SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
holiday oaks / pa / philadelphia
november 4, 5, 6, 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

greater philadelphia expo center
100 station ave
oaks, pa 19456

The Philadelphia area welcomes the Sugarloaf Craft Festival this fall! The award-winning show will be at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa. for a three-day engagement starting November 4, bringing the best in high-quality arts, crafts and design together under one roof.

With the calendar having just turned, the holiday season will be in the air, making it the perfect time to find unique gifts for family and friends. You’ll find plenty to choose from at the Sugarloaf Craft Festival, featuring the best in local and national contemporary fine arts and crafts. More than 350 curated exhibitors will be in attendance with their work, which includes designer clothing and wearable art, jewelry, woodworking, leather handbags, fine paintings and glassware. You’ll get to meet some of the most talented artists and craftspeople in their fields – and may even bring home a story to go with your gift or addition to your personal collection.

In addition, each Sugarloaf craft show features master craftspeople and other artisans giving live demonstrations in pottery, metal spinning, glass blowing and more. It’s a great way to see and experience the process behind your favorite crafts. You can even take part in a hands-on sculpting workshop. Middle Earth Studio’s costume theatre storytelling returns for the kids, there’ll be live modern jazz music from multiple bands. Stop by one of the food vendors for a delectable meal, or stock up on your favorite specialty nuts, pretzels, jams, cheeses, wine and more.

For more than 40 years, Sugarloaf Craft Festivals have set the standard for live fine arts and crafts events, launching the careers of thousands upon thousands of independent artisans. Whether you’re a first time visitor or a regular enthusiast, you’ll find something to love at every unique festival. Tickets to the Oaks show are now available online at a discounted rate. You can also view full artist and entertainment listings, driving directions, hotel information and everything else you need to plan your trip. Contact us or view our Frequently Asked Questions for additional details.


information

SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
holiday oaks / pa / philadelphia
november 4, 5, 6, 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

greater philadelphia expo center
100 station avenue
oaks, pa 19456

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 Oaks 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 the northern Philadelphia suburbs. The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center is just minutes away from King of Prussia.

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

directions & hotels

SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
holiday oaks / pa / philadelphia
november 4, 5, 6, 2016

greater philadelphia expo center
100 station avenue, oaks, pa 19456

GENERAL DIRECTIONS

From the Pennsylvania Turnpike, exit at Valley Forge and stay to the right. Take exit for US-202 South (West Chester). Get in right lane for US-422 West (Pottstown). Take US-422 West to Oaks exit. Turn left onto Egypt Road. Turn Left at the 3rd light onto Station Avenue. Follow Signs to the Expo Center.

 

sugarloaf special discount hotel rates

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

Hilton Garden Inn Valley Forge / Oaks 610-650-0880 Sugarloaf Rate: $85 - $87/night + tax 500 Cresson Blvd. Phoenixville, PA 19456

Hilton Garden Inn Valley Forge / Oaks
610-650-0880

Sugarloaf Rate: $85 - $87/night + tax
500 Cresson Blvd.
Phoenixville, PA 19456

Courtyard Philadelphia Valley Forge / Collegeville 484-974-2600 Sugarloaf Rate: $79 - $85/night + tax 600 Campus Drive Collegeville, PA 19426

Courtyard Philadelphia Valley Forge / Collegeville
484-974-2600

Sugarloaf Rate: $79 - $85/night + tax
600 Campus Drive
Collegeville, PA 19426

From Ft. Washington, PA

Take I-276 West toward Harrisburg to Exit 326 onto I-76 East toward Philadelphia (I-476)/Valley Forge (US-202). Take Exit 328A for Swedesford Rd/US-202 South toward US-422 West. Follow signs to US-422 West toward Pottstown. Take the Oaks exit, then turn left on Egypt Road. Turn left again at the 3rd light onto Station Avenue. Follow signs for the Expo Center.

