Where to Find Me In-Person:

Festivals & events where I'll have a booth full of leather goods & cat toys--many, many more items and designs than seen in my web shop--and often some themed for the event itself!

Nov 2 - Nov 3

Sea-Meow Convention

BEST.NIP.EVER by B8C will be at Sea-Meow Convention, the premier cat convention of the Purrcific NW, the mecca of cat people Sea-Meow Con, and the first of its kind in Seattle. There is much to do, see and experience at Sea-Meow Con, bringing you a weekend-long fun-packed festival all about exploring and celebrating your love for cats.

Seattle Center Exhibition Hall


Nov 23 - Nov 24

PNW Holiday Bazaar at Kiana Lodge

Holiday market with 75 juried artists & crafters from Kitsap County & beyond located inside the beautiful Kiana Lodge in Poulsbo, WA. Bansai8 Creations will have a selection of fine leather goods suitable for gifting, such as wallets, coin/card cases, pouches, key fobs & BEST.NIP.EVER. cat nip & cat toys!

Nov 29 - Dec 1

GeekCraftExpo Seattle

GeekCraftExpo returns to Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park in Seattle again for holiday shopping goodness on Thanksgiving weekend 2024!! I'll be there with wonderful leather goods and my cat nip toys, under new labels BEST.NIP.EVER.

Magnuson Park, Seattle


Past events

May 18


More BEST.NIP.EVER cat toys here: Petpalooza is a FREE event for pet lovers and a special day for your four-legged family member or other furry friend. Petpalooza is kicked off with a Dog Trot 3K/5K Fun Run. The event features an animal-related entertainment stage, flydog and agility demos, the 'Unleashed' Pet Contest, a free agility area, a large variety of vendor booths, adoptions, free and low-cost pet services, give-a-ways and lots of activities to keep both humans and pets entertained.

1:00pm - 8:00pm PDT

Game Farm Park, 3030 R Street SE Auburn, WA


Mar 23 - Mar 24

POP Cats Seattle

My launch of my new label for my cat nip toys (and loose nip), based on repeat buyers comments, new label is "BEST.NIP.EVER.". I'll also have cat themed leather goods! POP Cats™ is not a convention; it’s an annual immersive festival where the worlds of cats and pop collide. Join us for a weekend filled with awe-inspiring environments, adoption catios, art, workshops, merch, cattoos, and endless photo opportunities.

2:00pm - 8:00pm PDT

Seattle Center Exhibition Hall


Dec 9 - Dec 10

South Sound Artisan Guild Market Holiday Celebration

SSAG celebrating the holidays with a large market at the Thurston County Fairgrounds in Lacey, WA with both indoor and outdoor booths full of hand crafted wares and foods! Sat 11-6, Sun 11-5

11:00am - 6:00pm PST

Thurston County Fairgrounds 3054 Carpenter Rd SE Lacey, WA 98503


Nov 24 - Nov 26


Returning to Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park is the very popular GeekCraftExpo! Limited hours on Friday evening, and 11-6 Saturday, and 11-5 Sunday. As always, a curated selection of artists and crafters presenting a mind blowing variety of wares!

Hangar 30, Magnuson Park, Seattle

Sep 8 - Sep 10

San Genarro Italian Festival

Celebration of Italian culture, music--and food--with variety of local craft vendors.

St Angelo Street, Georgetown, Seattle

Aug 13

Brewery Street Market & Car Show

Deep Draft Brewing presents its first Brewery Street Market, with local vendors presenting their unique crafts and car show and live music! The market will be between Wig Wam Tavern and Deep Draft Brewing off the Old Belfair Highway in Gorst.

1:00pm - 5:00pm PDT

3536 W Belfair Valley Rd Bremerton, WA 98312

Sep 9 - Sep 11

San Genarro Italian Festival

The best Italian experience is back after a break of 2 years! Amazing food, music and vendors line South Angelo St in Georgetown, Seattle. Admission is free--but bring plenty to sample the wonderful foods & craft vendors while you enjoy Italian music performed by not only local favorites, but also bands from Italy!

1225 S Angelo St, Seattle, WA


Aug 20 - Aug 20

Olalla Americana Music Festival

Fabulous music pf all varieties performed by over a dozen artists & bands throughout the day & night! A Blue Berry Pie contest, and the field is ringed with local crafts & artisan, foods and even some some demonstrations. All within the little league ball park near Highway 16 off Olalla Valley Road.

