe, with 3,000 of the finest home and gift suppliers from the U.K. and overseas.

 

► International Fashion Jewelry and Accessory Show (IFJAG)

Dates: Feb 10-13

Location: Las Vegas, NV

www.ifjag.com

More than 200 lines of fashion jewelry and accessories. No cash and carry permitted. Open to wholesalers and volume buyers only. Next Show Jun 8-11.

 

MAGIC Las Vegas

Dates: Feb 12-14

Location: Las Vegas, NV

www.magiconline.com

A must-see buying destination event for fashion retailers, featuring 10 can’t-miss markets of apparel, footwear, and accessories.

 

► TransWorld’s Winter Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories (JF&A Show)

Dates: Feb 15-18

Location: Rosemont, IL

www.jfashow.com/future-events.html

The latest in fine and fashion jewelry, giftware, beauty products, watches, handbags, and more. Professional Gem Sciences Laboratory, Ltd. Is on site to give professional appraisals. Next Shows Apr 19-22, Jul 19-22, Oct 25-28, and Nov 29 – Dec 2.

 

► California Marketplace

Dates: Feb 23-26

Location: Los Angeles, CA

www.california-marketplace.com

Features jewelry and fashion accessories, artisan crafts, global styles, and gifts.

 

► American Craft Retailers Expo (ACRE)

Dates: Feb 17-19

Location: Philadelphia, PA

www.acrephiladelphia.com

Hundreds of wholesale artists in juried showcases including Handmade Gifts and Accessories, Fine Crafts, Handmade Jewelry, Handmade Wearable Art, and more.

 

► Toy Fair

Dates:  Feb 17-20

Location: New York, NY

www.toyfairny.org

More than 1,100 international exhibitors showcasing toy and entertainment products: action figures, dolls, games and puzzles, baby and preschool toys, software, and video games.

 

► Louisville Gift Show

Dates: Feb 18-19

Location: Shepherdsville, KY

www.rosehillgiftshows.com

More than 100 order-writing and cash-and carry vendors in giftware, gourmet foods, clothing, jewelry, accessories, candles, and seasonal. Next Show Aug 26-27.

 

► Columbus Marketplace

Dates: Feb 18-20

Location: Dublin, OH

www.thecolumbusmarketplace.com

The newest and finest lines of gifts, home décor, accessories, stationery, and more in an easy-to shop, single-floor layout. Next Shows Mar 16-20, Apr 28-29, Jun 24-26, Jul 22-24, Aug 17-21, Sept 30 – Oct 2, and Nov 3-5.

 

► American Craft Council Wholesale Show

Dates: Feb 21-22

Location: Baltimore, MD

www.craftcouncil.org

Wholesale-only, juried marketplace featuring high-quality American craft from more than 550 of the top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists.

 

► American Craft Council Public Show

Dates: Feb 23-25

Location: Baltimore, MD

www.craftcouncil.org

The annual juried marketplaces in Baltimore, Atlanta, St. Paul, and San Francisco feature original work by 1,500 contemporary craft artists, with wholesale-buying opportunities. Next Shows Mar 16-18, Apr 19-22, and Aug 3-5.

 

► Rocky Mountain Gift Show

Dates: Feb 21-26

Location: Denver, CO

www.denvermart.com

The Rocky Mountain region’s premier wholesale buying event for gift, home, jewelry, resort and related industries. The largest showing of imprinted sportswear in the country. Next Show Aug 22-27.

 

Northeast Market Center Show

Dates: Feb 25-27

Location: Hudson, MA

www.northeastmarketcenter.com

More than 1,000 gift and decorative accessory product lines, including home décor, bath and body, jewelry and accessories, and more. Next Shows Mar 5, Mar 26, Apr 2-4, Apr 23-24, May 21, Jun 11, Jun18, Jul 15-18, Aug 13-14, Aug 27, Sept 16-18, Sept 24, Oct 15-16, and Nov 5.

 

► Alberta Gift Fair

Dates: Feb 25-28

Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

www.cangift.org

The largest show in Western Canada features more than 500 exhibitors in five product categories (Living, Style, Gifts etc., Gourmet Fare, and Made in Canada). Next Show Aug 26-29.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARCH

 

► Mid-South Jewelry & Accessories Fair

Dates: Mar 2-4

Location: Southaven, MS

www.gift2jewelry.com

Cash and carry and order writing show with free admission to qualified buyers. Fine jewelry, semi-precious and precious stones, trendy jewelry, accessories, apparel, gifts, and more. Next Shows Aug 10-12, and Nov 1-4.

