This Weekend's Craft Events — Oct 7-9

Posted by on Oct 03, 2011

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Celebrate fall foliage in the North and cozy autumn baking in the Midwest with these upcoming fall craft fairs, festivals and events. 

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

The West

Sedona Arts Festival

Oct 8-9, (Sat) 10-5, (Sun) 10-4 

Framed by red bluffs and a desert's blue sky, this unique art show features glass, ceramics, jewelry and wood crafts — all to fund scholarships for local youths pursuing careers in the arts. 

Sedona Red Rock High School Athletic Field, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona AZ 86339, 928-204-9456,, Sedona Arts Festival 

urban folk art show
Urban Folk Art Show 
Oct 7-9, (Fri) 5-9, (Sat) 10-5, (Sun) 10-4 

We're not quite sure if this is a craft show for urbanites or a show of city-inspired folk art, but we're certainly delighted by the unique combo of indie artists from the worlds of both music and craft — as well as the free DIY kanzashi and paper bag journal demos. 

Washington County Fair Complex, 873 NE 34th Avenue, Hillsboro, OR 97124, 248-634-4158,, Urban Folk Art Show
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Scharffen Berger Baking Class & Contest
Oct 8, 4:30-7:30 

Chocovores, be aware! Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker is offering free baking classes. Participants can choose between chocolate cream pie speckled with ancho chiles or gelato sundaes crumbled with chocolate cake and marshmallow cream. The classes are running in conjunction with the company's “Elevate a Classic Dessert” contest. Perhaps they want more than the very heavy lifting of a spoon...? 

Ferry Building Marketplace, 1 Ferry Building, Marketplace #14, San Francisco, CA 9411, (415) 981-9150,, Scharffen Berger

The East

stowe foliage art festival
Stowe Foliage Art Festival 
Oct 7-9, 10-5 

Celebrate New England's famed fall foliage and the localvore economy at this autumnal craft festival. Browse unique crafts like maple distilled vodka, or stop at the Man Cave — we mean, the Vermont Beer, Cheese and Sausage tent — to really usher in the gilded season. 

Topnotch Field, 4000 Mountain Road in Stowe, VT, 802-425-3399,, Stowe Foliage Art Festival 
leesport craft market
Leesport Harvest Craft Fair 
Oct 8-9, 9-3 

With over 350 crafters, this Central PA craft event is the Shady Maple Smorgasbord of craft fairs, featuring handmade favorites like unique home decor, folksy art and (of course) lots of Pennsylvania Dutch food. Scrapple, anyone? 

312 Gernant's Church Rd. Leesport, PA 19533, 610-926-1307,, Leesport Market 

The South

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South Beach Indie Craft Market 
Oct 9, 9:30-5
Who knew South Beach has produced more than just an impossible diet? With repurposed household goods, books and vintage collectibles, this indie craft market has certainly got our attention! Besides, how often do you get to do a craft crawl in a bikini? 

1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 305-331-7924,, South Beach Indie Craft Market 
heart of texas arts and craft show
Heart of Texas Arts and Craft Show 
Oct 7-8, (Fri) 2-8, (Sat) 10-6 

Texas — where the only thing bigger than the craft shows are the hairdos! (Sorry, had to.) But we can already tell that the heart of this craft show is pure gold because not only does it offer local craft business a market, but it is also teaming with The Bridge Breast Network to promote cancer awareness. Do gooders, unite!

Plano Centre, 2000 East Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX 75074, (281) 304-0160,, Heart of Texas

The Midwest

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King Arthur Flour's Traveling Baking Demo 
Oct 5-8, Hours vary 

With over 200 years in the business, you can bet King Arthur Flour has learned a thing or two about baking. And now, with their Traveling Baking Demos, kitchen crafters can benefit from all that buttery, bready insider know-how. This week KAF stops in America's Dairyland to demonstrate baking with whole grains as well as perfecting pies and scones. 

Throughout Wisconsin, 800-827-6836,, King Arthur Flour
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Cascades Humane Society's Craft-o-Rama 
Oct 9, 10-4 

Pets, like crafts, offer constant streams of inspiration, frustration and amusement. So what better than a craft fair to raise money for a local animal rescue? Donation-based Cascades Humane Society is putting on their 40th Annual Craft-o-Rama and will feature all of our favorite crafts: jewelry, apparel, home decor and more. 
American 1 Fair Events Center, 200 West Ganson Street, Jackson, MI, 517-782-0613,, Cascades Humane Society 

Photo credits (from top): Sedona Arts Festival, Urban Folk Art Show, Scharffen Berger,,, Indie Craft Market, Heart of Texas, King Arthur Flour and J Scott Park.

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