This Weekend's Craft Fairs — May 18-19

Posted by on May 14, 2012

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Wildflower Festival


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

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Trail Days 
May 18-20 

Trail Days is hosted by the tiny but lovely town of Damascus, Virginia, celebrating the tradition of the Appalachian Trail with countless activities spread across the whole town. There are dozens of booths showcasing their crafts in the town square. 

Town Park and throught Damascus, Virginia, 24236, 276-475-3831,, Trail Days
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The East Deepwells Farms Spring Art and Craft Festival 
May 19-20, (Sat) 10-6, (Sun) 10-5 

If you are looking for a way to relish spring, this festival is exactly what you’re looking for. Held under beautiful white Camelot tents, it features over 100 artists and craftsmen. Bask in the beauty of this rustic part of Long Island while enjoying live music, children’s activities and food. 
Deepwells Farm County Park, 497 Route 25A, St. James, New York, 631-563-8551, Preferred Promotions

The South

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Wildflower Festival
May 18-20, (Fri) 6 p.m.-12 a.m., (Sat) 11 a.m.-12 a.m., (Sun) 12:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. 
With three stages and dozens of performers, the main event at Wildflower is the music, but you can also sample food at the Taste of Texas Food Garden or check out some craft artisans at the Wild Market Place. If you have children, swing by the Kidz Korner, or head over to Performer’s Row, which showcases strolling entertainers, buskers and acrobats. 

2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, Texas, 75082, 972-744-4581, Wildflower Festival

The Midwest

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DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival
May 19-20, (Sat)10-5, (Sun) 10-4 

While shopping for hand-crafted pieces, chat with the artists and learn about their work or bring your kids to the “Creation Station” and get creative with hands-on projects created by the Renegade Art Club

Washington Park and Town Clock Plaza, Dubuque, Iowa 52001, 563-564-5290, DubuqueFest

The West

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University District StreetFair 
May 19-20, (Sat)10-7, (Sun) 10-6 
This craft fair is an energetic and exciting celebration of arts and crafts, community, music and food. You'll find a whirl of color and creativity. 
Northeast 45th Street, Seattle, Washington 98105, 206-547-4417, Greater University Chamber of Commerce 
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Del Mar Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival 
May 17-19, (Th-Sat) 10-5 

Love to quilt, craft or sew? Then you will love the “Make and Take” workshops and free educational seminars offered at this Del Mar festival. You can also pick up exciting new products from sewing, needlework and craft supply exhibitors. 

Del Mar Fairgrounds, Wyland Hall (West of I-5 at Via de la Valle Exit), Del Mar, California, Rusty Barn Promotions

Image credits (from top): Wildflower Festival, Todd Bush Photography, Preferred Promotions, Wildflower Festival, Ali Levasseur / DubuqueFest, Laurie Mortinson and Rusty Barn Promotions

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