Festival of Fine Craft



150+ Juried Artists  •  Artist Demonstrations  Hands-On Family Activities  •  Musical Entertainment  •  Specialty Foods  •  Glass Pumpkin Patch    Beer & Wine Garden* 

Visitors take a stroll in a row of vendor tents at the Festival of Fine Craft.


Mark your calendars for the 21st annual Festival of Fine Craft

October 5 & 6, 2019

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., both days (rain or shine)

Sponsored by Avalon Flooring and Oceanfirst



ADMISSION

$12.00 Adults
$11.00 Senior Adults 
(62+)
$7.00 Students
Children 5 + under are free

FESTIVAL SPECIAL!
Ticket good for both days with a “Tomorrow Pass” which is available upon request.

Please note: Only service animals are allowed on the grounds.

Three people flip through matted prints from a booth at the Festival of Fine Craft at WheatonArts

Veteran & emerging artists display their unique creations in a beautiful scenic setting. From inspired paintings, decorative ceramics, and novel jewelry, to innovative wood sculptures and vibrant wearables, the Festival offers something exciting for everyone!

The Festival of Fine Craft offers two days of an art and shopping experience for the entire family with 150+ juried artists & craftspeople displaying and selling their works, special artist demonstrations, hands-on family art activities, a Beer & Wine Garden*, giant Glass Pumpkin Patch, live music, and more! Click Here to Print the 2019 Festival MAP

WheatonArts Glass Pumpkin Patch

View more than 6,000 handcrafted glass pumpkins of all shapes, sizes, and colors! Pick your favorite as they will be available for purchase outside the Pottery Studio in a special pumpkin patch. All proceeds from the patch go to supporting arts educational programming at WheatonArts!

Show off your favorite picks with the hashtag: #WAglasspumpkins

orange glass pumpkins on display
Package Goods Orchestra promo shot of the 5 band members standing next to each other.

Enjoy Live Musical Entertainment by South Jersey’s PackageGoods Orchestra band, both days of the Festival from noon to 4 p.m.

Guests at the Beer and Wine Garden

Relax in the Beer & Wine Garden! Featuring Cape May Brewery and Bellview Winery*Must be 21 years of age or older. 

Bellview Winery and Cape May Brewery logos

Man in red painting a silk scarf.

Collaborate + Create:
Art Making Experiences 

Join us during the Festival for a series of complimentary hands-on experiences for all ages. Sponsored by PNC ARTS ALIVE!

Halloween Paper Face Masks
Disguise yourself and pretend to be someone or someTHING else! A variety of paper mask templates will be available for you to decorate, including a jack-o-lantern, a witch, a monster, and a skeleton.

Corn Mosaics
A mosaic is a piece of art created with many small pieces of materials- usually glass and ceramic. In this fall-themed mosaic activity, create a colorful mosaic using dyed pieces of corn!

Beaded Spiders
Create colorful creepy crawlers for Halloween! Learn how to create beaded spiders using an assortment of colorful beads, pipe cleaners, and pom-poms. Perfect to hang in windows for a spooky fun time!

Scarecrow Construction
Protect your fall crops or decorate your home with a handmade scarecrow! Choose an outfit from an assortment of shirts and pants or bring your own outfit to stuff with straw.

Sidewalk Chalk
Play games or create works of art using sidewalk chalk!

Two adults help a small child build a scarecrow at the Festival of Fine Craft at WheatonArts

Fee-Based Art Activities

Basket Making with Mary May’s Baskets, booth 35

Marble a Silk Scarf with Ebru Rich Silk Designs, booth 17

Make-Your-Own Fused Glass Magnets, Pendants, & Pumpkin Suncatchers
Located in the WheatonArts Education Studio, these fused glass projects are available for ages 5 & up (with parental assistance). Completed projects will be ready to be picked up or shipped (for a fee) in 7 to 10 business days.

Bead Bar by Alicia Niles (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)
Located in the Gallery of Fine Craft, the Bead Bar features a stunning array of handcrafted glass beads in every color of the rainbow. Pick and choose your favorite colors, patterns, and sizes for Alicia to string for you. Fees vary by order.

A Variety of Artist Demonstrations

Discover the arts of glassblowing, jewelry making, silk painting, spinning and weaving, chair caning, woodturning, wheel-thrown pottery, broom making, & more! Talk and interact with the artists while learning about the skills and tools needed to create each craft.

Aluminum Casting, Iron Woman Studio
Broom Making, Jersey Jerry Broomsquire
Chair Caning, Starry’s Woodshop
Coin-Cut Jewelry Making, Art in Coin
Copper Flame Painting, 222 Creations
Encaustic (wax) Painting, Anna’s Art Gallery
Flameworking, Glass Education Center of Salem CC
Glass Mold Making, Holly City Art Glass
Intaglio Etching, CopperPlate Studio
Paper Cutting, Hou-Tien Cheng
Spoon Carving, VKP Wood and Metal
Stone Seal Carving, Simon Zeng Art Studio
Spinning, Felting, & Weaving, Third Star Fiber Artists
Traditional Berry Basket Making, Mary’s Baskets
Traditional Rug Hooking, Pineland Rug Hookers
Turkish Marbling on Silk Scarves, Ebru Rick Silk Designs
Weaving, Handwovens by Pauletta
Wire Weaving, Perfect Duo
WheatonArts Traveling Glassblowers
Wheel Throwing, Clay College of RCSJ
Wood Carving, Art Parkin & Hop Edwards & Ray Yoast
Wood Carving, M D Bair Studio, LLC
Wood Turning, Tom Cambria Woodturning


An adult helps a child weave a small basket during the Festival of Fine Craft at WheatonArts

Blow a Glass Bubble! Free 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
During this quick experience in the WheatonArts Glass Studio, a glass blower will bring you a small gather of glass on a blowpipe. Blow until your bubble pops! A physical piece will NOT be kept at the end.

One black glass vase with white detailing, one marbled pink glass vase, and one light purple glass plate on display stand.

Win Door Prizes!

There will be Door Prizes from the Festival Artists every hour during the Festival! You can sign up to win one at the Information & Door Prize Booth after you enter through the front gate. Then keep an eye out for your name on the Prize Board throughout the day!

Stop by the Glass Studio at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. both days for a chance to win a beautifully handcrafted glass vase or plate similar to the one being created during the demonstration! Only those inside the studio at the scheduled times can win.

Caithness Glass “Trunk Show”

Stop in the A.G. Paperweight Shop to preview the new Holiday collection, limited editions and returning favorites from Caithness Glass with a pop-up ”Trunk Show” held during the Festival of Fine Craft ‪on October 5‬ & 6! In 1961 Caithness established a proud tradition of fine glass-making in Northern Scotland. Today, they maintain their position as a world leader in the design and production of collectable glass paperweights and gifts. Each and every piece is a unique work of art, designed by their talented designers and individually hand crafted to the highest possible standards in their factory in Crieff Scotland.

Crop of Eternal Love paperweight by Caithness Glass, depicting three white lilies with green stems inside of faceted glass.
Please check this page for updates as the event gets closer. Thank you.

(2019 *Permit #73917)

Thank you to our 2019 Festival of Fine Craft sponsors:

Avalon Flooring logo with the words "inspiring home design" on a blue background
OceanFirst logo with a circle made of connecting blue, light blue, and green swirls
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