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 2018

29th Annual Cranberry Fest
October 6, 7, 2018
Downtown Bordentown, Farnsworth Ave.
Bordentown, NJ
This family event features live music. a beer garden. "Family Friendly" Kids Zone, and over 150 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 6, 7, 2018
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.

South Jersey Pumpkin Show Festival
October 12, 13 , 1 4, 2018; Friday 5pm-10, Sat. & Sun. 10am to 6pm
Salem County Fairgrounds
760 Harding Hwy. Rte. 40,
Woodstown, NJ
This festival features three- 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 13, 10:00 am & October 14, 2018, 5:00 pm
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 our premiere annual family event, attended by thousands. We 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. For the adults, we have a craft beer garden and wine tasting.. The event is rain or shine with seating available under tents.

West Milford Autumn Lights Festival

October 13, 2018; 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Temporary 2018 Location. Due to construction on the Marshall Hill Bridge, take Ridge Rd to the Firehouse
714 Ridge 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.

Annual New Jersey Botanical Gardens Harvest Fest and Craft Fair
October 13, 14, 2018; (Saturday-Sunday), 10 am-5 pm – rain or shine
New Jersey Botanical Gardens
2 Morris Road
Ringwood, N.J. 07456
Free parking & admission.
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, an autumn Plant Sale and lots more!

November 2018

Sugarloaf Craft Festival
November 9, 10, 11, 2018
New Jersey Convention & Expo Center
97 Sunfield Ave.
Edison, NJ
This event features high quality artwork in every price range. Crafts include hand carved wooden bowls, jewelry boxes, fanciful ceramic pieces, stunning apparel items, wildlife photographs and special culinary treats. There will also be a children's theatre group and great gourmet foods, a festive, happy atmosphere prevails.

West Windsor Arts Center Artisan Market
November 17, 18, 2018; 11am -5pm
West Windsor Arts Center
952 Alexander Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550
Web Site
Event Contact: Kimberly DucoteSchimmel, Phone: 609-716-1931, Email:
$2 admission
The annual WWAC Artisan Market is a celebration of fine arts and crafts. A curated selection of Artisans will sell their innovative handcrafted items in our two day Artisan Market and Opening Reception for the Off the Wall Art Show.
This marks the eighth anniversary of our Artisan Market that has grown into a respected venue for showcasing the work of talented artisans and attracts visitors from the greater Princeton area. This year we have created a two day event, allowing opportunities for more vendors and more shopping! This event is held concurrent with the Off the Wall Affordable Art Sale, 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.

Holiday Crafts Fair
November 23, 24, 2018
Cape May Convention Hall
714 Beach Dr.,
Cape May, NJ 08204
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

24th Annual Covered Bridge Artisans - Studio Tour and Holiday Sale
November 23, 24, 25, 2018
Ginny Naparano Cultural Arts Center
522 Rosemont Ringoes Rd,
Stockton, NJ
Visit six open artists studios and ten artists in the Ginny Napurano Cultural Arts Center. A free, self-guided tour in southern Hunterdon County, New Jersey.

December 2018

Holiday Craft Show Morristown
December 7, 8, 9, 2018: 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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