SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Spring somerset / nj
march 24, 25, 26, 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

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 somerset / nj
march 24, 25, 26, 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

garden STATE exhibit center
50 atrium drive
somerset, nj 08873

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 somerset / nj
march 24, 25, 26, 2017

garden state exhibit center
50 atrium drive, somerset, nj 08873

From Scranton / Wilkes Barre / Allentown, PA

Take I-476 S (formerly PA Rt 9) to I-78 East. Take I-287 S to Exit 10 onto Easton Ave toward New Brunswick/South Bound Brook. (On exit ramp, make your very first left onto Easton Ave, northbound, toward South Bound Brook). Turn left onto Davidson Ave. Continue on Davidson for 1/2 mile. Turn left on Atrium Dr. Center 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 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.

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SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
spring somerset / nj
march 24, 25, 26, 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 Spring Somerset Artists, or contact us with any questions.

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