holiday SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
november gaithersburg / MD / dc area
november 17, 18, 19, 2017

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

montgomery county fairgrounds
16 chestnut street
gaithersburg, md 20877

Shop America's Handmade Market and support artist entrepreneurs this fall at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival! This is the BIG ONE! Join more than 450+ independent artists for a weekend of unparalleled holiday shopping! For three days only, November 17 - 19, 2017, Sugarloaf will be at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg, MD. 

information

holiday SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
november gaithersburg / MD / dc area
november 17, 18, 19, 2017

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

Montgomery county FAIRGROUNDS
16 chestnut street
gaithersburg, MD 20877

Are you ready to shop for the most unique, inspired gifts this holiday season?! Don’t miss our last local show of the year featuring over 450 talented artists and crafters sharing their latest work. Sugarloaf’s Gaithersburg Holiday show runs November 17 through 19 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds -- just in time to find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list!

Stroll among the booths of hundreds of artists and crafters showing top quality work. Shop at a leisurely pace taking time to chat with the artists about what inspires their work. Food stands, kids’ entertainment and friendly faces make these events a great place to refresh your spirits and maybe find those special gifts. If you’re a regular Sugarloaf fan, you’ll see your favorite artists and some new ones too.

These events are great fun on many levels - beautiful wares to admire and take home, delicious gourmet food (with free samples) and on-site live art demonstrations. Watch experienced artists and master craftspeople turn a lump of clay, block of wood or tube of glass into a museum-quality piece. You might go home with a pleasing home decor piece or some snazzy painted leather shoes or boots. But you could just as easily end the day with an idea for a side hustle of your own.

With the holidays right around the corner, let our specialty food vendors enhance your gatherings with artisanal cheese and sausages, gourmet vinegars and dressings, delicious soups, nut butters, coffee and more. Work your way through the sample stations and take home your favorites for the many get togethers in the months ahead.  

At Sugarloaf, you’ll always find gifts, apparel and food items you simply can’t get anywhere else. Check out the latest artist profiles above and plan your visit ahead or just dive in when you arrive. Order individual or group tickets online for the best discounts. Every ticket is valid for the whole weekend so come back the next day! Area hotels have special Sugarloaf rates. 

The show is conveniently located in the Maryland suburbs outside of Washington, DC.

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

directions & hotels

holiday SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
november gaithersburg / MD / dc area
november 17, 18, 19, 2017

montgomery county fairgrounds
501 Perry Parkway, gaithersburg, md 20877

FROM montgomery county / dc METRO area:

Follow I-270 to Exit 11, Gaithersburg's Montgomery Village Avenue (MD 124 North). Turn right at MD 355. Turn right at next light onto Perry Parkway. The Fairground entrance is on the left.

 

sugarloaf special discount hotel rates

Visiting the show from out of town and looking for a place to stay? Sugarloaf has special rates at Gaithersburg 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!

Gaithersburg Hilton 301-977-8900 Sugarloaf Rate: $89 - $128/night + tax 620 Perry Parkway Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Gaithersburg Hilton
301-977-8900

Sugarloaf Rate: $89 - $128/night + tax
620 Perry Parkway
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Hampton Inn and Suites Gaithersburg 301-990-4300 Sugarloaf Rate: $85/night + tax 960 North Frederick Avenue Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Hampton Inn and Suites Gaithersburg
301-990-4300

Sugarloaf Rate: $85/night + tax
960 North Frederick Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Closest Airport

Washington Dulles International Airport - (703) 661-2700
From airport, follow the Dulles Access Road to I-495 North toward Rockville. Stay on I-495 to I-270 North toward Frederick. Follow I-270 to Exit 11, Gaithersburg's Montgomery Village Avenue (MD 124 North). Turn right at MD 355. Turn right at next light onto Perry Parkway. The Fairground entrance is on the left.

from Harrisburg, PA / Hagerstown, MD

Take I-81 South to I-70 East to I-270 South at Frederick, MD. Follow I-270 to Exit 11, Gaithersburg's Quince Orchard Road (MD 124 North). Turn left towards Montgomery Village Ave. Turn right at 2nd light, MD 355. Turn right at next light onto Perry Parkway. The fairground entrance is on the left.

