Exhibitor and Food Vendor Info

2021 Invitation

Welcome to the 44th 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. Each year, more than seven thousand enthusiastic holiday shoppers visit 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 4th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday, December 5th,  9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Set-up Days

Friday, December 3rd, 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Saturday, December 4th, 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.

The ability to hold this event is subject to the State and County Covid-19 guidelines and procedures in place at the time prior to the dates of the event.

Please contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.

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


(760) 350-4002