From Reading, PA

From US-422 East, take the Oaks exit, then turn left on Egypt Road. Turn left again at the 2nd light onto Station Avenue. Follow signs for the Expo Center

From Philadelphia, PA

Take I-76 West toward Valley Forge. Take Exit 328B-A for US-202 toward West Chester/US-422 West/King of Prussia/Pottstown. Keep left at fork to continue toward US-422 West. Take Exit 328A to merge onto US-422 West toward Pottstown. Take the Oaks exit, then turn left on Egypt Road. Turn left again at the 3rd light onto Station Avenue. Follow signs for the Expo Center.

From Allentown, PA

Harrisburg, take the exit onto I-476 South toward Philadelphia. Take Exit 16 to merge onto-I-76 West toward Valley Forge. Take Exit 328B-A for US-202 toward West Chester/US-422 West/King of Prussia/Pottstown. Keep left at fork to continue toward US-422 West. Take Exit 328A to merge onto US-422 West toward Pottstown. Take the Oaks exit, then turn left on Egypt Road. Turn left again at the 3rd light onto Station Avenue. Follow signs for the Expo Center.

From Lancaster, PA

Take US-30 East to exit for US-202 North toward King of Prussia. Take exit onto US-422 West toward Pottstown. Take the Oaks exit, then turn left on Egypt Road. Turn left again at the 3rd light onto Station Avenue. Follow signs for the Expo Center.

From Camden / Cherry Hill, NJ

Take I-676 West toward US-30 West/Central Pennsylvania. Merge onto I-76 West. Take Exit 328B-A for US-202 toward West Chester/US-422 West/King of Prussia/Pottstown. Keep left at fork to continue toward US-422 West. Take Exit 328A to merge onto US-422 West toward Pottstown. Take the Oaks exit, then turn left on Egypt Road. Turn left again at the 3rd light onto Station Avenue. Follow signs for the Expo Center.

From Trenton, NJ

Take US-1 South to PA Turnkpike exit. Take I-276 West toward Harrisburg to Exit 326 onto I-76 East toward Philadelphia (I-476)/Valley Forge (US-202). Take Exit 328A for Sweedesford Rd/US-202 South toward US-422 West. Follow signs to US-422 West toward Pottstown. Take the Oaks exit, then turn left on Egypt Road. Turn left again at the 3rd light onto Station Avenue. Follow signs for the Expo Center.

From Wilmington, DE

Take US-202 North/Wilmington West Chester Pike to West Chester Bypass/US-202/US-322, then continue to follow US-202. Take exit onto US-422 West toward Pottstown. Take the Oaks exit, then turn left on Egypt Road. Turn left again at the 3rd light onto Station Avenue. Follow signs for the Expo Center.

festival preview / savings / coupons

SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
holiday oaks / pa / philadelphia
november 4, 5, 6, 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 Oaks Artists, or contact us with any questions.

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LIVE ART DEMONSTRATIONS, MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
holiday oaks / pa / philadelphia
november 4, 5, 6, 2016

demonstrating artists / live art

Live music

JAZZ LOBSTERS / MODERN JAZZ TUNES / ACOUSTIC GUITAR / HANDPANS

Enjoy the upbeat sounds of the Jazz Lobsters, the mesmerizing sounds of Janet Spahr’s handpans, and Ed Wright’s southing acoustic guitar.

HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS

SCULPT AWAY / SCULPTING LESSON & COMMUNITY ART PROJECT

Make and take with Sculpt Away™, a new way to connect with clay. Explore color mixing, different themes with instructions, and the best oven cured or air dry compounds available. This art workshop will teach you sculpting techniques using mess-free polymer clay, and you get to take your creations home! No experience necessary, just a willingness to try new things. And, have a chance to add to our themed community art project!

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.

Fall OAKS artists & food exhibitors

SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
HOLIDAY OAKS / PA / PHILADELPHIA
NOVEMBER 4, 5, 6, 2016

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