About Us

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, as well as Hickory Christmas Show. 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.

Due to the number of shows we produce, we decided to put them all under the Hickory Shows banner.

CARS, Hickory Christmas Show, and Hickory Home Show are just the beginning of the Hickory Shows lineup.

Currently in it's fourth year, CARS Racing Shop features the latest products and technology in the dirt and asphalt short track racing industry, CARS Racing Show is the only trade show of its kind in the south.

The Hickory Christmas Show will get your Christmas Spirit flowing! You'll be ready to jingle, sparkle, and shout "Let it Snow from the rooftops!

Start a new family tradition with a visit to the show. You'll find handmade gifts, decor, and treats from local artisans and crafters.