sugarloaf craft festivals
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It takes something special to make a craft show stand out. Sugarloaf is a major show...the quality of the art is incredible! The shows draw hundreds of thousands of visitors and generate millions of dollars in sales [for independent artists].
— Washington Post

Press Inquires: Contact Sugarloaf

Sugarloaf Craft Festivals is always honored when local news — including newspapers, radio stations and TV channels — cover our art and craft shows. Ours is a genuinely one-of-a-kind shopping experience with a rich history that’s a cornerstone of the art and crafts worlds in the Mid-Atlantic. We’ve been fostering regional and non-regional artist-entrepreneurs for over 40 years and have a devoted following of collectors who attend multiple events per year.

Press Releases:

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival: Holiday Chantilly, December 9, 10, 11, 2016

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival: Holiday Gaithersburg, November 18, 19, 20, 2016

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival: Holiday Philadelphia, November 4, 5, 6, 2016

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival: Fall Somerset, October 21, 22, 23, 2016

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival: Gaithersburg, October 14, 15, 16, 2016

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival: Fall Timonium October 7, 8, 9, 2016

Sugarloaf Craft Festival: Featured on Bravo TV's Manzo'd with Children

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Our 11 annual art and craft shows are known for their unique, touch-based shopping environment, which counters the impersonal world of online shopping on craft-selling websites. Unlike standard art and craft shows, Sugarloaf has always maintained a strong focus on providing the public with exclusively hand-crafted, original and one-of-a-kind artwork and crafts. We do not allow the sale of any mass-produced or manufactured art or goods at Sugarloaf. Additionally, all of our sellers are subject to an in-depth jury selection process to ensure their work is high quality and meets the discriminating taste of our growing visitor base.

Sugarloaf Craft Festivals was started in 1975 and has since grown to host 11 annual art and craft shows throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, in Maryland — which is our home base — as well as Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Virginia. Each show attracts over 10,000 visitors and hundreds of artist and craftspeople who come to sell their work. The Sugarloaf family is happy to assist you with your press inquiry, contact us today via phone (800) 210-9900 or e-mail. We are also happy to team up with select local nonprofits, media organizations and companies for sponsorship opportunities. Connect with Sugarloaf on  Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for photos, updates and information.

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Press release / holiday chantilly / dc area
december 9, 10, 11, 2016

 

Sugarloaf Brings Arts to Chantilly for the Holidays

The Perfect Place to Find Holiday Gifts for Loved Ones

Chantilly, Virginia (October 24, 2016) — When it comes to fun things in Chantilly during the holiday season, the annual Sugarloaf holiday arts fair is tough to beat. This exciting event will be hosted at the spacious Dulles Expo Center from December 9-11, 2016. For those who want unique and memorable gifts for their loved ones along with beautiful décor to add to their homes, it’s a can’t-miss event. Here’s how fair attendee Doris describes it: “I buy birthday gifts, anniversary gifts, wedding gifts, gifts for my grandkids and something for me always…They really do have something for everyone!” As one of the top holiday arts events on the East Coast, the Sugarloaf art and craft festival in Chantilly regularly attracts attendees who travel from all over the greater D.C. area and beyond to see fine works of art and incredible craftsmanship on display.

Sugarloaf art fairs are always set apart by the careful selection of exhibitors chosen by a jury process, and this holiday event in Chantilly is no exception. Attendees will get the chance to purchase beautifully crafted items from some of the top artistic talent across the nation at this art fair. A wide variety of mediums are on display as well, including sculpture, blown glass, paintings, woodworking and more. And since the artists travel to the event to exhibit their own work, the event also offers the opportunity to meet with each artist to learn more about them and their unique artistic process.

The Dulles Expo Center makes the perfect location for this annual holiday arts and craft fair. Located just six miles south of Washington Dulles International Airport, the facility offers a spacious area for attendees to peruse the exhibitors, over 1,200 free parking spaces on site and plenty of nearby accommodations. Tickets are good for all three days of the event and can be purchased at http://sugarloafcrafts.com/tickets. Mark your calendar for December 9-11 now and snatch up your tickets to ensure admission to one of the biggest and best art festivals of the holiday season.

