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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delaplane Strawberry Festival
May 26-27, (Sat) 10-5, (Sun) 10-5
The Delaplane Strawberry Festival promises to be a “berry” good time for anyone who can attend the juicy event. With crafters from around the region, the festival has deliciously sweet talent showcased in the “Craft Village” as well as many other family-friendly activities, including hay rides, puppet shows and street entertainers.
Art in the Heart of Downtown Jacksonville
May 25-27, (Fri) 5-10, (Sat)11-10, (Sun) 11-8
Part of the larger Jacksonville Jazz Festival, Art in the Heart of Downtown is an art show and sale featuring master craftspeople from around the country. Peruse the exquisite selection while being serenaded with live, silky-smooth jazz music.
Indie Designer Market
May 26-27, (Sat) 10-6, (Sun) 10-5
Support local Chicago talent by purchasing retro-spectacular accessories, art, housewares and decor at the Indie Designer Market.
39th Annual Round the Fountain Art Fair May 26, (Sat) 9-4:30
Staged around Tippecanoe's historic fountain, this art fair makes a splash with the juried pieces of over ninety regional artists. Located in a central Midwest location, it is the perfect way to spend this Memorial Day.
Tippecanoe County Courthouse Square on 4th Street between Main and Columbia Streets, Lafayette, Indiana 47902, 765-491-6298, Round the Fountain Art Fair
Northwest Folklife Festival
May 25-28, (Fri) 11-10, (Sat) 11-10, (Sun) 11-10, (Mon) 11-9
The Folklife Festival in Seattle is built around music, storytelling and dancing, but this year’s event has special crafting activities as well. Head downtown to the Next Fifty Activities tent, where there is a puppet-making station and a center for making wooden toy boats. Join the Fremont Arts Council and the rest of the community in building a 100-foot “dragon float.”
San Ramon Art and Wind Festival May 27-28, (Sun) 10-5, (Mon) 10-5
The Art and Wind Festival blows into town this Memorial Day weekend. Professional kite demonstrations and a hot air balloon launch accompany nearly 200 vendors displaying their wares. Visitors can find beautiful handcrafted items including paintings, photographs, jewelry, clothing, pottery, toys and more.
San Ramon Central Park, 12501 Alcosta Boulevard, San Ramon, California 94583, 925-973-3200, The City of San Ramon
Image credits (from top): Northwest Folklife Festival, Delaplane Strawberry Festival, Art in the Heart of Downtown Jackson, Randolph Street Market, Round the Fountain Art Fair, Northwest Folklife Festival and The City of San Ramon