The year is heating up, not only temperature wise, but craft fairs are starting to wake up from hibernation. Post your event on our Craft Map or find a crafty festival close by. Our favorites this weekend are a vintage bridal show in California, a craft fair supporting a roller derby team, DIY conferences and a couple more awesome shows that caught our crafty eye.
While we can't write about every craft fair and marketplace happening across the country we do like to highlight a handful of notable ones each week. If you'd like more people to know about your event list it to the Craft Map and we'll gladly consider it for coverage. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Craftboston Spring Show
March 23-25, (Fri-Sat) 10-6, (Sun) 11-5
Check out high-end art and crafts at this annual event run by the Society of Arts and Crafts, with everything from pottery, to fashion, to crafts under $100 like this beautiful paper craft by PapercutsbyJoe
. This year's theme is Steampunk
... which is a mixture of technology and Victorian-era style (think Star Wars/Sherlock Holmes). If you dress in a Steampunk outfit you get $5 off at the door.
Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd., Boston, Massachusetts, General admission $15, email@example.com, Craftboston
March 25, 10 am- 4 pm
Support some kick-ass roller-blading ladies at Saturday's 50-vendor-strong craft fair. All sales support the Shore Points Roller Derby 2012 season.
Rollway Skating Rink, 131 S Second Rd, Hammonton, New Jersey, Kate@intergalacticrose.com, Craft Jam
Fire Ant Festival
March 23-24, (Fri) Evening, (Sat) all day
You can count on Ashburn to hold the Fire Ant Festival every fourth weekend of March. There will be many arts and crafts to browse, a 5k run, a bbq cook off and at 8 pm on Friday night American Idol runner-up Bo Bice will perform.
Spring Arts and Craft Fairs
March 24-25, (Sat) 9-4, (Sun) 10-4
Get your fill of crafty finds from pottery, jewelry and lots of knick-knacks with 230 booths to browse.
Lindbergh High School, 5000 Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, Missouri, Admission Free, firstname.lastname@example.org, Rotary Fair
March 24, 10 am-5 pm
At this sale for all things vintage for bride and home, find the perfect head piece or flower brooch
and check off something old, something new and hey ... I bet you can find something blue too.
518 B St., Petaluma, California, Admission $5, Seniors $2, Under 18 Free, email@example.com, Bridal Legacies
March 22-25, hours vary
Tickets are sold out this year for the indie business and DIY conference, but for all you crafters looking to make crafting a full-time job, keep this in mind for next year. Classes offered include Etsy 1.0, Scrapbooking for Non-Scrapbookers, How to Start a Crafty Business, 10 Common Blog Photography Problems and How to Fix Them, and much, much more.
Locations vary, Downtown Ventura California, firstname.lastname@example.org, Craftcation, Tickets are sold out
Photo Credits (from top): Craftcation, PapercutsbyJoe, Toms River Community Magazine, Flikr/ animaltourism, Rotary Fair, Bridal Legacies and Craftcation.