Debi founded this twice-yearly, independent craft fair in May of 2009; now it is an official Flock and Rally production and has grown into the Midlands region’s largest indie craft fair. The Crafty Feast jury selects just over 100 independent crafters from more than 250 applicants, and Flock and Rally coordinates all logistics, PR, marketing, social media, live music, food & drinks for the event, typically scheduled on the second Sunday in December from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
|Jasper Magazine, 2014 feature on Crafty Feast|
|2015 jury prize winner Clay Burnette with Crafty Feast founder Debi Schadel on WLTX news|
Attendance hit 1600 at the April 2012 event, held at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. For December 2012 and 2013, attendance at the Convention Center hit 2,500, and in December 2014 headcount grew to a record 2,800 guests. December 2015, 2016 and 2017 attendance held steady at 2,700 guests, always with stellar sales for vendors from across the Southeast.