 

► Atlanta Jewelry Show

Dates: Mar 3-5

Location: Atlanta, GA

www.atlantajewelryshow.com

With more than 500 booths, this show features new and best-selling jewelry in a range of price points, including the Handcrafted Studio, which highlights one-of-a-kind artisan pieces. Next Show Aug 4-6.

 

► Lansing Gift Show

Dates: Mar 4-6

Location: Lansing, MI

www.lansinggiftshow.com

A wholesale order-writing show featuring gift, souvenir, specialty food, resort, home décor, tabletop, retail point-of-sale systems, and label and packaging.

 

► Norton’s Apparel, Jewelry, and Gift Market

Dates: Mar 4-6

Location: Gatlinburg, TN

www.nortonshows.com

Featuring 500+ exhibitors of apparel, jewelry, candles, fragrances, gourmet food, cosmetics, stationery, gift wrap, and more. Next Shows Jun 3-5, Sept 9-11, and Nov 11-13.

 

Northeast Market Center 

Dates: Mar 5

Location: Hudson, MA

www.northeastmarketcenter.com

More than 1,000 gift and decorative accessory product lines, including home décor, bath and body, jewelry and accessories, and more. Next Shows Mar 26, Apr 2-4, Apr 23-24, May 21, Jun 11, Jun18, Jul 15-18, Aug 13-14, Aug 27, Sept 16-18, Sept 24, Oct 15-16, and Nov 5.

 

► Natural Products Expo West

Dates: Mar 8-11

Location: Anaheim, CA

www.expowest.com

The leading trade show in the natural, organic, and healthy products industry. With 1,800 exhibitors showcasing natural foods, organic, health and beauty, supplements, and pet products.

 

► Minneapolis Mart Gift, Home & Accessory Show

Dates: Mar 9-13

Location: Minnetonka, MN

www.mplsmart.com

More than 5,000 lines of home, décor, accessories and apparel merchandise in 140 showrooms. Next Shows Apr 22-24, Jun 24-26, Aug 3-7, and Sept 30 – Oct 2.

 

► International Home + Housewares Show

Dates: Mar 10-13

Location: Chicago, IL

www.housewares.org

Housewares marketplace featuring 2,000 exhibitors from more than 100 countries. The show is conveniently organized into four “Show within a Show” expos.

 

► JA New York Spring

Dates: Mar 11-13

Location: New York, NY

www.ja-newyork.com

More than 700 major designers and manufacturers from around the world will showcase the latest jewelry designs, with an easy-to-work marketplace. Next Shows Jul 15-17, and Oct 28-30.

 

► ASD MARKET Week

Dates: Mar 11-14

Location: Las Vegas, NV

www.asdonline.com

A destination wholesale buying event. With 2,800 vendors in Gift and Home, Jewelry/Cash and Carry, Value and Variety, Fashion Accessories, Health and Beauty, and Toys and Novelties. Next Show Jul 29 – Aug 1.

 

► Buyer’s Cash & Carry

Dates: Mar 14

Location: Oaks, PA Should be Springfield, OH

www.marketsquareshows.com

Open to the trade only.  Featuring unique, American-made gifts and home décor products. 250 exhibitors. Next Shows Mar 28, Apr 22, Jun 5, and Jun 25.

 

► American Craft Council Public Show

Dates: Mar 16-18

Location: Atlanta, GA

www.craftcouncil.org

Featuring original work by more than 1,500 of the country’s top contemporary craft artists, with wholesale-buying opportunities at all four locations. Next Shows Apr 19-22, and Aug 3-5.

 

► Columbus MarketPlace

Dates: Mar 16-20

Location: Dublin, OH

www.thecolumbusmarketplace.com

The newest and finest lines of gifts, home décor, accessories, stationery, and more in an easy-to-shop, single-floor layout. Next Shows Apr 28-29, Jun 24-26, Jul 22-24, Aug 17-21, Sept 30 – Oct 2, and Nov 3-5.

 

► New England Made Giftware and Specialty Food Show

Dates: Mar 17-19

Location: Portland, ME

www.nemadeshows.com

A juried, wholesale-buyers show featuring 250 manufacturers of unique, quality New England made products including home décor, apparel, jewelry, toys and games, candles, and more. Next Show Sept 9-10.

