Festival of Fine Craft

125+ Juried Artists  •  Craft Demonstrations  Hands-On Family Art Activities  •  Live Music  •  Specialty Foods  •  Glass Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser    Beer & Wine Garden* 

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

Festival of Fine Craft

October 5 & 6, 2024
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine!*

Celebrating 25 years of artistic excellence! At this crowd-favorite South Jersey two-day event, engage with a diverse collection of 125+ artists exhibiting and selling their handcrafted works of art. Experience unique crafting demonstrations, relax in the Beer & Wine Garden*, and create with hands-on family art activities. Listen to live music in the food court with a selection of gourmet food vendors and specialty food trucks. WheatonArts signature Glass Pumpkin Fundraiser* opens during the Festival as well! The Festival is included with general admission to WheatonArts. 

WheatonArts remains concerned about the health & safety of our artists, staff, and audiences. Due to the recent increase in Covid-19 cases, masks are encouraged when inside crowded buildings. For more information about current Covid-19 precautions please visit CDC Covid-19 Guidelines.


$12.00 Adults
$11.00 Senior Adults 
$7.00 Students
Children 5 & under are free

*This is a Rain or Shine event! Any unused tickets can be used for general admission to WheatonArts after the event. Please note only service animals are allowed on the grounds. Must be age 21+ to enter the Beer & Wine Garden area. 


Make your ticket good for both days with a “Tomorrow Pass,” available upon request when exiting the Festival on Saturday.

Tickets are available online and at the Front Gate during the event. Follow our Facebook page for engaging Festival updates & highlights.

Below are details from the 2023 Festival of Fine Craft. We will update this page with new 2024 information as it becomes available. Please check back at a later date! 

Artists & Craftspeople

Engage with 125+ veteran and emerging artists displaying their unique creations in a beautiful scenic setting. From inspired paintings, decorative ceramics, and novel jewelry to innovative wood sculptures and vibrant wearables, this diverse collection of artists have interesting one-of-a-kind treasures for everyone to enjoy! Click on the button below to explore the list of juried artists and crafts people for 2023. Artist applications for 2024 are now open.

Image of WheatonArts glass pumpkins in the Festival of Fine Craft Pumpkin Patch. The image features a closeup of three glass pumpkins resting on a wooden surface and straw. The pumpkin on the left is black with light pink spots and a black curly stem. The middle pumpkin is black with a light amber curly stem. The pumpkin on the right is small, brown, and has a tall brown curly stem.

WheatonArts Glass Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser*

Explore an outdoor installation featuring thousands of beautiful glass pumpkins of all shapes, sizes, and colors—each individually handcrafted by WheatonArts’ Glass Studio Team! Pick & purchase your favorites outside the Pottery Studio in a special pumpkin patch. New colors & patterns are available every year! 

*Please Note: Pumpkin quantities are limited as our Glass Studio Team creates every pumpkin by hand. All proceeds from this fundraiser go to supporting arts educational programming at WheatonArts!

Beer & Wine Garden*

Grab a seat, or a hay bale, and relax in the Beer & Wine Garden, featuring select drinks from Glasstown Brewing Company & Bellview Winery
*Must be 21 years of age or older to enter the Beer & Wine Garden area. Permit #107689.

Live Music

From noon to 4 p.m., enjoy live musical entertainment during the Festival by South Jersey’s PackageGoods Orchestra band near the food court and acoustic tunes by local favorite Chris Lax in the Beer & Wine Garden. 

Visitors sit in the Beer and Wine Garden at the Festival of Fine Craft.
Three examples of the Beaded Fall Corn craft. The beads in red, yellow, white, and brown, wrap around brown, orange, and yellow pipe cleaners.
A child smiles wide as they work on a craft with pipe cleaners and beads.
An adult and child work together to build a scarecrow at the Festival of Fine Craft.

Collaborate + Create: Art-Making Experiences 

Join us during the Festival for a series of complimentary hands-on experiences for all ages, presented by PNC Arts Alive!

Spider Finger Puppets
Design & decorate a whimsical spider companion that comes to life at your fingertips using vibrant colors, googly eyes, and sparkly accents. This activity is perfect for fostering imaginative storytelling and fine motor skills. 

Spider Web (tissue paper) Suncatchers
Craft a suncatcher that brings the elegance of spider silk and the brilliance of sunlight together. Using the techniques of cut and torn paper applique, carefully layer and arrange tissue paper inside a paper frame. A mesmerizing web will emerge, ready to catch the sunlight and cast a kaleidoscope of enchanting hues in any room. 

Coffee Filter Bats
Transform ordinary coffee filters into flying bats using markers, water, clothespins, and string. Watch the colors blend & bleed as you spritz water onto the filters, creating a fun watercolor effect. Clip a clothespin onto your colorful filters to make the bat’s body, and add a string for hanging. Watch them dance & flutter with the slightest breeze!

