2017 Art/Craft Shows

2017 News

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ANDOVER Crafts in the Park

Saturday May 13th 2017 10am to 4pm

Central Park - downtown Andover, Massachusetts 

Andover’s oldest juried crafts fair, now celebrating 42 years of hosting high quality
original craft work.



Portsmouth Market Square Day NH 

Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 9 AM - 4 PM

An estimated 60,000-80,000 people will walk through downtown Portsmouth, enjoying the entertainment, products and food offered by artists, craftspeople and merchants - many from the Seacoast area.


Old Port Festival

Saturday June 11th 2017 - Portland Maine 11am to 5pm

Kick off summer in Maine at the 44th annual Old Port Festival! This family-friendly event is an outdoor celebration of music, art and community in the heart of beautiful Downtown Portland.
Come one, come all and enjoy awesome live music, Maine-made arts and crafts, food from local businesses, kids’ activities and more!
Don’t miss:
Kickoff Parade at 11am — featuring Shoestring Theater!
Music and entertainment on seven stages (see lineups below)
Children’s amusement rides & rock climbing wall

Casco Bay Eye Ferris Wheel (by DiMillo’s on the Water)

Over 200 vendor booths featuring great food, arts & crafts and more!


Art Festival South Shore Art Center 62nd Annual - COHASSET, Massachusetts

Friday, Saturday & Sunday June 16, 17 and 18th

“South Shore Art Center Arts Festival mixes the best of small town New England summer festivals with an uncommon attention to detail and commitment to presenting quality art and handmade craft.”

South Shore Art Center Arts Festival celebrates its 60th year and showcases craft and fine artists from New England and beyond. In addition to almost one hundred juried exhibitor booths, the Arts Festival features a juried art exhibition and members’ show, live music performances, artist demonstrations, children’s art activities and a young artist exhibition. Cohasset Common Historic District
The Arts Festival draws over 9,000 visitors from the Greater Boston region to historic, oceanside Cohasset Common.
Friday opens at 1pm..Saturday 10-7 Sunday 12-5


The Yarmouth Clam Festival 52nd Annual 

July 21st 22nd and 23rd. - Maine

The Yarmouth Clam Festival is an annual summer event that promotes the community and provides opportunities for Yarmouth-based non-profit organizations to raise funds in support of their missions. Admission to the Festival is FREE!
Every year approximately thirty non-profit groups volunteer thousands and thousands of hours to bring the Festival to life. Come join us for a long weekend (always the 3rd Friday in July) and enjoy all that we have to offer; Friday night parade, Saturday night fireworks, live music from 3 stages, fantastic food served by our non-profit volunteers, arts & crafts shows, road races and more. The Carnival on the Midway opens Wednesday evening and runs through Sunday. All other Festival activities start Friday at 10:00 am.


Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors Show - 15th Annual

AUGUST 11-13, 2017

There is always so much for the whole family to see and do at the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show. In addition to a fleet of great boats in the water and on land, plus tents filled with booth exhibits, there'll be wonderful live music, a variety of events for children and families, fabulous food, and (of course) the wild and zany World Championship Boatyard Dog® Trials (on Sunday). The 15th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show  Gates open at 10 a.m. daily
Friday: 10-6
Saturday: 10-5
Sunday: 10-4
On the waterfront in Rockland, Maine (Harbor & Buoy Parks)
(Click here for directions)
Price: $12, kids under 12 FREE
Two and three-day passes available.


South Portland’s 38th Annual
Saturday, August 12, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
South Portland’s 37th annual Art in the Park Show & Sale will be held in Mill Creek Park . The show will feature original art work and photography by up to 175 artists in styles, sizes and prices to suit all tastes and budgets.

The beautiful park atmosphere and the quality of the artwork, as well as food, music and fun for the kids combine to make South Portland’s Art in the Park a favorite summertime event for the whole family.

For the kids, Kids in the Park, provides an opportunity to make art under the supervision of show day volunteers. Kids can also enjoy face painting. Kids in the Park and face painting are free to all children. Kids in the Park hours are 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


30th Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival - Wells, Maine

Saturday, September 9, 2017 – Sunday, September 10, 2017, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival is held in Wells, Maine, every September on the weekend after Labor Day.
This prestigious event brings more than 100 artisans, selected by jury, to exhibit their wares for thousands of browsers. Music, food, and fun round out the 2-day festival.
Tickets are available at the gate on the days of the festival. Two-day passes are available on Saturday at the Information Station in the Barn.
$8 per person

The BIG E - 17 day show!


The Big E, also known as The Eastern States Exposition, is billed as "New England's Great State fair". It is the largest agricultural event on the eastern seaboard and the sixth-largest fair in the nation.

Is it possible to set foot in all six New England states in one hour? Absolutely, if you visit the Avenue of States during The Big E, the only fair in the nation where more than one state participates. On this educational thoroughfare you’ll see impressive replicas of each New England state’s original statehouse sitting on land actually owned by that state. Take a step inside and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and tastes of quintessential New England.
Maine Building - Rotunda


The Scituate Art Festival - RHODE ISLAND

Saturday October 7th & 8th (10am-5pm) and Sunday 9th (10am-4pm)

in its 50th year, is an annual Rhode Island tradition over the Columbus Day weekend. Scituate is a picturesque New England village nestled in the northwest corner of Rhode Island. Visitors stroll the beautiful Village Green, taking in some of the most unique varieties of art, craft, sculpture and antiques. Autumn provides the backdrop for this wonderful festival, bestowing crisp air and colorful foliage to energize the body and the spirit.


Craft Westport - Westport CT

November 4, 2017 – November 5, 2017
10 AM to 5 PM

Be dazzled by an extraordinary display of handmade items by 175 of Americas finest makers who are creating beautiful, inspiring, innovative one-of-a-kind objects while changing the way we shop and live! Come meet these emerging and seasoned entrepreneurs who are taking small business to the next level while shopping handmade!

The Fieldhouse at Staples High School
70 North Road • Westport • CT
Located at exit 42 off the Merritt Parkway & exit 18 off of I-95


Wellesley Marketplace 

Saturday, November 18, 2017 

9 AM - 4 PM Wellesley High School– 50 Rice Street, Wellesley, MA

Wellesley Marketplace is an annual retail favorite for those seeking unique holiday gifts for family and friends. Shoppers had access to over 200 vendors and artisans from New England and afar. Available wares included gourmet foods, handmade jewelry, artwork, crafts, and clothing.