 

► Offinger’s Marketplace

Dates: Mar 23-24

Location: Columbus, OH

www.offingersmarketplaces.com

Latest products and trends in paper arts, paper crafting, scrapbooking, card making, mixed media, stamping, supplies and more.

 

► Body Soul & Spirit Expo

Dates: Mar 23-25

Location: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

www.bodysoulspiritexpo.com

Showcases products for wellness, alternative therapies, healing arts, aromatherapy, natural healing, intuitive arts, esoteric philosophy, metaphysics, and more. Next Show Apr 27-29.

 

► LA Mart Spring Market

Dates: Mar 25-27

Location: Los Angeles, CA

www.lamart.com

Permanent showrooms featuring 7,000+ lines, national brands, and local artisans in a range of categories: gift, home/garden décor, holiday/ seasonal, fashion, toys, stationery, personal care, gourmet, tabletop, textiles, and more. Next Shows Jul 19-23, and Sept 23-25.

 

► NW Trend Show

Dates: Mar 25-27

Location: Seattle, WA

www.nwtrendshow.com

Brings the latest in fashion from women’s apparel, accessories and jewelry, to children’s, men’s shoes and gift items. Next Show Oct 28-30.

 

Northeast Market Center 

Dates: March 26

Location: Hudson, MA

www.northeastmarketcenter.com

More than 1,000 gift and decorative accessory product lines, including home décor, bath and body, jewelry and accessories, and more. Next Shows Apr 2-4, Apr 23-24, May 21, Jun 11, Jun18, Jul 15-18, Aug 13-14, Aug 27, Sept 16-18, Sept 24, Oct 15-16, and Nov 5.

 

► GlobalShop Trade Show & Conference

Dates: Mar 27-29

Location: Chicago, IL

www.globalshop.org

The nation’s largest trade show and conference that combines store design, visual merchandising, retail technology, and shopper marketing.

 

360o Fair Trade Conference & Expo

Dates: Mar 27-29

Location: Westminster, CO

www.fairtradefederation.org

Fair Trade Federation wholesalers display their latest and greatest products in a relaxed atmosphere.  Held in conjunction with the annual Fair Trade Federation Conference.

 

► Buyer’s Cash & Carry

Dates: Mar 28

Location: Madison, WI

www.marketsquareshows.com

The Buyers Cash and Carry features unusual gift items, handcrafted furniture, gourmet food products, jewelry, and handcrafted reproductions, all for immediate delivery. Next Shows Apr 22, Jun 5, and Jun 25.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APRIL

 

Northeast Market Center 

Dates: Apr 2-4

Location: Hudson, MA

www.northeastmarketcenter.com

More than 1,000 gift and decorative accessory product lines, including home décor, bath and body, jewelry and accessories, and more. Next Shows Apr 23-24, May 21, Jun 11, Jun18, Jul 15-18, Aug 13-14, Aug 27, Sept 16-18, Sept 24, Oct 15-16, and Nov 5.

 

► American Craft Council Public Show

Dates: Apr 19-22

Location: Saint Paul, MN

www.craftcouncil.org

Featuring original work by more than 1,500 of the country’s top contemporary craft artists, with wholesale-buying opportunities at all four locations. Next Show Aug 3-5.

 

► TransWorld’s Spring Jewelry, Fashion and Accessories (JF&A Show)

Dates: Apr 19-22

Location: Rosemont, IL

www.jfashow.com/future-events.html

The latest in fine and fashion jewelry, giftware, beauty products, watches, handbags, and more. Professional Gem Sciences Laboratory, Ltd.  Is on site to give professional appraisals. Next Shows Jul 19-22, Oct 25-28, and Nov 29 – Dec 2.

 

► Petoskey Gift, Gourmet & Souvenir Show

Dates: Apr 21-23

Location: Petoskey, MI

www.petoskeygiftshow.com

Featuring hundreds of cash-and-carry and order-taking exhibitors in more than 25,000 square feet of exhibit space, all on one floor. Wholesale only.

 

► Buyer’s Cash & Carry 

Dates: Apr 22

Location: Marlborough, MA

www.marketsquareshows.com

The Buyers Cash and Carry features unusual gift items, handcrafted furniture, gourmet food products, jewelry. Next Shows Jun 5, and Jun 25.

 

 

► Northern Michigan Gift and Souvenir Show

Dates: Apr 22-24

Location: Harbor Springs, MI

www.nmgiftshow.com

A wholesale trade market located at the Boynes Highland Resort.  Exhibitors are gift and souvenir manufacturers, their representatives, and other independent reps.

