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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.

Arts and crafts 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: 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  Arts and Crafts Events

Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar
Every Sunday, November 28th thru December 19th, 2021; 12 - 5pm
Asbury Hotel
210 5th Ave,
Asbury Park, NJ
Website
This event offers shopping in The Asbury’s indoor Hall & outdoor tented Terrace event space this holiday season. It 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. The event will feature also feature music, holiday photo stations, craft workshops and beautiful décor. The holiday market is inspired by the traditional "Weihnachtsmarkts" held in Germany. While you shop, enjoy a delicious food & libations from Asbury Hotel.
The event is free, all ages, and rain or shine - and pet friendly. To enter, use the doorways to the left of the main entrance. The Holiday Bazaar is free and all ages. COVID protocols required at the time of event will be followed.





October 2021 Arts & Crafts Events

31st Annual Cranberry Fest
October 2nd and 3rd, 2021: 11AM-5PM.
Downtown Bordentown, Farnsworth Ave.
Bordentown, NJ
609-414-0828
Website
Free to attend
The area's largest juried arts and crafts shows with over 175 crafters, artists and vendors, and 40,000 visitors annually.This family event features live music. a beer garden. "Family Friendly" Kids Zone, and more! There's plenty of free parking with shuttle buses running, free of charge, from 6 locations. Handicapped parking available at the base of Crosswicks St. and Farnsworth Ave. Enter via Crosswicks St.

Annual New Jersey Botanical Gardens Harvest Fest and Craft Fair
Saturday, October 2, 2021; 10 am-5 pm (Rain date 10/3)
New Jersey Botanical Gardens
26 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!

Festival of Fine Craft
October 2 & 3, 2021; This is a Rain or Shine event!
WheatonArts
1501 Glasstown Road
Millvile, NJ 08332
Website
856-825-6800
wheatonartsnews@wheatonarts.org
Event Cost: $12.00 Adults, $11.00 Senior Adults (62+), $7.00 Students, Children 5 & under are free
Buy your tickets in advance online & save $2.00 per ticket! Offer ends on Sept. 26, 2021.
Experience this 22nd annual award-winning showcase of 125 juried artists mastering in clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, photography, wearable art, wood, and more! Watch unique craft demonstrations and then create your own with complimentary family art activities sponsored by PNC Arts Alive. Relax in the Beer & Wine Garden with Cape May Brewery and Bellview Winery, listen to live music, and enjoy refreshments from gourmet food trucks. WheatonArts signature Glass Pumpkin Fundraiser* takes place during the Festival as well. *Please Note: due to limited production time during COVID restrictions, pumpkin quantities are limited.
All fundraiser proceeds support WheatonArts' educational programming.

Ocean Grove Fall Harvest Festival
October 2nd, 2021; 10pm - 4pm (Rain or Shine)
Downtown
Main Ave
Ocean Grove, NJ
Website
732-774-1391
Free admission
This event features artisans & craft makers, with live music by Jo Wymer & Band, and the Ckuck Lambert Blues.

The Craft Show @ Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 9, 2021, 10am - 5pm
Demarest Nature Center
Duck Pond
38 Park St
Demarest, NJ
Website
This event features a high quality craft show with up to 75 crafts persons bringing their handmade crafts in many medias. It's a great place for holiday shopping, for gifts, or for items for your own use and enjoyment. There will be German music, German food, water and soft drinks; Korean delicacies; inflatable games. While at the fair visit the Demarest Nature Center and environmental information tables. All proceeds go to benefit The Demarest Nature Center.

West Milford Autumn Lights Festival
Saturday October 9, 2021 10am - 5pm
Union Valley Rd
West Milford NJ
Website
info@autumnlightsfestival.com
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.

Allentown Fall Festival
October 9th & 10th, 2021
Main St
Allentown, NJ
Website
Cost: Free to attend
This event features live music, a craft beer garden, food trucks, classic cars, civil war encampment, craft vendors, and a host of activities for kids. Showcasing 100% handmade local crafters and artisans, join us in the fun and get a jump on holiday shopping while buying local at the same time.

Annual Pumpkin Festival & Share the Harvest Food Drive
Saturday, October 16, 2021 10:00am-4:00pm
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 2021 Arts & Crafts Events

Holiday Craft Show @ The Historic Village at Allaire
Saturday, November 13, 2021; 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 
The Historic Village at Allaire Allaire State Park
4263 Atlantic Avenue
Farmingdale, NJ
Website/Tickets
Admission is $5 per person 6 years old and up. All proceeds of the day to benefit the educational programming at the Historic Village at Allaire!
This Christmas and Holiday Craft Show with Historic Demonstrations throughout the village will feature local artists demonstrating their work. Paintings, pottery, textiles, and more! There will be craft demonstrations at the Carpenter, Blacksmith, and Tinsmith shops! General Store, Bakery, Food Truck - Pilsen Gourmet will be open throughout the day!
It includes over 80 crafters, Allaire artisans, floral exhibits, historic demonstrations, and more.





December 2021 NJ Arts and Crafts Festivals

Ocean Grove Holiday Craft Festival
December 4th, 2021; 10pm - 4pm (Rain or Shine)
Downtown
Main Ave
Ocean Grove, NJ
Website
732-774-1391
Free admission
This event features artisans & craft makers, with live music by the Band of Strays

Holiday Craft Show Morristown

December 10, 11, 12, 2021: Friday 4 - 8 pm; Saturday 10 am - 6 pm; Sunday 101 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.