150 Juried Artists • Artist Demonstrations • Hands-On Family Art Activities • Live Music • Specialty Foods • Glass Pumpkin Fundraiser • Beer & Wine Garden*
Festival of Fine Craft
October 7 & 8, 2023
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine!*
Celebrating 23 years of artistic excellence! At this crowd-favorite South Jersey two-day event, engage with a diverse collection of 150 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.
For the health & safety of our artists, staff, and audiences, and by recommendations of the CDC, masks are strongly encouraged when indoors.
Tickets are available online and at the Front Gate during the event.
Follow our Facebook page for engaging Festival updates & highlights.
$11.00 Senior Adults (62+)
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.
Below are the event details from 2022 for reference. Please check back at a later time as we plan an engaging 2023 program for everyone! Thank you.
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*
Explore an outdoor installation of beautiful glass pumpkins of all shapes, sizes, and colors—each individually handcrafted by WheatonArts’ resident glass artists! Pick & purchase your favorites outside the Pottery Studio in a special pumpkin patch.
*Please Note: Due to ongoing rebuilding of post-pandemic capacity in the Glass Studio, pumpkin quantities are limited. 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 the Glasstown Brewing Company & Bellview Winery.
*Must be 21 years of age or older to enter the Beer & Wine Garden area. Permit #97839.
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, sponsored by PNC Arts Alive!
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, 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.
Bead Weaving, Davala Designs
Bead Weaving, South Jersey Bead Society
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
Glassblowing, Remark Glass
Paper Cutting, Hou Tien Cheng
Pottery Demonstrations, Clay College of RCSJ
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 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 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!
Please check this page for updates as the event gets closer. Thank you.
The Festival of Fine Craft is sponsored in part by OceanFirst.
*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.