For $4, today's side deal gets you one ticket to the Sugarloaf Craft Festival at the Dulles Expo & Conference Center in Chantilly (a $7 value), which takes place from December 10–12.
The Sugarloaf Craft Festival hosts more than 250 talented artisans displaying and selling their imaginative creations. With a well-rounded list of artists, the show allows visitors to sate eye cravings for arts and crafts with myriad art pieces including potteries, sculptures, paintings, jewelry, home décor, and more. When jaunts through galleries inspire artistic hunger, guests can indulge in Sugarloaf's selection of gourmet foods that decorate palates with colorful flavors from the likes of Deedee Desserts, Capt. Marriner's Seafood, and Pretzelphoria. Also featured are musical performances from pianist Ngu Mbandi and multi-instrumentalist David Young, in addition to a kid-friendly Middle Earth Studio puppet production.
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
Attracting more than 170,000 art enthusiasts to its events in 2011, the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival showcases original work from hundreds of artisans showcasing everything from handcrafted pottery, sculpture, and metalwork to jewelry, fashion, décor, and photography. Audiences can witness art being made live during educational demonstrations as artisans sculpt clay, whittle wood, forge metals, and imbue baskets with the power of speech. Hungry crafters can also sniff out specialty food items to sample or purchase while dancing across the sprawling venue to live music.