SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Spring EDISON / nj - NEW!
march 2, 3, 4, 2018

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

garden state exhibit center
50 atrium drive
somerset, nj 08873

If you’re looking to have fun and get up close with a talented group of artists, then the Garden State is the place to be this March! Sugarloaf Crafts Festival arrives at Somerset, NJ’s Garden State Exhibit Center March 24 for a weekend featuring more than 250 emerging and established artists and craftspeople from around the nation.

Spring is a time of hope and inspiration, and you’ll find plenty of both in this bustling artistic community. Sugarloaf Craft Festivals’ independent artisans are carefully curated and juried to ensure their handmade work meets the highest standards in creativity, quality and design. A wide variety of mediums are represented, with something for every passion and budget. Each festival offers the best in fine paintings, photography, leather accessories, jewelry, metal and glass sculpture, designer clothing and more. No matter what catches your eye, its creator will be there in person to tell you the story behind it, adding even more to your newest treasure.

If you’ve ever wanted to see metal spinning, pottery and other art in action, then you’re in luck with our amazing live art demonstrations and workshops, featuring master craftspeople along with local artisans. Enjoy the dulcet tunes of live jazz music while you shop, or can take a break with family-friendly entertainment. When you get hungry after a full day on the festival floor, head over to our specialty food vendors to find something new and exciting for your palate. You can also stock up on delicious and hard-to-find items such as gourmet truffles, frozen jams, hand-blended teas and fruit-infused wines.

Order your tickets online today for the best craft show of the spring in the Mid-Atlantic region! Tickets are good for all three days, and Sugarloaf Craft Festivals are held rain or shine. Check out our exhibitor and live art listings for a preview of what’s in store. Those coming from out of town can also find out how to get a great rate at multiple hotels. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can contact us or look at our Frequently Asked Questions.

information

SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
spring EDISON / nj - NEW!
march 2, 3, 4, 2018

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

New Jersey Convention & Expo Ctr.
97 Sunfield Ave
Edison, nj 08837

There's something for everyone to love at Sugarloaf Crafts Festival! Lovers of fine crafts and art will find more than 250 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 Somerset 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 Central New Jersey.

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

directions & hotels

SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
spring Edison / nj
march 2, 3, 4, 2018

New Jersey Convention & Expo Ctr.
97 Sunfield Ave, Edison, NJ 08837

 

From Route 1 & 9 Southbound:

Exit at “Bonhamtown” onto Main Street, continue for 1/2 mile to the traffic light. Turn left at the traffic light onto Route 514 East (Woodbridge Avenue). Turn right at the Sheraton Hotel into Raritan Center. Follow signs, which are posted throughout the Industrial Park for the EXPO HALL.

From Route 1 Northbound:

After crossing the Raritan River Bridge, get into the right lane. After passing, “Open Road Honda”, take the 3rd right hand exit for Route 514/Woodbridge Avenue. Follow Woodbridge Avenue for 3-4 miles. Make a right at the Sheraton Hotel into Raritan Center and Follow signs, which are posted throughout the Industrial Park for the EXPO HALL.

From Route 287 South:

Follow 287 South to Route 514 West labeled “Raritan Center”. Follow jug handle on the right hand side to traffic light and then follow signs, which are posted throughout the Industrial Park for the EXPO HALL.

From the NJ Turnpike (NORTH AND SOUTH)

Follow the NJ Turnpike to Exit 10. Bear right after you go through the tollbooth, following Route 514 West to Raritan Center. Take the first exit marked Raritan Center and Follow signs, which are posted throughout the Industrial Park for the EXPO HALL.

From the Garden State Parkway Southbound:

Follow the Parkway to Exit 129. Take Route 287 North to Route 514 West. Follow Route 514 West to the first exit marked Raritan Center and Follow signs, which are posted throughout the Industrial Park for the EXPO HALL.

From the Garden State Parkway Northbound:

Follow the Parkway to Exit 127. Follow Highways 287N/440S to Route 514 West. Route 514 West is the first exit from this route. Follow Route 514 West to the first exit marked Raritan Center. Follow signs, which are posted throughout the Industrial Park for the EXPO HALL.

From Route 35 & Route 9 North:

Follow Routes 35 & 9 over the Driscoll Bridge, bear right at the end of the bridge. Take the second exit labeled “Raritan Center/ Riverview Drive”. Get into the far right lane and take the Raritan Center Exit. Follow this route all the way down to the second light. Make a right onto Parkway Place. At then, make a left onto Raritan Center Parkway. Follow signs from here which are posted throughout the Industrial Park for the EXPO HALL.

From Route 278 Westbound:

Take the Goethals Bridge onto the New Jersey Turnpike South. Follow the Turnpike to Exit 10. Bear right after you go through the tollbooth, following Route 514 West to Raritan Center. Take the first exit marked Raritan Center and Follow signs, which are posted throughout the Industrial Park for the EXPO HALL.

