Labor Day Arts & Crafts Festivals

Posted by on Aug 27, 2011

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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

18th Annual Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts Colonial Festival
Westmoreland Fairgrounds - 123 Blue Ribbon Lane Greensburg, PA
Sept. 2nd - 5th,  Mon. & Fri. 10 am - 6 pm, Sat. & Sun. 10 am - 8  pm

As one of the top craft shows in America, the 18th Annual Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts Festival is a unique alternative to the standard craft fair. Over 500 artisans and crafters wear Revolutionary War-period costumes while bargaining and bartering their goods. Held on the Westmoreland Fairgrounds in rural Greensburg, PA, the Colonial Festival offers a vibrant history lesson while you shop — who knew learning could be such fun?
Head to the Family Festivals website, email
or call 724-863-4577 for more information about this arts and crafts festival. 

The Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Craft Fair
Ulster County Fairgrounds - 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz, NY
Sept. 3rd - 5th, Sat. & Sun. 10 am - 6 pm, Mon. 10 am - 4 pm

Three hundred juried artists and craftspeople from all over the US converge on the Ulster County Fairgrounds this weekend for the Woodstock-New Paltz Art and Craft Fair, a festival that has attracted the finest artists and craftspeople for thirty years. Come experience the very best the Hudson Valley has to offer — quality arts and crafts, locally produced specialty foods, New York State wines, craft demonstrations and regional musicians.
Head to the Quail Hollow website, Tweet, email or call at 845-246-3414 to get more details about this arts and crafts fair.

22nd Annual Labor Day Weekend Craft Fair
Community House & Waterfront - Route 11 Alton, NH
Sept. 3rd - 5th, Sat. 10 am – 6 pm, Sun. 10 am  – 5 pm, Mon. 10 am – 4 pm

Come by land, by air or by lake. Join over 100 juried craftsmen and women from all over New England on the shores of Winnipesaukee. Stroll along the banks to view American-made crafts of pottery, fine jewelry, floral design, wearable art, fleece, knits and many more.
Check out the event coordinator's website
or call 603-332-2616 to get more info on this arts and crafts fair.

The Midwest

Royal Craft Show at Castle Farms
5052 M-66 North, Charlevoix, Michigan
Sept. 3rd - 4th, Sat. 10 am – 5 pm, Sun. 10 am – 4 pm

When was the last time you went to a craft show in a castle? The French chateau-style buildings and regal gardens of Castle Farms offer a unique setting for the annual Royal Craft Show in Charlevoix, Michigan. As one of Michigan’s most popular craft shows, it features the finest crafters from around North Michigan.
Call at 231-237-0884, visit the Castle Farms website, or email skmartin@cmsenergy to get more information about this arts and crafts fair.


The South

6th Annual Alabama Butterbean Festival
Historic Pinson - Main Street, Pinson, AL
Sept. 2nd - 3rd, Fri. 5 pm - 10 pm, Sat. 8 am - 4 pm

You may not know what a butterbean is, but don't let that stop you from celebrating it! The Alabama Butterbean Festival offers "down home" entertainment including the Butterbean and Cornbread Cooking Contest, an Antique Car Show, a doggie beauty pageant — and, of course — endless arts and crafts!
Stop by the Butterbean Festival website or call 205 390-1952 to get more information about this arts and crafts fair.

Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show
Riverwalk - San Antonio, TX
Sept. 2nd, 11 am - 11 pm

Stroll among the cool breezes of the San Antonio Riverwalk as you browse unique handmade treasures like jewelry, pottery and fine art at the day-long Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show. 
Stop by The San Antonio Riverwalk website or call 210 227-4262 for more information about this arts and crafts show.


The West

Commonwheel Artists 37th Labor Day Festival
Memorial Park - Manitou, Springs, CO
Sept. 3rd - 5th, 10 am - 5 pm

What has 110 artist booths filled with high-quality handcrafted items and 10 food booths stocked with diverse and tasty treats? You guessed it — the Commonwheel Artists 37th Labor Day Festival. This three-day event held in historic Manitou Springs Memorial Park will have you finding a little bit of everything — artwork, fine crafts, talented performers and fabulous food. Shoppers have been coming back year after year for the high quality arts and crafts that are always unique and interesting. When you’ve “shopped ‘til you’ve dropped” be sure to grab a spot by the music stage and kick back to live music performed by local artists.
Get more info about this arts and crafts fair at the Commonwheel Artists Labor Day Festival website or call 719-685-1008.

Fiesta Hermosa
Hermosa Beach, CA
Sept. 3rd - 5th, 10 am - 6 pm

With temperatures of 80 degrees, balmy sea breezes and the ocean as a backdrop, Hermosa Beach is an ideal place for a summer festival. Fiesta Hermosa is the largest arts and crafts fair in Southern California and features over 270 artists and crafters. The festival takes place every Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekend (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) downtown.
Call at 310-376-0951, check out the Fiesta Hermosa website or email to get more information about this arts and crafts fair.

Boardwalk Arts & Crafts Fair
Depot Park on the Lawn - 125 S. Montana St. Dillon, MT
September 3rd - 5th, Sat. & Sun. 10 am - 6 pm, Mon. 10 am - 2 pm 

Come to the stunning Rocky Mountain scenery of Beaverhead County where artists and crafters gather for Montana’s biggest craft weekend. The fair offers one-of-a-kind items that are 80% handcrafted in U.S.A. These products are made in the true American traditions and many vendors from Montana display the Made-In-Montana seal.
Find out more about this arts and crafts fair at the Beaverhead Chamber of Commerce, emailing or calling 406-683-551.

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