Annual Craft Show in Tipton, Missouri

by Laurie Rappeport

Take a family-friendly outing to the annual Tipton Christmas Craft Show, held each December. The show, just before Christmas, attracts visitors who make the trip to Tipton, about halfway between St. Louis and Kansas City, to view arts and crafts. Many of the crafts center around the Christmas theme, making it a must for Holiday and Christmas decorations and gifts.


The Annual Christmas Craft Show in Tipton, in its 23rd year as of 2011, includes artists and craftspeople exhibiting their items. The show currently exhibits at Petree Larry Auction Service & Convention Center Tipton (3900 Stonner Street, Tipton, Missouri) from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the first Sunday of December. Visiting the fair is free.

Arts and Crafts

Crafts on show at the Tipton Craft Fair include basketry, candles, ceramics, clothing, dolls, glass crafts, floral crafts, leather crafts, metalwork, woodwork, quilts and needlework. You can also see and buy oil and acrylic paintings and folk art.


Artists and artisans display their craft and artwork at the Annual Christmas Craft Show in Tipton, which focuses on Christmas decorations and gift ideas. Display space costs exhibitors $45, at the time of publication, and exhibitors can pay an extra $5 to rent a table for their display and an additional $5 for an electrical hookup. If you're interested in exhibiting at the show, contact Nicole at 660-473-6425 or for information and registration materials.

Visits in the Region

While you're visiting the craft show in Tipton, take advantage of your visit to the area by taking some side trips to explore the region. Tipton is 4 miles north of Manito Lake where you can fish or hike in the upland wildlife area. In Tipton, the historic Maclay Home, a National Register of Historic Places Home, whisks you back to the 19th century. The house, one of central Missouri's oldest structures, and provides a glimpse into Missouri life of the mid-1800s. The house contains all the original furnishings.