This Weekend's Craft Fairs — August 17-19

Posted by on Aug 13, 2012

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Sante Fe Indian Market


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

Fletcher Farm Artists displaying their carving
Fletcher Farm Craft Festival 
(Sat) 10-4 

The Fletcher Farm School Craft Festival features over ninety artists exhibiting top quality wares in such mediums as pottery, primitives, glass, oil and watercolor paintings, carvings, scroll work, dried flowers, syrup, honey, rose blossom jewelry, sterling silver jewelry, doll clothes, wood turnings, stained glass, fabulous foods and more. Held outside the oldest building in town (over 225 years!), this craft festival has a unique and fascinating feel and history. 

611 Route 103 S, Ludlow, Vermont, 05149, 802-228-8770, Fletcher Farm School Craft Festival

The South

Trail West! Festival Vendor Tents
Trail West!
(Fri)5-8, (Sat)10-8, (Sun)12-7 

With tons of live music, oodles of fine artists and craftspeople, and lots of make-and-takes for kids, Trail West is the place to be this weekend for art enthusiasts near Saint Joseph, Missouri. History buffs will also be satiated at the festival, with historical reenactments from the time of Jesse James. 

Civic Center Park, 1100 Frederick Avenue, Saint Joseph, Missouri, 64501, Trail West!

The Midwest

Northwood Art and Book Festival Tents
Northwoods Art & Book Festival 
(Sat) 9-3 

Three of my favorite things combined in one convenient location: art, books and food. Northwoods Art and Book Festival is a wonderful refuge of imagination and expression. There will be a large variety of vendors with many unique products of hand-painted clothing, rope baskets, unique designer jewelry, bent willow furniture, birch-bark baskets, handmade baskets, pen-and-ink wildlife art, cement benches and iron mosaic tables, along with driftwood and glass chimes and more.  

Downtown Hackensack, Minnesota, Northwoods Art and Book Festival
ArtPhoto Chicago Picture of Northside Summer Fest Artwork
Northside Summerfest
(Fri)5-10, (Sat) 12-10, (Sun) 12-9

Those craving a good Chicago hot dog will certainly be able to find it at the Northside Summerfest. The meaty franks are only part of the fun. Arts and craft vendors and other fun activities will also be lining the Chicago streets. 

4050 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60618, 773-665-4682, Northside Summerfest's Facebook Page

The West

Sante Fe Indian Market Vendor displaying her pottery
Santa Fe Indian Market 
(Sat) 7-5, (Sun)8-5 

This is the only art fair that has over one thousand artists displaying original artwork, drawing tens of thousands of people from all over the country to the streets of Santa Fe. 

Santa Fe Plaza, 80 East San Francisco Street , Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87501, 505-983-5220, Sante Fe Indian Market

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