2020 Events Schedule  (2021 Schedule is still to be determined once it is safe to re-open)

The following schedule is for the Museum Marketplace and the Arts & Crafts Faire only, other museum events are not shown.  All dates fall on the LAST Saturday of each month (except May, held Memorial Day weekend).

Saturday, January 25

Saturday, February 29

Saturday, March 28

Saturday, April 25

Saturday, May 23

Saturday, June 27

Saturday, July 25

Saturday, August 29

Saturday, September 26

Saturday, October 31

Saturday, November 28

- Museum Marketplace

- Museum Marketplace

- Museum Marketplace - CANCELLED due to coronavirus precautions

- Museum Marketplace - CANCELLED due to coronavirus precautions

- Museum Marketplace - CANCELLED due to coronavirus precautions

- Museum Marketplace - CANCELLED due to coronavirus precautions

- Museum Marketplace - CANCELLED due to coronavirus precautions

- Uncertainty over continued COVID-19 coronavirus infection rate increases and State prohibitions against large gatherings, and especially out of concern for our senior museum volunteers necessary to staff these events, the Board of Trustees has suspended all events, including the Holiday Faire, through the end of the year.

We miss all of our vendors and buyers at these markets and hope we may resume operations in 2021.  Please Stay Safe!! Wear your mask!

Carpinteria Museum Marketplace

Hours are from 8 am to 3PM (set-up 6:00 am to 8:00 am).  Space rental fee is $30 for an approximately 12 X 10 ft. space.  Reservations may be made in person at the museum or by phone: (805) 684-3112, or via email up to one month prior to the event. For reservations greater than one month in advance, your name may be placed on the waiting list at any time; reservations are then made based on priority and space availability.

Holiday Arts & Crafts Faire

Space rental is $100 for a 10’ X 10’ or $125 for a 15’ X 10’ space.  Vendors may ONLY sell their OWN hand-crafted art and gifts.  NO imports, buy/sell or commercial. Follow the link below to the application for full requirements. Faire hours are from 10 am to 3 pm.  Set-up is from 7:00 to 9:30 am.   Applications are mailed the first week of August.  The 2019 application will be uploaded to this web page in August.  There are no changes from the 2019 application. 

Applications are not accepted prior to August, 2020. To receive an application by mail, we will add your name to the mailing list at any time; requests may be made by phone, letter, or e-mail.


Additional Information

  • Pre-payment is required to ensure space reservation for all events! Cash, check, or money order accepted; sorry, no debit or credit card payment can be accepted at this time.  Check is payable to Carpinteria Valley Historical Society, or C.V.H.S.  Mail payment to: Carpinteria Valley Museum, 956 Maple Ave. Carpinteria, CA, 93013.


  • Cancellation of space after one week prior to the event forfeits payment unless space is filled.   A $10 administrative fee will be charged for all Museum Marketplace cancellations.  A minimum $25 fee is charged for Holiday Faire cancellation; any cancellations within two weeks of the show are non-refundable.  We are sorry, but there are no refunds for event cancellation due to rain.


  • Vendors are expected to arrive within the set-up period and stay for the entire duration of each event.  You must leave your space free of litter after each show.   You also are required to take all empty boxes, wrapping paper, etc., with you as our dumpster cannot begin to accommodate the trash generated by 60 to 100 vendors.  Thank you! 

  • For additional information, please email or call David at the Museum, Monday through Friday (805) 684‑3112.

956 Maple Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013, USA  |  805.684.3112