From Brooklyn & Staten Island Via Outerbridge:

Take the Staten Island Expressway (RTE 278) to Outerbridge Crossing into New Jersey. Three miles from the bridge are signs for Route 514, Raritan Center. Be in the right lane so you can exit at 514 West Bonhamtown. Follow signs to Raritan Center, exit there and follow jug handle to light. Follow signs for EXPO HALL located throughout the Industrial Park.

From Brooklyn & Staten Island Via Goethals Bridge:

Take the Staten Island Expressway (RTE 278) to the Goethals Bridge. This will bring you into New Jersey. Follow signs to the New Jersey Turnpike South to Exit 10. After Toll Plaza, Bear right and follow signs to 514 West/Raritan Center. Stay in two right lanes and follow jug handle to light. Follow signs posted throughout the Industrial Park for EXPO 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 Somerset 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!

Comfort Inn Somerset 732-563-1600 Sugarloaf Rate: $69/night + tax 255 Davidson Avenue Somerset, NJ 08873

Comfort Inn Somerset
732-563-1600

Sugarloaf Rate: $69/night + tax
255 Davidson Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08873

Holiday Inn - Somerset 732-356-1700 Sugarloaf Rate: $69/night + tax 195 Davidson Avenue Somerset, NJ 08873

Holiday Inn - Somerset
732-356-1700

Sugarloaf Rate: $69/night + tax
195 Davidson Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08873

Courtyard by Marriott Somerset 732-271-4555 Sugarloaf Rate: $77/night + tax 250 Davidson Avenue Somerset, NJ 08873

Courtyard by Marriott Somerset
732-271-4555

Sugarloaf Rate: $77/night + tax
250 Davidson Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08873

Closest Airport

Newark International Airport - (973) 961-6000

From Wilmington, DE /Philadelphia, PA

From Wilmington, take I-95 S to I-295 N over the Delaware Memorial Bridge to the NJ Turnpike North. From Northern Philadelphia, take I-276 East (PA Turnpike) to the NJ Turnpike North. From the NJ Turnpike take Exit 10 (Metuchen/ Edison) to I-287 N. From I-287 N, take Exit 10 onto Easton Ave (Rt 527 N) toward South Bound Brook (keep right on exit ramp). Turn left onto Davidson Ave. Continue on Davidson for 1/2 mile. Turn left on Atrium Dr. Center is on the left.

From Trenton, NJ

Take US Rt 1 N to I-287 N or I-195 East to the NJ Turnpike North to Exit 10 (Metuchen/Edison) to I-287 N. From I-287 N, take Exit 10 onto Easton Ave (Rt 527 N) toward South Bound Brook (keep right on exit ramp). Turn left onto Davidson Ave. Continue on Davidson for 1/2 mile. Turn left on Atrium Dr. Center is on the left.

From Paramus / Passiac, NJ

Take Exit 129 off the Garden State Parkway South to I-287 N. From I-287 N, take Exit 10 onto Easton Ave (Rt 527 N) toward South Bound Brook (keep right on exit ramp). Turn left onto Davidson Ave. Continue on Davidson for 1/2 mile. Turn left on Atrium Dr. Center is on the left.

From Newark, NJ

Take the NJ Turnpike South to Rt I-287/Rt 440 (Exit 10) toward Metuchen/Edison. Take the Rt 440 E exit on the left toward the Garden State Parkway/Perth Amboy/Outerbridge Cr. and merge onto I-287 N. From I-287 N, take Exit 10 onto Easton Ave (Rt 527 N) toward South Bound Brook (keep right on exit ramp). Turn left onto Davidson Ave. Continue on Davidson for 1/2 mile. Turn left on Atrium Dr. Center is on the left.

From George Washington Bridge – NY to NJ

From the George Washington Bridge to NJ, take the NJ Turnpike South to Rt I-287/Rt 440 (Exit 10) toward Metuchen/Edison. Take the Rt 440 E exit on the left toward the Garden State Parkway/Perth Amboy/Outerbridge Cr. and merge onto I-287 N. From I-287 N, take Exit 10 onto Easton Ave (Rt 527 N) toward South Bound Brook (keep right on exit ramp). Turn left onto Davidson Ave. Continue on Davidson for 1/2 mile. Turn left on Atrium Dr. Center is on the left.

From Long Island / Staten Island, NY

Take either I-278 West over Goethal’s Bridge to NJ Turnpike South to Rt I-287/Rt 440 (Exit 10) toward Metuchen/Edison. Take the Rt 440 E exit on the left toward the Garden State Parkway/Perth Amboy/Outerbridge Cr. and merge onto I-287 N, or take NY/NJ Rt 440 S over Outer Bridge Crossing to I-287 N. From I-287 N, take Exit 10 onto Easton Ave (Rt 527 N) toward South Bound Brook (keep right on exit ramp). Turn left onto Davidson Ave. Continue on Davidson for 1/2 mile. Turn left on Atrium Dr. Center is on the left.

festival preview / savings / coupons

SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
spring Edison, NJ - NEW!
march 2, 3, 4, 2018

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 Spring Edison Artists, or contact us with any questions.

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SPRING Edison, NJ - NEW!
March 2, 3, 4, 2018

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