What to Expect

If you are a lover of arts & crafts, you’ll want to be in Myrtle Beach the first weekend in August. The Annual Craftsmen’s Classic Arts & Crafts Festival will be held August 4-6, 2023 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, which is in the heart of the city, on 21st Ave North. The Craftsmen’s Classic is hosted by Gilmore Enterprises and started in 1982. Since then, this festival has become a tradition in the Myrtle Beach resorts area.

Artists from all across America participate in the Craftsmen’s Classic Arts & Crafts Festival. It’s one of the most popular indoor summer shows in the Grand Strand. This show is a multiple winner of Sunshine Artist “200 Best” awards and consistently awarded the “Top 20 Events” award by The Southeast Tourism Society.

There are a wide variety of items you can find at the Craftsmen’s Classic. Enjoy viewing and buying items like woodwork, paintings, jewelry, photography, homemade goods, pottery, glass blown figures and a multitude of other unique items that you can’t find anywhere else. If you like art and anything homemade, the Craftsmen’s Classic is an event you don’t want to miss.

Event Dates, Hours, & Pricing

Convention Center Craftsmens Classic

Dates & Hours

  • Friday, August 4th: 10AM to 6PM
  • Saturday, August 5th: 10AM to 6PM
  • Sunday, August 6th: 11AM to 5PM

Admission Cost

  • Parking: $5/day
  • Adult Admission: $9 (Free returns with your ticket purchase when you show your ID and get a free return pass at the Show Office)
  • Child (ages 6-12) Admission: $1

Food vendors are available inside the venue. As a result, no outside food or drink are allowed!

Where to Stay

Whether you are selling or buying at the Craftsmen’s Classic Arts & Crafts festival in Myrtle Beach, you’ll want to stay close-by.

Breakers Resort

Breakers Resort Condo World

Breakers Resort is in walking distance to the Convention Center, located directly down 21st Ave North. When you spend your days walking around the 250,000 feet of event space at the event, you’ll want a place to relax. Breakers Resort offers 14 water amenities, fantastic food and beverage options, and one to four-bedroom condos. Everything you need is right here.

Event Summary
Craftsmen's Classic Art & Craft Festival
Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 N Oak St,Myrtle Beach,SC-29577
Start Date
August 4, 2023
End Date
August 6, 2023
The Annual Craftsmen's Classic will showcase art, craft, furniture, and design from artists and craftspeople all across the country.