This Weekend's Craft Fairs — August 10-12

Posted by on Aug 06, 2012

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Mitch Comstock/Festival at Mt. Si


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

Lincoln Summer Craft Festival Vendor in 2011
Lincoln Summer Craft Festival 
(Sat)9-5, (Sun)9-5 

In the heart of the White Mountains, the Lincoln Summer Craft Festival has a beautiful landscape that serves as inspiration for artists and tourists alike. With craftspeople showcasing everything from lawn chairs to toys, pet products to stained glassed windows, there is something for everyone in Lincoln this weekend. 

138 Main Street, Lincoln, New Hampshire, 03251, Lincoln Summer Craft Festival

The South

a little one at last year
Tall Corn Festival 
(Fri)2-9, (Sat)9-7, (Sun)9-2 

Embracing the festival's obvious corniness, in the past the Tall Corn Festival has had themes such as "May the Corn be with You," "Cornstock" and "Can you ear me now?" This year's theme is "Corn in the USA." With such awesome catch phrases, how could the festival not be fun? Arts and craft booths will surround Rossville's city park, along with food vendors. 

City Park, Rossville, Kansas, 66533, 785-224-3480, Tall Corn Festival

The Midwest

Necklace by JoAnn Baumann at the Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair in Milwaukee
Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair 
(Sat)10-5 (Sun)10-5 

Morning glories are in full bloom by this time in Milwaukee. The Morning Glory Festival features 140 fine craft artists exhibiting media in ceramics, glass, leather, wood, photography, jewelry, fiber, enamel, handmade paper, metal and mixed media. There are sure to be pieces as beautiful as the flowers that inspired the festival. 

The Grounds of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts and Red Arrow Park at 929 N Water St. Downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53202, Morning Glory Exhibition
Some fiber arts at a previous Salt Fork Arts and Craft Festival
Salt Fork Arts and Craft Festival 
(Fri)11-8, (Sat)9-6

Last year, over a hundred artists from thirteen states exhibited their work at the Salt Fork Arts and Craft Festival, and this year's event is expected to be even bigger and better. There are demonstrations of early American arts in the Heritage of the Arts area, and hands-on arts activities for kids, as well as live entertainment. 

Cambridge City Park, Cambridge, Ohio, 43725, 740-732-2259, Salt Fork Arts and Craft Festival 

The West

Loveland Sculptural Invitational Live Sculpture
Loveland Sculpture Invitational 
(Fri)11-4, (Sat)9:30-6, (Sun)9:30-4:30 

Billed as the largest outdoor sculpture invitational in the country, the Loveland Sculpture Invitational is "the ultimate three dimensional experience." With over 250 sculptural artists displaying works from miniatures to monuments in a variety of mediums, this is definitely an exciting event! 

920 West 29th, Loveland, Colorado, 80538, 970-663-7467, Loveland Sculpture Invitational
A booth at last year
Festival at Mt. Si Arts and Crafts 
(Fri)6-10 (Sat)10-7, (Sun) 10-4 

The Arts in Festival Hall will showcase local artists doing what they do best in the Si View Gym. The festival is also host to a beer garden, chili cook-off and live entertainment featuring jazz, blues, rock and country music. 

In the Gym 420 SE Orchard Drive, North Bend, Washington, 98045, Festival at Mount Si

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