sugarloaf craft festivals
fall tour 2016

For more than 40 years, Sugarloaf Craft Festivals have been some of the nation’s best, largest and most fun shows, featuring local and national artisans and performers coming together in a vibrant artistic community. Sugarloaf craft shows will be held once again this fall throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, with six shows in four different states giving you chances to take in the experience for the first time, travel to a show in a place you’ve never been before, or make a return trip to your favorite festival.

CHANTILLY, VA / NOVA / DC AREA
DECEMBER 9, 10, 11, 2016

TIMONIUM, MD / BALTIMORE AREA
OCTOBER 7, 8, 9, 2016

GAITHERSBURG, MD / DC AREA
OCTOBER 14, 15, 16, 2016

SOMERSET,  NJ / CENTRAL NJ
OCTOBER 21, 22, 23, 2016

OAKS, PA / PHILADELPHIA AREA
NOVEMBER 4, 5, 6, 2016

GAITHERSBURG, MD / DC AREA
NOVEMBER 18, 19, 20, 2016

A Sugarloaf craft festival is unlike any you’ve seen before. Creative minds of all ages, education levels and backgrounds become one in a sea of fine paintings, clothing and accessories, ceramics, metal work and everything in between. The unique experience includes extensive interaction between the artist and the public, with people encouraged to touch and feel wares. In addition to hundreds of exhibitors, a Sugarloaf craft show also features live art demonstrations and hands-on workshops, such as sculpting. Add in live local music, children’s entertainment and an array of artisan food vendors, and it will be a day or weekend to remember for the whole family.

The Sugarloaf Craft Festivals Fall Tour begins just outside of Baltimore in Timonium, Md. on October 7-9. The next weekend remains in Maryland for the first of two festivals at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg. Somerset, N.J. will host the next show on October 21-23, followed by Oaks, Pa. the first weekend of November. After a return trip to Gaithersburg the weekend before Thanksgiving for its flagship event, the Fall Tour wraps up in Chantilly, Va. on December 9-11 just in time for the holidays. Each three-day Sugarloaf Craft Festival is a unique experience, with a mix of returning attractions and local art community members.

Tickets purchased for any Sugarloaf craft show are good for all three days, with kids admitted free as well as discounts for advance online and group purchasing. Each Sugarloaf festival is held rain or shine. Check out the different location pages for artist and vendor listings, and check out a Sugarland Craft Festival near you this fall!

If you’re an artist interested in being part of the Sugarloaf experience, you can learn more here, or apply now!