FEBRUARY 18 -20, 2017


Emerald Expositions is proud to announce its third annual American Craft Retailers Expo™ (ACRE™) Philadelphia show February 18 - 20, 2016. ACRE™ Philadelphia is the premier wholesale event of the season. 

ACRE™ Philadelphia will feature hundreds of juried wholesale artists among six distinct juried showcases, with a careful selection of Emerging Artists sprinkled throughout:

  • Handmade Gifts & Accessories
  • The Gallery of Fine Craft
  • Handmade Jewelry 
  • High Design Jewelry
  • Handmade Wearable Art
  • Retailer Resource

  • Our vision is to preserve the valued business that has been conducted in Philadelphia. We recognize this has been many artists' best show and we will protect that reputation and result.
  • Preserve the quality of artists Philadelphia has been known for, building on that quality by using a second tier jury and curator system exclusively for ACRE™ Philadelphia.
  • Continuously build buyer attendance. Our marketing plan focuses on an aggressive campaign to attract new buyers including direct mailings, incentives, email blasts and advertising. Exceptional buyer education programs will be offered to buyers. And, of course, we believe in not charging registration fees to buyers.

The show will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center - Hall A in 2017. Artists will have 2 days for set up, February 16 and 17. Show days are February 18 - 20. All exhibitors need to be out by midnight the day of closing. Show hours are 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Monday.

Emerald Expositions is a leading operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, producing more than 80 trade shows, conferences and summits, and over 100 face-to-face events each year. ACRE™ shows are renowned throughout the industry for their smooth and helpful exhibitor programs, our unprecedented pre-show planning opportunities and a host of educational and business support programs for both artists and retailers alike. ACRE™ Philadelphia will be the best yet!

TRAVEL ON TO ACC - ACRE™ Philadelphia has been conveniently timed to allow for travel on to the ACC Baltimore show at the conclusion of ACRE™ Philadelphia - Once again, we’re working in cooperation with the American Craft Council, to provide a FREE shuttle for buyers, this will depart following our show on Monday afternoon. The first two buyers ride free, with a nominal fee for additional seats. For more information and to sign up click here.

ACRE™ has contracted with the Pennsylvania Convention Center for Hall A in 2016 with a plan to keep future shows aligned with a consistent mid February pattern for the foreseeable future.

The following Dates and Halls are on reserve for ACRE Philadelphia:
2017 - February 18th – 20th – Hall A (up to 700 exhibitor capacity)
2018 - February 17th – 19th - Halls D and E (up to 800 exhibitor capacity)
2019 – February 16th – 18th – Halls D and E (up to 800 exhibitor capacity)

Artists interested in applying to ACRE™ Philadelphia can submit the online Artist Application here, or call 1.888.427.2381 and press 2 to speak to a sales representative. Retailers interested in attending ACRE™ Philadelphia can register here, or call 1.888.427.2381 and press 3 for more information.

For more information on ACRE™ Las Vegas, visit