The North Pole Press

Event Listing for 2019:

Barnes & Noble - Book Signing. Sat Feb 9th, from 1pm to 3pm. 8029 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 

Event Listing for 2018:

Greensboro, NC Gilmore Christmas Craftsmen's Classic, Coliseum Comples , Hours Friday, Nov 23rd 9-6, Sat, Nov 24th 10-6, and Sunday, Nov 25th 11 -5

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N. Charleston, SC Gilmore Holiday Market, Colliseum Convention Center , Hours Friday, Nov 18th 10-8, Saturday, Nov 17th 10-6, and Sunday, Nov 18th 11 -5

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Columbia, SC Gilmore Christmas Craftsmen's Classic, Fairgrounds , Hours Friday, Nov 9th 10-9, Saturday, Nov 10th 10-6, and Sunday, Nov 11th 11 -5

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Richmond, VA Gilmore Christmas Craftsmen's Classic, Raceway Complex, Hours Friday, Nov 2nd 10-9, Saturday, Nov 3rd 10-6, and Sunday, Nov 4th 11 -5

Thank you to all our fans that came to Richmond, I am sorry I did not take any photos, but both Joe and I were sick at that show.

Morristown, TN Mountain Makins, Rose Center, Hours Saturday, Oct 27th 10-5, and Sunday, Oct 28th 11 -5


Book Signing events Saturday, Oct 20th 11-3 and Mon, Oct 22nd, 12-3, at Christmas & Candles, at the Apple Barn in Sevierville, TN


Roanoke, VA Gilmore Fall Craftsmen's Classic, Berglund Center, Hours Friday, Oct 12th 10-8, Saturday, Oct 13th 10-6, and Sunday, Oct 14th 11 -5

We had a great show and thanks to all our fans...old and new who braved "Michael" to come see us!

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A Handcrafted Knoxville, Knoxville World's Fair Exhibition Hall, Hours Sat, Oct 6th 10-6 & Sun, Oct 7th 11-5

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Mistletoe Merchants, Nashville, TN, Sept. 21-12 - Wilson County Exposition Center, 923 East Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon, TN 37087 - Hours Fri 9-9, Sat 9-6, Sun 11-5

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Myrtle Beach Gilmore Summer Classic, Aug 3rd thru 5th

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"Christmas in July" event Friday, July 13th 10:30 - 2:00 and Sat, July 14th, 10:30 - 2:00, at Christmas & Candles, at the Apple Barn in Sevierville, TN


"Christmas in July" event Friday, July 6th, 11:00 - 4:00 and Sat, July 7th, 11:00 - 5:00, at Gentry Mercantile in Maryville Foothills Mall

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 "Meet the Authors" event June 23rd, 10:00 - 4:00, Historic San Houston Schoolhouse in Maryville, TN

First Meet the Authors Fundraising event at the Schoolhouse, was a wonderful day and such a worthy cause.

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Event Listing for 2017:

Gilmore Christmas Classic, Greensboro, NC - Nov 24th, 25th and 26th

This was also our second trip back to Greensboro, and wow what an incredible show. We sold out of the Santa Claus Trilogy, Return of the Birds, Santa's World, and Sarah Buttons. It was wonderful to see our returning customers and to meet new fans. And a photo with Tami and Carly Gilmore. Thanks to all the Gilmore's and their staff for a wonderful season. 

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Gilmore Holiday Market, Charleston, SC - Nov 17th, 18th and 19th

This show was very different from the others as Joe came as their Santa Claus! We had our booth right next to his chair. What fun we had meeting hundreds of children and selling our books. What a wonderful way to create lasting traditions and memories. These first 3 were taken Friday morning before we opened and then I could not help but include this adorable one with Santa and twins.

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Gilmore Christmas Classic, Columbia, SC - Nov 3rd, 4th and 5th

This was our 2nd time in Columbia, and it was wonderful to see many of our fans returning to buy more books. And of course, we mets many new fans as well. I am including some pictures of a fabulous sand carving that was in the show building.

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Gilmore Christmas Classic, Richmond, VA - Oct 27th, 28th and 29th

Again, this was our first time in Richmond and it certainly was not a disappointment. We bring a library cart to the shows to hold our extra book inventory. So the first pic is of the start of the show and the 2nd is at the end. Again, we sold out of a couple of titles including Believe Again, The North Pole Chronicles!

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Gilmore Christmas Classic, Roanoke, VA - Oct 13th, 14th and 15th

This was our first visit to the Roanoke show and wow, what a show. We mets lots of new fans and made many friends.

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Book Launch September 30th at the Historic Sam Houston Schoolhouse in Maryville, TN. Come meet the Christmas Author and Illustrator in person, purchase our newest releases, enjoy Mary & Joe reading some selections from Santa's Elf Series, there will be food and drinks and special giveaways.

 Secret City Festival, Oakridge, TN - June 9th and 10th

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May 20th, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm - The Gaithersburg, MD Book Festival

     Location:  Gaithersburg City Hall Grounds, 31 South Summit Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

       Free Event - offers opportunities to meet authors 

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April 8th, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm - The 9th Annual Farragut Book Fest for Children

     Location: Founders Park at Campbell Station, located next to the Farragut Library on Campbell Station Road

        Free Event - offers an array of educational activities from storytelling, book signings to music.

Joe Farragut Festival April 2

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