Long Beach Antiques Market
Halloween is creeping just outside our door, so let's celebrate our inner craftiness with these unique fall and holiday-inspired craft fairs, festivals and markets.
While we can't write about every craft fair and marketplace happening across the country (or the world), we do like to highlight a handful of notable ones each week. If you'd like more people to know about your craft show or event, list it on our Craft Map and we'll gladly consider it for coverage. You can also email us at email@example.com.
Long Beach Antique Market
Oct 30, 6:30 - 2 pm
Called the nation's best flea market by Good Housekeeping
, this monthly roundup of unique antiques and mint vintage
features home decor
, furniture and lots of other wonderful trinkets. Long Beach Veterans Stadium, 4901 E. Conant St., Long Beach, California 90808, 323-655-5703, Long Beach Antique Market
The Mushroom Festival
Oct 30, 10-5
Eugene, Oregon is where hippies go to retire. We love our fungi but are a little leery of the mushrooms that counter-culturalists might celebrate. Still, this unique cooking and craft show's hunting, cooking, ecology and fungi workshops look too impressive to keep us away.
Mount Pisgah Arboretum, 34901 Frank Parrish Rd.
Eugene, Oregon 97405541-747-3817, firstname.lastname@example.org, Mushroom Festival
Marana Founder's Day Festival
Oct 29-30, (Sat) 9-4, (Sun) 10-4
What do "professional" women's barrel racing and a mounted shooting competition have to do with arts and crafts? We're not too sure either, but we're certainly excited to see these unique events finally
coming together!Ora Mae Harn Park, 13250 N. Lon Adams Rd., Marana, Arizona 85653, 520-797-3959, email@example.com, Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Association
Intergalactic Bead Show
Oct 29-30, 10-5
and bead afficionados are salivating — and if not careful — drooling over the massive amounts of wholesale precious and semiprecious beads at this unique craft event. There's even a coupon for those speedy entry-form-filler-outers. Oh, how they do tempt us so...
22nd Annual Hyde Park Village Art Festival
Oct 29-30, 10-5
This weekend, over 150 exhibitors will flock to Hyde Park Village just outside Tampa for this juried art show which features everything from simple (read: thrifty) $15 earrings to sculptures weighing in at $20,000. Shoppers can browse the crafty wares or talk to the artists for possible commissions.
Hyde Park Village, 1622 Snow Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33606, 813-251-3500, Hyde Park Village
Art in the Square
Oct 29-30, 10-5
The last weekend in October, the Old School Square Cultural Arts Center will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery and juried craft show. With unique local and national crafts, this show raises funds for community youth art programs.
Old School Square Cultural Arts Center, 51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida 33444, Art in the Square
Sugarloaf Craft Festival
Oct 28-30, (Fri-Sat) 10-6, (Sun) 10-5
With over 250 crafters, this unique festival promotes emerging artists and features interactive demonstrations with master craftsmen who will teach you how to turn wood and make fantasy furniture. Our favorite feature? The fifteen-foot grandfather clock/time machine for kids. Far out!
The Garden State Exhibit Center
50 Atrium Drive, Somerset, New Jersey 08873-4163, 800-210-9900, sugarloafinfo@SugarloafFest.com, Sugarloaf Craft Festival
31st Annual Essex Fall Craft & Fine Art Show
Oct 28-30, (Fri) 12-7, (Sat) 9-6, (Sun) 10-5
This award-winning craft show runs the gamut of handsome handmades — from tooled leather and sheepskin to herbal soaps and weathervanes. Head to their website for a discount admission coupon!
Champlain Valley Exposition, 105 Pearl St., Essex Junction, Vermont, 802-878-4786, firstname.lastname@example.org, Vermont Craft Workers
Image credits (from top): Long Beach Antique Market, Long Beach Antique Market, icyviolets.blogspot.com, Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Association, Intergalactic Bead Show, Hyde Village Park, Art in the Square, Sugarloaf Craft Festival and Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Association