This Weekend's Craft Fairs — Jan 13-15

Posted by on Jan 09, 2012

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Long Beach Antique Market


As we head into deep winter, this weekend's craft fairs like Vogue Knitting Live or the trendy Long Beach Antique Market offer heady sources of inspiration for those long nights of cozy crafting. 

The East

knit flower brooches from craft fair
Vogue Knitting Live
Jan 14-16, Hours vary

Like nirvana for knitters, this unique craft conference held in New York promotes all aspects of the beloved yarn art, including a marketplace, classes, lectures and (of course) lots of networking.

Hilton New York Hotel, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York, 855-202-6379,, Vogue Knitting Live

The South

home decor from craft fair
Downtown Venice Craft Festival
Jan 14-15, 10-5

As a warm-up to the upcoming Venice Art Classic in March, this Floridian craft fair showcases handmade creations like ceramics. New this year is the large Green Market, which will sell plants, flora and ... soap?

Along Miami Avenue, Downtown Venice, Florida, 561-746-6615,, Art Festival
wood-carved duck from craft fair
North American Craft Show
Jan 14-15, (Sat) 10-5, (Sun) 10-4

Touted as one of the nation's best juried craft shows, this Ocean City, Maryland, fair, along with its sister show Nautical and Wildlife Art Festival, hosted at the same time, draws over 6,000 shoppers yearly.

Roland E. Powell Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Maryland,, Donald's Duck Shoppe
craft fair along riverfront
Mud Festival Arts and Craft Show
Jan 13-15, 11 am-11 pm

Take that old San Antonio stroll with this unique Texan craft fair, which runs from mid-day to midnight (almost). Celebrating the annual draining of the riverfront, this craft show features all the typical handmades like jewelry, pottery and fine art.

River Level at 602 E. Commerce Street, San Antonio, Texas, 210-227-4262,, The San Antonio Riverwalk

The West

betty boop from craft fair
Long Beach Antique Market 
Jan 15, 6:30 am-2 pm 

Cheap meets chic with this unique antique and vintage Californian marketplace. The trendy flea market hosts an admission price but alleviates the cost with discount coupons and free parking.

Long Beach Veterans Stadium, 4901 East Conant Street, Long Beach, California, 323-655-5703, Long Beach Antique Market
vintage locket from craft fair
Fountain Hills Antique Show 
Jan 14-15, (Sat) 9-5, (Sun) 9-4 

Attracting over 4,000 shoppers, this elegant antique marketplace is hosting its third annual show and will host dealers from all over the nation. 

Fountain Hills Community Center, North 13001 La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, Arizona, Arizona Antique Shows
alpaca yarn from craft fair
Corvallis Indoor Winter Market
Jan 14, 9 am-1

Artisan veggies and crafts gather together for this Oregonian farmer's market, the first of their 2012 season. But more than just winter sprouts will be sold; expect hand-spun alpaca yarns, gourmet dog treats and more unique handmades from local crafters.
Benton County Fairgrounds in Gruber Hall, 110 SW 53rd Street Corvallis, Oregon, Corvallis,, Indoor Winter Market
Tina Albin-Lax, craft class instructor
TechShop Craft Classes

Looking for a how-to on running a craft business or even a simple brooch-building class? San Fran's TechShop is offering a bevy of craft classes, including our personal favorite, How to Build a Killer Etsy Store, taught by Tina Albin-Lax, an Etsy owner who clocks over 3,000 sales a month. 

TechShop, Incorporated, 120 Independence Drive, Menlo Park, California, 800-640-1975,, TechShop

Image credits (from top): Long Beach Antique Market, Vogue Knitting Live, Art Festival,, The San Antonio Riverwalk, Long Beach Antique Market, Arizona Antique Shows, and TechShop

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