 

► Minneapolis Mart Gift, Home & Accessory Show

Dates: Apr 22-24

Location: Minnetonka, MN

www.mplsmart.com

More than 5,000 lines of home, décor, accessories and apparel merchandise in 140 showrooms. Next Shows Jun 24-26, Aug 3-7, and Sept 30 – Oct 2.

 

Northeast Market Center 

Dates: Apr 23-24

Location: Hudson, MA

www.northeastmarketcenter.com

More than 1,000 gift and decorative accessory product lines, including home décor, bath and body, jewelry and accessories, and more. Next Shows May 21, Jun 11, Jun18, Jul 15-18, Aug 13-14, Aug 27, Sept 16-18, Sept 24, Oct 15-16, and Nov 5.

 

► Body Soul & Spirit Expo

Dates: Apr 27-29

Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

www.bodysoulspiritexpo.com

Showcases products for wellness, alternative therapies, healing arts, aromatherapy, natural healing, intuitive arts, esoteric philosophy, metaphysics, and more.

 

► Columbus Marketplace

Dates: Apr 28-29

Location: Dublin, OH

www.thecolumbusmarketplace.com

The newest and finest lines of gifts, home décor, accessories, stationery, and more in an easy-to shop, single-floor layout. Next Shows Jun 24-26, Jul 22-24, Aug 17-21, Sept 30 – Oct 2, and Nov 3-5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAY

 

► West Coast Gem and Mineral Show

Dates: May 18-20

Location: Santa Ana, CA

www.mzexpos.com

Featuring 80 retail and wholesale dealers from all over the U.S. and abroad, offering a variety of items related to earth sciences. Next Shows Aug 10-12, and Sept 8-15.

 

► International Jewelry and Merchandise Show

Dates: May 18-21

Location: New Orleans, LA

www.helenbrett.com

This cash-and-carry and order-writing show features 700 booths showcasing fine jewelry, semi-precious and precious stones, trendy costume jewelry, accessories, and more. Next Show Nov 16-19.

 

► National Stationery Show

Dates: May 20-23

Location: New York, NY

www.nationalstationeryshow.com

The world’s most comprehensive collection of stationery and related lifestyle products. Over 800 exhibitors of greeting cards, invitations, giftwrap/ribbons, stationery, and more.

 

Northeast Market Center 

Dates: May 21

Location: Hudson, MA

www.northeastmarketcenter.com

More than 1,000 gift and decorative accessory product lines, including home décor, bath and body, jewelry and accessories, and more. Next Shows Jun 11, Jun18, Jul 15-18, Aug 13-14, Aug 27, Sept 16-18, Sept 24, Oct 15-16, and Nov 5.

 

► Book Expo America

Dates: May 30 – Jun 1

Location: New York, NY

www.bookexpoamerica.com

The premier North American publishing industry event featuring books in all formats, gift merchandise, and other nonbook products, technology, and services for retailers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUNE

 

► JCK Las Vegas Jewelry Show

Dates: Jun 1-4

Location: Las Vegas, NV

www.jckonline.com

Shop with ease for fine fashion and bridge jewelry at JCK. More than 100 exhibitors offering affordable collections to help customers make every day a special occasion.

 

► Norton’s Apparel, Jewelry, and Gift Market

Dates: Jun 3-5

Location: Gatlinburg, TN

www.nortonshows.com

Featuring 500+ exhibitors of apparel, jewelry, candles, fragrances, gourmet food, cosmetics, stationery, gift wrap, and more. Next Shows Sept 9-11, and Nov 11-13.

 

► Buyers Cash & Carry

Dates: June 5

Location: Madison, WI

www.marketsquareshows.com

The Buyers Cash and Carry features unusual gift items, handcrafted furniture, gourmet food products, jewelry, and handcrafted reproductions, all for immediate delivery. Next Show Jun 25.

 

►Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market

Dates: Jun 6-9

Location: Dallas, TX

www.dallasmarketcenter.com

A home to thousands of emerging and established women’s apparels, fashion accessories, and footwear product lines across dozens of categories.

 

► Mississippi Market Wholesale Show

Dates: Jun 7-8

Location: Jackson, MS

www.mississippimarket.org

The South’s premier order-only wholesale show featuring Mississippi companies. Decorative and garden accessories, gifts, jewelry, spiritual and inspirational products, and more.