From Hagerstown / Frederick, MD

Take I-81 South to I-70 East to I-270 South at Frederick, MD. Follow I-270 to Exit 11, Gaithersburg's Quince Orchard Road (MD 124 North). Turn left towards Montgomery Village Ave. Turn right at 2nd light, MD 355. Turn right at next light onto Perry Parkway. The fairground entrance is on the left.

From York, PA

Take I-83 South to I-695 West to I-95 South toward Washington, DC. Exit on I-495 West toward Silver Spring. Stay on I-495 to I-270 North toward Frederick. Follow I-270 to Exit 11, Gaithersburg's Montgomery Village Avenue (MD 124 North). Turn right at MD 355. Turn right at next light onto Perry Parkway. The Fairground entrance is on the left.

From Philadelphia, PA / Wilmington, DE / Baltimore, MD

Take I-95 South toward Washington, DC. Exit on I-495 West toward Silver Spring. Stay on I-495 to I-270 North toward Frederick. Follow I-270 to Exit 11, Gaithersburg's Montgomery Village Avenue (MD 124 North). Turn right at MD 355. Turn right at next light onto Perry Parkway. The Fairground entrance is on the left.

From Annapolis / Bowie / Salisbury, MD

Take US-50 West to I-495 toward Silver Spring. Stay on I-495 to I-270 North toward Frederick. Follow I-270 to Exit 11, Gaithersburg's Montgomery Village Avenue (MD 124 North). Turn right at MD 355. Turn right at next light onto Perry Parkway. The Fairground entrance is on the left.

From Manassas / Fairfax / Tysons Corner, VA

Take either I-66 East to I-495 North or the Dulles Toll Road East to I-495 North toward Rockville. Stay on I-495 to I-270 North toward Frederick. Follow I-270 to Exit 11, Gaithersburg's Montgomery Village Avenue (MD 124 North). Turn right at MD 355. Turn right at next light onto Perry Parkway. The Fairground entrance is on the left.

From Richmond / Fredericksburg / Springfield, VA

Take I-95 North to Exit 170B – I-495 North toward Rockville. Stay on I-495, to I-270 North toward Frederick. Follow I-270 to Exit 11, Gaithersburg's Montgomery Village Avenue (MD 124 North). Turn right at MD 355. Turn right at next light onto Perry Parkway. The Fairgrounds entrance is on the left.

Public Transportation

Public transportation to the Montgomery County Fairgrounds is available via Montgomery County’s Ride On buses. If beginning your trip on the Metro, take the Metro Red Line to Shady Grove Station. Connect to Bus #55 (Montgomery College/Germantown) or take Bus #59 (Montgomery Village Center). If beginning your trip on the MARC Train (Friday Only), exit at the Gaithersburg station and take Bus #57 to Lakeforest Mall. Connect to Bus #55 (Montgomery College / Germantown), which runs Monday through Saturday, or take Bus #59 (Montgomery Village Center), which runs 7 days a week. For more detailed schedule information, please contact Montgomery County’s Ride On Service directly at 301-217-7433 or visit Montgomery County’s Ride On Page. For Metro Rail & Bus information, visit WMATA’s Ride Guide.

festival preview / savings / coupons

holiday SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
november gaithersburg / MD / dc area
november 17, 18, 19, 2017

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 November Holiday Gaithersburg Artists, or contact us with any questions.

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LIVE ART DEMONSTRATIONS, MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

holiday SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
november gaithersburg / MD / dc area
november 17, 18, 19, 2017

demonstrating artists / live art

Fun for Kids

Middle Earth Studio / Costume Storytelling

Watch a fairy tale unfold before your eyes when you and your children participate in this special kind of theatre. Join the fun when audience members put on elaborate costumes and transform into actors and actresses as the storyteller weaves a story. Middle Earth’s story-telling is an unforgettable experience for both children and adults.

November Gaithersburg artists & food exhibitors

HOLIDAY SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
NOVEMBER GAITHERSBURG / MD / DC AREA
NOVEMBER 17, 18, 19, 2017

Fine Arts
Glass
Jewelry
Leather
Metal
Miscellaneous
Photography
Pottery
Specialty Food
Textiles
Wood