Festival of Fine Craft

125 Juried Artists  •  Artist Demonstrations  Hands-On Family Art Activities  •  Live Music  •  Specialty Foods  •  Glass Pumpkins    Beer & Wine Garden* 

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

The 22nd annual Festival of Fine Craft

October 2 & 3, 2021

We are working hard to create a Festival plan for 2021! Concerns for the health and safety of our artists, staff, and audiences, combined with the state’s lifting of restrictions on large public gatherings, play an important part in our planning process. Please check back at a later time and follow our Facebook page for updates on our Festival plans. We look forward to seeing you all again soon!

2019’s event info is below for reference. We will update the page when the 2021 event info becomes available. Please check back at a later time. Thank you!

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 125+ 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!

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. All proceeds from this fundraiser go to supporting arts educational programming at WheatonArts!

Show off your favorite picks with the hashtag: #WAglasspumpkins

orange glass pumpkins on display

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. Permit #89212.

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. 

Scarecrow Construction
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.

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

A Variety of Artist Demonstrations (2019)

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

Win Door Prizes! (2019)

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.

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

Thank you to our sponsors, OceanFirst and Avalon Flooring

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