State Fair Meadowlands, Smoke Meat Festival and more events from around the nation
(Fri) 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. (Sat) 2 p.m. – 2 a.m. (Sun) 2 p.m. – 12 a.m.
The Meadowlands is not a craft venue, but a full-blown state fair and the biggest event in New Jersey. In fact, shopping the craft booths is only mentioned as a way to burn calories (from all the carnival food), but there are sure to be a lot of gifted artists in attendance. Though they'll be hard to find among the many other attractions including huge roller coaster and other rides, carnival games and the World of Wonder "freak" show.
Meadowlands Fair Grounds, East Rutherford, NJ 07073, 973-450-1073, State Fair Meadowlands
(Fri) 3-11, (Sat) 10-7
The flair of Roxboro is on display at the Personality Festival this weekend, with craft booths, street dancing, great food and more.
Uptown Roxboro, Roxboro, North Carolina, 27573, 336-599-8333, Personality Festival
(Fri) 4 p.m.-12 a.m.(Sat) 8 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Le Festival de Viande Boucanee is better known as the Smoked Meat Festival, and it's an annual festival held in Ville Platte, Louisiana, a.k.a. "The Smoked Meat Capital of the World." While sampling the area's specialty from the competitive cook off, festival visitors can shop around the arts and crafts booths or attend a beauty pageant. Every part of the event promises to be a "smokin' good time."
652 LaSalle Street Ville Platte, Louisiana, 70856, 337-363-6700, Smoked Meat Festival
Running in conjunction with Taste of Bloomington, Arts Fair on the Square allows visitors to enjoy browsing juried fine arts and crafts while sampling cuisine from 35 local restaurants. The event also includes interactive arts activities for children and local entertainment for the whole family.
Downtown Bloomington, Bloomington, Indiana, 47404, 812-334-1188, Arts Fair on the Square
(Sat) 10-6 (Sun) 10-4
Watch talented painters exercise their craft in real time while they paint in the idyllic Lake Minnetoka setting of Wayzata for the first annual Plein Air "Paint Out." The kids can take part in the Children's Art Experience, crafting with hands-on activities and creating their own art.
Downtown Wayzata, Lake Street, Wayzata, Minnesota, 55391, 952-473-9595, Wayzata Art Experience
(Sat) 10-5, (Sun) 10-5
The High Peaks Art Festival includes not only fine juried art pieces and a music tent featuring local musical artists, but also a turtle race! Come enjoy the fresh mountain air with fellow art connoisseurs.
Town Square, Nederland, Colorado, 80466, 303-748-2053, High Peaks Arts Festival