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.

April 2018

Seventh Annual Made in Monmouth
April 14, 2018: 10:00am — 4:00pm
Monmouth University OceanFirst Bank Center
Larchwood Ave
West Long Branch, NJ
732-431-7470
Facebook
Free admission and Free parking.
This craft show features over 270 artisans displaying Art, Custom Furniture, Home Decor, Photographs, Wine, Food items, Cake, Pet items, Plants and Flowers, Garden items, Jewelry, Candles, Honey, Children's items, Clothing --- All handcrafted in Monmouth County.

Red Bank Street Fair
Sunday, April 15, 2018; 11:00am - 5:00pm
Broad Street (between Peters Place and Front Street) and on Monmouth Street (between Broad Street & Maple Avenue).
Website
The popular Red Bank Street Fair is filled with crafters, food vendors, rides, and shopping. Plenty of fun for everyone. Come enjoy Red Bank on a beautiful fall day. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Red Bank Police Benevolent Association.

Spring In Tuckahoe Crafts & Home Show
April 21, 2018: 10am - 4pm
Upper Township Community Center
1790 Route 50
Tuckahoe, NJ 08250
Web Site
Contact Kathryn Wright, Phone: 856-765-0118, Email: bkenterprisenj@aol.com
Event Cost: Free
This two-day event will feature an Art & Craft Show, Spring Home Show and networking companies all under one roof. Over 90 vendors are expected to participate, and the event is being held indoors. Visitors to the show will find wood furniture, doll clothes, pet treats, ceramics, fiber arts, photography, outdoor furnishings, watercolors, spring wreaths, hand crafted jewelry and country crafts, Direct sale companies and Home Show companies will be on hand offering savings on hundreds of products and services.
 Whether you are seeking a gift or in need of something special for yourself, you’ll find everything you are looking for at the Spring in Tuckahoe Craftsmen & Home Event.
This event offers free shopping bags, hot and cold food menu, give a-ways and more. General admission is free with a pet food donation or $1.00 per person. All pet food donations are being collected for Animal Rescues.

5th Annual Downtown Glenside Arts Festival ,
April 21, 2018
Downtown Glenside,( located around Easton Road & Glenside Avenue near the Glenside Train Station)
Cheltenham Township, NJ
Website
The Festival will celebrate the winners and participants of the Downtown Glenside Arts Festival Art Contest and the Earth Day Clean-up Volunteers. The Festival will include crafts, food, entertainment, and a wine festival.

4th Annual Historic Downtown Somerville Arts & Crafts Festival
Sunday, April 22, 2018; 10AM - 5PM
Address 100 Main St
Somerville, NJ
Website
This event features over 100 talented artisans, craftsmen and photographers will be displaying and selling a wonderful mix of quality contemporary crafts as well as fine art. There will be original handmade works such as oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors, sculpture, photography, pottery, jewelry, decorative fiber works, metal works, paper, stone, garden works and so much more. Some exhibitors will be demonstarting their craft. You can view photographs of the many exhibitor's works on display at this fair and their websites. To enhance the event, a concert with with talented artists will play throughout the day.
This event will feature a number of food trucks and local restaurants that will be serving a wide variety of food. For kids there will be a face painting and a free kids crafts table near the music area.

Millburn - Short Hills Street Fair and Craft Show
April 22, 2018: 11 am - 5 pm.
Downtown Millburn
Millburn, NJ 07078
908-654-1400
Free admission for spectators
This craft show with an expected attendance of over 30,000 features Artists, crafters, vendors, food, rides, live music and more.

Stirling Street Fair
April 22, 2018; 10 1m - 5pm
Stirling Downtown
393 Main Ave
Stirling, NJ 07980
Web Site
Contact: Cissy Gialanella, Phone: 201-998-1144, Email: events@jcpromotions.info
Event Cost: Free Admission
This event features a giant town block party with over 100 exhibitors and local merchants selling products, new items, crafts and collectibles. If you like shopping outdoors then this is the place to be. Also, stop by the many sponsor booths to see what goodies they are passing out.
Don’t miss the hot show we have planned with live music, dance and demonstrations from the local dancing schools, karate clubs and more. There will be chairs set up so you can relax, eat and enjoy the show all day long, Our special Kids Traveling Shindig section will be brimming with all kinds of fun stuff to do. There will be mechanical kiddie rides, pony rides, petting zoo, climbing wall, clowns, face painting, sand art, temporary tattoos, live entertainment and much more.
Come Hungry, We have all kinds of delicious foods being served including pizza, burgers, fried, hot dogs, sausage & peppers, steak sandwiches, Empanadas, ice cream, lemonade, zeppoles & funnel cakes and more.

