Providing a wonderful marketplace to buy & sell
amazing gifts and décor for all the special events & people in your life!
Our retail store closed as of July 1, 2014
Bear Essentials has been in the Craft & Gift Show business since 1984. We began with a small boutique in our home and over the years the shows grew to have over 200 vendors. We produced shows at the Arcadia Masonic Lodge, The Disneyland Hotel. The Marriott and Doubletree in Ontario, the Glendale Civic Auditorium and the Woodland Hills Hilton. We also produced outdoor shows/events at the Los Angeles County Fair and Universal City Walk.
We eventually opened a retail gift store in Arcadia in 1995 and closed the store on July 1, 2014, after 19 years. We have developed such a wonderful & loyal customer following that 100’s of our customers did not want us to disappear when the store closed. So, we are back to our “roots” and are now producing craft & gift shows again in the beautiful Embassy Suites Hotel in Arcadia (across the street from our store location). We have always provided a fun and professional marketplace to buy and sell wonderful, quality products! The Embassy Suites is a beautiful & very busy hotel. There are several different eating options within the hotel, along with all the adjoining restaurants on Huntington Dr.
If you, or anyone you know would like to participate, please contact us. We are really looking forward to great shows in 2015! We will give you a $25.00 credit towards your fees if you refer a vendor to us and they participate in the show!!
The dates below for 2015 are all at
the Embassy Suites, in the ballroom
211 E, Huntington Dr., Arcadia:
April 30-May 2
Shows are mostly based around a holiday or celebration.
The August show might be a “Christmas in August”.
Dates may be subject to change.
There is plenty of FREE parking. We accept all major credit & debit cards.
Please join us for great & profitable events!
Susan & Dennis Pink
Please note: Bear Essentials Craft & Gift Shows and Bear Essentials Gift Shoppe have always been owned by Dennis & Susan Pink. We have never sold, traded or given our mailing list or name to anyone. We are very happy at our location at the Embassy Suites and do not plan on moving the show anywhere else.