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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Native American Festival and Basketmakers Market
Native peoples of Maine have been perfecting the craft of basket-making for thousands of years, passing the skills down from generation to generation, and the result is some of the most exquisite baskets made today. The festival also boasts of demonstrations of dancing, drumming, flute playing, basketmaking and ash pounding. Find out what "ash-pounding" entails and travel to Bar Harbor.
The Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands
(Th) 10-6, (Fri)10-6, (Sat) 10-6, (Sun)10-5
Since 1930, the Southern Highland Craft Guild has been identifying artists of the highest caliber in their region, from Maryland to Alabama. Once every summer, the public has the privilege of viewing the work of these gifted artisans all at once sometimes in real-time at craft demonstrations, all with the lovely accompaniment of local musicians playing traditional and bluegrass mountain music live.
Sandy Springs Artsapalooza
(Sat) 10-7, (Sun) 11-6
Sandy Springs' inaugural Artsapalooza will host up to 150 arts and craft vendors and include a children's play area. Local musicians will be performing live at the exceptional event, and there will also be outstanding food vendors.
Nuts About Art
Feeling squirrelly about work this week? De-stress at Nuts About Art! Part of Dixon's Petunia Festival, this fine arts and fine crafts show is free, outdoors, and fun!
Urban Craft Uprising
(Sat) 11-5, (Sun) 11-5
Seattle's largest Indie craft show, the Urban Craft Uprising draws thousands of people and is not to be missed, with free book signings and craft demonstrations galore. Join the revolution and reject mass-produced items; find original and lovingly made gifts, decor, and countless other goodies.