Scarecrow Construction
Our scarecrow construction tent is a fall family tradition! Join the fun in protecting your fall crops or decorating your home with a handmade scarecrow. Choose from an our assortment of shirts & pants, or bring an outfit from home to stuff with straw!

Sidewalk Chalk
Play games or create works of art using sidewalk chalk! Grab a piece of chalk, let your ideas flow, and watch the pavement become a whimsical world of color. 

Craft Demonstrations

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

Basket Making, Mary May’s Baskets
Bead Weaving, Davala Designs
Chair Caning, Starry’s Woodshop
Chinese Paper Cutting, Master Hou Tien Cheng
Coin-Cut Jewelry Making, Art in Coin
Copper Flame Painting, 222 Creations
Glassmaking, WheatonArts Glass Studio
Intaglio Etching
, La Bottega of Art
Pottery Wheel, Clay College of RCSJ
Pysanky, South Jersey Pysanky
Spinning, Felting & Weaving, Third Star Fiber Artists
Tapestry Bead Weaving, McPaul Bead Scenes
Watercolor Texture Painting, DC Gallery & Studio
Wire Weaving, Perfect Duo
Wood Carving, Ralston “Hop” Edwards
Wood Carving, Ray Yoast Wildfowl Carving
Wood Carving, Sina Kurman Wildlife Art
Wood Turning, Tom Cambria Woodturning

Peruvian Mask Making
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Folklife Center:
Yolanda Alcorta, co-founder of “Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas,” invites Festival goers to view the Peruvian masks on display in the Folklife Center and learn about their associated dances. She will then demonstrate how to use alternative materials to create dance masks of your own! 

Image of two children assisting a potter outside at the Festival of Fine Craft. Both children are pinching the top sides of the gray clay cylinder on top of a pottery wheel. Each child has face paint and the potter is wearing a red apron. Next to the pottery wheel is two blue bins that are covered in clay.
Two people one in the center behind the subject and one to the left are creating a basket in the center of the image. The subject is the base of the basket being woven on a yellow stand.

Make-Your-Own Fused Glass

Fee-based, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Education Studio
Create a fused glass magnet, pendant, or suncatcher beginning with pre-fused glass blanks. Using small pre-cut pieces of glass and an assortment of accessory glass, create a design to be tack fused. We will fire your fused glass design and attach a bail, magnet, or leather cord, depending on your project choice. In 7-10 business days, completed glass projects will be ready to pick up or ship (for a fee). This glass fusing activity has a discounted fee of $10 per magnet/pendant and $20 per suncatcher. 

Win Door Prizes! 

Stop by the information table when you enter through the front gates and sign up for a chance to win a variety of WheatonArts door prizes. Multiple winners are pulled twice each day of the Festival! 

Also at the information table, learn about the different exhibitions and programs happening at WheatonArts during the Festival, as well as upcoming classes and events throughout the year. 

Image of two customers browsing tall wooden shelves filled with a variety of handcrafted clay pieces at the Festival of Fine Craft.

Free Festival Parking

WheatonArts is located at 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville, NJ. Our parking circle at the front gate doubles up on handicapped spaces for this event. We provide free shuttle rides to and from the following free parking lots: 

New Standard Senior Living
1125 Village Dr., Millville, NJ

Millville Child Family Center
1100 Coombs Rd., Millville, NJ

Nipro Glass Americas Corporation 
1200 N 10th St., Millville, NJ

Atlas Container Corporation
1500 N 10th St., Millville, NJ

Food Vendors

Beast of the Street  •  Chef Steve’s Popcorn  •  Everything About Crepes  •  Frosbite  •  Ike’s Famous Crabcakes
Karen and the Nut  •  Lumpy’s Barbecue  •  Macs & Munchies  •  Mannino’s Cannoli Express  •  Matty G Dogz
Pirate Pete’s Soda Pop Company  •  3 Guys Rolling Pies  •  Shepp’s Cosmic Kitchen  •  Top Shelf Mobile Cuisine

The Festival of Fine Craft is sponsored in part by OceanFirst. OceanFirst logo in light blue, green, and navy.

*This is a Rain or Shine event! Any unused tickets can be used for general admission to WheatonArts after the event for the current year. Please note only service animals are allowed on the grounds. Must be age 21+ to enter the Beer & Wine Garden Area. 

Please check this page for updates as the event gets closer. Thank you.

Image of a crowd gathered inside of the WheatonArts Glass Pumpkin Fundraiser. A variety of orange, white, and red glass pumpkins with light blue, red, orange, and green curly stems sit on a wooden surface covered in straw. Wooden baskets and barrels are also featured throughout the set up. Customers are holding and browsing the glass pumpkins. Yellow and blue glass pumpkins can also be seen in the background.