The Best New Jersey Arts and Crafts
Festivals and Shows

Arts and crafts festivals and specialty item shows

New Jersey Arts and Crafts Festivals

Arts and crafts shows feature the most popular shows and events, most of which are Juried artists and crafts people who come from outside the state to display their work. Other shows with specialty items and collections are also featured here.

Shows range from major national or regional events with 50,000 plus visitors to small local fund-raisers.The arts and crafts shows feature the most popular shows and events, most of which are Juried artists and crafts people who come from outside the state to display their work.



Note: This information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.

June 2017

Cape May Boardwalk Craft Show
June 10th, 2017 - June 11th, 2017
Promenade Beach Ave.
Cape May, NJ 08204
609-884-9563
Website
Crafters will offer everything from jewelry to leather goods, from fashion and accessories to water colors, so you are sure to find all the perfect gifts you've been searching for-and of course, a little something for yourself.

Spring Fine Art and Crafts
June 17th - June 18th, 2017
Brookdale Park
473 Watchung Ave.
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
908-874-5247
Website
Brookdale Park, located a half a mile from the Garden State Parkway in Montclair, is a lovely setting for a quality, outdoor fine art and fine craft show. The event, presently in its 29th year, features 160 fine artists and fine crafters and has an estimated 12,000 plus attendance.

Quilt & Fiber Arts Show
June 24th, 25th, 2017
Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Rt. 9 S
, Cape May, NJ 08204
609-898-2300
Website
This event features all things fiber arts. Both days will offer demonstrations and vendors of quilting, textiles, knitting, crocheting, basket weaving, broom making, wool dyeing, sheep shearing and more. On Saturday, visitors may vote for their favorite quilts in the Welcome Center at the Viewer's Choice Quilt Show, and on Sunday continue to enjoy the display and see the winners.  A rare wedding quilt, c. 1714, handmade by Cape May Countian Sarah Spicer, will be on display in the Welcome Center for its annual appearance. Regional vendors are attending with quilting and sewing fabrics, baskets, supplies, and equipment to help inspire the creation of an heirloom project. The Corson-Hand House, home to fiber arts demonstrations at the Village, will feature use of the "Great Wheel" which will be used along with wool preparation and dyeing. Bobbin lace making and tatting will also be demonstrated by a fourth generation artisan.  Seasoned knitters and newcomers to the craft alike will learn from these discussions and demonstrations.



July 2017

Craft Day by the Bay
July 1st, 2017
Sunset Park
3 W. Salem Ave.
Harvey Cedars, NJ 08008
609-361-7990
Website
This event features vendors from all over the Eastern Seaboard as well as local crafters and artists at beautiful Sunset Park.  Enjoy a stroll along the bayfront as you shop among the large selection of handmade wares. The longest continuing craft show on all of Long Beach Island. Something for everyone, young and old alike.

Cape May Promenade Art Show
July 7th, 2017 - July 9th, 2017
714 Beach Ave.
Cape May, NJ 08204
609-884-9565
Website
Crafters will offer everything from jewelry to leather goods, from fashion and accessories to water colors, so you are sure to find all the perfect gifts you've been searching for-and of course, a little something for yourself.

August 2017

Stone Harbor Arts & Crafts Festival
August 5th - 6th, 2017
Stone Harbor Recreation Field
8100 Second Ave.
Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
609-368-5102
Website 
This event features over 200 artisans from more than 12 states displaying their work. ​ Their goal is to offer each artist and each patron a unique experience, showcasing the highest quality and diversity of artistry with an unmatched, beautiful seashore backdrop.

