Bead Fest Santa Fe is your jewelry arts paradise! Indulge in hands-on Workshops for all experience levels, and shop the Expo for beads, gemstones, tools, finished pieces and more.

Workshops August 16-20, 2017
Expo August 18-20, 2017

Event Expo Pass $15 onsite | $12 online with promo code SAVE3

Expo Hours

Friday, August 18 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Saturday, August 19 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Sunday, August 20 10:00AM – 5:00PM


Have a question about the show? Get all of your questions answered below.

General – Expo

The Bead Fest Expo is open March 24-26, 2017. It’s your chance to shop for beads, gemstones, tools, supplies and even finished jewelry from exhibitors you won’t find in any store.

Where is the show located?

Where is the show located?

The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100 Station Avenue
Oaks, PA 19456

How do I get to Bead Fest?

How do I get to Bead Fest?

Air: Fly into Philadelphia International Airport. If you choose not to rent a car you can schedule an airport shuttle to take you to your hotel or direct to the Expo Center, we recommend Tropiano.

Public Transit: Take SEPTA Regional Bus Route 99. You will be dropped off right at the Hall A.

Directions: We recommend using google to plot your route to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.


Workshops take place March 23-26 at at both the Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe & the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Enjoy a wide selection of hands-on Workshops with renowned jewelry artists.

How do I register?

How do I register?

All registrations take place online through our secure registration system.

Use the registration site to search and sort though the 200+ workshop offerings. You can sort by date, technique, instructor, or length. Add workshops to your cart by simply clicking on the green + symbol, to the right of the workshop name. To remove, click the red symbol. Your previous selections will be saved from previous sessions. If this becomes confusing you can clear your internet cache and cookies for the site.

Click on the [More Info] link at the bottom of the workshop description to see the kit contents and workshop location.

To proceed to check-out, click on the ‘New Registration’ button at the top or bottom of the page, you will be redirected to a secure site to review your workshop selections and register. Please contact Bead Fest customer service if you have questions.

Continue Incomplete Registration If you started to register and did not finish you can quickly continue where you left off.
Just click on the ‘New Registration’ button and fill in the email address you used previously and click ‘Continue’ – you will be able to continue where you left off.

The information you fill out under Attendee Information is the information used for your name badges. If you are registering on someone’s behalf (birthday/holiday gift for example) you put their information in this section and your information at the end for billing purposes.

Your registration confirmation will be sent to you via email. You will also receive Bead Fest updates on workshops, instructors, special events, hotel & travel information and more. Note: Registration confirmation and email updates are sent to the email address used to register under Attendee Information.

An email address is required for every registrant. If you do not currently have an email address, you can create one for free—try or

Your badge and Workshop schedule will not be mailed in advance of the show. Your schedule is available online through your confirmation email and your badge will be waiting for you at on-site Registration when you arrive at Hall A at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

Are there any other ways to register?

Are there any other ways to register?

We strongly recommend that you register online. If you are not able to register online, please contact Bead Fest 8:30AM-4:30PM Eastern at

You can visit onsite registration in Hall A at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA beginning Wednesday, August 16 at 7:30 AM. We accept payment via credit card, or cash. On site registration is based on Workshop availability and we strongly suggest you check the website prior to the event to see if space is available.

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