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Founded in 1975, Sugarloaf Crafts organizes well-curated art and crafts festivals featuring top-quality artwork and goods. Sugarloaf events attract some of the country’s top artisans, and offer the public a chance to view and purchase an incredible array of unique creations under one roof. Each year, Sugarloaf hosts 11 major art shows in major metropolitan areas like Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Baltimore. More information about Sugarloaf Crafts, including an upcoming event schedule, is available at www.sugarloafcrafts.com

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Press release / holiday chantilly / dc area
december 9, 10, 11, 2016

Get Holiday Season Exposure at Sugarloaf’s Chantilly Festival

A Premier Art Fair in the D.C. Metro Area

Chantilly, Virginia (October 24, 2016) — Looking for new opportunities to connect with customers during the holiday season? Don’t miss the chance to sign up as an exhibitor at the Sugarloaf holiday art fair in Chantilly, VA. Weather outside may be frightful during the December 9-11 festival, but the atmosphere inside will be delightful as thousands of attendees flock to the Dulles Expo Center to search for artistic treasures. In addition to looking for items for their own homes, most attendees will be on the hunt for unique and memorable holiday gifts, making this the perfect opportunity for exhibitors to sell their creations on site. As one fair attendee, Cathy Harding Rotondo, explains: “I'm able to come home with Christmas gifts that you can't buy in a store!”

Sugarloaf has long been known as a premier arts festival organizer on the East Coast. A jury process is used to select only the best exhibitors for each event. Therefore, artists who exhibit their work at the Chantilly Sugarloaf art festival enjoy exposure to a discerning crowd of well-heeled D.C. metro area residents along with the recognition that comes with being selected for the prestigious event. In addition, there’s a wonderful community-driven atmosphere at every Sugarloaf event that helps create a network of supportive artists selling maker-designed goods.

If you’re interested in increasing your base of loyal customers and enjoying the welcoming spirit of the Sugarloaf family, visit http://sugarloafcrafts.com/apply/learn-more/. Artists can apply online or by mail to exhibit at multiple Sugarloaf events, including the Chantilly holiday art fair.

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Founded in 1975, Sugarloaf Crafts organizes well-curated art and crafts festivals featuring top-quality artwork and goods. Sugarloaf events attract some of the country’s top artisans, and offer the public a chance to view and purchase an incredible array of unique creations under one roof. Each year, Sugarloaf hosts 11 major art shows in major metropolitan areas like Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Baltimore. More information about Sugarloaf Crafts, including an upcoming event schedule, is available at www.sugarloafcrafts.com

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Press release / holiday gaithersburg / dc area
November 18, 19, 20, 2016

Sugarloaf’s Holiday Art Fair Comes to Gaithersburg

Gift Art & Designer Crafts This Holiday Season

Gaithersburg, Maryland (October 24, 2016) — Looking for fun things in Gaithersburg this holiday season? Kick things off with an incredible shopping event at Sugarloaf’s annual holiday arts and crafts fair at the Montgomery Fairgrounds. Scheduled for November 18-20, 2016, this is one of the premier East Coast arts events for the holiday season, with attendees expected to travel from all over the D.C. area to see fine works of art and incredible craftsmanship up close.

Some of the most talented artists in the country have been hand-selected for this event, ensuring that only high-quality and expert-level artwork will be on display. Attendees will see a wide range of artistic creations, including woodworking, sculpture, blown glass, paintings, photography and more. In addition, the artists attend in order to personally display their work, giving attendees the opportunity to meet them and discuss their creations in person.

With dozens of booths to explore in the large and comfortable setting of the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, many find themselves returning for each day of the fair to explore more and seek out the perfect holiday gifts for their loved ones. According to attendee Heidi, the festival features “so many unique and wonderful gift opportunities! Hands down, the largest craft festival I have EVER been to!”

Each ticket to the Sugarloaf art festival in Gaithersburg is good for all three days of the event, providing plenty of time to see each and every exhibitor’s work. For more information about the festival or to purchase tickets for the November 18-20 event, visit http://sugarloafcrafts.com/tickets.

