This weekend is host to some exciting indie craft fairs, like Georgia's Crafty Feast and the Mayday! Underground Crafts+Art fair in Rochester, New York, both hosting mainly local artisans. Looking for something a little more widespread? Sugarloaf Craft Festivals will host their last 2012 spring show with over 250 vendors from around the nation.
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 on the Craft Map and we'll gladly consider it for coverage. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mayday! Underground Crafts+Art
April 28, 10-4
Staged in Rochester, New York, this indie craft fair is now in its 8th year. With over 50 vendors and the first batch of shoppers getting free swag, this marketplace will provide a cozy sampling of the area's best handmade crafts, including jewelry, plush toys and home decor.
April 28-29, 9-4
This annual art and craft fair in Pennsylvania's Pocono mountains offers lots of unique gifts including recycled crafts, fiber and also tasty snacks from the local Mt. Haven's Country Restaurant
Country Resort & Restaurant, 123 Log Tavern Road, Milford, Pennsylvania, 201-919-0459, email@example.com, Art+Craft
Crafty Feast at Indie Grits
April 28, 11-6
is a South Carolinian film festival that's hosting a bevy of events, including the Crafty Feast craft fair, now in its fourth year. Shoppers to the craft fair can expect over 100 vendors focused on recycled and repurposed creations like bags from old records and wine bottles upcycled into drinking glasses.
Columbia Convention Center, 169 Laurelhurst Avenue, Columbia, South Carolina, $2 Admission, Crafty Feast
Sugarloaf Craft Festival in Timonium
April 27-29, (Fri-Sat) 10-6, (Sun) 10-5
This large craft fair has attracted crafters from all over the nation and will also offer interactive demos like wheel turning and costumed storytelling for the kids.
Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Lutherville Timonium, Maryland, 301-990-1400, sugarloafinfo@SugarloafFest.com, Sugarloaf Craft Festivals
Business Networking with Artists and Crafters
April 23, 6:30
Need to polish up those craft business skills? The CCAC Guild hosts monthly meetings, all focused on the latest trends and techniques within the craft business. This month they explore getting networked.
Odin Craft Mill Spring Show
April 26-29, (Thur-Sat) 10-7, (Sun) 12-5
A 1923 feed mill is repurposed into a craft fair. While walking about the Montgomery Ward Catalog farmhouse, grinding rooms and 1927 Gordon Van Tine Barn, shoppers can expect to see the work of over 150 crafters from across 6 states.
Odin Craft Mill, 109 North 1st Street, Odin, Minnesota, 507-736-8235, firstname.lastname@example.org, Odin Craft Mill
Spring Craft Fair
April 28, 9-4
The University of Colorado will host over 65 vendors for this seasonally-inspired craft fair. Unique bead jewelry, pet crafts and handmade handbags are just a few of the craft booths to expect. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Gallogly Events Center, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, Colorado, email@example.com, 719-255-30960, UCCS
Image credits (from top): Jelly Koe, wonderfulwhittlin.blogspot.com, Art+Craft, etsy.com/shop/bossymossybeads, Sugarloaf Craft Festivals, CCAC Guild, Odin Craft Mill and etsy.com/shop/beaddweeb