Arts and craft shows are a great way to express your creativity by creating pieces of artwork. You can show off your work as well as make money. This is also a way to connect and network with people. In the Baltimore area, there are several annual shows held. This listing is just a sampling of what Charm City has to offer.
Reisterstown Festival
Hannah More Park
12039 Reisterstown Road
Reisterstown, MD 21136

Dates: September 10 – 11, 2016, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This is the 30th year for the Reisterstown Festival. It features vendors and a parade down Main Street, which kicks off at 9:00 am. Located in a suburb right outside of Baltimore, this area is historic as it dates back to the 1700s. This festival features a car show, a motorcycle show, fireworks and music. In addition, there is a family area, which will allow even the youngest member of the group to participate.

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
Maryland State Fairgrounds
2200 York Road
Timonium, MD 21093
(800) 210-9900

Dates: Friday and Saturday October 7 -8 from 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday October 9. 2016 from 10 am – 5 pm

Now in its 40th year, the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival features not only the finest of handmade arts and crafts, but also interactive demonstrations. You are sure to learn more about the creation of the pieces you admire as the artisans explain their process. From pottery to wood spinning to metal spinning, your interest will be piqued. There is even something for the children. The website states, “the Festival will also introduce new and emerging artists showcasing the latest trends in handmade fashion and accessories, statement jewelry and fine art”.

Maryland Home And Garden Show
Maryland State Fairgrounds
2200 York Road
Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093

Dates: October 14-16 from 10 am – 6 pm

This is the Maryland Home and Garden Show. A favorite in the Baltimore area, attendees can check in with contractors as well as purchase the crafts that are available through the vendors. Examples of crafts available include wood carving, painting, jewelry, pottery, floral design, glass, fabric, metal work, candles and furniture basketwork.

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Fells Point Second Sunday Fall Antique Market
Broadway Market Square
800 S. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231

Date: October 16, 2016 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

According to the Fairs and Festivals website, “The vendors sell a wide range of antiques and collectibles and are favorites with the local community. From antique furniture to mid-century modern, vintage clothing, artwork, vinyl LPS, sports items, costume jewelry, antique linens, collectible and vintage toys, antique ceramics and pottery, gorgeous glassware.” You are sure to find something you like at this outdoor event, held on the second Sunday of each month from April to October.

Catonsville Arts And Crafts Festival
Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce
924 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
(410) 719-9609

Date: September 11, 2016 from 10 am – 5 pm

Now celebrating its 43rd year, this annual event takes place in the heart of Baltimore County’s Catonsville community. There is plenty for the entire family. Come out and see what the artisans from up and down the East Coast have to share. Enjoy the food and the music. You are sure to find that painting, jewelry or pottery piece you seek.

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