 

► International Fashion Jewelry and Accessory Show (IFJAG)

Dates: Jun 8-11

Location: New York, NY

www.ifjag.com

More than 200 lines of fashion jewelry and accessories. No cash and carry permitted. Open to wholesalers and volume buyers only.

 

Northeast Market Center 

Dates: Jun 11

Location: Hudson, MA

www.northeastmarketcenter.com

More than 1,000 gift and decorative accessory product lines, including home décor, bath and body, jewelry and accessories, and more. Next Shows Jun18, Jul 15-18, Aug 13-14, Aug 27, Sept 16-18, Sept 24, Oct 15-16, and Nov 5.

 

► World Tea Expo

Dates: Jun 12-14

Location: Las Vegas, NV

www.worldteaexpo.com

An annual trade event with 250 exhibitors dedicated to specialty tea.

 

► International New Age Trade Show (INATS)

Dates: Jun 15-17

Location: Denver, CO

www.inats.com

The only trade show of its kind in the US exclusively featuring spiritual, metaphysical, upcycled, inspiring, Fair Trade, and magical books and gifts.

 

Northeast Market Center 

Dates: Jun 18

Location: Hudson, MA

www.northeastmarketcenter.com

More than 1,000 gift and decorative accessory product lines, including home décor, bath and body, jewelry and accessories, and more. Next Shows Jul 15-18, Aug 13-14, Aug 27, Sept 16-18, Sept 24, Oct 15-16, and Nov 5.

 

► Dallas Total Home and Gift Market

Dates: Jun 20-26

Location: Dallas, TX

www.dallasmarketcenter.com

More than 20,000 gift items, home accessories, textiles, furniture, holiday and seasonal items, gourmet food, stationery, toys, and jewelry/ fashion accessories.

 

► Minneapolis Mart Gift, Home & Accessory Show

Dates: Jun 24-26

Location: Minnetonka, MN

www.mplsmart.com

More than 5,000 lines of home, décor, accessories and apparel merchandise in 140 showrooms. Next Shows Aug 3-7, and Sept 30 – Oct 2.

 

► Columbus MarketPlace

Dates: Jun 24-26

Location: Dublin, OH

www.thecolumbusmarketplace.com

The newest and finest lines of gifts, home décor, accessories, stationery, and more in an easy-to-shop, single-floor layout. Next Shows Jul 22-24, Aug 17-21, Sept 30 – Oct 2, and Nov 3-5.

 

 

 

 

 

► Buyer’s Cash & Carry

Dates: Jun 25

Location: Madison, WI

www.marketsquareshows.com

The Buyers Cash and Carry features unusual gift items, handcrafted furniture, gourmet food products, jewelry, and handcrafted reproductions, all for immediate delivery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JULY

 

► Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market

Dates: Jul 10-16

Location: Atlanta, GA

www.americasmart.com

This major show features categories such as General Gift, Gourmet/Housewares, Gift and Resort, Living and Entertaining, Tabletop and Accessories, and Children’s.

 

► JA New York Summer

Dates: Jul 15-17

Location: New York, NY

www.ja-newyork.com

More than 500 major designers and manufacturers from around the world will showcase the latest jewelry designs, with an easy-to-work marketplace. Next Show Oct 28-30

 

Northeast Market Center 

Dates: Jul 15-18

Location: Hudson, MA

www.northeastmarketcenter.com

More than 1,000 gift and decorative accessory product lines, including home décor, bath and body, jewelry and accessories, and more. Next Shows Aug 13-14, Aug 27, Sept 16-18, Sept 24, Oct 15-16, and Nov 5.

 

► TransWorld’s Summer Jewelry, Fashion and Accessories Show (JF&A)

Dates: Jul 19-22

Location: Rosemont, IL

www.jfashow.com/future-events.html

A showcase of the latest fine and fashion jewelry, giftware, beauty products, accessories, and more. An independent, on-site laboratory offers professional appraisals. Next Shows Oct 25-28, and Nov 29 – Dec 2.

 

LA Mart Summer Market

Dates: Jul 19-23

Location: Los Angeles, CA

www.lamart.com

Permanent showrooms featuring 7,000+ lines, national brands, and local artisans in a range of categories: gift, home/garden décor, holiday/ seasonal, fashion, toys, stationery, personal care, gourmet, tabletop, textiles, and more. Next Show Sept 23-25.

