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.

Multi-date Events

Rancocas Woods Handmade Artisans Market
4th Saturday of every month, March 23, 2019 - December 28. 2019; Opens @ 10am
Made & Found Market
118 Creek Road
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Website
Contact: Michael Semola, Phone: 856-655-7880, Email: madeandfoundmkt@gmail.com
Set in rustic Rancocas Woods, a monthly outdoor market featuring an eclectic mix of local handmade, vintage and antique goods, food trucks, live music, and more!

October 2019

30th Annual Cranberry Fest
October 5, 6, 2019
Downtown Bordentown, Farnsworth Ave.
Bordentown, NJ
609-414-0828
Website
This family event features live music. a beer garden. "Family Friendly" Kids Zone, and over 100 artists and artisans, crafters and makers in offering one of a kind, handmade, vintage, and upcycled treats to nourish both the heart and the home.

20th Annual WheatonArts Festival of Fine Craft
October 5, 6, 2019; 10am - 5pm (Rain or shine)
WheatonArts & Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ 08332
Website
This two day family event features an art and shopping experience for the entire family with over 150 artists and craftspeople that will present and sell traditional and contemporary works. A highlight is the WheatonArts Annual Glass Pumpkin Patch with over 7,000 Glass pumpkins of all shapes, sizes, and colors on display and available for purchase. Other things to experience include live music, a beer and wine garden, and children's activities
The WheatonArts Center, with a history dating back to 1888, began as a glass factory making pharmaceutical bottles, and later in 1970 as a glass museum when the first buildings at opened to the public. Today the complex of 18 buidings is spread over 45 acres. The Museum of American Glass houses over 22,000 objects, both historic and contemporary. The fully operational Glass Studio presents daily, interpretive demonstrations for the public with artists showing traditional and contemporary glassblowing techniques. In the Artist Studios, artists demonstrate the traditional southern New Jersey crafts of pottery and flameworking.

PierFest 5th Annual Fall Festival
Sunday, October 6th, 2019; 12PM - 5PM (Rain Date: 10/13/2019)
Pier Village
Long Branch, NJ
Website
This annual family event features Kids activities (face painting, inflatables, Fun Bus, photo booth), Exhibitors, vendors and crafters in the Festival Plaza, Live music from local performers, and Great food and drinks at the Pier Village restaurants

Lima Bean Festiva
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Saturday, October 12, 2019; 9am-5pm (rain date Oct 13th)
Wilbraham Park
Perry Street
West Cape May, NJ
609-884-9325
Website
The lowly legume takes center stage delighting locals and visitors alike with her vast array of recipes, crafts and products available. Come out and celebrate West Cape May's farming heritage with lima bean soup, tacos, salad, jewelry, T-shirts and more! Enjoy great food, quality vendors, antiques, crafts, entertainment and fun.

West Milford Autumn Lights Festival
October 12, 2019; 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Union Valley Rd, 
West Milford, NJ
Website
The Autumn Lights Festival first started 20 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.

South Jersey Pumpkin Show Festival

October 12, 13 , 2019
Salem County Fairgrounds
760 Harding Hwy. Rte. 40,
Woodstown, NJ
856-765-0118
Website
This festival features two days of family fun. with the Headless Horsemen, 100+ craftsmen, wine sampling, live bands, Fall Home Show, Pumpkin Pageant, Dog Show, Hayrides, pony rides, Amusement Rides, Scarecrows, Pumpkin Pyramid, Fall Decorations for Sale, Food Trucks & Concessions, Halloween Costume Contest & so much more.

Allentown Fall Festival
October 12, 13, 2019
28 S Main St
Allentown, NJ
Website
Cost: Free to attend
It features quality artisans and crafters, a civil war re–enactment camp, a classic car show, live entertainment in the forms of music, dancing and clowns, a petting zoo, contests and more. This show has continued to improve year after year and has drawn in crowds of over ten thousand. The Fall Festival is their premiere annual family event, attended by thousands. They close down Main Street for this amazing festival. For children, we have bouncy houses and slides, a petting zoo, pony rides, puppy rescues, arts and craft stations, contests and more And for everyone else, there are a variety of top crafters, live music, and great food!

Haddonfield Fall Festival & Craft Show
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October 12, 2019; 10:00am — 5:00pm
200 Kings Hwy. E.
Haddonfield, NJ 08003
856-429-4700
Website
This day-long celebration will also feature over 100 crafters – including florals, seasonal items, glass, pottery, clothing, and much more handcrafted items – lined up along Kings Highway between Haddon Avenue and the PATCO speedline. Also, back by popular demand, Scarecrow making will take place in Kings Court.