Warren County Arts, Sweets & Crafts Festival
April 28, 2018; 10am - 5pm
Downtown Washington
44 E. Washington Ave.
Washington, NJ 07882
908-689-4800
Website
This family oriented crafts festival features original Artists & Crafters competing for cash prizes. The Festival includes Artists, Crafters, Great Food, Sweets, Live Music, Kids Activities, and more,



May 2018

ECO Fair
May 5, 2018; 10 am - 5 pm.
Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Rd.
Millville, NJ 08332
856-825-6800
Website
Free admission
This annual event features his outdoor event features handmade items for sale from New Jersey artists and vendors, environmentally-themed speakers and workshops, upcycled crafts and art activities for families, locally grown flowers, vegetables, and herbs for sale, local non-profit organizations, and more. Refreshments will be available for purchase from local food trucks.

Gloucester County Craftsmen & Home Fair
May 5, 2018; 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Gloucester County 4-H Fairgrounds
275 Bridgeton Pike
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
Web Site
Contact: Kathryn Wright, Phone: 856-765-0118, Email: bkenterprisenj@aol.com
Event Cost: Free
just in time for your springtime decorating and remodeling. The 8th annual Gloucester Craftsmen & Home Show will showcase some of the finest artists and craftsmen from New Jersey. Families visiting the Craft Show can shop from over 100 artists & craftsmen, enjoy delicious food, watch a horse show and get ideas for home decorating. You'll find wreaths, baskets, quilts, ceramics, jewelry, candles, lotions, glassware, wood working, bird houses, country flags, stepping stones, flowers, baked goods, paintings, and more. Home Show companies representing hundreds of products and services will be on hand to help you make your spring home renovation ideas come to life! You'll find everything you need for inside and outside the home from kitchens to backyard patios, to complete basement remodeling services. Come out and talk to the professionals about your next home improvement projects. Stop by the gazebo and enter to win a $500 Home Depot Gift Card. Drawing at 3:00pm and you must be present to win. Shoppers enjoy garden supplies, live music, festival food, product demonstrations, All Breed Spring Dog Parade & Contest, Little Miss & Mister Springtime Pageant, Terra Cotta Pot Creations, exhibits, Farm Produce, Home Based Businesses, Baked Goods, pony rides, face painter, bounce inflatables, give-a-ways & picnic style dining. Gloucester Craft & Home Show is a pet friendly event and consumers are asking to donate a can of pet food for shelters. Admission and parking is free.

Springfest Fair ( Shop for Mother's Day)

Sunday May 6, 2018, 10:00 to 5:00
Veterans Park
Westwood, NJ
Website
Over one hundred exhibitors will be participating at picturesque Veterans Park. This show is added to the two other events held there each year where thousands attend. There will be an art and craft section with 75 exhibitors and an antique section with 35 dealers. A great opportunity to shop for Mother's Day. A free admission show. Festival food. Held rain or shine.

5th Annual Lake Hopatcong Block Party
May 12, 2018: 10 am - 5 pm (rain or shine)
Hopatcong State Park
260 Lakeside Blvd
Landing, NJ 07850
973-663-2500
Website
FREE event
This annual family event, held on NJ's largest lake, will feature craft & food vendors, live entertainment, free boat rides provided by Bridge Marina and Lake Hopatcong Cruises, varied demonstrations, and a children's area. All visitors are eligible to win great prizes, as they travel through the Block Party on a "Passport Adventure". Children (ages 12 & under) can participate in a park-wide scavenger hunt and win prizes as well.

Mullica Hill Art Festival
May 12, 2018 10 am - 5 pm.
Main St.
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
856-278-2055
Website
This family festival will feature local and out of state artists offering one of a kind hand crafted items from paintings, pottery, photography, sculpture, jewelry, glassware, quilts and much more. There will be a number of artists demonstrating their specialties like glass blowing, painting, pottery and woodcarving. There will be activities for adult and children along Historic Main Street.

Sip Into Spring Festival
May 12, 2018; 10:00am - 4:00pm
Physick Estate
1048 Washington St.
Cape May, NJ 08204
609-884-5404
Website
Free admission
Enjoy the lovely grounds of the Physick Estate transformed by vendors and crafters into an outdoor marketplace. Celebrate the season of rebirth and new growth! Be inspired by gardening and nature activities and demonstrations, and enjoy music, festival food, wine, beer, Bloody Marys and mimosas.

