The extraordinary finds at a craft show are unique, handcrafted specialty items created by talented artisans. There are handcrafted items in every artistic medium from glass to fiber arts and food to candles, metal work and more. The crafts for sale provide heartfelt, one-of-a-kind gifts as well as a personal expressive decor. The sights and sound at some of Boston’s best craft shows portray the warm New England hospitality that so many people have grown to love.

Brewster Summer Arts and Craft Festival
Drummer Boy Park
773 Main St.
Brewster, MA 02631
(603) 332-2616
www.massachusettsfairsandfestivals.com

Dates: July 30 & 31, 2016 at 10 AM-5 PM on Saturday; 10 AM-4 PM on Sunday

This juried craft show offers American made items like jewelry, blown glass, fiber arts, shell craft, scarves, sea salt scrubs and so much more. The outdoor venue, located on beautiful Cape Cod, also features delicious gourmet snacks to eat along the way or bring home for a treat later on in the day. There is kettle corn, herb dips, lemonade, cookies and other delectable treats to sample while browsing around the show. Craft demonstrations and live local music add to the day’s events.

(Photo Credit: Harwich Cranberry Arts & Music Festival)

(Photo Credit: Harwich Cranberry Arts & Music Festival)


Brooks Park Summer Arts and Crafts Festival
Brooks Park
Cape Cod Rail Trail
Harwich, MA 02645
(508) 432-4297
www.harwichcranberryfestival.org

Dates: August 13 & 14, 2016 at 9 AM-4 PM

Brooks Park Summer Arts and Crafts Festival is a two day event featuring 130 different vendors of handmade crafts. The craft show is located on beautiful, historic Cape Cod, about a 75-minute ride south of Boston. The music portion of the event takes place around a magnificent gazebo among the beautiful trees in the park and features local musicians. There are food vendors at the. This event is free.

(Photo Credit: Stockbridge Chamber Of Commerce)

(Photo Credit: Stockbridge Chamber Of Commerce)


Stockbridge Summer Arts Crafts Show
Bidwell Park
50 Main St.
Stockbridge, MA 01262
stockbridgechamber.org

Dates: August 20 & 21, 2016 at 10 AM-5 PM on Saturday; 10 AM-4 PM on Sunday

Located in western Massachusetts, amid the beautiful Berkshires, the Stockbridge Summer Arts Craft Show is celebrating its 25th year. The local, natural scenery makes this venue unique and visually breathtaking for the visitors. The 85 artists and crafters selling their wares are situated in the historic downtown Stockbridge. There are creative works for sale ranging from glass blown items to fiber arts and ceramics. Free parking is offered at the event.

Related: Boston’s Best Places To Do Arts & Crafts For The Whole Family

Autumn Wayside Inn Arts & Crafts Festival
Longfellow’s Historic Wayside Inn
72 Wayside Inn Road
Sudbury, MA 01776
www.wayside.org

Dates: September 10 & 11, 2016 at 10 AM-4 PM

Under canopy cover in the beautiful suburb of Sudbury, which is a 35-minute ride west of the city, 100 exhibitors sell their exquisite and diverse crafts. There are spectacular seasonal gift baskets, handmade stuffed animals, re-purposed woolen sweater mittens, candles, hand-knit items, gourmet salad dressing, alpaca products and more to enjoy. Craft demonstrations take place all day. A fun and unique petting zoo featuring alpacas will entertain the kids and educate the adults before they purchase the incredible alpaca items. There is also entertaining live music to enjoy and delectable food offerings on premises.

(Photo Credit: Boston Christmas Festival)

(Photo Credit: Boston Christmas Festival)


Annual Boston Christmas Festival 
Seaport World Trade Center
200 Seaport Blvd.
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 742-3973
www.bostonchristmasfestival.com

Dates: November 4, 5 & 6, 2016 at 12 noon-7 PM on Friday; 10 AM-6 PM on Saturday; 10 AM-5 PM on Sunday

Let the holiday season begin! This incredible holiday craft show is an annual event featuring over 300 master craftspeople. Holiday decorations, including Christmas stockings, cranberry garland wreaths, collectible Santas and handcrafted gift items abound at this indoor craft fair in the Seaport area of Boston. The offered crafts include artisan jewelry, gourmet specialty foods, home accessories and designer fashions like scarves, mittens, sweaters and more. There is a special gingerbread house competition at this event. The gingerbread houses are judged by local celebrities and then sold to the public with the proceeds benefiting Housing Families, a non-profit group that works to end homelessness.

Related: Boston’s Best Art Classes For Adults

Nancy is a native Bostonian. She enjoys the sights, sounds and tastes of Boston while exploring the city by day or night. Nancy is also a school nurse at an independent middle/high school. Her work can be found on a variety of websites, including Examiner.com.

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