This Weekend's Craft Fairs — June 8-10

Posted by on Jun 04, 2012

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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 East

A crafter bent over her loom at Margaretta Days
Margaretta Days Festival
June 9, (Sat) 10-3 

Travel back in time to the first naval battle of the American Revolution. When redcoat and settler skirmishes are not interrupting the "everyday bustle," the Margaretta Days Festival showcases the work of trappers, timber framers, blacksmiths, woodworkers and weavers. 

Mall area of the University of Maine at Machias, Machias, Maine, 04654, 207-255-3433, Margaretta Days Festival
A piece of metal wall art from last year
Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival
June 8-10, (Fri) 10-5, (Sat) 10-5, (Sun) 10-5

Celebrate the culture of high altitudes in the rolling hills of Jefferson County, West Virginia. The Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival is a nationally acclaimed festival featuring fine arts, crafts, music, wine and more. Visitors can also attend "Make-it-Take-it" wooden craft seminars or join the community quilting workshops held each day of the festival. 

Sam Michael's Park, 1330 Job Corps Road, Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia, 25442, 304-725-205, Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival

The South

 Franklin ArtFusion 
June 9-10, (Sat) 10-4, (Sun) 11-4 

Dozens of artists and craftspeople come to the spacious Factory at Franklin to display wares that are anything but mass-manufactured. See beautiful original pieces and chat with the creators while enjoying live music and a buzzing atmosphere.

Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin, TN 37064, 615-428-3845, Franklin ArtFusion
A woman poses with the pink panther at the Old Sorehead Trade Days.
Old Sorehead Trade Days 
June 9-10, (Sat) 9-6, (Sun) 12-5 

Gathering artists from around the southern region, Old Sorehead Trade Days is the ideal place to find that perfect country piece for any room. Meet friendly faces while creating beautiful spaces in your home at this Texas tradition. 

 Downtown Stanton, Texas, 79782, 432-756-2006, Old Sorehead Trade Days

The Midwest

A booth at last year
Taste of the Wisconsin Dells
June 9-10, (Sat) 9-4, (Sun) 9-3

The craft show for this year's Taste of the Wisconsin Dells has been expanded! More vendors offer more variety and a great chance to find unique gifts and spectacular deals. In addition to the usual (and fantastic) beer tent, inflatable rides, classic Corvette parade, and book sale, the event now also offers exciting races by kayak, bike and/or feet. 

Bowman Park, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, 53965, 608-254-2992, Taste of the Wisconsin Dells

The West

A necklace from last year
Ogden Arts Festival 
June 8-9, (Fri) 3-8, (Sat) 10-8 

This festival has a lot of fun activities for kids, including an art truck, face painting, balloon animals and more. With delicious food and fine arts, there's something for everyone at the Ogden Arts Festival. 

100 Block of Historic 25th Street, Ogden, Utah, 84401, 801-633-7253, Ogden Arts Festival

Image credits (from top): Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, Margaretta Days Festival, Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, Arts Council of Williamson County, Old Sorehead Trail Days, Wisconsin Dells Tourism Authority, Ogden Arts Festival

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