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Founded in 1975, Sugarloaf Crafts organizes well-curated art and crafts festivals featuring top-quality artwork and goods. Sugarloaf events attract some of the country’s top artisans, and offer the public a chance to view and purchase an incredible array of unique creations under one roof. Each year, Sugarloaf hosts 11 major art shows in major metropolitan areas like Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Baltimore. More information about Sugarloaf Crafts, including an upcoming event schedule, is available at www.sugarloafcrafts.com

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Press release / HOLIDAY GAITHERSBURG / DC AREA
NOVEMBER 18, 19, 20, 2016

Call for Artist Exhibitors for the Sugarloaf Gaithersburg Holiday Fair

Become a Part of the Sugarloaf Artist Community

Gaithersburg, Maryland (October 24, 2016) — While Gaithersburg, MD weather is wintry and cool at the beginning of the holiday season, things are just heating up at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds thanks to the annual Sugarloaf arts and crafts fair.

Scheduled for November 18-20, 2016, it’s one of the premier East Coast arts festivals for the holiday season, making it a can’t-miss event for top artist exhibitors. There’s no better place to put your work in front of attendees on the hunt for the perfect holidays gifts for their loved ones. With its location in the greater D.C. area, this fair consistently sells out to packed crowds of over 10,000 eager shoppers with holiday wish lists they’re looking to fulfill. As fair attendee Delilah explains, “I go every year to the show. It always has some new vendors, and returning vendors that I want to buy from again...I always come home with something new that I love!”

The opportunity to connect with so many new customers and expand a loyal fan base is just the beginning of the benefits for artists exhibiting at the Sugarloaf Gaithersburg art fair. This is a premier juried art and craft show known throughout the Mid-Atlantic region for its carefully curated selection of artists. Therefore, exhibitors enjoy access to an exclusive network of artists looking to share entrepreneurial and marketing skills. Becoming part of the Sugarloaf family also connects exhibitors with valuable art and craft resources, including supplies, books, shipping services and more.

Sugarloaf’s Gaithersburg holiday art festival will welcome exhibitors working in a wide range of categories and mediums. If you’d like to apply to participate in this exclusive artist event, visit http://sugarloafcrafts.com/apply/learn-more/ for more information. And mark your calendar for November 18-20 for what’s sure to be an exciting opportunity to showcase your work in an incredible high-end art and craft fair setting.

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Founded in 1975, Sugarloaf Crafts organizes well-curated art and crafts festivals featuring top-quality artwork and goods. Sugarloaf events attract some of the country’s top artisans, and offer the public a chance to view and purchase an incredible array of unique creations under one roof. Each year, Sugarloaf hosts 11 major art shows in major metropolitan areas like Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Baltimore. More information about Sugarloaf Crafts, including an upcoming event schedule, is available at www.sugarloafcrafts.com.

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Press release / holiday oaks / philadelphia
November 4, 5, 6, 2016

Sugarloaf Fest Brings Fine Art to The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center

View Works of Art & Designer Crafts Close to Home

Oaks, Pennsylvania (October 24, 2016) — The Sugarloaf art fair brings fine design and craftsmanship to Oaks, PA once again for the annual fall festival on November 4-6, 2016. Thousands of the finest handmade works of art will be on display for this exciting event, making it the perfect place for holiday shopping. One low price ensures admission to this exclusive three-day event where some of the nation’s finest artists will have their work on display. Attendees come from all over the Philadelphia area and beyond to view and purchase incredible works of art and to find the most unique holiday gifts, making this one of the top art events of the season.

With everything from handcrafted jewelry to blown glass to detailed woodworking projects available for purchase, there’s no better place to start your holiday shopping. The Sugarloaf arts fair attracts some of the most talented artisans at each event, so in addition to finding beautiful treasures, attendees will also be able to meet with the artists themselves to discuss their work and learn more about each unique creation on display. As one attendee, Monica, explained: “I love Sugarloaf Craft Festivals because I can meet the artists and hear their story. I know each of the artists whose work I’ve bought from Sugarloaf. I know each piece is made with love…now my whole house is full of love!”

The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA is the perfect location for this fall event. As one of the largest facilities on the East Coast, it offers plenty of exhibition space for perusing artist booths and viewing fine arts and crafts in a warm and inviting atmosphere. To ensure admission to the Sugarloaf art fair in Oaks and for more information about the event on November 4-6, visit http://sugarloafcrafts.com/tickets.

