SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
october gaithersburg / MD / dc area
October 20, 21, 22, 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

Shop America's Handmade Market and support artist entrepreneurs this fall at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival! Sugarloaf returns to the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg, MD October 20 - 22 for a weekend of artistic appreciation and entertainment for collectors and enthusiasts of all ages.

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SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
october gaithersburg / MD / dc area
OCTOBER 20, 21, 22, 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

What better way to enjoy the crisp autumn air than visiting an arts and crafts festival at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg, MD! From Friday, October 20 through Sunday, October 22, you have the opportunity to meet hundreds of professional artists and find out how they do what they do. Gifts bought here are truly one of a kind!

Sugarloaf Crafts Festivals are among the top tier arts festivals in the country with only the most outstanding artists in each category. You’ll be astonished at the charming ways they have reimagined shoes, home decor items, clothing, jewelry and more. This is a great opportunity to scout out extra special holiday gifts while also supporting American artists.

Watch the artists at work at any of the on-site demonstrations throughout the festival. Observe a wood carver or basketweaver crafting their products using the same equipment and techniques used by crafters hundreds of years ago. The end result is a quality product that will last much longer than items from a big box store!

Don’t miss Sugarloaf’s Festival of Foods, where you’ll sample delicious chocolates, jams, dips, wine and bread. Jazz up your holiday gatherings with these locally produced gourmet treats. And of course, there are special chewing bones and other goodies you can take home for Fido. When you’re ready for a solid meal, you’ll find fabulous concession stands with sweet and savory crepes, burgers and falafel sandwiches, quesadillas, nachos, coffee and more.

If you’ve got young ones with you, take them to the castle where Middle Earth Studios invites young and old to create their own fairy tale. Don a cape and grab a sword to protect the kingdom!

Where else can you find such a smorgasbord of visual and culinary treats!?

Tickets are available online or at the entrance and each ticket is good for the entire weekend. Take advantage of this enriching event while you can! If coming from out of town, enjoy the “Sugarloaf rate” from participating hotels. Contact us or view our Frequently Asked Questions if you’re looking for more information.

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
october gaithersburg / MD / dc area
OCTOBER 20, 21, 22, 2017

montgomery county fairgrounds
501 Perry Parkway, 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!

Holiday Inn

Gaithersburg Hilton

301-977-8900

620 Perry Parkway
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Located directly next to fairgrounds

$74-85/night + tax

($74 king / $85 two double)

Request “Sugarloaf Rate”

Reserve by Oct. 4, 2017

 
Holiday Inn

Hampton Inn and Suites Gaithersburg

301-990-4300

960 North Frederick Ave
Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Complimentary Breakfast

0.5 miles from show site

$85/night + tax

(king studio suite)

Request “Sugarloaf Rate”

Reserve by Oct. 1, 2017

 

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.

festival preview / savings / coupons

SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
october gaithersburg / MD / dc area
OCTOBER 20, 21, 22, 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 October Gaithersburg Artists, or contact us with any questions.

LIVE ART DEMONSTRATIONS, MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
october gaithersburg / MD / dc area
OCTOBER 20, 21, 22, 2017

demonstrating artists / live art

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.

Oct. GAITHERSBURG artists & food exhibitors

SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
OCTOBER GAITHERSBURG / MD / DC AREA
OCTOBER 20, 21, 22, 2017

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