Blue Claw Craft Show
August 19th, 2017
Sunset Park
3 W. Salem Ave.
Harvey Cedars, NJ 08008
609-361-7990
Website  
This family friendly event features many local and popular crafters from New Jersey as well as Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. Additionally there will be a Blue Claw Crab race for children of all ages. Held in beautiful Sunset Park located on the Bay in Harvey Cedars

Maywood Summertime Street fair
August 20th, 2017
W. Pleasant Ave.
Maywood, NJ 07607
201-998-1144
Website 
This family-oriented festival will feature the participation of local merchants, civic organizations, and restaurants along the festival route providing an outdoor cafe style service. Maywood's main thoroughfare will be transformed into a pedestrian marketplace. Non-stop music and entertainment along with family fun attractions. Over 150 exhibitors, kiddie rides& climbing wall , a special section with craft exhibitors, games, face painters, activities and delicious food

October 2017

The South Jersey Pumpkin Show
October 13, 14, 15, 2017
Salem County Fairgrounds
735 Harding Hwy
Woodstown, NJ 08098
Contact Kathy Wright, at 856-765-0118.
Website
Pumpkin growers and backyard gardeners from any state are being invited to bring their heaviest pumpkin out to the Pumpkin Show Big Pumpkin Weigh Off on Friday October 13th, from 5pm to 7pm. Festival goers visiting will enjoy pumpkin desserts, 100+ artists & craftsmen, Fall Home, Garden & Farm Expo, fun contests, scarecrows, give-a-ways, Pumpkin Toss, live bands, wine sampling, festival food court, NJ Largest Baked Pumpkin Pie, pony rides and hayrides around the fairgrounds. The Pumpkin Show will feature the reading of Sleepy Hollow legend and the arrival of the Headless Horsemen on Friday evening for two exciting performances at the graveyard. The giant pumpkin pyramid that holds over 500 pumpkins and mums will be showcased as the center piece of the festival. Kids under ten will enjoy a grandma friendly Boo Barn, amusement rides, free pumpkins, craft making, trick or treating on Friday night, kids straw garden and Halloween treat bags.The All Breed Fun Dog Parade, Decorated Fall Baby Strollers and Halloween Costume Contests are free to enter and everyone receives a ribbon and goody bag for participating. The best pumpkin desserts, casseroles, soup and appetizers are being sought for the Fun Pumpkin Food contest and free sampling held on Saturday.
The Little Miss & Mister Pumpkin Pageant for girls and boys will be held on Sunday at 3pm, for kids ages 4-9 years old from Salem, Camden, Gloucester and Cumberland Counties. The South Jersey Pumpkin Show is a completely self-supporting festival made possible by the sponsors, exhibitors and parking fee! This is event is currently filing for non-profit 501 (c) 3 status. The event organizers have pledged to keep the festival family friendly, affordable and packed full of harvest fun.
The South Jersey Pumpkin Show will always be dedicated to Kathy Wright's October son, Scott R.W. Bailey, age 15, who succumbed to ATV injuries on May 13, 2010. Kathy's son was a huge part of the festival from the beginning and will always be remembered by his friends and family. A Scholarship Award is given each year in honor of Scott from the Pumpkin Show proceeds.Admissions is free, parking $5.00 a carload and good all three days of the festival. Free shopping bags, free trick or treat bags, free pumpkins/gourds first 200 kids daily. Visitors that donate a can of pet food at the main entrance will receive a $1.00 off parking.

November 2017

4th Annual Handmade in America Professional Craft Show
Saturday, November 18, 2017; 9 am to 3:30 pm.
Upper Township Community Center
1790 Route 50
Tuckahoe, NJ 08270
Website
Contact: TuckahoeMerchants@gmail.com
Free Admission, though donations are always welcome.
This craft show showcases many of New Jersey's top skilled crafismen --- vendors for this show are chosen by invitation only, and almost every vendor is from New Jersey. Every item in the show is made by skilled craftsmen, so everything is literally "handmade in America."
This annual fund raising event is driven by a small, hard-working local group that has awarded more than $180,000 in Scholarships to local students since 1998. The Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants' Association is hosting the show as one of several annual fund-raising events to help raise money for their Scholarship Funds. Among the scholarships are: the James & Martha Owens Scholarship which goes to graduating local high school students, the Doris Stowell Scholarship, which is a $5,000 annual scholarship for high school Seniors, the $1,000 Alex and Virginia May Scholarship, which is awarded to a high school Senior who plans to attend a community college, the B&G Scholarship (new this year), and the GTAMA Scholarships which go to students who are already enrolled in college.


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