 

► Columbus MarketPlace

Dates: Jul 22-24

Location: Dublin, OH

www.thecolumbusmarketplace.com

The newest and finest lines of gifts, home décor, accessories, stationery, and more in an easy-to-shop, single-floor layout. Next Shows Aug 17-21, Sept 30 – Oct 2, and Nov 3-5.

 

► ASD MARKET Week

Dates: Jul 29 – Aug 1

Location: Las Vegas, NV

www.asdonline.com

A destination wholesale buying event. With 2,800 vendors in Gift and Home, Jewelry/Cash and Carry, Value and Variety, Fashion Accessories, Health and Beauty, and Toys and Novelties.

 

► Las Vegas Summer Market

Dates: Jul 29 – Aug 2

Location: Las Vegas, NV

www.lasvegasmarket.com

An international furnishings showcase featuring thousands of leading manufacturers and lines in furniture, lighting, decorative accessories, gift, home textiles, tabletop, and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUGUST

 

► American Craft Council Public Show

Dates: Aug 3-5

Location: San Francisco, CA

www.craftcouncil.org

This show features original work by more than 1,500 of the country’s top contemporary craft artists, with wholesale-buying opportunities at all four locations.

 

► Minneapolis Mart Gift, Home & Accessory Show

Dates: Aug 3-7

Location: Minnetonka, MN

www.mplsmart.com

More than 5,000 lines of home, décor, accessories and apparel merchandise in 140 showrooms. Next Show Sept 30 – Oct 2.

 

► Atlanta Jewelry Show

Dates: Aug 4-6

Location: Atlanta, GA

www.atlantajewelryshow.com

With more than 500 booths, this show features new and best-selling jewelry in a range of price points, including the Handcrafted Studio, which highlights one-of-a-kind artisan pieces.

 

► Biloxi Wholesale Gift Show

Dates: Aug 4-6

Location: Biloxi, MS

www.wmigiftshows.com

More than 300 booths with manufacturers from 22 states featuring new and trendy merchandise: holiday, home décor, tabletop, garden accessories, jewelry, apparel, and more.

 

► East Coast Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show

Dates: Aug 10-12

Location: West Springfield, MA

www.mzexpos.com

Featuring 200 dealers from the U.S. and abroad, offering a variety of items related to earth sciences.  Door prizes, guest speakers, museum quality exhibits, and a large wholesale section. Next Show Sept 8-15.

 

► Mid-South Jewelry & Accessories Fair 

Dates: Aug 10-12

Location: Southaven, MS

www.helenbrett.com

Cash-and-carry and order-writing show with 350 booths featuring fine jewelry, semi-precious and precious stones, trendy costume jewelry, accessories, gifts, and more. Next Show Nov 1-4.

 

► St. Louis Gift Show

Dates: Aug 12-13

Location: Saint Charles, MO

www.stlouisgiftshow.com

More than 100 exhibitors offering thousands of products from around the world, including giftware, gourmet foods, jewelry and accessories, and made-in-the-USA crafts.

 

► Toronto Gift Fair

Dates: Aug 12-15

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

www.cangift.org

With 1.3 million square feet of display space, this show is North America’s largest temporary trade gift show.  Featuring 1,000 exhibitors, it is Canada’s largest one-stop buying venue.

 

Northeast Market Center 

Dates: Aug 13-14

Location: Hudson, MA

www.northeastmarketcenter.com

More than 1,000 gift and decorative accessory product lines, including home décor, bath and body, jewelry and accessories, and more. Next Shows Aug 27, Sept 16-18, Sept 24, Oct 15-16, and Nov 5.

 

► New Orleans Gift and Jewelry Show

Dates: Aug 16-19

Location: New Orleans, LA

www.helenbrett.com

Cash-and-carry and order-writing show with no admission fee for qualified buyers. Features fine jewelry, semi-precious and precious stones, costume jewelry, accessories, and apparel.

 

► Columbus MarketPlace

Dates: Aug 17-21

Location: Dublin, OH

www.thecolumbusmarketplace.com

The newest and finest lines of gifts, home décor, accessories, stationery, and more in an easy-to-shop, single-floor layout. Next Shows Sept 30 – Oct 2, and Nov 3-5.

 

► NY NOW

Aug 12-15

Location: New York, NY

www.nynow.com

Drawing 35,000 attendees from all 50 states and 80+ countries, NY NOW hosts 2,800 exhibitors showcasing the very best lines across the home, lifestyle, and gift spectrum.

