The Best Arts and Crafts
Festivals and Shows in New Jersey

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.

Arts and crafts 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: 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.




October 2022 Arts & Crafts Events

Annual Cranberry Fest
October 1st & 2nd, 2022: 11AM-5PM.
Downtown Bordentown, Farnsworth Ave.
Bordentown, NJ
609-414-0828
Website
Free to attend
The area's largest juried arts and crafts shows with over 10 crafters, artists and vendors, and 40,000 visitors annually.This family event features live music. a beer garden. "Family Friendly" Kids Zone, and more! There's plenty of free parking with shuttle buses running, free of charge, from 6 locations. Handicapped parking available at the base of Crosswicks St. and Farnsworth Ave. Enter via Crosswicks St.

23rd Festival of Fine Craft
October 1 & 2, 2022; Rain or Shine
WheatonArts
1000 Village Drive
Millville, NJ
Website
Cost: $12.00 Adults, $11.00 Senior Adults (62+), $7.00 Students, Children 5 & under are free
This even features two days of an art and shopping experience for the entire family with 125+ juried artists & craftspeople displaying and selling their works, special artist demonstrations, hands-on family art activities, a Beer & Wine Garden*, Glass Pumpkin Fundraiser, live music, and more! For the health and safe.

Allentown Fall Festival
October 8th & 9th, 2022
Main St
Allentown, NJ
Website
Cost: Free to attend
This event features live music, a craft beer garden, food trucks, classic cars, civil war encampment, craft vendors, and a host of activities for kids. Showcasing 100% handmade local crafters and artisans, join us in the fun and get a jump on holiday shopping while buying local at the same time.

Annual Pumpkin Festival & Share the Harvest Food Drive
Saturday, October 8th, 2022; 10:00am-4:00pm
Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Route 9
South Cape May, NJ 08204
Website
Cost: Free Admission, please bring a non-perishable food item
This family event features pumpkin painting and games throughout the day. A variety of crafters will sell their wares along the Village's shell-paved lanes. Vendors will be selling hot dogs, funnel cake, and other snacks. Visit a haunted house at the Village Barn and hop on a fall hayride through the farm. Don't miss the Children's Halloween Parade at 11 am.

The Craft Show @ Oktoberfest

Saturday, October 8, 2022, 10am - 5pm
Demarest Nature Center
Duck Pond
38 Park St
Demarest, NJ
Website
This event features a high quality craft show with up to 75 crafts persons bringing their handmade crafts in many medias. It's a great place for holiday shopping, for gifts, or for items for your own use and enjoyment. There will be German music, German food, water and soft drinks; Korean delicacies; inflatable games. While at the fair visit the Demarest Nature Center and environmental information tables. All proceeds go to benefit The Demarest Nature Center.

Ocean Grove Fall Harvest Festival
October 8, 2022; 10am - 4pm (Rain or Shine)
Downtown
Main Ave - Pilgrim Parkway
Ocean Grove, NJ
Website
732-774-1391
Free admission
This event features artisans & craft makers, with live music by Jo Wymer & Band, and the Ckuck Lambert Blues.

West Milford Autumn Lights Festival
Saturday October 8, 2022 10am - 5pm
Union Valley Rd
West Milford NJ
Website
info@autumnlightsfestival.com
The Autumn Lights Festival first started 26 years ago as a celebration to West Milford for getting its first traffic light! In the beginning it was just the town gathering on the lawn of Town Hall.
Today it has grown to a street fair that has over 300 vendors, live music, child activities, games and rides. With about 20,000 'ALFers' that visit throughout the day.

Merchantville Monster Crafts & Fine Art Festival
Saturday, Sunday, October 15 & 16, 2022
Centre and Chestnut Streets
Merchantille, NJ
Website
This event features juried craft and fine artists offering wearable art, display and functional pottery, blown and stained glass, fine and fashion jewelry, garden and home decor, soaps, scents, pet gifts plus...captivating Fine Art in watercolor, pastel, oil, collage, and decorative fine photography.
Ambiance will be provided by live, gentle music, family art activities and delicious and varied al fresco dining. Support of a charitable cause sets the Festival apart.




November 2022 Arts & Crafts Events

Holiday Gifts, Crafts and Collectibles Faire
Sunday, November 13, 2022: from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Toms River High School South Cafetorium
Hooper Avenue
Toms River, NJ
Website
609-339-9134
Cost: Free admission
This event features over 50 vendor tables, with historical and cultural displays, a model train exhibit, a snack bar, baked goods for sale, $1.00 used book sale, a 50-50, and more! This event, sponsored in part by the Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission, will feature an Ocean County History and Cultural Pavilion.

Holiday Craft Show @ The Historic Village at Allaire
Saturday, November 19, 2022; 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 
The Historic Village at Allaire State Park
4263 Atlantic Avenue
Farmingdale, NJ
Website/Tickets
Admission is $5 per person 6 years old and up. All proceeds of the day to benefit the educational programming at the Historic Village at Allaire!
Over 130 crafters, Allaire artisans, floral exhibits, historic demonstrations, and more to kick off the holiday season in style! Join in for their Christmas and Holiday Craft Show and Historic Demonstrations throughout the village. Local artists will be demonstrating their work. Paintings, pottery, textiles, and more! They will have craft demonstrations at the Carpenter, Blacksmith, and Tinsmith shops! General Store, Bakery, Food Truck - Pilsen Gourmet, Twisted Steaks, Best Day Ever - will be open throughout the day!




December 2022 Arts & Crafts Events

Atlantic City Holiday Bazaar
Saturday & Sunday, December 3rd & 4th, 2022: from 12-5 pm
Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University
2200 Fairmount Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ
Website
609-626-3805
Cost: Free
Enjoy shopping in a beautiful arts & crafts-focused event space in the heart of Atlantic City this holiday season. The holiday bazaar is inspired by the traditional "Weihnachtsmarkts" held in Germany. Throughout the two event days, there will be nonstop live music, food and drink vendors, an indoor biergarten, arts and crafts activities for children and adults, pictures with Santa, and shopping from local artists and craftsmen.
Convenient event parking is available in the attached WAVE Parking Garage.

Ocean Grove Holiday Craft Festival
December 3rd, 2022; 10pm - 4pm (Rain or Shine)
Downtown
Main Ave
Ocean Grove, NJ
Website
732-774-1391
Free admission
This event features artisans & craft makers, with live music by Terry and The Hats, and the Band of Strays

Holiday Craft Show Morristown

December 9, 10, 11, 2022: Friday 4 - 8 pm; Saturday 10 am - 6 pm; Sunday 101 am - 5 pm.
Morristown National Guard Armory
430 Western Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960
845-331-7900
Website
General $10, Seniors (62 and up) $8, Under 16 FREE
This weekend event features creative holiday items from 175 modern American makers from across the country. Savvy shoppers have the chance to wow their loved ones with one-of-a-kind holiday gifts they will never forget. In addition to 165 craft artists from across the country are various demonstrations and a gourmet specialty food boutique.