h+h americas –
A premier trade show for today’s business environment

The place where creativity meets business.


Welcome to h+h americas – the platform for the North American Handicraft Industry and sister event of the German h+h cologne, the world’s leading trade fair for the handicrafts industry.

h+h americas is a B2B trade show with an extended digital marketplace accessible before and after our event. Open to everyone who makes a living in crafts, h+h americas serves a community without membership requirements. Our show dates in June are carefully timed to serve buyers with seasonal offers to the entire handicraft industry. The first time event in 2022 combined 2,000 attendees with 200 exhibitors who displayed a wide range of products from yarn, fabric, art, and craft materials to toys and pastimes. The product range also includes materials and tools for painting, handicrafts, gluing, sewing, modeling, kneading Clay adorning, and decorating to high-quality papers and paints, easel brushes, and graphic accessories.

Become part of it by exhibiting, taking classes, sourcing, or lecturing at our event program.

The time to plan for 2023 is now; make your plans for June 21-23, 2023, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention & Conference Center in Rosemont, IL. We look forward to seeing you there!

2023 Event Sponsors

Apply as exhibitor for 2023 h+h americas

It is time to become an exhibitor at the h+h americas; apply today it’s easy and only takes a few minutes.

Event Mobile Application

2023 h+h americas Speaker Highlight

Are you interested in learning new skills to help you run your craft business? We have an incredible lineup of business-focused classes for you!

2023 Exhibiting Product Categories

Expand your market opportunities and join us in Cologne in 2024!
Join the h+h cologne show, the leading global handicraft industry event.
Learn more about this event in Cologne, Germany, from
March 22nd to March 24th, 2024!

Self-Guided Store Tours

Have a little extra time? You can enjoy checking a few suggested retail stores.

Book Your Hotel & Save

Come for a day or stay for the night!

2022 – A Show Review

Check out the fun from last year; make plans today to be part of this year’s event!

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2022 By The Numbers!
A True Success | Bring Community Together

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