SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
holiday chantilly / va / dc
December 9, 10, 11, 2016

friday & saturday: 10a - 6p
sunday: 10a - 5p
$8 online / $10 at the door

festival layout

kids 12 & under free
free parking
open rain or shine

dulles expo center
4320 chantilly shopping center
chantilly, va 20151

Don’t miss your final chance of 2016 to experience the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival! One of the biggest and best craft fairs on the east coast comes to the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Va. this December 9-11. There’s still time to find a perfect gift for the holiday season, and with more than 300 independent artisans in attendance, you’re sure to find something that you love and can afford.

The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival isn’t like other craft fairs in Virginia or the Metro DC area. Since 1975, Sugarloaf has brought together people of all ages, backgrounds and educational levels who share a common love of fine arts and crafts. You’ll be able to meet emerging local artists and established national artists alike and hear the stories behind their work and career. Each exhibitor goes through a careful selection process, resulting in only the best original handmade work makes it to the festival floor.

Our artists specialize in a variety of mediums, including jewelry, photography, fused glass and woodworking. You can also find more specialized interests such as sheepskin leather crafting, metal knives and even custom brooms. Get lost in a sea of heirloom and gemstone jewelry, or check out hand-painted scarves, fleece hats and other clothing accessories.

But there’s more to see at a Sugarloaf festival than just craft booths. Master craftspeople will be on hand all weekend to give demonstrations in stoneware pottery, copper spinning and more, offering a glimpse behind the scenes. While you’re browsing or watching a demonstration, you can enjoy the live musical stylings of the Jazz Lobsters and Audrey Betsy Welber. If you’re looking for a gift for the food lover you know, or just want to stock up your own pantry, our specialty food vendors carry everything from natural nut butters to frozen jams.

Order your advance tickets online today and find out why Sugarloaf Craft Festivals are consistently ranked among the top craft shows in the United States! You can check out artist and demonstration listings in advance, or just show up and share in the wonder. You can also get discounted room rates through Sugarloaf’s partnerships with area hotels. Contact us or view our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information and send 2016 out in style!

information

SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
holiday chantilly / va / dc
december 9, 10, 11, 2016

KIDS 12 & UNDER FREE
FREE PARKING
OPEN RAIN OR SHINE

festival LAYOUT
$1 off coupon

FRIDAY & SATURDAY 10A - 6P
SUNDAY 10A - 5P
$8 online / $10 at the door

dulles expo center
4320 chantilly shopping center
chantilly, va 20151

There's something for everyone to love at Sugarloaf Crafts Festival! Lovers of fine crafts and art will find more than 300 top artisans displaying and selling their unique creations in pottery, sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, home décor, furniture and home accessories, items for the garden, and photography. In addition to top national artists, the Festival will also introduce new and emerging artists showcasing the latest trends in handmade fashion and accessories, statement jewelry and fine art.

The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Chantilly also features interactive demonstrations with master craftspeople. Many of the talented artists at the show will introduce visitors to how they create their art; demonstrations include wheel thrown pottery, wood turning and metal spinning.

The show features live music. It’s the perfect accompaniment for browsing and relaxing. Middle Earth’s costume storytelling returns, providing popular children’s entertainment.

Dozens of specialty food providers will offer their tasty treats for sampling and purchasing, from the salty and savory to the sweet and succulent. Stock up the pantry, give a delicious housewarming gift, or prepare something special for your family. Enjoy soup and drink mixes, syrups, jellies and jams, candy, freshly baked breads and desserts, and herbs and spices.

The show is conveniently located in in Chantilly, VA, near Dulles airport. It’s a short drive from the Northern Virginia suburbs and Washington, DC.

Have questions? Contact us or click here to read some Frequently Asked Questions.

directions & hotels

SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
holiday chantilly / va / dc
december 9, 10, 11, 2016

dulles expo center
4320 chantilly shopping center, chantilly, va 20151

From Leesburg / Ashburn, VA

Take Route 7 East to Route 28 South. 
Stay on Route 28 South for approximately 8 miles. Take the Willard Road interchange exit. 
At the top of the ramp turn left onto Willard Road. Take the first or second left off of Willard Road into the Chantilly Shopping Center
Follow signs to Dulles Expo Center. 
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival is in the SOUTH HALL.

