Howard County Recreation & Parks provides artists and crafters with the opportunity of presenting and selling their work at the annual Holiday Mart hosted by the Gary J. Arthur Community Center. This will be the 46 th year highlighting the creative spirit of fine artists and craftspersons. Holiday Mart offers shoppers an exceptional selection of maker-designed goods curated and juried. Crafters and Artisans come away with a new base of loyal customers and eager patrons that are waiting to embrace your work at the next Holiday Mart happening December 1 st 2018.

Howard County Recreation & Parks is continually looking for new Crafters and Artisans with unique and unusual work.


To be eligible to sell at Holiday Mart 2018, a Crafter & Artisan must be juried by the jurying committee. All work must be the original thought, design and creation of the seller. No kits, items made from kits, imports or arts and crafts supplies may be shown or sold.


There is a $20 jurying fee for applicants and the applications are due February 9 th 2018. If selected, the fee for a 6ft x 10ft space is $135.  A limited number of spaces offering electricity are available for an additional charge of $20, witch will be paid one site day of.


If you would like to have your work juried by the jurying committee, pay your application fee here and once you receive a receipt # complete the application by following this link . See the 2018 Crafter Application section for helpful information.

Please contact Christine Lyons at  if you have any questions about this application or the show. Thank you for your interest in our event.

2018 Crafter Application Info

Holiday Mart applications for 2018 are available NOW. 


The deadline to apply is February 9th.


New this year, you may apply online through our Activenet system. We have been working on a way to make applying online more accessible, as well as compatible with our county’s registration system. We encourage you to try it out this year so we can get your feedback and hopefully allow for easier communication.


  1. Go to and create an account with a password.
  2. Register for course code  RP#4170.601 and pay your $20 application fee.
  3. Once you pay your $20, you will be emailed a receipt and within that receipt will be a link to the application form (also available here
  4. Answer all questions on the form and check the box that says “I am not a robot” then hit SUBMIT (If you do not check the robot box, your form will not go through)
  5. Feel free to check in with me to ensure that everything worked out and you should hear back about the jury’s decision by the end of April at the latest.

We appreciate your patience as we try this new process. If you do not want to apply online, you can still apply through the mail. Print and fill out the application form and mail it back with a check to the address provided. Click here for PDF copy to mail in


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Christine Lyons at

Forms and Crafter Information

2018 Holiday Mart Application  

For Crafter and Sponsor questions, call Christine Lyons at 410-313-4843 or