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Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals


More than 10,000 craft lovers to converge at each Mid-Atlantic stop
October 6-9, 2016
Timonium, MD (outside Baltimore)
Maryland State Fairgrounds

October 14-16, 2016
Gaithersburg, MD 
(outside Washington, D.C.)
Montgomery County Fairgrounds

October 21-23, 2016 
Somerset, NJ
Garden State Exhibition Center
November 4-6, 2016
Oaks, PA
(outside Philadelphia)
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center

November 18-20, 2016 
Gaithersburg, MD
(outside Washington, D.C.)
Montgomery County Fairgrounds

December 9-11, 2016
Chantilly, VA
(outside Washington, D.C.)
Dulles Expo Center

Last year, more than 155,000 visitors spent more than $14 million 
at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals.
Booth space is available at every show in all categories, including fiber and fashion, photography, fine art, furniture, ceramics and pottery, blown and leaded glass, metal, leather, functional and decorative wood, and jewelry.

Jurying for the Fall 2016 shows begins in January 9, 2016.
Now in its 40th year, Sugarloaf continues to build a talented community of artists whose arrival is eagerly anticipated in every market by 10,000 visitors or more.  

Sugarloaf's reputation as a convenient, reliable and profitable place to display and sell work attracts new talent and keeps artists coming back for decades. The opportunity to select shows and booth sizes offers artists the benefits of a "pop-up" retail store without any of the 
headaches and hassles.
Discounts on booth fees, flexible payment options and convenient show setup reflect Sugarloaf's experience and commitment to accommodating the needs of artists. 
Through traditional advertising, media exposure and digital marketing, Sugarloaf ensures a steady stream of visitors of all ages.
Many artists appreciate the security of working with an organization that provides full scale media coverage and a network of events that they can count on every year and they build their show schedule around that. 
Sugarloaf Craft Festivals is now accepting applications from artists and craftspeople for its Fall 2016 season of shows. Talented artists and craftspeople working in all mediums will have the opportunity to offer their work to excited patrons in five of the nation's most lucrative markets.


Artists can apply online at using the search term "Sugarloaf" 
A paper application can be downloaded at
For information about Sugarloaf Craft Festivals, visit

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Comment by Don Hart on January 1, 2016 at 1:30pm
I am happy to say I am "sugar free" I did their shows for several years but the shows have gone down hill. The jury process has become a joke, pretty much jury by checkbook. They have no let blatant buy sell vendors in yet but happily let the less obvious ones in ( you know the ones I mean. Speaking to some of my friends who did their shows in 2015 the number of vendors at the show has dropped.

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