Upcoming Events

Members of the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry like to get together to talk shop, network and learn new soap and cosmetic making techniques. Soapmaking groups around the country and the world often have "gatherings" of various kinds. Those that have been submitted to the HSMG are listed below.

This list does not include classes held by HSCG Teachers, which can be found on our Find Classes page.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Open House Social for Soap & Cosmetic Handcrafters

San Diego, CA, United States

Join us for the Open House Social at the Soapmaking Studio in Lemon Grove. Come to meet and socialize with other local handcrafters. Snack on free treats, including lavender cookies, rosemary biscuits, and herbal teas. Monday (President's Day holiday) from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon Street, Lemon Grove, CA 91945.

For more information, see the Event Website

Saturday, February 28, 2015

2015 Tennessee Soap and Candle Social

Buchanan, TN, United States

Join us at Paris Landing State Park for two days filled with informative demonstrations, idea sharing, inspiring stories, great vendor shopping, door prizes & product filled goodie bags provided by our generous sponsors - and so much more.

This gathering is not just for Tennesseans - everyone is invited. You can look forward to meeting people from all over the world! You can be a seasoned veteran, newbie, hobbyist or just curious about handmade soap, body products & candles.

For more information, see the Event Website

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Soapmakers' Luncheon

San Diego, CA, United States

Whether professional or novice, cold/hot process or melt-and-pour, all soap makers are welcome to attend this free Soapmakers' Luncheon in San Diego, California. This luncheon is intended to motivate soapmakers and to serve as a network for anyone interested in handmade soap and cosmetics. These meetings are free and open to the public, simply pay for whatever you order from Marie Callender's menu. If you make soap, please bring two bars: One to trade with a fellow soap maker and one to give to the wait staff.
Sunday, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Marie Callender's Restaurant
6950 Alvarado Road
San Diego, CA 92120

For more information, see the Event Website

Saturday, April 18, 2015

2015 HSCG Conference

Indianapolis, IN, United States

The 2015 Conference will be held April 18 - 20, 2015 at the Westin in downtown Indianapolis, IN. In addition to three jam-packed days of sessions, classes and demonstrations, there will be an Exhibitor Hall filled with vendors and suppliers, fantastic food, special events every night, and lots of time to network with old friends and meet new ones.

For more information, see the Event Website

Friday, June 5, 2015

6th Annual Soapmakers Seminar (Texas)

Round Rock, TX, United States

Two day event (June 5-6) held at the Williamson conference Center at the Wingate Hotel in Round Rock, TX.

For more information, see the Event Website

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Florida Soapmaker's Gathering

Maitland, FL, United States

Saturday, Jul 11, 9-5 and Sunday, July 12, 8-12. Soap swap, demos, teachings, goodie bags, door prizes. Continental breakfast and cold lunch on Saturday.

For more information, see the Event Website

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Soapmakers' Luncheon

San Diego, CA, United States

Whether professional or novice, cold/hot process or melt-and-pour, all soap makers are welcome to attend this free Soapmakers' Luncheon in San Diego, California. This luncheon is intended to motivate soapmakers and to serve as a network for anyone interested in handmade soap and cosmetics. These meetings are free and open to the public, simply pay for whatever you order from Marie Callender's menu. If you make soap, please bring two bars: One to trade with a fellow soap maker and one to give to the wait staff.
Sunday, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Marie Callender's Restaurant
6950 Alvarado Road
San Diego, CA 92120

For more information, see the Event Website

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Soapmakers' Luncheon

San Diego, CA, United States

Whether professional or novice, cold/hot process or melt-and-pour, all soap makers are welcome to attend this free Soapmakers' Luncheon in San Diego, California. This luncheon is intended to motivate soapmakers and to serve as a network for anyone interested in handmade soap and cosmetics. These meetings are free and open to the public, simply pay for whatever you order from Marie Callender's menu. If you make soap, please bring two bars: One to trade with a fellow soap maker and one to give to the wait staff.
Sunday, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Marie Callender's Restaurant
6950 Alvarado Road
San Diego, CA 92120

For more information, see the Event Website