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Founded in 1975, Sugarloaf Crafts organizes well-curated art and crafts festivals featuring top-quality artwork and goods. Sugarloaf events attract some of the country’s top artisans, and offer the public a chance to view and purchase an incredible array of unique creations under one roof. Each year, Sugarloaf hosts 11 major art shows in major metropolitan areas like Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Baltimore. More information about Sugarloaf Crafts, including an upcoming event schedule, is available at www.sugarloafcrafts.com

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Press release / holiday oaks / philadelphia
november 4, 5, 6, 2016

Exhibit Your Artwork at a Premier East Coast Art Fair

Sugarloaf Fest Brings Fine Art to The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center

Oaks, Pennsylvania (October 24, 2016) — This fall, the place to be for talented artists looking to showcase their work is Oaks, PA. Sugarloaf’s annual fall festival, which is scheduled for November 4-6, 2016 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, will put artists in front of over 15,000 attendees eager to find unique artistic treasures. In addition to shopping for themselves, it’s certain that plenty of shoppers will already be on the hunt for great holiday gifts.

Besides being a great atmosphere for connecting with potential customers, Sugarloaf’s fall art and craft fair in Oaks also comes with a certain level of prestige. Unlike many other festivals, artists are hand-selected through an extensive jury process to ensure that only the best of the best hand-crafted arts and goods are on display for each event. As attendee Pamela puts it, this is “not a craft festival at all – much better, top-quality products/craftsmen” are featured. Artists who are selected to exhibit their artwork become a part of the exclusive Sugarloaf artist network, a supportive entrepreneurial community that comes with plenty of great perks, including access to valuable art and craft resources, a low-cost shipping service and more.

The Oaks, PA fall art festival is one Sugarloaf’s highlight events of the year. The Philly Expo attracts attendees from all over the greater Philadelphia area as well as those as far away as New York City and Washington, D.C. The central location and massive exhibition facility provides the perfect atmosphere for a lively, three-day craft show where artists can connect with customers and with one another. To apply for this year’s Oak Sugarloaf art festival from November 4-6, visit http://sugarloafcrafts.com/apply/learn-more/.

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Founded in 1975, Sugarloaf Crafts organizes well-curated art and crafts festivals featuring top-quality artwork and goods. Sugarloaf events attract some of the country’s top artisans, and offer the public a chance to view and purchase an incredible array of unique creations under one roof. Each year, Sugarloaf hosts 11 major art shows in major metropolitan areas like Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Baltimore. More information about Sugarloaf Crafts, including an upcoming event schedule, is available at www.sugarloafcrafts.com

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Press release / fall somerset
october 21, 22, 23, 2016

Somerset Welcomes Sugarloaf Craft Festival

Arts and Crafts Show Comes to Garden State Exhibition Center

Somerset, N.J. (October 17, 2016) – The Garden State Exhibition Center will be buzzing with excitement this weekend as the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival comes to town. The festival arrives in Somerset, N.J. on Friday, October 21 for three days of high-end arts and crafts, master demonstrations and more in a celebration of the artistic community.

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival is one of the biggest arts and crafts shows in the United States, and this weekend’s show is a one-stop destination for anyone looking for fun things to do in Somerset. More than 250 professional independent artisans from throughout the country are expected, with handmade creations such as calligraphy illustrations, glass jewelry, designer belts, modern pottery and functional woodworking. Collectors and enthusiasts can outfit their wardrobe, find unique cookware, or get a great piece of artwork to display in their home.

Other activities promise to make the weekend a fun experience for the whole family. Watch live demonstrations by master craftspeople such as stoneware artist Alan Burselm or sculptor Marty Silverman. Stock up your pantry with items from specialty food vendors such as gourmet pretzels, artisan cheeses, dip mixes and real maple syrup. Middle Earth Studios will also be on hand with their interactive puppet show for children.

Be sure to get your tickets now for one of the top fall events in central New Jersey. Adult admission is just $8 online or $28 for pack of 4 tickets, which are good for the entire weekend. Kids 12 and under are admitted free. Visit www.sugarloafcrafts.com for a full list of activities or to order tickets.

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Sugarloaf Crafts has been organizing well-curated art and crafts festivals featuring top-quality artwork and goods since 1975. Sugarloaf events attract some of the country’s top artisans, and offer the public a chance to view and purchase an incredible array of unique creations under one roof. Sugarloaf hosts 11 major arts and crafts shows annually in major eastern metropolitan areas like Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Baltimore. For more information about Sugarloaf Crafts, including an upcoming event schedule, visit www.sugarloafcrafts.com or e-mail sugarloafinfo@sugarloaffest.com.

