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.
This Weekend's Craft Fairs — July 13-15
It's time to activate the ol' olfactory lobe and clear out the sinuses — the fifth annual Lavender Festival is this weekend! With 40 unique craft artisans, lavender ice cream, hands-on workshops and musical entertainment, this festival pleases all the senses.
Olfactory Farm, 12973 Upton Road, Red Creek, New York, 13143, Lavender Festival
From its humble beginnings fifty years ago, this Art in the Park has grown to attract thousands of people to Blowing Rock. Art enthusiasts will find handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more.
Downtown Blowing Rock, Blowing Rock, North Carolina, 28605, 828-295-7851, Art in the Park
(Fri) 5-11, (Sat) 9-11
Uncle Dave Macon has been called "the Elvis of Rutherford County." With such a title, it's no wonder why Uncle Dave Macon is the inspiration to a wild festival that hosts a lovely original art and craft fair.
Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 37133, 615-692-2708, Uncle Dave Macon Days
Summer is the ideal season for frolicking, and there's no better place to do it than the 63rd Annual South Shore Frolics Festival of Arts. While indulging in such whimsy, a frolicker can find everything from original paintings and ceramics to jewelry and outdoor sculpture. Something is bound to strike your fancy.
South Shore Park, 2900 South Shore Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53207, 414-248-6845, South Shore Frolics Festival of Arts
(Fri) 6:30-9, (Sat) 7:30-5, (Sun) 9-5
At the 2011 International Folk Art Market, 135 artists from 49 different countries came to display their wares, and 20,741 people flooded Santa Fe to view and buy these wares. It's the largest international folk art market in the world, and (if you live in the States) you don't need a passport to get there.
Museum Hill, Sante Fe, New Mexico, 87505, 505-992-7600, International Folk Art Market
(Fri) 11-7, (Sat) 11-7
Time to brush up on your French and dust off the berets, mes amis. The French Festival is in Santa Barbara, and that means impressionist painters at their easels, handcrafted jewelry, various types of French media and even an Eiffel Tower.
Oak Park, 300 West Alamar Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93105, 805-963-8198, French Festival