SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
spring gaithersburg / MD / dc area
april 21, 22, 23, 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

March showers are bringing April crafts to Metro D.C. this spring! The Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg, Md. will welcome Sugarloaf Crafts Festivals this April 21-23. Sugarloaf Craft Festivals have been inspiring artists since 1975, and they do so again with one of the best spring festivals in D.C.

No matter what your interests, you’ll be sure to find something you love among the more than 250 independent artisans. Both emerging and established artists go through a careful selection process to meet Sugarloaf Craft Festivals’ high standards for quality, originality and creativity. Shop through a sea of handmade goods knowing you’re seeing the best the artistic community has to offer.

If fine arts are what you’re looking for, choose from oil paintings, hand-stitched art, wildlife paintings, calligraphy and more. Budding fashionistas can check out batik clothing, fashionable casual wear, funky shoes, hats and jewelry. Hand-carved wood furniture, pottery, spun metal sculptures, fabric handbags and more are available, with something for every budget. Each artist is on hand to greet enthusiasts and share the stories and inspiration behind their creations.

Gaithersburg’s Sugarloaf Crafts Festival is home to the “Festival of Food”, where specialty vendors offer roasted almonds, natural dip mixes, balsamic vinegar, artesian cheeses and more for your pantry. You can also enjoy a hand-prepared meal while you watch one of our incredible live art demonstrations, where master craftspeople show you the techniques behind their work. You can also groove to live music from local and regional artists.

If you’re looking for a fun time for the whole family, then the Montgomery County Fairgrounds are the place to be this April! Three-day tickets are available online or at the door, with kids 12 and under always admitted free. Make sure to check the artist and entertainment listings, and if you’re coming from out of town, be sure to click on the Directions page. Making a weekend out of this unforgettable experience is even easier thanks to “Sugarloaf rates” at local hotels. Contact us or visit our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.

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SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
spring gaithersburg / MD / dc area
april 21, 22, 23, 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

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 Craft Festival 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 the Maryland suburbs outside of Washington, DC.

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

directions & hotels

SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
spring gaithersburg / MD / dc area
april 21, 22, 23, 2017

montgomery county fairgrounds
16 chestnut street, 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: $74 - $85/night + tax 620 Perry Parkway Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Gaithersburg Hilton
301-977-8900

Sugarloaf Rate: $74 - $85/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.

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SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
spring gaithersburg / MD / dc area
april 21, 22, 23, 2017

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

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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 Gaithersburg Artists, or contact us with any questions.

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