Meet Your Show Organizers

We Love Christmas & We Love Shows

A Brother-Sister Super Team

Kate Dillon and Jimmy Schiltz are the sister-brother duo that brought the Hickory Shows to life. As show organizers they have proven experience in organizing shows with amazing turnout for vendors and attendees. Hickory Shows also produces CARS Racing Show in Hickory, NC - a show that is in it's fourth successful year. Jimmy and Kate are both small business owners, so their goal is always to elevate and give small business a platform to grow their customer base. At Hickory Christmas Show, you will find local artisans with amazing handcrafted goods. Our goal is to help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

European Christmas Dreams Brought to Life

Hickory Christmas Show was an idea brought to life after Kate and Jimmy took a family trip to Europe and witnessed the Christmas Markets in Prague. They decided they wanted to bring the old fashioned Christmas Traditions and magic home to Hickory. Kate and Jimmy both grew up with a love for Christmas and family traditions, and they cannot wait for you to make Hickory Christmas Show a part of your families Christmas Traditions!

Elevate The Local Artisan

The Hickory Show team has one goal when it comes to the shows it produces- elevate the local artisan. We understand the struggle that owning a small business comes with. We want to give you the space to show off your hard work! As small business owners ourselves, we know that there is nothing more important than finding customers who will support you. We're here to help. We hope vendors and attendees alike find Hickory Christmas Show to be this place.

Meet the Team

Tori Radford has been with Hickory Shows for 3 years. She specializes in marketing, and creates our vendor spotlights! You will see her work on our social media, and she produces some pretty awesome graphics! If it's on social media, she most likely created it!

Danielle Lookabill is in her second year with Hickory Shows. She specializes in web design, and makes sure our website is always up to date and has the best information for our vendors and attendees. Danielle also helps with our social media, ensuring our events always have social media attention.