 

sugarloaf special discount hotel rates

Visiting the show from out of town and looking for a place to stay? Sugarloaf has special rates at Chantilly hotels! Make your reservation early, as rooms available at these special rates are limited. Be sure to request the "Sugarloaf Rate" when making your reservation!

Hampton Inn Dulles South / Chantilly 703-818-8200 Sugarloaf Rate: $67/night + tax 4050 Westfax Drive Chantilly, VA 20151

Hampton Inn Dulles South / Chantilly
703-818-8200

Sugarloaf Rate: $67/night + tax
4050 Westfax Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151

Holiday Inn - Dulles Expo / Chantilly 703-815-6060 Sugarloaf Rate: $69/night + tax 4335 Chantilly Shopping Center Chantilly, VA 20151

Holiday Inn - Dulles Expo / Chantilly
703-815-6060

Sugarloaf Rate: $69/night + tax
4335 Chantilly Shopping Center
Chantilly, VA 20151

Courtyard by Marriott Dulles / Chantilly 703-709-7100 Sugarloaf Rate: $69 - $74/night + tax 3935 Centerview Drive Chantilly, VA 20151

Courtyard by Marriott Dulles / Chantilly
703-709-7100

Sugarloaf Rate: $69 - $74/night + tax
3935 Centerview Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151

From Tyson’s Corner / Reston, VA

Take the Dulles Toll Road, Route 267 West. Take Exit 9A, Route 28 South (Sully Road). Continue on Route 28 South for approximately 6 miles. Take the Willard Road interchange exit. At the top of the ramp turn left onto Willard Road. Take the first or second left off of Willard Road into the Chantilly Shopping Center. Follow signs to Dulles Expo Center. Sugarloaf Crafts Festival is in the SOUTH HALL.

From Washington, DC / Arlington / Fairfax, VA

Take I-66 West to exit 53B, Route 28 North (Dulles Airport). Drive 3 miles North on Route 28. Take the Willard Road interchange exit. At the top of the ramp turn right onto Willard Road. Take the first or second left off of Willard Road into Chantilly Shopping Center. Follow signs to Dulles Expo Center. Sugarloaf Crafts Festival is in the SOUTH HALL

From Winchester, VA / Martinsburg, WV

From Martinsburg, take I-81 South to Winchester. From Winchester, take Route 50 East to Route 17 split at Paris. 
Take Route 17 South to I-66 East. Stay on I-66 for approximately 25 mi. to Route 28 North (Exit 53). Drive 3 miles North on Route 28. Take the Willard Road interchange exit. At the top of the ramp turn right onto Willard Road. Take the first or second left off of Willard Road into Chantilly Shopping Center. Follow signs to Dulles Expo Center. Sugarloaf Crafts Festival is in the SOUTH HALL

From Washington Dulles International Airport

Washington Dulles Airport: (703) 661-2700
From the airport, follow exit signs for Washington D.C. Stay toward the right. Drive for approximately 1 mile and take Route 28 South towards Centerville. Drive for approximately 6 miles South on Route 28. Take the Willard Road interchange exit.  
At the top of the ramp turn left onto Willard Road. Take the first or second left off of Willard Road into the Chantilly Shopping Center. Follow signs to Dulles Expo Center. Sugarloaf Crafts Festival is in the SOUTH HALL.

From Rockville / Gaithersburg, MD

Take I-270 South to I-495 (Washington D.C. Beltway) toward Virginia. Take Exit 45A, Route 267 West (Dulles Toll Road) for 11 miles. Take Exit 9A, Route 28 South (Sully Road). Continue on Route 28 South for approximately 6 miles. Take the Willard Road interchange exit. At the top of the ramp turn left onto Willard Road. Take the first or second left off of Willard Road into the Chantilly Shopping Center. Follow signs to Dulles Expo Center. Sugarloaf Crafts Festival is in the SOUTH HALL.

From Frederick, MD

Take Route 15 South/340 West. At the split, stay on Route 15 South to Route 50 (Gilbert' Corner). Turn left onto Route 50 East. Exit on Route 28 South. Take Route 28 South a short distance. Exit on the right at the Willard Road interchange exit. 
At the top of the ramp turn left onto Willard Rd. Take the first or second left off of Willard Rd into the Chantilly Shopping Center. Follow signs to Dulles Expo Center. Sugarloaf Crafts Festival is in the SOUTH HALL.

