Shopper Info

Vendor Floor Map
What’s New: TURNING 10!
Early Birdie Passes
Early Birdie RAFFLE!
Location Information
Directions and Parking
Shopper Entrance Street Map

Vendor Floor Map:
Have you taken a look at our vendors and their crafts yet? Do you have some vendors tables that you just have to visit? Do you want to know where your favorite vendor’s table is this year? Check out our detailed Floor Map.

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EBPintGlassHandmade Arcade will debut a new locally designed and produced commemorative pint glass, perfect for enjoying your favorite craft beer or beverage of your choice. Pint glasses will be featured in special gift bags provided to Early Birdie shoppers. The pint glass will also be for sale along with other limited-edition Handmade Arcade merchandise, including newly designed tote bags and posters.

This year’s Handmade Arcade will also feature welcoming live musical entertainment by Colonel Eagleburger’s Highstepping Goodtime Band and pop-up performances by Continuum Dance Theater.

Throughout the day, Handmade Arcade will feature DJ sets by Pandemic, Bad Seed, Max Terasauro of Pittsburgh Record Fest and The Garment District. Lunch items, snacks and refreshments will be available for sale on site.

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Early Birdie Passes:
Early Birdie Passes are $15 each, which provide shoppers with the exclusive opportunity to shop one hour before the event opens to the public. Early Birdie shoppers will have first pick to purchase all the unique and one-of-a-kind items that crafters will be selling and be given a bag full of goodies and coupons. (Children 12 and under are admitted free with an adult.) Passes can be purchased online or at Wildcard at 4209 Butler Street Pittsburgh, PA 15201.

Early Birdie RAFFLE! As a bonus perk of being an Early Birdie, you are eligible to enter Handmade Arcade’s raffle. You’ll receive a ticket the day of show, when you check in and get your goodie bag. Simply write your name and phone number on the ticket and drop it in the box provided. The drawing will be at 11:30 a.m. at the show, but you need not be present to win. Thanks again for supporting Handmade Arcade!

You can buy your passes online or at Wildcard at 4209 Butler Street Pittsburgh, PA 15201.

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Directions and Parking:
Directions to the David L. Convention Center (DLCC) can found on online here.

The DLCC has a large parking lot with a low daily of $10 for the day. There are no in and out privileges for our vendor. Info can be found here.

Special Note: The garages run by the Pittsburgh Parking Authority will be FREE Saturday, December 7. (This does NOT include the parking garage at the Convention Center.)

The three closest garages (within 2-3 blocks) of the Convention Center are:

  • Grant Transportation Center (part of Greyhound Bus station): Entrance on Penn Avenue, between 11th Street and 12th Street
  • Smithfield Liberty:  Entrances on Smithfield between Sixth Ave and Seventh Ave, or on Liberty at Ninth Street
  • Ninth and Penn: Entrance on Ninth Street, between Penn and Fort Duquesne Blvd.

More garages, maps and information are at

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Shopper Entrance Street Map:
View the shopper entrance street map. Shoppers enter at Street level on the parking garage side of the Convention Center (marked with a red start on the map). Once inside, go upstairs to Hall C.

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There are ATMs in the Convention Center and at various locations downtown. Many vendor do take credit card but some do not, if you can, bring both cash and your credit cards.

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Help promote Handmade Arcade! Visit our Media Image page to get various sized web ads and buttons to use on your social media pages.  Event posters and postcards are available at Wildcard, 4209 Butler Street in Lawrenceville, for you to pick up and distribute in your neighborhood. In addition, we will be sending out email blasts in the days approaching the show, and we encourage you to do likewise. And don’t forget social networking. If you haven’t already, join or like our FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest pages and repost to yours.