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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mashpee Summer Arts and Craft Festival
(Fri) 10-5, (Sat) 10-5
With many talented artisans in almost every artistic field, the Mashpee Summer Arts and Craft Show has something for everyone. In addition to the regular craft sales, there are also featured craft demonstrations by a potter, felter, painter and furniture maker.
Berea Arts Council’s Community Quilting Show
(Fri) 10-6, (Sat) 10-5
Get inspired by the Berea Art Council's Quilting Show! Dozens upon dozens of unique quilts, old and new are featured. Additionally, there is a Vendor's Market where you can buy quilts, special fabric, and notions, beads and baubles. There's also quilting demonstrations and food.
Berea Community School, 1 Pirate Parkway, Berea, Kentucky, 40403, 859-985-9317, Berea Arts Council
Coast Guard Festival Craft Fair
(Fri) 9-7, (Sat) 9-5
The Coast Guard Festival honors a very important and often unappreciated branch of the military, the Navy. Just kidding, the Coast Guard. My dad was a "coastie," and my family has enjoyed the festival a few times. With 50,000 attendees and 165 exhibitors, it gets crowded, but it's so worth it.
After Loon Delight Craft Show
The weekend starts early with this craft show, with over 100 exhibitors featuring selected handmade original artwork, pottery, jewelry, tapestries, clothing, photography, wood creations and more.
Coeur d’Alene 2012 Street Fair
(Fri) 10-8, (Sat) 10-8, (Sun) 1-5
"A true Street Fair," the Coeur d'Alene Street Fair brings together over 250 vendors of food, fine crafts and more, along with daily entertainment. It also claims to be "the best arts and crafts weekend in the northwest." If you're near Coeur d'Alene you can judge for yourself.
3rd and Sherman Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, 83814, 208-415-0116, Street Fair
American Craft Council Show
(Fri) 10-8, (Sat) 10-6, (Sun) 10-5
With specialty categories including "Greencraft" (pieces that incorporate recycled materials and eco-friendly processes), "Men's Department," "Bride-to-be," and "Foodieware" (utilitarian objects to complement your fabulous food creations) and more, the American Craft Council Show is obviously jammed packed with (more than 230) great artists and fun unique gifts.
Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion, 38 Fort Mason, San Francisco, California, 94123, Craft Council