This Weekend's Craft Fairs — May 4-6

Posted by on Apr 30, 2012

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This weekend is blooming with one-day spring-inspired craft fairs, most notably of which are Boston's SoWa Open Market, the Clover Market's monthly set-up outside Philadelphia and Ohio's Crafty Supermarket Spring Show.

The East

yarn from craft fair
Opening Day at the SoWa Open Market 
May 6, 10-6 

Artists and farmers will sell the fruits (and veggies) of their labor at this open-air Bostonian marketplace, opening for the season this weekend. Expect indie designers, gourmet New England produce and a glut of fusion food trucks. 

460 Harrison Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, 800-403-8305,, Free Admission, SoWa Open Market 
jewelry from craft event
Clover Market 
May 6, 10-5 

Another monthly outdoor event, this juried marketplace outside Philly features antiques and vintage decor as well as handmade crafts. 

Municipal Parking Lot (Schauffele Plaza), 12 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, Pennsylvania,, Clover Market

The South

pencil organizer from craft fair
Burnt Creative Vintage and Indie Craft Market 
May 5, 9-3 

This growing indie craft fair in southwest Virginia features just local crafters not usually found at the traditional (aka dated) fairs and promises 20 vendors, handmade creations and vintage. 

Roanoke Street, between Draper Road and Otey Street, Blacksburg, Virginia,, Burnt Creative
Rashan Carraway
Independent Artisans Market 
May 5, 1-7 

Featuring artists from all over the East Coast, this indoor market offers handmade crafts and vintage goods as well as workshops, a fashion show and Rashan Carraway, Mr. Goodwill Hunting from “The Nate Berkus Show.”

A.I.T Building, 421 Maiden Lane, Fayetteville, North Carolina, $5 Admission, IAM 

The Midwest

letterpress card from craft fair
Crafty Supermarket Spring Show 
May 5, 11-6 

Free haircuts, surprisingly, and swag bags are just a few of the crafty treats at this Cincinnati marketplace. Over 50 vendors and about 2,000 shoppers are expected to attend the May installation. 

Clifton Cultural Arts Center in the Gaslight District, 3711 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio,, Crafty Supermarket

The West

beer sign at craft fair
Hip Happening Spring Mother's Day Bazaar 
May 5, 11-5 

Portland, Oregon, hosts this Mother's Day-themed holiday craft bazaar, which features exclusively northwest artisans, drawings and, appropriately, a craft beer bus, which we suppose is the grown-up version of a food cart ... ? 

Sellwood Masonic Lodge, 7126 Southeast Milwaukie Avenue, Portland, Oregon,, Hip Happening Bazaar 

Image credits (from top): SoWa Open Market, SoWa Open Market, Janet Long / Clover Market, Burnt Creative, IAM, Pine Street Makery and Captured by Porches.

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