Checkout this Easter weekend's craft fairs, which lean heavily on the vintage offerings
This Easter weekend take your pastel dresses and polo shirts craft-fair shopping. Grab that perfect handmade card at Bloomington Handmade, a vintage plate at the Re-Flea or just enjoy the outdoor ambiance of early-spring outdoor events at the Gulfport Art Walk or Freret Market.
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.
April 6-7, 10 am- 5 pm
Hop into the Easter weekend with a 70 vendor craft spectacular. Need to shore up your house's foundation or redo your bedroom decor? Among the usual pottery, jewelry, soaps and quirky delights a few booths will be hawking home repair wares.
Roland E. Powell Convention Center, Ocean City, Maryland; Ocean Promotions; email@example.com; $4
April 7, 8 am - 4 pm
Need ideas to redo your home décor? First, watch "Stranger Than Fiction" and drool over Maggie Gyllenhaal's fictional, funky apartment. Then head to Frederick for the nearly monthly flea market with vintage inspiration in mind. You'll want some fun lamps to spice up your bedroom after watching that movie. It's contagious.
The Frederick Eventplex, Frederick, Maryland; GreatFredMDFlea@gmail.com; Re-Flea
April 6, 6 pm-10 pm
In addition to arts and crafts, try your hand at glassblowing at the Industrial Art Center, gaze at the stars through a state of the art telescope at the St. Pete Astronomy Club or enjoy the drum circle. Yes, you read that right, drum circle!
3007 Beach Blvd., Gulfport, Florida; firstname.lastname@example.org; GulfPort
April 7, noon-6 pm
Check out food, music, flea and crafts. Forgot cash? No problem. Purchase homemade poker chips in $1, $5, $10 and $20 increments with your credit card to use with all of the vendors.
Freret and Napoleon Aves, New Orleans, Louisiana; FreretMarket@gmail.com; Freret Market
See if this flea market is really "the best junk roundup around." They sell collectibles like coins, antiques, retro clothes, recycled "junk" and more.
920 Southwest Sheridan Road, Lawton, Oklahoma;
Montage Festivals; Montagefestivalslc@earthlink.net
April 7, 10 am- 5 pm
Stop by and take a look at what 46 artists from the Midwest have to offer. The gallery shows hip earrings, mustachioed kitten plushies, adorable slippers and lots more handmade goodies.
Bloomington Convention Center, 302 South College, Bloomington, Indiana; Bloomington Handmade; email@example.com
April 7-8, (Sat.) 10 am - 9 pm, (Sun.) 10 am - 6 pm
With a database of 750 vendors rotating through several Crafters Gift Gallery shows, there's bound to be something that catches your eye. And if not, use your craft money for the poker table. Just kidding. Sort of...
Fiesta Hotel and Casino 777, Lake Mead Parkway, Henderson, Crafters Gift Gallery; Craftergiftgallery@cox.net
Photo Credits (from top): Bloomington Handmade, Ocean Promotions, NieszVintageFabric.blogspot, Gulfport Art Walk, Invandenola, Coin News, Bloomington Handmade and Pysanky.