OCTOBER 12 TO 14 Tired of run-of-the-mill trade shows? Yearning for something a little more hands-on? The Creativ Festival (no, that’s not a typo) is for you! Celebrating its 25th anniversary, this interactive marketplace is dedicated to sewing, knitting, quilting, fashion design, jewellery making, scrapbooking and much more. Crucially, it’s also a world-class conference that features five days (beginning October 10) of more than 200 seminars and workshops where do-it-yourselfers can get tips and firsthand instruction from innovative designers, skilled artisans and industry experts. Metro Toronto Convention Centre, general admission $15; check here to purchase tickets.