Arts and crafts, much like swimming in a pool or breakdancing in a whale’s mouth, can stimulate all five of the human senses. Partake in a sensational fiesta with today’s Groupon to the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, held at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset. Each admission is good for all three days of the festival, from Friday, October 28 through Sunday, October 30. Children younger than 12 get in free. Choose between the following options:
- For $4, you get one admission (up to a $9 value).
- For $12, you get four admissions (up to a $24 value).<p>
Attracting more than 175,000 art enthusiasts to its events in 2010, Sugarloaf Craft Festivals showcase original work from more than 275 artisans, from handcrafted pottery, sculpture, and glass to jewelry, fashion, décor, and photography. Audiences can also witness art being made live during meticulous demonstrations by skilled sculptors, potters, and copper spinners. Guests of this year’s festival can flood their brain doors with live musical entertainment from 21st century composer Ngu Mbandi, who fills the air with gentle piano melodies influenced by his West African childhood. Like the time they saw their first lawn mower destruction derby, children stare in wonder at Middle Earth Studio’s puppet show that captivates young minds with a 15-foot-tall grandfather clock. A lineup of specialty fare restores energy between attractions with delectables such as pure maple syrup, scottish shortbread, and a variety of artisanal pretzels.
Ticket values represent the price at the door and do not include discounts from pre-ordering tickets online. Though Sugarloaf Crafts Festival offers discounts on admission on its website, this Groupon still provides the best deal available.
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 the tunes of live music.