Spring Fling Flea Market

May 12, 2018 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Leonardo State Marina
102 Concord Ave
Leonardo, New Jersey 07737
Web Site
Contact: Maggie Mitchell, Phone: 732-291-1333, Email: Maggie.Mitchell@dep.nj.gov
Free admission
This outdoor event features over 60 vendors from antiques to fishing tackle.

Central Jersey Irish Festival
Saturday, May 19, 2018; 10am to 6pm
Lake Topanemus Park
150 Robertsville Rd
Robertsville Road
Freehold, NJ
Facebook Page
$5 Admission, Children under 12 Free
This family event features Irish Craft Vendors, Step Dancers, Bag Pipes and Drums with Traditional Irish Music. For the Wee ones there will be Pony rides, face painting, sand art. The festival is sponsored by: The Ancient Order of Hibernians Divisions of Freehold and Jackson & the American Highlander Kilts & Rinn Duin Brewery.

41st Annual Bordentown Street Fair
May 19, 20, 2018: 10 am - 4 pm weather permitting.
Farnsworth Ave. (For GPS use 233 Farnsworth Avenue)
Bordentown, NJ 08505
609-298-7774
Website
Free event; Free parking and free shuttle buses.
This annual family event features hand made crafters, local restaurants, free entertainment, kids area, food, music, Over 15,000 people visit during the weekend. .

Kenilworth Street Fair & Car Show
May 20, 2018; 10 am - 5pm
Boulevard
Kenilworth, NJ 07033
Web Site
Contact: Cissy Gialanella, Phone: 201-998-1144, Email: events@jcpromotions.info
Event Cost: Free Admission
This event features over 100 quality exhibitors and local merchants selling everything from jewelry, clothing, tee shirts, arts & crafts, collectibles, vintage & more.
Kenilworth CAR SHOW
Custom...Classic...Street Rod...Muscle Cars Awards presented for Best in Show, Residents Choice, Mayor's Choice and more! The wide variety of food vendors was a big hit serving everything from sausage & peppers, pulled pork, Italian hot dogs, zeppoles, shish kabobs, ice cream, and more.

Boardwalk Craft Show
May 26, 27, 2018; Rain or Shine. Sat: 9 am - 5 pm and Sun: 9 am - 4 pm
Boardwalk at Rio Grande Ave
Wildwood, NJ 08260
609-522-0378
Free event
This craft show features all handmade products, original and be the work of the exhibitor.

Waterfront Arts Festival

May 25, 26, 2018: Friday 6pm - 10pm, Saturday12:00pm - 9:00pm
Perth Amboy Waterfront
Sadowski Pkwy.
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
732-826-1690
Website
This annual family Arts Festival Features Original Art, Arts & Crafts for Kids, Live Bands, great Food Trucks, and more.

Highlands 18th Annual Seaport Craft Show
May 27, 2018; rain or shine; 10 am - 4 pm
Huddy Park
Bay & Waterwitch Aves
Highlands, NJ 07732
732-291-4713
Website
Admission is free
This annual Juried Showfeatures handmade crafts from more than 60 crafters and artisans, unique gifts, art, jewelry and personal items.

June 2018

20th Annual Chester Spring Craft Show
June 2nd and 3rd, 2018 10:00am to 5:00pm, rain or shine
Municipal Field
134 Main Street
Chester, NJ
Website
$4 per person admission
This annual event features over 200+ tents filled with with crafters and artisans from throughout the region offering an array of select, hand-crafted furniture, jewelry, apparel, ornaments, home accessories and more.

South Jersey Arts Festival
June 2, 3, 2108
Appel Farm Arts and Music Center
457 Shirley Road
Elmer, NJ 08318
Web Site (for infomation, tickets, & updates)
Contact: Melissa Tevere, Phone: 856-358-2472, Email: info@appelfarm.org
Event Cost: $15, Single Day, $25 VIP, $40 Overnight Experience
This weekend family festival is jam-packed with performances, innovative arts exhibits and immersive workshops. The event features live music and performance art, student-based performances, crafters and artists, delicious fare from gourmet food trucks, local wine and craft brews. Check out the “Art of Wine-Making” tent hosted by various South Jersey wineries where you can meet the winemakers, learn the secrets to making great wine and sample exclusive vintages. Drop off your kids at “Kids Camp” where they can experience the magic of Appel Farm’s summer camp while parents enjoy the festival. Camp under the stars on Saturday night and enjoy a campfire, s’mores and a special musical performance. On Sunday morning, novice and experienced riders can join the South Jersey Cycling Tour. Don’t miss this special family kick-off to the summer where you will discover what makes Appel Farm the leading arts education center in South Jersey!

