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!

May 2019

Highland Park Street Fair & Craft Show
Sunday, May 5, 2019; 11:30am to 4:30pm
Downtown Highland Park, NJ.
Website
FREE ADMISSION for Spectators.
This event features Artists, Crafters, Vendors, Food, Rides, Live Music & more.

Ocean Grove Spring Fling arts & Crafts Festival
May 5, 2019: 10AM to 4PM
Main Avenue & Pilgrams' Pathway
Business District
Ocean Grove NJ
Website
There will be over 200 crafters displaying their handmade items and selling their art, along with food vendors to satisfy your appetite.

Sip Into Spring Crafts & Collectibles Show
May 11, 2019; 10am-4pm
Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington St.,
Cape May, NJ
Website
This event features crafts and collectibles, nature demonstrations, live music, food, wine, beer, Bloody Marys and mimosas, , and more! Live Music by Michael Flanigan & C. Lynne Smith, with Demonstrations & Crafts by Busy Bees beehive demo, CMCMUA recycling demo, and Surfrider Foundation of South Jersey Cotton Company Fashion Stroll ​

Spark! at The Gallery of Fine Craft
May 18 - June 23, 2019
WheatonArts
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ 08332
Web Site
Contact: Taral Thompson, Phone: 856-825-6800, Email: wheatonartsnews@wheatonarts.org
Cost: Free (except during special outdoor events).
What spark ignited these exhibiting artists to create their latest works? Join us in celebrating with the artists as they push their limits while also challenging the viewer to fuel their own creative fire! This invitational exhibit includes works by Carmen Lozar, Kit Paulson, Jo Yarrington, and from featured “ignite! a WheatonGather” guest artist, Richard Royal.

Woodbridge Street Fair & Craft Show

Saturday, May 18, 2019; 11:00am to 5:00pm.
On the Streets of Downtown Woodbridge, NJ.
Website
FREE ADMISSION for Spectators.
This event features Artists, Crafters, Vendors, Food, Rides, Live Music, DJ, Dancing, Delicious foods, Performances and more! Children's rides, Game Trailer, Petting Zoo, Martial Arts exhibitions, and More!

Kenilworth Street Fair & Car Show
May 19, 2019; 10am – 5pm
525 Boulevard,
Kenilworth, NJ
Website
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. We have all kinds of delicious foods being served including burgers, fries, hot dogs, sausage & peppers, cheese steak sandwiches, crab cakes, kettle corn, mini donuts, steak sandwiches, Empanadas, ice cream & Italian Ices, pretzels, brownies, lemonade, zeppoles & funnel cakes, breads, jams sticky buns and more. 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. For the kids there are mechanical & bouncy rides, pony rides & petting zoo, face painting & games, great live music all day.

June 2019

21sth Annual Chester Spring Craft Show
June 1, 2, 2019; 10am - 5pm (rain or shine)
Historic Downtown Chester
134 Main Street
Gazebo Park
Chester, New Jersey 07930
Web Site
Contact: Toni Perry, Phone: 973-223-2665, Email: toni@twdirection.com
Cost: $4.00 Admission Fee.
This event features with over 160 artists around the region Attendees will get to experience a wide variety of handmade items including traditional craft, fine art and country crafts.  Find unique gifts for everyone on your shopping list as well as beautiful handcrafted furnishings for your home.
Be sure to stroll through Historic Chester and visit over 80 unique shops and eateries which are just steps away from the show. You will discover a wonderful selection of antiques, crafts, clothing, jewelry, home furnishings and accessories, gourmet pet products, confections and wonderful eateries.

South Jersey Arts Festival
June 1, 2, 2109
Appel Farm Arts and Music Center
457 Shirley Road
Elmer, NJ 08318
Web Site (for infomation, tickets, & updates)
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.

Hasbrouck Heights Street Fair
Sunday, June 2, 2019; 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.
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.

Mountain Lakes - Art at the Esplanade Open-air Art Show

June 2, 2019;11am - 5pm
Mountain Lakes' Esplanade
Elm road
Mountain Lakes, NJ
Web Site
Contact: Julie Naegelen, Phone: 973-462-6033, Email: artattheesplanade@gmail.com
Free admission
This event features a juried arts & craft show with fine artists and artisans in the lovely town of Mountain Lakes with emerging and established artists at this open-air event for original paintings, pottery pieces, jewelry, sculpture and more.

Cape May Boardwalk Craft Show
Saturday, June 8, & Sunday, June 9, 2019
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 9, 2019; 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 150 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.

Annual Ocean Grove Giant Craft Show
June 15, 2019; 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.

Cape May Quilt & Fiber Arts Show
June 22, 23, 2019; 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.

36th Annual Blueberry Festival
June 22, 23, 2019: 11 am - 4 pm
Historic Whitesbog Village
120 W Whites Bogs Rd.
Browns Mills, NJ 08015
609-893-4646
Website
Admission: $5/car load
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'


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