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Press release / fall somerset
october 21, 22, 23, 2016

Artisans Get More with the “Sugarloaf Experience”

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival Comes to Central New Jersey This Weekend

Somerset, N.J. (October 17, 2016) – One of the largest and most respected fine arts and crafts shows in the country returns to central New Jersey this weekend. The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival is at the Garden State Exhibition Center in Somerset, N.J. this Friday, October 21 to Sunday, October 23, combining expert artist selection with a vibrant festival atmosphere.

The three-day event is expected to draw more than 10,000 visitors looking for quality handmade artwork, clothing, furniture, specialty food and more. By bringing the best emerging and established artists and craftspeople in the country together under one roof, millions of dollars in sales and exposure are generated for these independent artisans. The NJ Sugarloaf Crafts Festival has even been previously featured on Bravo’s “Manzo’d With Children” and other major TV networks.

In addition to being able to sell their goods, exhibitors at the Sugarloaf Craft Festivals receive the full benefits of being part of a professionally managed show, including extensive targeted advertising, public relations, listings on the Sugarloaf web site and the welcoming spirit of the Sugarloaf family. Somerset exhibitors can even ask for the discounted “Sugarloaf rate” at the Holiday Inn Somerset, Comfort Inn Somerset and Courtyard by Marriott Somerset.

Since 1975, more than 100,000 independent artisans have become professionals with the help of Sugarloaf Craft, learning valuable entrepreneurial skills while gaining a new base of customers with an appreciation for maker-designed, handmade goods. Limited exhibitions slots are still available for Somerset and the rest of the Sugarloaf Fall 2016 Tour. Potential exhibitors can learn more or apply by visiting www.sugarloafcrafts.com/apply/learn-more/.

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Sugarloaf Crafts has been organizing well-curated art and crafts festivals featuring top-quality artwork and goods for more than 40 years. Sugarloaf events attract some of the country’s top artisans, and offer the public a chance to view and purchase an incredible array of unique creations under one roof. Sugarloaf hosts 11 major arts and crafts shows annually in major eastern metropolitan areas like Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Baltimore. For more information about Sugarloaf Crafts, including an upcoming event schedule, visit www.sugarloafcrafts.com or e-mail sugarloafinfo@sugarloaffest.com.

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Press release / fall october gaithersburg
october 14, 15, 16, 2016

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival Arrives in Gaithersburg

Nationally Recognized Arts and Crafts Show Makes Annual Fall Visit

Gaithersburg, MD (October 10, 2016) – The Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg, MD comes alive this weekend, as the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival arrives for a three-day event beginning Friday, October 14. The nationally recognized event offers fun for the whole family while allowing collectors and enthusiasts alike to experience high-end arts and crafts.

Sugarloaf Craft Festivals are at the top of the list of fun things in the Greater Washington, D.C. area, featuring handmade fine goods to inspire any creative mind. Visitors will be able to view and purchase items from hundreds of carefully curated national and local artisans, with fine art such as wildlife paintings and calligraphy, blown glass art, modern jewelry and other fashion accessories, textiles, handmade furniture and much more. They’ll also get to meet the artists and craftspeople behind their favorite work, hear their stories and get up close with their wares.

A number of live demonstrations and workshops will be held by master craftspeople throughout the weekend, giving enthusiasts a glimpse into the artistic process. This year’s demonstrations include metal spinning with John Akkus, wheel-thrown pottery with Helen Weichman and woodturning with Don Jones. Carl Odhner’s Middle Earth Studio will also be on hand with fun costume storytelling for children and families.

Adult admission is just $8 in advance or $10 at the door, and tickets are good for the entirety of the three-day extravaganza. Kids 12 and under are admitted free. Visit www.sugarloafcrafts.com for a full list of exhibitors and activities, to order tickets, or to learn how to get the “Sugarloaf rate” at area hotels.

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Sugarloaf Crafts has been organizing well-curated art and crafts festivals featuring top-quality artwork and goods since 1975. Sugarloaf events attract some of the country’s top artisans, and offer the public a chance to view and purchase an incredible array of unique creations under one roof. Sugarloaf hosts 11 major arts and crafts shows annually in major eastern metropolitan areas like Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Baltimore. For more information about Sugarloaf Crafts, including an upcoming event schedule, visit www.sugarloafcrafts.com or e-mail sugarloafinfo@sugarloaffest.com.

