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.
(Sat) 9-5, (Sun)10-5
Treat yourself to a Christmas in July and wander down to the boardwalk in Wildwood. The convention center is conveniently located towards the hottest vacation spot in town, so visitors can catch some rays before or after they make their purchase.
Wildwood Convention Center, Boardwalk & Burke Avenue, Wildwood, New Jersey, 08260, 717-656-3208 ext. 2, Christmas in July Craft & Gift Show
Celebrating the fruit of summer, the Mississippi Watermelon Festival has watermelon seed spitting contests, watermelon size contests, watermelon eating contests, and cantaloupe-inspired art. Just kidding. It's the Watermelon Festival Arts and Crafts Show.
Mize City Park, Mize, Mississippi, 39116, 601-733-5647, Mississippi Watermelon Festival
Fri (12-8), (Sat) 10-5
The College Hill Arts Festival is host to dozens of skilled artists and musicians who come from all over the country for this competitive juried event. Also offered at this location is a Children's Art Gallery, where young patrons of the arts can select their very own piece of treasured and original art for $10.
UNI Campus, 23rd and College Streets, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 50614, 319-268-0950, College Hill Arts Festival
This year's Open Arts Fest features live artists demonstrations, where art enthusiasts can witness masters practice their crafts in jewelry, painting, mixed media, sculpture and more. There are also silent auctions, children's activities and perhaps even an opportunity to walk on water!
Pearl Street Mall Boulder, Colorado, 80302, 303-449-3774, Open Arts Fest
(Fri) 10-7, (Sat) 10-7, (Sun) 10-5
More than two hundred artists gather at Salem Art Fair & Festival to showcase some of their best work. Along with unique and beautiful pieces, the festival-attender will find live music, hands-on children's activities, wine and beer gardens and much more.
600 Mission Street Southeast Salem, Oregon, 97302, 503-581-2228, Salem Art Fair and Festival