From Baltimore, MD

Take I-95 South to I-495 (Washington D.C. Beltway) West. Take Exit 45A, Route 267 West (Dulles Toll Road) for 11 miles. 
Take Exit 9A, Route 28 South (Sully Road). Continue on Route 28 South for approximately 6 miles. Take the Willard Road interchange exit. At the top of the ramp turn left onto Willard Road. Take the first or second left off of Willard Road into the Chantilly Shopping Center. Follow signs to Dulles Expo Center. Sugarloaf Crafts Festival is in the SOUTH HALL.

From Richmond / Fredericksburg / Woodbridge, VA

Go north on I-95 and take I-495 (Washington Beltway) North towards Tyson’s Corner. Drive approximately 6 miles. Get in the left lane towards the end of the 6 miles because you will be making a left lane exit off of I-495. Take Route 66 West and drive approximately 10 miles. Take exit 53B, Route 28 North (Dulles Airport). Drive 3 miles North on Route 28. Take the Willard Road interchange exit. At the top of the ramp turn right onto Willard Road. Take the first or second left off of Willard Road into Chantilly Shopping Center. Follow signs to Dulles Expo Center. Sugarloaf Crafts Festival is in the SOUTH HALL

From Charlottesville / Culpepper, VA

Take Route 29 North to I-66 East. Stay on I-66 for approximately 8 miles. Take exit 53, Route 28 North (Dulles Airport). 
Drive 3 miles North on Route 28. Take the Willard Road interchange exit. At the top of the ramp turn right onto Willard Road. Take the first or second left off of Willard Rd into Chantilly Shopping Center. Follow signs to Dulles Expo Center. 
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival is in the SOUTH HALL

festival preview / savings / coupons

SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
holiday chantilly / va / dc
december 9, 10, 11, 2016

buying tickets when you get to the show?
print this coupon for $1 off admission!

Festival Layout

Take a glimpse into the upcoming Sugarloaf Crafts Festival with a preview of some of the best-selling Sugarloaf artists. From sparkling fine jewelry designs to delicate ceramics to fine art photography, and everything in-between. You’ll find stunning examples of Sugarloaf exhibitor work here, perfect to help you plan your trip!

Looking for a specific artist? Search or browse Holiday Chantilly Artists, or contact us with any questions.

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LIVE ART DEMONSTRATIONS, MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
holiday chantilly / va / dc
december 9, 10, 11, 2016

demonstrating artists / live art

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Live music

Jazz Lobsters / modern jazz tunes

Enjoy the upbeat sounds of the Jazz Lobsters. 

Fun for Kids

Middle Earth Studio / interactive puppet show

Sugarloaf Craft Festivals are fun for the whole family. We provide Children’s Entertainment with Middle Earth Studios, a puppet show designed to enrich your child’s imagination through costume storytelling. Each puppet show engages as many as 90 children of all ages with props and costumes. Every participant becomes a part of the story as soon as the storyteller begins. The story is different every time, and every participant becomes a hero in some way.

Middle Earth Studios has delighted children at festivals and fairs around the country for years with their repertoire of enchanting fairytales and puppet shows. Now your children can enjoy Middle Earth Studios’ newest puppet show, featuring a 15-foot tall grandfather clock that’s really a time machine and the man or rather, the puppet, who invented it!

fall Chantilly artists & food exhibitors

SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
HOLIDAY CHANTILLY / VA / DC
DECEMBER 9, 10, 11, 2016

Accessories
Antlercraft & Scrimshaw
Brass, Copper, Pewter, Bronze & Steel
Brooms
Clothing
Clothing - Silk
Fabric Bags
Fine Arts
Forged Iron
Glass - Blown
Glass - Fused
Glass - Leaded
Glass - Other
Hats
Jewelry - Glass
Jewelry - Gold & Silver
Jewelry - Non-Precious
Jewelry - Other
Jewelry - Polymer Clay
Leather
Leather - Sheepskin
Leather - Shoes & Moccasins
Metal Knives
Metal Mixed Media
Metal Sculpture & Collectibles
Misc. Accessories
Misc. Mixed Media
Misc. Sculpture & Collectibles
Music
Photography
Pottery
Pottery Sculpture & Collectibles
Quilts & Comforters
Soaps
Soft Sculpture
Specialty Food
Textiles Mixed Media
Weaving, Knitting & Spinning
Wood - Functional
Wood Boxes
Wood Sculpture & Collectibles
Wood Turnings