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Not Your Mama’s Craft Market is a one-of-a-kind Columbus, OH craft market. Organized by two long-time makers, NYMCM is 100% local and 100% handmade. 

Each and every maker from the central Ohio community is thoughtfully handpicked for quality, authenticity, and style. Our venues are selected not only to uniquely showcase our makers but also to inspire them and our thousands of shoppers. That passion for the community has made us one of the top 10 events in Columbus for the past several years.

Do you have questions about our markets? Contact us now! Otherwise, keep reading for more information.

Partners & Sponsors

Not Your Mama’s Craft Market is always open to partnering with like-minded artists, makers and businesses. Sponsorship opportunities are available as well. Have an idea or question? Reach out to us today!

Not Your Mama’s Craft Market 2024 Market Schedule

May 12, 2024

Two Amazing Markets – One Glorious Day!
Kick off the first craft market of 2024 with Not Your Mama’s Craft Market! Join us on Mother’s Day, May 12th, 2024 for two Mother’s Day Markets – BrewDog in Canal Winchester AND The Exchange in Dublin’s Bridge Park. Both markets are 11am – 4pm and admission and parking are free! Make sure to grab a photo at the market because featured makers, Bepa Studios, will be making both markets picture perfect with stunning handmade decor!

Sundays May 19 - Sept 29

Something new…..NYMCM is pairing up with The Kee for a weekly Farmer’s Market/Vintage Flea every Sunday, May 19th through September 29th.  We are calling it The Warehouse District Farm & Flea!  These markets will look a little different than the NYMCM Markets you are used to.  Although we will still be hosting handmade vendors, these casual traditional farmers market style markets.  Food and produce will be the big event with the addition of a few vintage and handmade vendors.  On the first Sunday of every month, we will kick it up a notch by adding additional vintage vendors to the farmers market mix for a shopping extravaganza we are calling our SUPERMARKET SUNDAY!

Oct 13, 2024

Our annual Fall Market is a crowd favorite.  This Oct. 13th market is the perfect way to celebrate the end of the fall season.  The market features 50+ Makers inside BrewDog’s famous Brewery and Taproom in Canal Winchester.  In addition to our amazing makers, BrewDog has lots to keep you busy including a restaurant, patio, dog park, beer hotel and more.

 Good dogs are always welcome at BrewDog!  

Nov 17, 2024

One of our newest Holiday Markets!  The Nov. 17th Holiday Market at The Kee is always one for the books!   With over 90 of the best small businesses to shop from, you aren’t going to want to leave, and you won’t have to!  This super hip and cool venue can keep you busy from brunch til the wee hours of the morning with bars, games, galleries, multiple restaurants and more all located conveniently in the Warehouse District – Downtown Columbus.  Worried about parking?  No need!  There is a huge lot adjacent to the building.  

November 24, 2024

The Nov. 24th Market is back for it’s third year and ready to kick off the Holiday Market Season!  Join us at The Exchange in Dublin’s Bridge Park for a stunning display of handmade goodness.  This market will host 90+ of the midwest’s best makers.  Plus you’ll find lots of restaurants, bars, shopping and entertainment such as North Market Dublin, Pins, 16 Bit, VASO rooftop bar and more.  Make a day of it!


December 8, 2024

The Dec. 8th NYMCM Village Lights Market returns to German Village.  Join us as we pack Schiller Community Recreation Center with 100+ vendors inside two gymnasiums.  Shop the day away with us, then head outside and explore the bustling brick streets of German Village’s famous Village Lights Festival.  Hop off the free trolley to explore all that Village Lights has to offer including live music, local shops and restaurants, visits with Santa, and more!

December 15, 2024

The Dec. 15th Market will be held at BrewDog Brewery and Taproom in Canal Winchester.  With 50+ Small Businesses and tons of festive activities happening, this market is a family-friendly favorite.  Not Your Mama’s Craft Market will yet again take place during BrewDog’s famous Santa Brunch!  Last year this event included Santa, live music and LIVE Reindeer, and a special guest — The Grinch, himself!  We can’t wait to see what they have in store for us this year!

Shopper FAQs

What can you tell me about Not Your Mama's Craft Market 2024 markets?

At all NYMCM markets, you will find a thoughtfully curated host of Makers offering finely crafted items perfect for all your shopping needs.

Does NYMCM charge a fee for admission to their markets?

Admission is FREE to all NYMCM Holiday Markets with the exception of our November 19th Market at the Exchange in Dublin. Our Dublin holiday market was incredibly well attended last year so we are spreading out the crowed by ticketing this event. Don’t worry, tickets will be cheap and we will be sharing more information about how to reserve your ticket soon! 

How can I find out about future NYMCM markets?

Sign up for our newsletter so you never miss another great NYMCM event!  Follow us on Facebook and Instagram as well!

What criteria and qualifications do you look for in your makers?

Our market is juried by select members of our staff and other individuals in the local makers scene, whose opinions and tastes we value and trust.  Together we review the pool of applications handpick the artists and makers that are the best fit for NYMCM. We thoughtfully and carefully choose applicants based on a number of criteria, listed below.  You can also check out our Instagram page to see what makers we have chosen in the past.


    • Your work is designed and made by hand. Please provide information in your application if your products aren’t entirely made by you or by hand.
    • Your work overall is cohesive and consistent, and you provide clear examples for us to view.
    • Your work is unique. If you are a returning vendor, we want to see how your work has progressed since last participating. We always want to offer our customers fresh ideas and items.
    • The average price of your items typically ranges between $1-150 and reflect a good value/price ratio.  Typically, you know what your work is worth!
    • Your website and/or social media pages provide clean and clear photos that are cohesive with the quality of NYMCM and can be easily shared for media purposes. 
    • You demonstrate that you are good at following directions and reading provided information.
    • If you are a pre-packaged edibles vendor, you offer unique packaging and flavors and have a well-designed booth. We expect artisanal food vendors to live up to the same level of integrity and quality with their products and displays as our other handmade participants.
Will there be food at your markets?

Because our markets are held at various locations, some being food and drink establishments, dining options vary from location to location. Each maker application will have specific requirements for food at each venue.  

Are NYMCM Markets stroller friendly and handicap accessible?

Strollers, Yes, BUT for your convenience and the convenience of those around you, we encourage you to leave them at home. NYMCM Markets are held only at reputable venues that conform to all fire and safety regulations. You will always find helpful volunteers at NYMCM markets in the event you need assistance. 

Do you have a question that isn’t answered above? Reach out and we’ll do our best to answer it!

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