Search for handmade gems at these craft fairs scattered around the US
There are lots of hands-on opportunities in this weekend's list of our favorite craft fairs, markets and conventions. Participate in a robot demonstration at the Tampa Bay Mini Makers Fair or take one of a long list of classes at the Rubber Stamp Event in Reno.
If these great fairs aren't in your area check out our Craft Map for something that is! You can also add your own event or craft store to the map.
Beverly Mothers Club Spring Boutique
March 31, 6 pm-10 pm
Hire a babysitter and head to the Beverly Golf and Tennis Club for some boozy craft browsing. There will be 40 vendors, free cocktails and a pampering station for mini spa treatments.
134 McKay Street, Beverly, Maryland, Free, BMC, Bmcboutique@gmail.com
March 31, 10-2
Bring the kids to the fair that features a photo op appearance by Dora the Explorer and Easter Eggs hidden throughout the venue. And for you? There will be 40 vendors selling everything from clothing to cakes.
Severna Park Community Center, Severna, Maryland, Free, MD Girls
Tampa Bay Mini Maker Fair
March 31, 10-4
Celebrate the DIY spirit with lots of crafty vendors, workshops and installations. Check out local makers who specialize in crafts, robots, urban gardening, delicious treats and much more.
University Area Community Center Complex, 14013 22nd North 22nd Street, Tampa, Florida, $5 in advance or $8 at the door, Tampa Bay Mini Maker Fair, email@example.com
Sycamore Craft Market
March 31, 10-6
See what Iowa crafters have to offer with everything from unique art to adorable plushies to wooded wine stoppers.
Odd Duck Indie Bazaar
March 31, noon-6
Grab your shades and enjoy some California sun at Hollywood Craft Mafia's annual outdoor fair. The gang sifted through 200 applicants and narrowed the group down to the best 80 indie crafters and artistas.
Rubber Stamp Event
March 31- April 1, (Sat.) 9:30- 5:30 (Sun.) 11-4
Enjoy a bevy of classes: memory boxes, paper flowers, metallic cards and more. And just think: maybe after the classes you could hit up the penny slots!
March 31-April 1, (Sat.) 11-5, (Sun.) 11-4
Browse thousands of yards of fabrics and also help support the La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum at this year's Stashfest.
622 South Second Street, La Conner Washington, Stashfest, firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo credits (from top): BMC, Spring Fair, Tampa Bay Makers Fair, Sycamore Craft Market, Etsy/SeeaSueSew, blog.paper-source and StashFest