This Weekend's Craft Fairs — May 12-13

Posted by on May 07, 2012

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Celebrate Mother's Day with a handmade craft fair. A few of our favorites include Raleigh's The Handmade MarketCrafty Wonderland's Super Spring Colossal Sale in Portland and Philadelphia's Art Star Craft Bazaar.

The East

jewelry from craft fair
Art Star Craft Bazaar 
May 12-13, 10-6 
Downtown Philly gets a tasty craft treat with this Mother's Day weekend craft fair. Shoppers can expect over 140 vendors (local and national), craft demos like clay sculpturing from The Philadelphia Sculpture Gym and spring-time breezes flowing from the waterfront. 

Penn's Landing Great Plaza, On Delaware Avenue between Walnut and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 215-238-1557, Art Star Craft Bazaar

The South

crochet bowl from craft fair
The Handmade Market 
May 12, 11-5 

Raleigh hosts this indoor "designer" craft fair, which offers trendy home decor and fashion accesories handcrafted by indie designers, all selected via a jury process. 

Cobblestone Hall, 215 Wolfe Street, Raleigh , North Carolina,, The Handmade Market
plush toy from craft fair
Ballston Arts and Crafts Market 
May 12, 10-4 

Held every second Saturday through October, this monthly outdoor craft fair outside Washington, D.C., opens for the 2012 season this weekend and will feature juried booths, upcycled jewelry, quirky plush toys and more. 

Welburn Square, 901 North Taylor Street, Arlington, Virginia, 202-536-9714, Ballston Arts and Crafts Market
coasters from craft fair
Art Rock
May 12, 12-6 

The first 100 shoppers get free swag bags at this outdoor craft fair. Not an early bird? You can still enjoy free kids' art activities and door prizes as well as over 55 craft vendors from which to find the ideal gift for your mom and/or grad. 

Armory Art Center, 1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida, $5 Admission, Children Under 12 Free (with Adult), Art Rock Rocks

The Midwest

art from craft fair
West Chester Art Market 
May 12, 9-1 

This monthly arts and crafts marketplace in Ohio features mostly fine arts and proceeds from the event go to promote art within the community.

9285 Centre Point Drive, West Chester, Ohio, 513-290-0099,, Arts Council of West Chester and Liberty

The West

meat amigurumi from craft fair
Super Colossal Spring Sale
May 12, 11-6

Portland hosts one of its most popular craft fairs, beloved for its free admission, goody bags to early shoppers and over 200 indie crafters and artisans, all featuring that unique Portland blend of style and irony. 

Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK Jr. Boulevard, Exhibit Hall D, Portland, Oregon,, Free Admission, Crafty Wonderland

Image credits (from top): Crafty Wonderland, Art Star Philly, Your Mom Designs / The Handmade Market, Babus Toys / Ballston Arts and Crafts Market, Art Rock, Arts Council of West Chester and Liberty and Crafty Wonderland

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