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.

October 2017

Festival of Fine Craft
October 7th - 8th, 2017
Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Rd.
Millville, NJ 08332
This event features over 140 juried artists, indoor and outdoor craft demonstrations, hands-on family activities, wine tasting, Beer and Wine Garden, entertainment, specialty foods and the crowd favorite "Glass Pumpkin Patch".

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.
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.

Bay Head Annual Craft Festival
October 14th, 2017: 10 am – 4 pm.
Bay Head Centennial Park
83 Bridge Ave.
Bay Head, NJ 08742
This event features arts & fine crafts, food, and music

Downtown Toms River Harvest Arts Festival
October 21st, 2017; 11:30 am - 5 pm.
Washington St.
Toms River, NJ 08753
Artists will be displaying their work as part of a juried art show. Food trucks, handcraft & merchandise vendors, and a beer and wine garden will fill the streets for a fabulous fall day full of fun! Live entertainment all day long. Free kids activities and games including free pumpkin painting.

Cranford Street Fair & Craft Show
October 22nd, 2017: 11 am - 5 pm.
Downtown Cranford
Cranford, NJ 07016
This event features over 200 artists, crafters and vendors. Free admission and parking.

November 2017

Fall Craft Show
November 11th, 2017: 9 am - 1 pm,
Fort Monmouth Recreation Center
2566 Guam Ln.
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
This event features a seasonal craft show with a great selection of holiday gifts and decorations.
Admission and parking are free.

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
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.

Holiday Craft Fair
November 18, 2017; 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Lutheran Crossings
255 East Main Street
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Web Site
Contact: Gail Verlander, Phone: 609-699-4115, Email:
Event Cost: free to attend, $40 for vendor space
Shop the more than 40 crafters showcasing jewelry, fall and Christmas crafts and other type of handmade items. This event benefits the residents of Lutheran Crossings

Cape May Holiday Crafts Fair
November 24th, 2017 - November 25th, 2017; 10 am - 4 pm.
Cape May Convention Hall
714 Beach Dr.,
Cape May, NJ 08204
Admission $2. 
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.

December 2017

8th Annual Crafts in the Warren Tech
December 2nd, 2017 9 am - 4 pm.
Warren County Technical School
1500 Rt. 57,
Washington, NJ 07882
Featuring over 130 quality crafters, bake sale, lunch available for purchase, door prizes, photos with Santa and more!

Holiday CraftMorristown
December 8th - 10th, 2017: Friday 4 - 8 pm; Saturday 10 am - 6 pm; Sunday 11 am - 5 pm.
Morristown National Guard Armory
430 Western Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960
General admission is $9 (includes unlimited re-entry); seniors are $8; children under 6 are free.
This weekend event features creative holiday items from 160 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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