10:00am - 9:00pm PDT

South Kitsap Southern Little League 5795 SE Hovgaard Rd, Olalla, WA


Jun 4

Maritime Gig Festival

Harborside Drive along the water front in historic Gig Harbor will be filled with vendors of local arts & crafts on Saturday, June 4. I will have my booth full of wonderful leather goods--a mix of favorite style from past years and new shapes & types using new leathers I've been gathering up this spring, and many with Father's Day gifts in mind!!

10:00am - 6:00pm PDT

Harborside Drive, GIg Harbor, WA


Dec 4

Hometown Holidays Night Market 2021

West Seattle Junction is hosting its Hometown Holidays Night Market and Tree lighting at Alki Beach area. Event will include photos with Santa, and full stage show hosted by Elvis. Make your own ornament to hang on the tree!

Nov 27 - Nov 28

GeekCraftExpo Seattle 2021

Back in 2021 for holiday shopping for all the wonderful Fandom and Geekery goodness! Hangar 30 will be full of amazing items--but do bring your vax passport & mask for entry on either Saturday or Sunday.

1:00pm - 11:00pm PST

Hangar 30, Magnuson Park Seattle


Nov 1 - Nov 15

Kokoro Craft Show

Virtual for 2021! The Virtual Kokoro Craft Show is hosted by Friends of the Japanese American National Museum in LA, and hosts over 60 vendors from 10 states! Please visit the site for links to many amazing vendors--including myself, of course!! And when shopping, please enter the code "KOKORO2021" for a small discount on your order during the show, as well as ensure share of proceeds go to support the museum!

Oct 9

Georgetown Trailer Park Mall "MONSTER MASH"

GTPM Monster Mash Market THE GEORGETOWN TRAILER PARK MALL is a quintessential Seattle landmark home to designers artists and collectors running independent shops out of vintage trailers. During the Monster Mash Market our indie community of eight trailers swells up to 40 craft vendors and artists. Quirky & locally made original artworks & crafts by aritsans in the Puget Sound area gather for this fun celebration of fall & Halloween! Masks required, vendors will have hand cleaner & wipes.

11:00am - 6:00pm PDT

5805 Airport Way South, Seattle Wash. 98108


Aug 21

CANCELLED: Maritime Gig Festival

Notice 8/17 of cancellation for 2021 event!! Planning for the June 4, 2022 edition!! Gig Harbor's celebration of its Maritime roots and community! The 2 day event includes a Parade & Car Show--but vendors are on Saturday ONLY--so there's room for the car show on Sunday in the small but lovely water front down town area of Gig Harbor!

Jun 19

Vespa Festa!

Vespa Festa! is sponsored by the Italian Cultural Organization, which had been in Georgetown, south Seattle. This one day event is at Casa Italiana's new home in Burien, at 13208 1st Ave S, and will have food vendors, produce & live plants, merchandise & reps from some local organizations all to celebrate the easing of C-19 restrictions (though being safe) & start summer!

8:00pm - 5:00am PDT

Casa Italiana, 13208 1st ave Burien, WA


Nov 27 - Nov 29

GeekCraftExpo Seattle Holiday Market

GeekCraftExpo, like all other shows in 2020, has been cancelled as an in-person show, but they are arranging an on-line mall, with links to vendors. And it will return in 2021 to Hangar 30 at Madison Park!!

4:00pm - 12:00am PST

seattle, wa


Jul 18 - Jul 19

Art in the Park at Waterland

Now in its third year, Art in the Park is part of the Waterland Festival, a SeaFair sanctioned event and a long-standing tradition in the Seattle Southside area. The handmade art and craft market has built a good following in the past 3 years and features many activities for a fun filled weekend, bringing many shoppers to this free event. It is supported by Destination Des Moines and the City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with Seattle Southside Regional Tourism

Jul 10 - Jul 12

CANCELLED: La Conner Guitar Festival

Rescheduled from May: Over 40 luthiers showcasing their incredible designs, as well as vendors of fine accessories and luthier supplies, gather in beautiful La Conner, WA for the 4th Annual La Conner Guitar Festival.

7:00pm - 3:00am PDT

La Conner, WA


Dec 14

Handmade Holiday Market at 2nd Use Seattle

One day holiday market showcasing artists with unique designs and emphasis on those that are working with salvage and repurposed materials. Second Use relies on the creativity of the community to repurpose materials and preserve the history of the Puget Sound Region. The artists and makers of our community, as the re-visionaries that shape the future of reuse.

1:00pm - 7:00pm PST

Second Use Seattle


Dec 6 - Dec 8

Christmas In The Country -- Bansai8 Creations had to cancel out from this one this year!

Talented artists and crafters will have variety of goods at a number of venues around Bainbridge Island.

1:00pm - 8:00pm PST

Hazel Creek Farm, Bainbridge Island, WA