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. 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.

August 2018

Stone Harbor Arts & Crafts Festival
Saturday, August 4, 2018. 9:00am - 5:00pm & Sunday, August 5, 2018 9:00am-4:00pm
Stone Harbor Recreation Field
8100 Second Ave.
Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
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 18, 2018: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Sunset Park
3 W. Salem Ave.
Harvey Cedars, NJ 08008
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

September 2018

43rd Annual Rutherford Labor Day Street Fair
Monday, September 3, 2018; 10am - 5pm, Rain or Shine
Park Avenue, from Ames Avenue to Highland
Rutherford, New Jersey
Event is Free!
The Rutherford Labor Day Street Fair is the largest and longest running street fair in New Jersey.
In addition to the traditional street vendors, food trucks and antique fair, the event now includes rides and entertainment for kids, walk around street performers including a stilt walker, balloon artist, jugglers and an array of variety entertainers along with an assortment of amusements to keep the kids entertained and attract young families. The event's lineup of live musical acts includes Rutherford resident Lise Avery, host of the internationally syndicated WFDU show, "Anything Goes." Lise will once again open the Labor Day Street Fair, as she has for the past few years. Lise plays music from the 40s through current music on her Monday morning FM program. Jersey Sound will perform oldies and classic rock favorites and also performing will be Rutherford's own Luke and the Troublemakers.

Chester's 45th Annual Fall Craft Show
September 8th & 9th, 2018; 10am-5pm: Rain or Shine!
Historic Chester
Municipal Field & Perry Street
Chester, NJ 07930
Contact: Toni Perry, Phone: 973-223-2665, Email:
Event Cost: $5 single admission
This event features over 200+ Tents Filled with the Finest Handmade Crafts.
The most talented artisans on the East Coast will exhibit and sell their unique hand-crafted creations. Rated #1 in New Jersey and one of the Top 50 "Best Crafts Show in The Nation" by America's Premier Art and Craft Show Magazine, Sunshine Artist.

The Makers Festival
September 15, 2018
Saturday, Manahawkin Lake Park
Manahawkin, NJ
Parking is available at the Southern Regional High School School (714 North Main St [Route 9], Manahawkin).
Entry to festival grounds is free. There is a $10 entry fee to the Biergarten which includes a complimentary mug and one free beer.
This family event features over 125 handmade vendors including art and crafts from local talent, including woodworking, sculpting, photography, live music, a Biergarten, and face painting..
Beach chairs and blankets welcome. There will be picnic tables & hay bales situated throughout the park, however, open space is on a first come, first serve basis

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