Hasbrouck Heights Street Fair
June 3, 2018; 10am - 5pm
Boulevard
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604
Web Site
Contact: Cissy Gialanella, Phone: 201-998-1144, Email: events@jcpromotions.info
Event Cost: Free Admission
This festival will feature over 100 exhibitors and local merchants selling products, new items, crafts and collectibles. If you like shopping outdoors then this is the place to be. Also, stop by the many sponsor booths to see what goodies they are passing out.
Don’t miss the entertainment that we have planned with live music, dance and demonstrations from the local dancing schools, karate clubs and more.
There will be 2 stages of music. On the Hamilton Ave. stage there will be performances by local area talent. There will be chairs set up so you can relax, eat and enjoy the show all day long. We are seeking singers, dancers, any demonstrations, zumba etc. to perform at the local performers area.
Our special Kids Traveling Shindig section will be brimming with all kinds of fun stuff to do. There will be kiddie rides, pony rides, petting zoo, trackless train ride, face painting, sand art, temporary tattoos and much more.
Come Hungry! Some of the local eateries will be participating with outdoor dining along with a variety of gourmet food trucks and food vendors serving gyro, shishkabobs, zeppoles funnel cakes and fried Oreos, sausage/peppers, cheesesteaks, zeppoles, funnel cakes, fried Oreos, Kettle corn, ice cream, lemon ice, candy and nuts, sweet breads, jams, sticky buns, burgers, fried, hot dogs, ice cream, lemonade and more.

Cape May Boardwalk Craft Show
Saturday, June 9, & Sunday, June 10, 2018
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.

Montvale Street Fair
June 10, 2018; 10am - 5pm
Paragon Drive
Montvale, NJ 07645
Web Site
Contact: Cissy Gialanella, Phone: 201-998-1144, Email: events@jcpromotions.info
Event Cost: Free Admission
This " Giant Street Festival” will feature over 100 quality exhibitors, a special arts & crafts section, a kid’s area, community section, 2 food courts and continuous live entertainment all day.
Our special Kids Traveling Shindig section by the Summit Ave. entrance. It will be brimming with all kinds of fun stuff to do. There will be mechanical kiddie rides, pony rides, petting zoo, climbing wall, clowns, face painting, sand art, temporary tattoos, live entertainment and much more.
We have all kinds of delicious foods being served. Come hungry for the gourmet Food Truck Court across from the beer garden run by Davey’s Irish Pub.
Also, stop by the many sponsor booths to see what goodies they are passing out.
Don’t miss the hot show we have planned with live music, dance and demonstrations from the local dancing schools, karate clubs and more. There will be chairs set up so you can relax, eat and enjoy the show all day long.

36th Annual Ocean Grove Giant Craft Show
June 16, 2018; 9am - 4pm (Rain or Shine)
Ocean Pathway
Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
732-775-0035
Website
This event, held in historic Ocean Grove, is one of the area's largest arts and crafts show. 300+ vendors attend every year, selling 100% handmade crafts of countless kinds. There will be 15+ food vendors, and we are just steps from the ocean, making the show a great way to spend an early summer weekend.

Quilt & Fiber Arts Show
June 23, 24, 2018; 10am - 4:30pm
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.

35th Annual Blueberry Festival

June 23, 24, 2018: 11 am - 4 pm
Historic Whitesbog Village
120 W Whites Bogs Rd.
Browns Mills, NJ 08015
609-893-4646
Website
This annual family event is celebrated at the Birthplace of the Blueberry. It features a great old-fashioned country fair with Pinelands artists, crafters, folk music, dancing, wagon tours, blueberry picking, kids crafts and field games, Blueberry Art show, vintage tractor and engine demos, Pinelands history and ecology, blueberry plants, blueberry baked goods, ice cream, food vendors, blueberry pie eating contest, historic house and museum tours, Jersey Devil sightings, and more'

Mountain Lakes NJ Art at the Esplanade Open-air Art Show
June 24, 2018[ 11am - 5pm
The Esplanade
11 Elm road
Mountain Lakes, NJ
Web Site
Contact: Julie Naegelen, Phone: 973-462-6033, Email: aate2018@gmail.com
Event Cost: Free
Come discover fine artists and artisans in the lovely town of Mountain Lakes, NJ at the juried arts & craft show. Visitors will get to see more than 30 booths of original arts & crafts, including pottery, paintings, drawings, jewelry, original paintings, pottery pieces, jewelry, sculpture and more.



July 2018

Craft Day by the Bay
July 7, 2018
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.





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