This Weekend's Craft Fairs — June 2-3

Posted by on May 28, 2012

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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

Some booths and shoppers at the Jaycee
48th Annual Shelton Jaycees Arts and Crafts Fair 
June 3, (Sun) 10-4 
Running for almost fifty years, this craft fair has got its ducks in a row. The Annual Shelton Jaycees Arts and Crafts Fair is a juried event to kick off the summer in an artful fashion. 
Huntington Street and Shelton Avenue, Shelton, Connecticut, 06484, (203) 623-6698,Shelton Jaycees

The South

A couple of tents at the Wellborn Blueberry Festival
Wellborn Blueberry Festival 
June 1-2, (Fri) 2-8, (Sat) 7-5 

This event is positively jammed with sweet family fun. With a parade, classic car show, bake-offs and (of course) arts and crafts vendors, the Wellborn Blueberry Festival celebrates the little berry with style.

Andrews Square, Wellborn, Florida, 32094, 386-963-1157, Wellborn Blueberry Festival

The Midwest

A Hand-crafted shawl
Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival 
June 1-2, (Fri) 12-6, (Sat) 9-5 
At this celebration of all fiber arts, an ambitious learner can take classes in Tunisian crochet, spinning, needle felting and more. For those who have had enough fiber, the Society for Creative Anachronism will be jousting. No, really, guys clad in mail with shields recreate the archaic sport for the crowd's entertainment. Don't miss it! 
Johnson County Fairgrounds, 250 Fairground Street, Franklin, Indiana 46131, Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival
Women shopping for jewelry a the Eastside Millennium Arts Festival in Chicago
Chicago’s Eastside Millennium Art Festival 
June 1-3, (Fri)11-5, (Sat) 10-5, (Sun) 10-5 
Conveniently staged near the Chicago Art Institute, Millennium Park's interactive water fountains, and "The Bean," this art festival is ideal for a full day of artistic adventure. 
Lake Street and Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60601, 847-926-4300, Eastside Millennium Art Festival

The West

Children gather around a demonstrator at the Folk Arts Fair in Prescott, AZ
39th Annual Folk Arts Fair 
June 2-3, (Sat) 10-5, (Sun) 10-5 
Attendees of the Annual Folk Arts Folk Fair at the Sharlot Hall Museum will be treated with traditional arts, crafts and entertainment of central territorial Arizona, served alongside a healthy dose of educational history. Bring the whole family along to enjoy an afternoon of discovery and good old-fashioned fun. 
Sharlot Hall Museum, 415 West Gurley St., Prescott Arizona 86301, 928-445-3122, Folk Arts Fair
Several shoppers admiring the wares of a booth at the Eco-Urban Union Street Festival
San Francisco’s Union Street Eco-Urban Festival 
June 2-3, (Sat) 10-6, (Sun)10-6 
With over 150 booths, this event is one of San Francisco’s largest free events, and many of the booths will be featuring unique pieces fabricated from recycled and sustainable materials. Unique, sustainable and crafty? What’s not to like? And as if that were not enough, there’s live entertainment and tasty food! 
Union Street, San Fransisco, California, 94123, 800-310-6563, Union Street Eco-Urban Festival

Image credits (from top): Union Street Festival, Wellborn Blueberry Festival, Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival, Eastside Millennium Art Festival, Folk Arts Fair, Union Street Festival 

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