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6 Craft Fairs to Shop Local Around the Main Line This Spring

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The Main Line area is bursting with seasonal activities to celebrate new blooms, warmer weather and the local community this spring.

Maybe we’re biased, but there’s nothing better than shopping from and supporting Main Line region vendors. That’s why the return of spring craft fairs has us more than a little excited. As the weather turns warmer, why not plan a weekend excursion to one of these area fests? Not only will you be able to browse goodies for upcoming birthdays and anniversaries, but you may just wind up walking away with a trinket or two for yourself.

Arts and Crafts Shows

April 21-23
The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks

Presented by Stone + Staley, this series of arts and crafts shows rounds up an impressive 100-plus exhibitors showcasing a wide variety of artisan wares. Tickets run $8 apiece for general admission, making this spring craft fair an affordable one to attend with the whole family.


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Meet the Makers

Saturdays and Sundays in May, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square

Throughout the month of May, visitors can stop by the Garden Shop to browse the wares of local artisans displaying unique works. Guests will have the chance to speak with the makers themselves to learn more about their pieces and the process behind them. P.S. Members can save 10% on purchases.

2023 Spring Art & Fine Craft Show

May 6-7, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Haverford Community Recreation & Environmental Center, Haverford

Led by the Haverford Guild of Craftsmen, this spring showcase is the perfect opportunity to learn more about local artisans and shop their one-of-a-kind wares. Plus, since this fest falls in early May, it’s ideal for scouting out that perfect present for Mother’s or Father’s Day. No last-minute shopping needed!

Fine Craft Fair

May 12-14
Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Head to historic Rittenhouse Square for this three-day craft fair. With around 150 artisans expected, this to-do is a must for everyone during the springtime season. Afterward, stick around to explore the bustling area and grab a bite at one of the city’s delectable restaurants.

Spring Festival at Downingtown Vintage

May 13, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Downingtown Vintage, Downingtown

Downingtown Vintage invites a slew of outdoor vendors, as well as the Chef & Company food truck and local entertainers, to set up shop during its spring festival. Stop by to check out the wares here, then spend the afternoon lounging in the sunshine. Half of the space’s proceeds will benefit the Messiah Lutheran Church.

Dogwood Festival & Parade

May 17-20
Reeves Park, Phoenixville

In honor of its 80th anniversary, the Dogwood Festival goes big with an abundance of entertainment, food and fun. Attendees can expect cuisine from over 25 vendors, a plethora of artisans and shoppable stations, games, rides and live music at the bandshell in the evenings. The Dogwood Beer Garden will also be up and running on the evenings of May 18-20. Wristbands are a must for admittance into the fest, so get yours ahead of time to ensure entry.

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