Ballantine Management Group
3rd Annual Countdown to Christmas Expo
July 23-24, 2022
16th Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Festival
October 15-16, 2022
14th Annual Fredericksburg Holiday Craft Show
December 2-3-4, 2022
The Countdown to Christmas Expo Vendor Application
Fall Arts & Crafts and Holiday Craft Vendor Application
Ballantine Management Group of Virginia is proud to invite you to be a part of the Fredericksburg Arts & Crafts Shows to be held at the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center. With over 20 years of experience in consumer show production, Ballantine Management Group of Virginia has a proven track record of creating and producing high quality events that benefit both exhibitors and attendees.
With an emphasis on providing a highly integrated advertising campaign, including radio, newspaper, television, magazine, direct mail, billboard, web, and social media ads, Ballantine Management Group of Virginia works extensively to bring your target market to each event.
For attendees, Ballantine Management Group of Virginia strives to offer a truly unique, informative, and interactive marketplace. A place in which connections are made, new product solutions are found, trends are identified, and the future is exposed.
For information on other events produced by Ballantine Management Group of Virginia, visit our event portfolio.
I was impressed with how you brought this together even with everything going against it. This was my first event with you all. Cannot wait until the one in April.
"We found the Retail Therapy Event very successful. Due to Covid restrictions we have kept our expectations low...there is absolutely no way we as vendors are going to make those pre pandemic numbers and we accept that for the time being. We had a particular dollar amount in mind as a goal and we more than doubled that!! Business was steady at our booth all day. Thank you for doing the show. It was great to be back in the booth connecting with customers!! We want to say a word of thanks to the management of the Expo Center. So many of our show promoters are ready and willing to open their shows but their venues are remaining in lock down. Thank you fearless ones!!!"
~Richelle Spargur and Family
"Thank you for the wonderful show you put together! The event was well attended and shoppers were ready to spend money. This was the first show we have been a part of that had "staggered entry" times for shoppers. It worked great and I think it even allowed us to talk to MORE shoppers than usual. As all vendors know, there is usually a peak time for shoppers and that has to be managed very carefully. We all want to service the maximum number of shoppers during that peak time. The staggered entry times seemed to promote a "peak" time during each time slot. We experienced about 4 peak selling times throughout the day. In addition, since there were fewer shoppers on the floor at once (because we can't get that close now), we really did see many more buyers circle back to see our inventory after the crowds thinned out. This was our first show here in this area. We are scheduled to be part of the April show and are very excited to be included."
~Celebrate the Chesapeake NNK Style!
"The show was successful. The separation of booths with curtains gave each vendor a sense of intimacy. I made a slight profit after all expenses. I feel it was worth the effort, which is why I am going to exhibit at the spring show. The crowd size was decent. No issues with COVID. Wide spaces. Everyone from vendors to customers wore masks. Everyone was respectful. From a vendor perspective, it was great that we could enter the building with our vehicle to load/unload. This was very helpful."
~Native Buffalo Spirit
"I did amazing!! People were definitely there to shop! I sold out of my bigger items within 2 hours and sold out of my more popular items by the end of the show. If you have a Retail Therapy day again next year I will definitely be attending, especially if it's before Easter. Many of my customers were looking for Easter gifts so I will remember that for next year.
Thanks!" Jessi Fulmer
~Homemade Playdough By Jessi
"I was very pleased with the set up and outcome. The spaciousness of the booth set up was really nice because people were not crammed in and there was plenty of room for shoppers. I did exceedingly well considering the Covid thing. Thank you so much Casey!"
“All aspects of my participation in the show were excellent. Registration and the assistance that Ballantine employees provided were very prompt, professional and courteous."
~Four Seasons Travel, LLC
"The management group did an incredible job getting the show publicized. Attendance was great! Their personal attention to the details for all our success stands apart from other shows I have participated in."
"Professionally executed event from the beginning process to the very end. It's a pleasure to deal with the staff. We look forward to furture events."
~Trolley Tours of Fredericksburg