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Wanted: Talented Artists to Join Sugarloaf Craft Festivals

Are you an independent artist looking for spring shows that always deliver? Do you have quality, handcrafted art that you're ready to introduce to eager audiences?
Over 150,000 shoppers spent nearly $15 million at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals last year and they're excited to meet you and buy your work! Apply today for consideration for Sugarloaf's five Spring 2017 shows. Build a sustainable creative career with Sugarloaf!
Sugarloaf Craft Festivals, voted in the Top 50 Craft Shows in the USA by Sunshine Artist, are located in some of the country's most upscale communities. Sugarloaf shows are conveniently located along the I-95 corridor. Don't worry about the weather: all shows offer indoor space options.

Apply Today for Sugarloaf's Five Spring 2017 Shows - Don't Wait, 
Space is Limited!

January 27-29, 2017
Chantilly, Virginia
(D.C. Metro Area)
Dulles Expo Center
March 17-19, 2017
Oaks, Pennsylvania
(Philly Metro Area)
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center

March 24-26, 2017
Somerset, New Jersey
(Central NJ)
Garden State Exhibition Center
April 21-23, 2017 
Gaithersburg, Maryland
(DC Metro Area)
Montgomery County Fairgrounds
April 28-30, 2017
Timonium, Maryland
(Baltimore Metro Area)
Maryland State Fairgrounds

Jurying for the spring 2017 shows begins August 27, 2016.  Space is limited. Apply today! 
Jewelry artists are encouraged to apply as early as possible as this is our most popular medium.

Not only will you gain impressive retail sales during each three-day event, you'll increase your e-commerce, wholesale and commission businesses. No other platform will result in as much direct exposure in just 3 days!  

We take care of everything so that you can focus on what matters most - creating! From an organized setup through breakdown, you will have a seamless experience.
We market our events extensively You may have seen us featured on Bravo TV, Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, CBS News, and many, many others.
Transparency is very important: we always provide after-show attendance and sales reports are provided within 48 hours.

  • New artists are welcomed with open arms and established artists always look forward to coming back.
  • We are seeking talent in all mediums for all shows. Categories include fiber and fashion, photography, fine art, furniture, ceramics and pottery, blown and leaded glass, metal, leather, functional and decorative wood, jewelry, apothecary and specialty foods.  
  • Now in its 40th year, Sugarloaf continues to build a talented community of artists whose arrival is eagerly anticipated in every market.
  • 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.  
  • Participation in Sugarloaf Craft Festivals allows artists to select the shows that fit their schedule and build a successful business on their own terms, much like having their own "pop-up" retail store but without any of the headaches and hassles.  During the three days of each show, over 10,000 people are there to see and buy!
  • Artists displaying their work in Sugarloaf Craft Festivals become members of a highly talented community of artists which is eagerly embraced by thousands of appreciative and generous patrons.  Sugarloaf exhibitors agree that there is no better place than the "Sugarloaf Community" for artists seeking a convenient, reliable and profitable place to display and sell their work.   
  • Sugarloaf makes it easy for artists to become part of this fun community and sell their work, with booth fee discounts, flexible payment options and convenient show setup.  
  • Sugarloaf also actively markets its shows through significant advertising, visible media, and a strong social media presence.

How to Apply:

Artists can apply online at using the search term
A paper application can be downloaded at, submitted by email, mail or fax.
For more information about Sugarloaf Craft Festivals

Hear what our artists have to say:
"Sugarloaf is a prime example of the American craft industry thriving and doing well. I have a personal connection with so many people. They continue to come back every year -- that's the great thing about Sugarloaf."  Robin Markowitz - SDJ Designs jewelry

"We've been in business for 20 years and this weekend at Sugarloaf was record-setting!"   Danny Kong, - Danny K. Handbags, Spring 2016

"Every sale we make at Sugarloaf is worth 3 times the amount because of the relationships we make. Customer re-orders, referrals, custom and wholesale orders keep me coming back to Sugarloaf!"   Howard Field (Sugarloaf Exhibitor)

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Comment by Cindy Welch on August 19, 2016 at 12:48pm

I wish one was close enough to me to attend!  Looks awesome!


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