Exhibitor and Food Vendor Information

2020 Invitation

Welcome to the 43rd annual Santa’s Art Shop Arts & Craft Show, located at the Desert Empire Fairgrounds in Ridgecrest, California. Santa’s Art Shop features over 100 Exhibitors selling original arts, crafts & food. Last year, more than seven thousand enthusiastic holiday shoppers visited Santa’s Art Shop; making it the largest and most popular 2-day show in the area. We have a total of just over 25,000 square feet of indoor space and over 4,000 square feet of outdoor space along the Midway for you to attractively showcase your wares. Publicity for this event is widespread, covering parts of Central and Southern California.

Show Days

Saturday, December 5th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday, December 6th,  9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Set-up Days

Friday, December 4th, 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Saturday, December 5th, 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Approximately 3 weeks prior to the show, exhibitors will receive details via email regarding:

  • booth/space location
  • vehicle parking
  • and other helpful information

Show Categories

Santa’s Art Shop is open to selected original arts and crafts, hand-made arts and crafts sold by agents, as well as cottage industry crafts.

To be an Exhibitor

All Exhibitors must complete and mail in an application with the appropriate fees & permits.

First-time exhibitors must send photographs of their artwork and or craft. Photos will not be returned. Your check and a reply will be returned if not accepted. Santa’s Art Shop operates on a flat fee basis with no commissions.

Exhibitor placement is on a first-paid, first-reserved basis. Exhibitors who participated last year and would like the same space should apply as early as possible due to our first-paid, first-reserved policy.

To be a Food Vendor

All Food Vendors must complete: the application with the appropriate fees, and mail-in: a copy of their Temporary Food Location Permit, & Certificate of Insurance (or purchase insurance with application fees). To get a Temporary Food Location Permit contact:

Kern County Environmental Health Services Dept. (661) 862-8715

Participation in this show is solely at the discretion

of the Santa’s Art Shop review committee.

Cancellation & Refunds

Notice of cancellation with a request for refund must be received in writing no later than November 1, 2020. A refund will be mailed, less a $45 cancellation fee, within two weeks from the date the request is received.

Multiple Occupancy

More than one exhibitor or Food Vendor may share the same booth space; however, each exhibitor must submit separate applications and a copy of all permits.

California Seller’s Permit

To participate in Santa’s Art Shop, you must have a valid & current California Seller’s Permit. The number must be included on your application. For information regarding a Seller’s Permit contact:

California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA)
1800 30th Street, Suite 380, Bakersfield, CA 93310
(661) 395-2880

RV Parking

For RV reservations, information, and fees call the Desert Empire Fairgrounds at (760) 375-8000

To Apply

Click the link below to download a printable PDF application packet.

To download the Exhibitor/Food Vendor Application Packet


print, complete, and mail via the US Postal Service

Santa’s Art Shop
109 N. Sanders Street
Ridgecrest, CA 93555