 

► Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market

Dates: Aug 22-25

Location: Dallas, TX

www.dallasmarketcenter.com

A home to thousands of emerging and established women’s apparels, fashion accessories, and footwear product lines across dozens of categories.

 

► Rocky Mountain Gift Show

Dates: Aug 22-27

Location: Denver, CO

www.denvermart.com

The Rocky Mountain region’s premier wholesale buying event for gift, home, jewelry, resort and related industries. The largest showing of imprinted sportswear in the country.

 

► Alberta Gift Fair

Dates: Aug 26-29

Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

www.cangift.org

The largest show in Western Canada features more than 500 exhibitors in five product categories: Living, Style, Gifts etc., Gourmet Fare, and Made in Canada.

 

► Louisville Gift Show

Dates: Aug 26-27

Location: Shepherdsville, KY

www.louisvillegiftshow.com

Features more than 100 order-writing and cash-and-carry vendors in giftware, Kentucky handcrafted, jewelry, scarves, handbags, candles, seasonal merchandise, and more.

 

Northeast Market Center 

Dates: Aug 27

Location: Hudson, MA

www.northeastmarketcenter.com

More than 1,000 gift and decorative accessory product lines, including home décor, bath and body, jewelry and accessories, and more. Next Shows Sept 16-18, Sept 24, Oct 15-16, and Nov 5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER

 

► Denver International Western/English Apparel & Equipment Market

Dates: Sept 7-9

Location: Denver, CO

www.denver-wesa.org

The trade show for the equestrian wholesale and retail industry, featuring over 750 exhibitors of Western and English apparel, accessories, leather goods, and equestrian-related décor and gifts.

 

► Colorado Mineral and Fossil Show

Dates: Sept 8-15

Location: Denver, CO

www.rockygems.com

Retail and wholesale dealers specializing in fossils, meteorites, amber, petrified wood and related items.  Held in conjunction with the Denver Gem and Mineral Show.

 

► New England Made Giftware and Specialty Food Show

Dates: Sept 9-10

Location: Sturbridge, MA

www.nemadeshows.com

A juried, wholesale show featuring manufacturers of unique, quality, New England made giftware and specialty food products.

 

► Norton’s Apparel, Jewelry, and Gift Market

Dates: Sept 9-11

Location: Gatlinburg, TN

www.nortonshows.com

Featuring 500+ exhibitors of apparel, jewelry, candles, fragrances, gourmet food, cosmetics, stationery, gift wrap, and more. Next Show Nov 11-13.

 

Northeast Market Center 

Dates: Sept 16-18/Sept 24

Location: Hudson, MA

www.northeastmarketcenter.com

More than 1,000 gift and decorative accessory product lines, including home décor, bath and body, jewelry and accessories, and more. Next Shows Oct 15-16, and Nov 5.

 

► LA Mart Fall Market

Dates: Sept 23-25

Location: Los Angeles, CA

www.lamart.com

Permanent showrooms featuring 7,000+ lines, national brands, and local artisans in a range of categories: gift, home/garden décor, holiday/ seasonal, fashion, toys, stationery, personal care, gourmet, tabletop, textiles, and more.

 

► Las Vegas Souvenir and Resort Gift Show

Dates: Sept 25-28

Location: Las Vegas, NV

www.lvsouvenirshow.com

The national meeting place for the souvenir and resort gift industries featuring more than 1,100 booths and representing thousands of lines—all under one roof.

 

► Minneapolis Mart Seasonal Sensations Show

Dates: Sept 30 – Oct 2

Location: Minnetonka, MN

www.mplsmart.com

The Minneapolis Mart is a wholesale permanent showroom facility, featuring over 5,000 lines of gift and accessory merchandise in 200 showrooms.

 

► Columbus MarketPlace

Dates: Sept 30 – Oct 2

Location: Dublin, OH

www.thecolumbusmarketplace.com

The newest and finest lines of gifts, home décor, accessories, stationery, and more in an easy-to-shop, single-floor layout. Next Show Nov 3-5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OCTOBER

 

► Midwest Booksellers Association Heartland Fall Forum

Dates: Oct 3-5

Location: Minneapolis, MN

www.Heartlandfallforum.org

This members-only conference gathers booksellers, publishers, distributors, reps, vendors, authors, librarians, teachers, and other book business colleagues in the heart of the literary Midwest.