Annual New Jersey Botanical Gardens Harvest Fest and Craft Fair
October 19, 2019; 10 am-5 pm – rain or shine
New Jersey Botanical Gardens
2 Morris Road
Ringwood, N.J. 07456
Website
Free admission. Parking: $5/car
This family friendly, fun event features Hayrides and pumpkin games, face painting, applesauce making, tasty food, music and dancing, great photo ops, free Garden tours, booths, exhibits, crafts, an autumn Plant Sale and lots more!

28th Annual Pumpkin Festival & Share the Harvest Food Drive

Saturday, October 19, 2019 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.

November 2019

Fall Crafts & Collectibles Show
November 2, 2019: 10am- 4pm
Cape May Convention Hall
Beach Avenue at Stockton
Cape May, NJ
Website
609-884-5404
The Fall Arts & Crafts Festival will showcase handmade mixed arts and crafts vendors as more than 40 vendors come to Cape May to sell hand-made novelties including seasonal decorations, gift items and more. It's never to early to start Christmas shopping.

 West Windsor Arts Center’s Two-Day Artisan Market

November 16, 2019; 10am - 5pm
West Windsor Arts Council
952 Alexander Road
West Windsor Township, NJ 08550
Web Site
Contact : 609-716-1931, Email: info@westwindsorarts.org
Event Cost: $2.00
This year marks the ninth anniversary of the Artisan Market that has grown into a respected venue for showcasing the work of talented artisans,
This is a two day event, allowing opportunities for more vendors and increased attendance from the public. Both days will feature 22 artisans, with different artisans each day!
This event is held concurrent with their Off the Wall Affordable Art Sale that is a juried art show bringing in artists from all over NJ. Both events will be held in time for holiday shopping, offering beautiful handmade items and artwork.

25th Annual Covered Bridge Artisans - Studio Tour and Holiday Sale
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, November 22, 23, 24, 2019
Sergeantsville Firehouse Event Center
761 Sergeantsville Road
Sergeantsville, NJ 08557
609-397-1535
Website
Visit seven open artists' studios and thirteen artists in the Sergeantsville Firehouse Event Center.

Holiday Crafts Fair
November 29, 30, 2019
Cape May Convention Hall
714 Beach Dr.,
Cape May, NJ 08204
609-884-5404
A great oppornity to enjoy a holiday weekend getaway with a chance to pick up some holiday gifts. Shop for unique hand-made gifts and seasonal decorations

Winter Village at The Red Mill Museum
November 29, through December 1, 2019; 9am - 4pm
Red Hill Museum
56 Main St,
Clinton, New Jersey
Website
This three-day German-style outdoor, tented and heated, winter craft market in the heart of Clinton, New Jersey features over 40 local craft artisans, vintage peddlers, and food trucks each day.
The Red Mill Museum Village's annual Festival of Trees is comprised of a decorated tree and wreath silent auction fundraiser benefiting the museum's preservation. Guests are invited to tour 12 historic buildings on the beautifully decorated grounds of the museum while enjoying performances by Clinton's 'Dickens Days' theatrical carolers.


December 2019

Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar 2019
Saturday, November 30th, 2019 11 am - 10 pm! (Tree lighting at 7 pm)
& December 1, 7, 8, 21 &12, 2019; 11am - 6pm (rain or shine)
Asbury Park Convention Hall
1300 Ocean Ave
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Web Site
Contact: Jenny Vickers, Email: team@asburyparkbazaar.com
Event Cost: Free, all ages, and pet friendly!
The Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar, taking place at historic Convention Hall on the beautiful beach in Asbury Park, NJ, will feature a curated roster of the best local and regional artists, vendors, and shops selling the cutest and coolest vintage, handmade, art, jewelry, home goods, foodstuffs, and more.
Get all of your holiday shopping done while enjoying special musical performances, Photos with Santa Sundays, holiday photo booth pictures, a 30 foot Christmas tree, fireplace lounge, and beautiful holiday decor. Check out our seasonally-inspired menu and holiday drinks at the Anchors Bend and Asbury Oyster Bar. Feeling creative? Join us for kids art classes and holiday craft workshops.
The holiday markets are inspired by the traditional "Weihnachtsmarkts" in Germany. So be sure to stop by our hot drink bar to enjoy traditional glühwein (hot mulled wine), hot chocolate or hot cider while you shop! Bring a toy or gently used coat for the AP Toy & Coat Drive or donate what you can and you will receive a 4x6 print of your Photo with Santa on Sundays, along with copies of your photos emailed to you. Pets are invited to meet Santa as well! Sponsored by Shoreline Media.

Holiday Craft Show Morristown
December 13, 14, 15, 2019: Friday 4 - 8 pm; Saturday 10 am - 6 pm; Sunday 11 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.


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