PHIL VITALE / Festival of Fine Crafts

The perfect gift is one that comes from the heart, and there are plenty of artisan crafters who put their heart and soul into their handmade goodies. At these craft fairs held throughout the Garden State, you’ll find one-of-a-kind, handmade and Jersey-themed items.

Editor’s Note: Events are subject to change. Please visit the event’s website before heading out to check on schedule or weather updates.

April 27

Spring Makers Market
Haddon Square, Haddon Twp.
The downtown area will come alive with makers of art, jewelry, accessories, homewares, clothing, beauty products and gourmet treats.

Lake Lenape East Craft Fair
Lake Lenape Park, Mays Landing
Enjoy a day of crafting and shopping.

HCPTA Spring Marketplace
Hannah Caldwell Elementary School, Union
Stop by the school for shopping with local vendors, food trucks, music and fun activities.

Made in Monmouth
Brookdale Community College, Lincroft
There will be 200+ vendors with products made in Monmouth County. Products include art, home décor, baked goods, jewelry, bath products and so much more.

April 28

Cranford Street Fair & Craft Show
Downtown Cranford
There will be a day of family fun, with arts and crafts, shopping, live music, kids’ rides and food vendors.

Vintage and Antique Marketplace
The Hermitage Museum, HoHoKus
Either shop from the 50 vendors or bring your own items for appraisal. There will be gourmet food trucks, plus live music.

May 4

Buena Fine Crafts & Artisans Spring Festival
Buena Historical Society, Landisville
Held on over 5 green acres, there will be 100 crafters and artisans, antique dealers, home & garden displays, food trucks, wineries, horse & carriage rides, a kids zone, athletic activities, games, crafts, face painting, magic acts and museum tours.

May 5

Highland Park Street Fair & Craft Show
Downtown Highland Park
There will be a day of family fun, with arts and crafts, shopping, live music, kids’ rides and food vendors.

Maplewood Small Wonder Marketplace
Maplewood Village, Maplewood
Handmade artisans will showcase their work on the busy streets of Maplewood Avenue, Highland Place and Baker Street. Live music will be provided by In Tune Maplewood.

Springfest Craft Show & Antique Corner
Veterans Park, Westwood
More than 100 exhibitors will be set up on the grass along the paths with an array of handcrafted items, art and gifts. The Antique & Collectible corner is where you will find treasures from the past. Festival foods will be available as well as homemade pretzels, pickles, kettle korn, sweets and Italian ice.

May 11

High Tide Makers + Artisan Market
Carousel Promenade, Pier Village, Long Branch
The open air market will offer unique creations from local makers and artisans; shop while enjoying breathtaking views of the ocean.

May 12

Spring Artisan Exhibition: A Mother’s Day Special
Princeton Marriott at Forrestal Village, Princeton
Ansa Butt and Ranna Matteen will celebrate craftmanship, showcase local talent and small businesses, offer free entertainment and workshops, and present raffles. Guest speaker is Marie Renee Thadal of Itiah Angels.

May 18

Woodbridge Street Fair & Craft Show
Downtown Woodbridge
There will be a day of family fun, with arts and crafts, shopping, live music, kids’ rides and food vendors.

May 19

Maplewood Street Fair & Craft Show
Downtown Maplewood
There will be a day of family fun, with arts and crafts, shopping, live music, kids’ rides and food vendors.

May 25-26

Boardwalk Craft Show
Wildwood Convention Center, Wildwood
Artisan-made items, handmade craft items, boutique items, gifts and more will be set up for sale along the boardwalk at Rio Grande Avenue.

May 26

Seaport Craft Show
Huddy Park, Highlands
The Highlands Business Partnership presents more than 60 booths of various handmade crafts. There will be a huge variety of unique gifts, art, jewelry and personal items at this Juried Show. Live music is by Dave McCarthy.

May 31

Haddon Twp. Summer Makers Market
Haddon Square, Haddon Twp.
The open-air market shows off the works of local and regional artisans and makers and their handmade creations. Located in the downtown area, you will also find live music, samplings and food.

June 1-2

Well-Spring Herb Farm Spring Open House & Craft Market
Well-Spring Herb Farm, Port Murray
There will be free lectures and presentations, tours of the gardens, a craft market, food vendors, and about 2,000 varieties of plants.

Chester Spring Craft Show
Municipal Field, Chester
There will be a wide variety of fine art and handmade crafts by artisans and crafts people from around the country. Crafts include jewelry, woodworking, textiles, florals, iron work, ceramics, photography, and much more. The show features over 150 exhibitors. While in Chester, you can spend the day in the Historic Downtown Shopping District.

June 2

Fair Lawn Street Fair & Craft Show
Plaza Road, Fair Lawn
There will be a day of family fun, with arts and crafts, shopping, live music, kids’ rides and food vendors.

June 8

Westfield Street Fair & Craft Show
Downtown Westfield
There will be a day of family fun, with arts and crafts, shopping, live music, kids’ rides and food vendors.

June 22

Dunellen Street Fair & Craft Show
Downtown Dunellen
There will be a day of family fun, with arts and crafts, shopping, live music, kids’ rides and food vendors.

August 18

Metuchen Street Fair & Craft Show
Downtown Metuchen
There will be a day of family fun, with arts and crafts, shopping, live music, kids’ rides and food vendors.

August 24

Westfield Street Fair & Craft Show
Downtown Westfield
There will be a day of family fun, with arts and crafts, shopping, live music, kids’ rides and food vendors.

August 25

Cranford Street Fair & Craft Show
Downtown Cranford
There will be a day of family fun, with arts and crafts, shopping, live music, kids’ rides and food vendors.

September 8

Red Bank Street Fair & Craft Show
Downtown Red Bank
There will be a day of family fun, with arts and crafts, shopping, live music, kids’ rides and food vendors.

September 22

Dunellen Street Fair & Craft Show
Downtown Dunellen
There will be a day of family fun, with arts and crafts, shopping, live music, kids’ rides and food vendors.

Glen Rock Street Fair & Craft Show
Downtown Glen Rock
There will be a day of family fun, with arts and crafts, shopping, live music, kids’ rides and food vendors.

September 29

Saddle Brook Street Fair & Craft Show
Downtown Saddle Brook
There will be a day of family fun, with arts and crafts, shopping, live music, kids’ rides and food vendors.

October 5

Westfield Street Fair & Craft Show
Downtown Westfield
There will be a day of family fun, with arts and crafts, shopping, live music, kids’ rides and food vendors.

October 6

Somerville Street Fair & Craft Show
Downtown Somerville
There will be a day of family fun, with arts and crafts, shopping, live music, kids’ rides and food vendors.

October 13

Cranford Street Fair & Craft Show
Downtown Cranford
There will be a day of family fun, with arts and crafts, shopping, live music, kids’ rides and food vendors.

October 20

Fair Lawn Street Fair & Craft Show
Downtown Fair Lawn
There will be a day of family fun, with arts and crafts, shopping, live music, kids’ rides and food vendors.

October 27

New Providence Street Fair & Craft Show
Downtown New Providence
There will be a day of family fun, with arts and crafts, shopping, live music, kids’ rides and food vendors.

We’ll be adding to this list of craft and vendor fairs all year. Know of a fair that’s not listed? Email jennifer@njfamily.com.

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