Find a crafty solution for decorating dilemmas with today’s deal: for $4, you get one ticket to the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, held April 8–10 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg (up to a $9 value). Each admission is good for all three days.
Attracting 10,000–16,000 art enthusiasts annually, Gaithersburg's Sugarloaf Crafts Festival showcases original work from more than 250 artisans, from handcrafted pottery, sculpture, and glass to jewelry, fashion décor, and photography. Audiences can feast their eyes as skilled sculptors, woodworkers, and more demonstrate their crafts.
This year's festival razzes guests with live music entertainment by Grammy-nominated artist David Young and the familiar tunes from Stan and LeeAnne, who recant classics from the 1970s to today. Meanwhile, little ones (children younger than 12 are admitted free) can bop around to costume storytelling while parents take their turn to shop for the latest accents that best complement walls, office, and paisley sweaters.
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
Attracting more than 200,000 art enthusiasts to its events each year, the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival showcases original work from hundreds of artisans—everything from handcrafted pottery, sculpture, and metalwork to jewelry, fashion, decor, and photography. Audiences can witness art being made live during educational demos as artisans sculpt clay, whittle wood, forge metals, and imbue baskets with the power of speech. Hungry craft-lovers can also sniff out specialty food items to sample or purchase while dancing across the sprawling venue to live music.
16 Chestnut St.
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877Get Directions