150 Juried Artists • Artist Demonstrations • Hands-On Family Art Activities • Live Music • Specialty Foods • Glass Pumpkin Fundraiser • Beer & Wine Garden*
Festival of Fine Craft
Mark your Calendars! The 23rd Festival takes place on October 1 & 2, 2022!
The 23rd annual 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*, Glass Pumpkin Fundraiser, live music, and more!
For the health & safety of our artists, staff, and audiences, and based on the recommendations of the CDC, masks are strongly encouraged when indoors. Follow our Facebook page for engaging updates & highlights on our Festival plans.
$11.00 Senior Adults (62+)
Children 5 & under are free
This is a Rain or Shine event! Please note only service animals are allowed on the grounds.
Buy your tickets in advance online & save $2.00 per ticket!
Offer ends on Sept. 24, 2022.
Make your ticket good for both days with a “Tomorrow Pass,” available upon request when exiting the Festival on Saturday.
Artists & Craftspeople
150 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!
WheatonArts Glass Pumpkin Fundraiser*
Browse limited-edition handcrafted glass pumpkins of all shapes, sizes, and colors! Pick & purchase your favorites outside the Pottery Studio in a special pumpkin patch. *Please Note: due to limited production time during COVID restrictions, pumpkin quantities are limited. All proceeds from this fundraiser go to supporting arts educational programming at WheatonArts!
Enjoy live musical entertainment by South Jersey’s PackageGoods Orchestra band, both days of the Festival from noon to 4 p.m.
Collaborate + Create: Art-Making Experiences
Join us during the Festival for a series of complimentary hands-on experiences for all ages.
Paper Bowl Scarecrow Face
Scarecrows are iconic symbols of the fall season. Create a playful scarecrow face using simple materials, including a paper bowl, buttons, and construction paper.
Tissue Paper Stained Glass Apple
Create the illusion of stained glass using a colorful assortment of tissue and construction paper. Use our template to create an apple-shaped frame to fill with small pieces of tissue paper and hang it in a window once you get home.
Beaded Fall Corn
Mini beaded fall corn is fun to create and is a festive craft the whole family can do. These adorable beaded corns can be turned into fall garland or given as gifts to family and friends at the Thanksgiving table.
Our scarecrow construction tent is a fall family tradition! Protect your fall crops or decorate your home with a handmade scarecrow. Choose an outfit from an assortment of shirts and pants, or bring an outfit to stuff with straw.
Play games or create works of art using sidewalk chalk!
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.
Bead Weaving, Davala Designs
Broom Making, Jersey Jerry Broomsquire
Chair Caning, Starry’s Woodshop
Coin-Cut Jewelry Making, Art in Coin
Copper Flame Painting, 222 Creations
Intaglio Etching, Copperplate Studio
Paper Cutting, Hou Tien Cheng
Spinning, Felting & Weaving, Third Star Fiber Artists
Traditional Berry Basket Making, Mary’s Baskets
Wire Weaving, Perfect Duo
Wheel Throwing, Hunter Pottery
Wood Carving, Hop Edwards
Wood Carving, Ray Yoast
Wood Turning, Tom Cambria
Wood Turning, Tom Cambria Woodturning
Mayan Sacred Kites
With Ubaldo Sanchez, 12 p. m. to 4 p. m. both days
Observe & help Folklife resident artist Ubaldo Sanchez create sacred kites from bamboo & tissue paper. Also known as Barriletes Gigantes (Huge Kites), they are made for the Day of the Dead. Kites fly to the heavens to ward off evil spirits who may disturb our dead ancestors and invite them to visit us. Their sizes vary from 6 to 52 feet in diameter, as well as their designs & decoration. The kites created during this residency will become a part of a special Day of the Dead art installation during WheatonArts HalloWheaton event on Saturday, Oct. 29.
3 Guys Rolling Pies • Blackbird Local • Family Bite’s • House of Cupcakes • Ike’s Famous Crabcakes
Karen and the Nut • Lumpy’s Barbecue • Mannino’s Cannoli Express • Matty G Dogz
Pirate Pete’s Soda Pop Company • Top Shelf Mobile Cuisine • Twisted Lemonade
Win Door Prizes!
Stop by the information table when you enter through the gates and sign up for a chance to win a variety of WheatonArts door prizes.