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Press release / fall october gaithersburg
october 14, 15, 16, 2016

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival Showcases Emerging, Established Talent

Nationally Recognized Event comes to Montgomery County Fairgrounds

Gaithersburg, MD (October 10, 2016) – Independent artisans from throughout the country will be on hand this Friday, October 14 through Sunday, October 16 for the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg, MD. The three-day event is part of the Fall 2016 Tour for Sugarloaf, which is consistently ranked among the top fine arts and crafts shows in the eastern United States, and has been featured by Bravo TV, ABC, USA Today, The Washington Post and other major media.

For more than 40 years, Sugarloaf has been helping launch the entrepreneurial careers of independent artists and craftspeople that specialize in maker-designed goods. This weekend’s Gaithersburg Sugarloaf Crafts Festival will bring more than 200 curated exhibitors together under one roof while attracting collectors and enthusiasts from the greater Washington, DC area and beyond.

In addition to displaying and selling handmade items such as paper art, contemporary jewelry, fine leather wallets and handbags, ceramics and other unique creations, exhibitors are encouraged to be a part in Sugarloaf’s welcoming atmosphere. By greeting visitors, telling stories and giving demonstrations, each exhibitor becomes a part of the artistic community, with lasting exposure to hundreds of thousands of patrons annually.

Limited exhibition slots are still available for Gaithersburg and the rest of the Sugarloaf Fall 2016 Tour. If you’re an independent artisan looking to be part of the “Sugarloaf Experience”, you can learn more or apply by visiting www.sugarloafcrafts.com/apply/learn-more/. Artisans who are accepted as exhibitors can also get discounted local hotel rates at the Gaithersburg Hilton and Hampton Inn and Suites Gaithersburg.

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Sugarloaf Crafts has been organizing well-curated art and crafts festivals featuring top-quality artwork and goods since 1975. Sugarloaf events attract some of the country’s top artisans, and offer the public a chance to view and purchase an incredible array of unique creations under one roof. Sugarloaf hosts 11 major arts and crafts shows annually in major eastern metropolitan areas like Washington, DC, Philadelphia and Baltimore. For more information about Sugarloaf Crafts, including an upcoming event schedule, visit www.sugarloafcrafts.com or e-mail sugarloafinfo@sugarloaffest.com.

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Press release / fall timonium
october 7, 8, 9, 2016

Timonium Fairgrounds Welcomes Sugarloaf Crafts Festival

Annual Fall Event Offers Unmatched Arts and Crafts Experience

Timonium, MD (September 30, 2016) – One of the most popular arts and crafts extravaganzas on the East Coast returns to the greater Baltimore area this weekend when Sugarloaf Crafts Festival visits the historic Timonium Fairgrounds in Timonium, MD, beginning this Friday, October 7. The exciting three-day event is a must for anyone who appreciates high-end arts and crafts or is looking for fun things to do in Timonium this fall.

More than 250 independent, hand-picked artisans from throughout the country will be on hand. Visitors can view, try out and purchase handmade contemporary clothing and fashion accessories, designer jewelry, carefully crafted oil paintings, wood sculptures, photography, specialty foods and much more. And at Sugarland Crafts Festival, each exhibitor can be found on the festival floor, answering questions from visitors and allowing them to get up close with their work for an immersive experience.

A number of other attractions promise to make this event fun for the whole family. Numerous master craftspeople will be on hand to give live demonstrations and workshops, including metal worker Carson Sams, broom maker Jeffrey Heilman and fine artist Cyndi Mylynne. Enjoy the musical stylings of acclaimed jazz duo The Jazz Lobsters or handpan player Janet Spahr, while Middle Earth Studios returns with their interactive costume theater for kids.

Be sure to check out the Sugarland Crafts Festival this Friday, October 7 through Sunday, October 9. Adult admission is just $8 online or $10 at the door, and tickets are good for all three days. Kids 12 and under are admitted free. Visit www.sugarlandcrafts.com for more information or to order tickets.

