The Lambs Farm Show was one of the first of its kind. It began in 1982 at Arlington Racecourse as a way to bring a large number of artists and craftspeople together with a large contingent of enthusiasts and shoppers. In 1985 the show shifted to the O’Hare Expo Center (now the Stephens Convention Center) and has been there ever since.
This year’s event will be held December 4 - 7 and the hours are: Thursday, 11am - 7pm; Friday 10am - 9pm; Saturday 10am - 5 pm; and Sunday 10am - 5pm.
I wasn't able to go after all..
My car's in the shop(hopefully being able to get fixed)..The assost pipe came off in the front by the engine..So am going to call the guy in the morning..My newphew is a sweetheart and letting me use his car for a few days until I get my car back..
Really bummed about not going..
I've gone to this Craft Show, it is fantastic and well worth the trip The parking at Rosemont is expensive - just as a warning to those who don't know - I want to say $10 last time I went. And then somewhere around $7 entrance fee. The food is quite expensive too. You park across the street in a parking garage and then they have an enclosed overpass you walk through to get to the convention center. It's quite a bit of walking, especially after buying all those goodies! Most of the vendors will hold the heavy stuff for you until you are ready to leave. Just be sure you mark the booth on your brochure, because it is huge so you don't forget or lose the location.
CountryBlueLady - I'm sorry you didn't make it there this year. I've not gone in many years so I've forgotten... I used to go to one craft show at Arlington Park before Christmas and then it seems a Spring one (nearing Easter) at Rosemont. Are they both only at Rosemont now?
I also love the craft show at Amish Acres in Napanee, Indiana. I've always wanted to go to Cranfest in Wisconsin but I haven't been able to get a hotel room up there! I hear it's fantastic too.
Well, maybe we could just make a day of it too. And if the crowds are that bad, then that would be enough for me! I go with my friend/neighbor for "girls weekend". I'm sure we could find other things to do. I know I saw a write up in Midwest Magazine about making the rounds to garden centers in southern/central Wisconsin and they gave a map of the route they took. That sounded like fun...we could do that too!