Nothing is better than buying from and supporting Main Line area vendors. That’s why we’re more than a little excited for the return of summer craft fairs in the region. Why not schedule a weekend trip to one of these local celebrations while the weather is beautiful? Not only can you can shop for gifts for upcoming holidays and special occasions, but you very well may leave with a few trinkets for yourself, too.
Various dates April – October
Rotating Locations throughout the greater Philadelphia area
The recurring spring and fall pop-up markets in Chestnut Hill, Bryn Mawr, Kennett Square and Collingswood showcase sellers with a well-curated selection of handmade goods and high-quality vintage finds. Every market features 90 to 100 carefully chosen handmade and vintage exhibitors, as well as food trucks, live music, free kid-friendly crafts and community partners.
June 24 – 25
For two days of food, entertainment and creativity, one of the biggest outdoor art festivals in the tristate region comes to Philadelphia’s Manayunk district. This open-to-the-public festival features handmade goods made by artisans from across the nation, including glass, pottery, paintings and photography.
June 25, 11 am – 4 pm
Northern Liberties, Philadelphia
At the Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association’s Community Center, Art Star hosts a carefully curated selection of regional craft merchants. Everyone will find something they like among the wide variety of locally made wares on display, including jewelry, t-shirts, artwork, candles, home goods, pottery, soap and even handcrafted art supplies.
July 15 – 16
The best location to find fantastic apparel, music, crafts, art and—most importantly—vintage punk artifacts is at the Punk Rock Flea Market. This nearby craft fair is the perfect place to discover amazing finds for any punk rock lover.
September 15 – 17
Paintings, glassware, sketches and other works of art come to Rittenhouse Square as part of an outdoor gallery displaying the creations of skilled artists and craftspeople during the end-of-summer edition of this twice-yearly event, which is the oldest outdoor fine arts show in the nation. For additional information on the featured artists, check the event’s website.
Calvary Church, Souderton
Meet creators, friends and family at the second Makers Market at Calvary Church. Enjoy food trucks and more when you arrive at this local craft fair, which may technically be in fall but keeps summer vibes going strong. The first 1,000 visitors will also receive a reusable shopping bag upon arrival to store all their finds.
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