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
Contact: Michael Semola, Phone: 856-655-7880, Email:
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!

July 2019

Craft Day by the Bay
July 6, 2019: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunset Park
3 W. Salem Ave.
Harvey Cedars, NJ 08008
This event features vendors from all over the Eastern Seaboard as well as 80+ local crafters and artists at beautiful Sunset Park.  
Free admission and parking.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.

53rd Promenade Art Show
Friday, July 12, 2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
714 Beach Ave.
Cape May, NJ 08204
Free Admission
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.

August 2019

Stone Harbor Arts & Crafts Festival
Saturday, August 3, 9:00am - 5:00pm & Sunday, August 4, 2019 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 display 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 17, 2019: 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 2019

44th Annual Rutherford Labor Day Street Fair
Monday, September 2, 2019; 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.
This event, which has attracted more than 25,000 attendees in the past, is also known as the Rutherford Antiques Festival. There will be something for everyone: antiques, community and outside organization information tables, food for sale, live entertainment, rides, children's entertainment, crafts, specialty items, and a beer garden. Enjoy one last relaxing stroll down Park Avenue before the slow pace of summer gets replaced by a return to the business of the fall.

South Jersey Apple Feast
September 7, 8, 2019
Cumberland County Fairgrounds
3001 Carmel Road
Milleville, NJ
This family events features artists, craftsman, Little Miss Apple Pageant, live bands, food, hayrides, and more.

Edgewater Arts & Music Festival
Sunday, September 8, 2019; 11am -6pm
Veterans Field
1057 - 1165 River Road
Edgewater, NJ
This event features a juried art competition with live music on stage with International, National, Regional and Local talent.
They are Bergen County's largest juried art competition offering $5,000 in cash prizes in seven art divisions: Best of Show, Art, Photography, Craft, Mixed Media, Fiber Arts and Student competition.
There is a free street fair, free parking with continuous shuttle bus service from Edgewater Commons

October 2019

30th Annual Cranberry Fest
October 5, 6, 2019
Downtown Bordentown, Farnsworth Ave.
Bordentown, NJ
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
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.

West Milford Autumn Lights Festival
October 12, 2019; 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Union Valley Rd, 
West Milford, NJ
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
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
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!

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