This Weekend's Craft Fairs — March 2-4

Posted by on Feb 27, 2012

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Spring has finally sprung, at least in the world of craft fairs. From the Spanish Moss Festival in Georgia to Washington's Custer's Spring Arts and Crafts Show, this weekend's craft fairs offer a much anticipated bloom of sunny crafts and bright inspiration.

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

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Fashion Boutique Craft Show 
March 3, 10-5 

Over 70 vendors will celebrate the theme of this year's craft fair: A Ladies Day Out. Pop by to check out lots of girly handmades, including jewelry, handbags and hair accessories.

Wayne Hills High School, 272 Berdan Avenue, Wayne, New Jersey,, PJ's Promotions

The South

jewelry from craft fair
Spanish Moss Festival 
March 3-4, (Sat-Sun) 10-6 

This Georgian fair celebrates our favorite bryophyte with a craft fair, concerts and even a pie contest for the best sweet potato, pecan and strawberry baked creations. We can't wait, though, for a Spanish moss pastry competition.

Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge, 80 Live Oak Trail, Helena, Georgia, 229-868-7474, Georgia Department of Natural Resources
artisan from craft fair
Craftsmen's Classic Art and Craft Festival
March 2-4, (Fri) 10-8, (Sat) 10-6, (Sun) 10-5 

Hundreds of crafters and artisans from around the nation will show off their original handmade creations at this top South Carolinian craft fair.

South Carolina Fairgrounds, 1200 Rosewood Avenue, Columbia, South Carolina,, Gilmore Shows

The Midwest

paper card from craft fair
Indianapolis Rubber Stamp and Paper Arts Festival
March 3-4, (Sat) 10-5, (Sun) 11-4 

Free classes, a pet-themed card design contest and even a special booth for crafters to create cards for active-duty soldiers are just a few of this paper craft fair's many thoughtful features, though we're sure the massive stamp and paper marketplace will be a draw, too.

Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 East 38th Street, Indianapolis, Indiania, 317-927-7500, Heirloom Productions 
jewelry from craft fair
Kirk School Spring Showcase of Arts and Crafts 
March 3-4, (Sat) 10-4, (Sun) 10:30-4 

Proceeds from this 40-year-old craft fair will go to the Samuel Kirk School, which teaches students with mental and physical handicaps. In addition to helping a great cause, shoppers can also expect over 100 artisans, a Sunday raffle and a bake sale. 

Samuel Kirk School, 520 Plum Grove Road, Palatine, Illinois,, CNWS Alpha Gamma Delta 

The West

furniture from craft fair
Custer's Spring Arts and Crafts Show
March 2-4, (Fri) 10-9, (Sat) 10-7, (Sun) 10-5

One of this weekend's biggest craft fairs settles in Seattle with over 300 vendors and over 78,000 sqaure feet of crafting, buying and selling. Gourmet truffles, quilted decor and smoked salmon treats are just a few of the handmades shoppers can expect.  

Spokane Fair and Expo Center, 404 North Havana Street, Suite 1, Spokane, Washington,, Custer Shows
artwork from craft fair
Bead and Boutique Arts Show 
March 2-4, Hours vary

With over 200 vendors selling handmade beads and collectibles, this Californian craft fair offers a crafty escape into vintage style and charm. This trade market also hosts a variety of workshops, including wire wrapped jewelry, needle felting and crafting with glass clay. 

Hilton Concord, 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, California,, Bead Show and Boutique Arts
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Found Objects Project Night 
March 2, 6-8:30 

As a part of Bremerton, Washington's First Friday Art Walk, the antique and vintage shop Simply Renewed Antiques will host a free make-and-take of found and vintage objects into notepads and cards. 

Simply Renewed, 301 Pacific Avenue Bremerton, Washington, 360-479-4101, Simply Renewed

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