 

► ABC Kids Expo

Dates: Oct 9-11

Location: Las Vegas, NV

www.theabcshow.com/exhibitorinfo.asp

With nearly one million square feet of exhibit space, this wholesale show ranks 38 out of the 100 largest trade shows in North America.  Free admission to qualified buyers.

 

► Panama City Beach Gift Show

Dates: Oct 10-12

Location: Panama City Beach, FL

www.panamacitygiftshow.com

This show caters to the Gulf Coast tourist trade with a wide range of products, including: souvenirs, beach items, resort wear, T-shirts, general giftware, logo products, fashion accessories, shell items, coastal and nautical themed products, toys and games, and more.

 

Northeast Market Center 

Dates: Oct 15-16

Location: Hudson, MA

www.northeastmarketcenter.com

More than 1,000 gift and decorative accessory product lines, including home décor, bath and body, jewelry and accessories, and more. Next Show Nov 5.

 

► TransWorld’s Fall Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories (JF&A Show)

Dates: Oct 25-28

Location: Rosemont, IL

www.jfashow.com/future-events.html

The latest in fine and fashion jewelry, giftware, beauty products, watches, handbags, and more. Professional Gem Sciences Laboratory, Ltd. Is on site to give professional appraisals. Next Show Nov 29 – Dec 2.

 

► Contemporary Crafts Market

Dates: Oct 26-28

Location: Pasadena, CA

www.craftsource.org

The West Coast’s premier event for one-of-a-kind functional and decorative jury-selected crafts: jewelry, glassware, ceramics, hand-painted textiles, mixed media, and much more.

 

► NW Trend Show

Dates: Oct 28-30

Location: Seattle, WA

www.nwtrendshow.com

Brings the latest in fashion from women’s apparel, accessories and jewelry, to children’s, men’s shoes and gift items.

 

► JA New York Delivery

Dates: Oct 28-30

Location: New York, NY

www.ja-newyork.com

More than 700 major designers and manufacturers from around the world will showcase the latest jewelry designs, with an easy-to-work marketplace.

 

► Atlanta Fall Immediate Delivery Show

Dates: Oct 30 – Nov 1

Location: Atlanta, GA

www.americasmart.com

The latest in gift, home furnishings, fashion accessories, fine jewelry, and more are not only on display-they’re ready to take back to your store.  With no-minimum buying and markdowns across all categories. Cash-and-carry only.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOVEMBER

 

► Mid-South Jewelry & Accessories Fair

Dates: Nov 1- 4

Location: Southaven, MS

www.helenbrett.com

Cash and carry and order writing show with free admission to qualified buyers.  Fine jewelry, semi-precious and precious stones, trendy jewelry, accessories, apparel, gifts, and more.

 

► Columbus MarketPlace

Dates: Nov 3-5

Location: Dublin, OH

www.thecolumbusmarketplace.com

The newest and finest lines of gifts, home décor, accessories, stationery, and more in an easy-to-shop, single-floor layout.

 

Northeast Market Center 

Dates: Nov 5

Location: Hudson, MA

www.northeastmarketcenter.com

More than 1,000 gift and decorative accessory product lines, including home décor, bath and body, jewelry and accessories, and more.

 

► Norton’s Apparel, Jewelry, and Gift Market

Dates: Nov 11-13

Location: Gatlinburg, TN

www.nortonshows.com

Featuring 500+ exhibitors of apparel, jewelry, candles, fragrances, gourmet food, cosmetics, stationery, gift wrap, and more.

 

► International Jewelry & Merchandise Show

Dates: Nov 16-19

Location: New Orleans, LA

www.helenbrett.com

This cash-and-carry and order-writing show features 700 booths showcasing fine jewelry, semi-precious and precious stones, trendy costume jewelry, accessories, and more.

 

► TransWorld’s Holiday Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories (JF&A Show)

Dates: Nov 29 – Dec 2

Location: Schaumburg, IL

www.jfashow.com/future-events.html

The latest in fine and fashion jewelry, giftware, beauty products, watches, handbags, and more. Professional Gem Sciences Laboratory, Ltd. Is on site to give professional appraisals.

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER

 

► Baton Rouge Jewelry & Merchandise Show

Dates: Dec 7-9

Location: Baton Rouge, LA

www.helenbrett.com

This cash-and-carry and order-writing show features 475 booths showcasing fine jewelry, semi-precious and precious stones, trendy costume jewelry, accessories, and more._________________________________________________________

Compiled by Retailing Insight Team. For future updates of 2018 Trade Shows please visit www.retailingInsight.com