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Sugarloaf Crafts has been organizing well-curated art and crafts festivals featuring top-quality artwork and goods since 1976. Sugarloaf events attract some of the country’s top artisans, and offer the public a chance to view and purchase an incredible array of unique creations under one roof. Sugarloaf hosts 11 major arts and crafts shows annually in major eastern metropolitan areas like Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Baltimore. For more information about Sugarloaf Crafts, including an upcoming event schedule, visit www.sugarloafcrafts.com or e-mail sugarloafinfo@sugarloaffest.com.

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Press release / fall timonium
october 7, 8, 9, 2016

Independent Artisans Make Their Mark at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals

Annual Tour Offers Unique Opportunity for Artists and Craftspeople

Timonium, MD (September 30, 2016) – Sugarloaf Crafts Festival kicks off its Fall 2016 Tour this Friday, October 7 through Sunday, October 9 at the Timonium Fairgrounds in Timonium, MD. The three-day event brings independent artisans, collectors and enthusiasts together in the greater Baltimore area as part of one of the most respected arts and crafts festival series in the United States.

For more than 40 years, emerging and established artisans throughout the country have reaped the benefits of the Sugarloaf experience. Bringing the best in high-end, handmade arts and crafts together under one roof creates a unique opportunity for exhibitors and visitors alike. People of all ages and backgrounds will be on hand to view and purchase creations ranging from glass jewelry to functional pottery, offering exhibitors unmatched exposure for exhibitors to visitors from throughout the Eastern seaboard.

But Sugarloaf Craft Festivals are about more than just selling wares. With Sugarloaf’s “Meet the Maker” philosophy, artisans are out on the festival floor greeting visitors, telling their stories and even giving demonstrations of their work. This personal approach and creative spirit makes both exhibitors and enthusiasts feel like a part of the greater artistic community, and often leaves artists with new fans for life.

Since its founding, Sugarloaf festivals have helped launch the entrepreneurial careers of more than 100,000 independent artists and craftspeople, and hope to kick-start many more. If you’re looking to take your passion to the next level, exhibition slots are still available for the Fall 2016 Tour, beginning this weekend in Timonium. To learn more or to apply, visit www.sugarloafcrafts.com/apply/apply-here.

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Sugarloaf Crafts has been organizing well-curated art and crafts festivals featuring top-quality artwork and goods since 1975. Sugarloaf events attract some of the country’s top artisans, and offer the public a chance to view and purchase an incredible array of unique creations under one roof. Sugarloaf hosts 11 major arts and crafts shows annually in major eastern metropolitan areas like Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Baltimore. For more information about Sugarloaf Crafts, including an upcoming event schedule, visit www.sugarloafcrafts.com or e-mail sugarloafinfo@sugarloaffest.com.

Sugarloaf Crafts Featured on Bravo’s “Manzo’d With Children”

NJ Real Housewife Dabbles in Art Festival Fun

 New Jersey (September 20, 2016) — Sugarloaf Craft, one of the leading organizers of high-end art shows and festivals across the country, will be featured on an upcoming episode of Bravo’s “Manzo’d With Children.” Caroline Manzo, former star of “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” has selected Sugarloaf for her major art festival debut, and nerves are high as she prepares for the big event. Meanwhile, the fun setting and expert artist selection of the NJ Sugarloaf Craft Festival is on full display during these segments of the episode.

Caroline Manzo, though known first and foremost for her Real Housewife fame, has launched a new venture with her handmade soaps and bath bombs. As she told Bravo, “It's just a way to keep myself busy and be productive, keep my mind young and have a focus every day.” She’s turned her soap-making hobby into a profitable online business, but this episode marks her jump to in-person sales at a serious arts event. As the episode highlights, she has a lot to learn on her way to becoming an established artist.

Be sure to tune in to Ep 4: Crafts Sales and Orgy Tales on the third season of “Manzo’d With Children” to see Sugarloaf Craft’s major TV appearance. The episode is slated to air September 25, 2016 at 9/8c on Bravo. Caroline’s work can be found on Instagram @friendlymonkeysoapco.

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Founded in 1975, Sugarloaf Crafts organizes well-curated art and crafts festivals featuring top-quality artwork and goods. Sugarloaf events attract some of the country’s top artisans, and offer the public a chance to view and purchase an incredible array of unique creations under one roof. Each year, Sugarloaf hosts 11 major art shows in major metropolitan areas like Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Baltimore. More information about Sugarloaf Crafts, including an upcoming event schedule, is available at www.sugarloafcrafts.com