This Weekend's Craft Fairs — May 25-28

Posted by on May 21, 2012

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Northwest Folklife Festival


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

Strawberry Festival
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. 
Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, Virginia, 20144-1710, 540-364-2772, Delaplane Strawberry Festival

The South

Painted Jazz Scene
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. 
Adams and Laura Streets, Jacksonville, Florida, 32202, 904-630-3690, Art in the Heart of Downtown

The Midwest

some ladies at last year
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. 

Plumbers Hall 1350 W. Washington Chicago, Illinois, 312-666-1200, Randolph Street Market
women look at jewelry at craft fair
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

The West

A dance costume for the Folklife Festival
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.” 
Seattle Center, 321 Mercer Street, Seattle, Washington, 206-684-7300, Northwest Folklife Festival
a kite painting for the Wind and Art Festival
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

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