2017 Festivals & Juried Events
Author, Ann Tarpley Francesco, appeared with The Gingerbread Train - Santa's Secret Gift Set at these 2017 events:
Craftsman Classic Arts & Crafts/Chantilly - October 20-22
Voted the #1 arts and crafts show in Northern Virginia and #18 in the nation by Sunshine Arts Magazine, author, Ann Tarpley Francesco and a guest appearance by illustrator, Rebecca Solow, will make The Gingerbread Train's debut in the marketplace magical and memorable.
Friday, October 20, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, October 22, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
35th Annual Seaboard Festival - October 28
Celebrating Hamlet,’s heritage as a railroad town, the Seaboard Festival is held on the last Saturday in October. The festival began in 1982, and is the perfect place for The Gingerbread Train!
Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Hamlet, North Carolina
Craftsman Classic Arts & Crafts/Columbia - November 3-5
Voted consistently as one of the top 100 shows In The Nation, #2 in South Carolina and a "Top 40" in the Nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the Craftsman Classic Arts & Crafts Festival takes place at the South Carolina Fairgrounds in Columbia, SC. Author, Ann Tarpley Francesco looks forward to The Gingerbread Train's debut in South Carolina!
Friday, November 3, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 5, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
For more information: www.gilmoreshows.com/craftsmens_classics_columbia_christmas.shtml
The Stocked Market - November 10-12
The Stocked Market is the Junior League of Roanoke Valley’s Annual Shopping Extravaganza, held each November at the Berglund Center. Also hometown to author, Ann Tarpley Francesco, The Gingerbread Train makes its hometown debut!
Friday, November 10, 2017, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Preview Coffee, 11:00am-6:00pm General Shopping
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., General Shopping & The HomeGrown Market
Sunday, November 12, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., General Shopping
For more information: www.jlrv.org
Holly Jolly Holiday Fair - November 17-19
The Holly Jolly Holiday Fair is held at the Anderson, SC, Civic Center and boasts three days of unique vendors, family activities, gourmet foods, artisan crafts, staged shows, and of course, author, Ann Tarpley Francesco, with The Gingerbread Train!
Friday, November 17, 2017, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 18, 2017, 10:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 19, 2017, 1:oo - 5:00pm
For more information: www.hollyjollyholidayfair.com
Craftsman Classic Arts & Crafts/Greensboro - November 24-26
A Thanksgiving weekend tradition, this show is #4 in North Carolina, among the Top 100 shows ranked by Art Fair Source Magazine. Visit author, Ann Tarpley Francesco, with The Gingerbread Train!
Friday, November 24, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 25, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 26, 2017, 11:oo a.m. - 5:00pm
For more information: http://gilmoreshows.com/craftsmens_classics_greensboro_christmas.shtml
Greenville Holiday Fair - November 30 - December 2
The Greenville Holiday Fair is a spectacular event for the thousands who will visit the region’s largest holiday arts, crafts, and gift show. The TD Convention Center transforms into a winter wonderland offering opportunities to find that one-of-a-kind gift for the Christmas Season. Visit author, Ann Tarpley Francesco, with The Gingerbread Train!
Thursday, November 30, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, December 1, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December, 2 2017, 10:oo a.m. - 6:00pm
For more information: http://holidayfairgreenville.com/
Book Signing at Chocolatier Barrucand - December 14
After her whirlwind tour in the Carolinas and Virginia, author Ann Tarpley Francesco will be back home with a book signing to be held at the Chocolatier Barrucand in Historic Downtown Concord. Pastry Chefs Jean Luc and Ann Marie Barrucand loved making The Gingerbread Train replica for Ann's book tour so much, that they were inspired to create another one for their storefront window. Plan to attend to meet Ann, purchase The Gingerbread Train - Santa's Secret Gift for an autographed collectible keepsake, and check out this masterful replica of The Gingerbread Train in Ann's book! Très Magnifique!
Thursday, December 14, 2017, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
For more about Chocolatier Barrucand: www.chocolatierbarrucand.com