Autumn Craft Fairs & Design Festivals

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Remember Aesop’s fable about the Ant and the Grasshopper? The ant works hard storing food for winter while the grasshopper sings and dances all summer. Then winter comes and the grasshopper has nothing to eat. Well, it’s August, and for those of us in the northern hemisphere, that means one month left of summer. You could idle away the last days of summer and starve to death later… or you could get busy making things for Autumn’s upcoming FIFTY CRAFT FAIRS!

Ponoko wants to help all of you hardworking ants out there. You can get the details about applying for a Ponoko Maker’s Grant here. We can help out with materials, making, and shipping. And if you plan on presenting Ponoko goods at an upcoming event, let Duann or I know and we’ll be happy to spread the word here on the blog.

September Fairs

• SOWA Open Market Boston :: every Sunday in Sept  MASSACHUSETTS

• Kraftwork Atlanta :: 3 Sept GEORGIA

• Helsinki Design Week :: 4-13 Sept  FINLAND

• Bumbershoot Seattle :: 5 Sept  WASHINGTON

• Salty Not Sweet Cuyahoga Falls :: 5 Sept  OHIO

• Art in the Pearl of Portland :: 5-7 Sept  OREGON

• Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit NYC :: 5-13 Sept  NEW YORK

• Habitare Fair :: 9-13 Sept  FINLAND

• Artrider Lyndhurst :: 11-13 Sept  NEW YORK

• Saint Louis Art Fair :: 11-13 Sept  MISSOURI

• Pigtown Festival Baltimore :: 12 Sept  MARYLAND

• Buffalo Indie Mart :: 12-13 Sept  NEW YORK

• Renegade Craft Fair Chicago :: 12-13 Sept  ILLINOIS

• Got Craft? Bitesize Vancouver :: 13 Sept  CANADA

• Smithsonian Craft Show :: 13-27 Sept  WASHINGTON D.C.

• Spoonbread Festival Berea :: 18-20 Sept  KENTUCKY

• Skating with Scissors Portland :: 19 Sept  OREGON

• London Design Festival :: 19-27 Sept  UK

stART on the Street Worchester :: 20 Sept  MASSACHUSETTS

• Cheongju Craft Biennale :: 23 Sept – 1 Nov  SOUTH KOREA

• State Fair of Texas :: 25 Sept – 18 Oct TEXAS

• TACA Fall Fair in Nashville :: 25-27 Sept  TENNESSEE

• Strange Folk Festival O’Fallon :: 27-28 Sept  ILLINOIS

October Fairs

SOWA Open Market Boston :: every Sunday in Oct  MASSACHUSETTS

• Kraftwork Atlanta :: 1 Oct  GEORGIA

• INDIEana Handicraft Exchange :: 2-3 Oct  INDIANA

• Crafty Bastards D.C. :: 3 Oct  WASHINGTON D.C.

• Stitch Rock Delray Beach :: 3 Oct  FLORDIA

Fine Furnishings & Fine Craft Milwaukee :: 3-4 Oct  WISCONSIN

Sunday, Crafty Sunday San Diego :: 4 Oct  CALIFORNIA

• Design Philadelphia :: 7-13 Oct  PENNSYLVANIA

Indie Emporium Tulsa :: 9-10 Oct  OKLAHOMA

• Craft Attack! Charlotte :: 10 Oct  NORTH CAROLINA

• Craft as Art Festival Long Island :: 10-12 Oct  NEW YORK

• Got Craft? Bitesize Vancouver :: 11 Oct  CANADA

• Southern Highlands in Asheville :: 15-18 Oct  NORTH CAROLINA

Craftin’ Outlaws Columbus :: 17 Oct  OHIO

Dutch Design Week :: 17 – 25 Oct  NETHERLANDS

• Fine Furnishings & Fine Craft Providence :: 23-25 Oct  RHODE ISLAND

• 100% Design Tokyo :: 30 Oct – 3 Nov  JAPAN

November Fairs

• Patchwork Santa Ana :: tbd Nov  CALIFORNIA

• Kraftwork Atlanta :: 5 Nov  GEORGIA

The Girlie Show Oklahoma City :: 6 Nov  OKLAHOMA

• Odmall – Chrishanukwanzmadan :: 7 Nov  OHIO

• Got Craft? Bitesize Vancouver :: 8 Nov  CANADA

• Christmas Bazaar Berea :: 14-15 Nov  KENTUCKY

• Creative Finds Surrey, BC :: 14-15 Nov  CANADA

• Detroit Urban Craft Fair :: 21 Nov  MICHIGAN

• Richmond Craft + Design Show :: 21-22 Nov  VIRGINIA

• Rock-n-Roll Craft Show Saint Louis :: 27-29 Nov  MISSOURI

• Second Storie Indie Mart :: 28-29 Nov  NEW YORK

Don’t see a craft fair near you? Search Festivalnet.com , IndieCraftShows.com , and Craftershock.com for all kinds of local events in smaller towns and cities throughout the US.

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One Response to “Autumn Craft Fairs & Design Festivals”

  1. Duann Says:

    woah…..
    USA is the Craft Nation.

    I vote skating with scissors…