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: for $4, you get one ticket to the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival (up to a $9 value), held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Each admission is good for all three days of the festival—from Friday, April 29 to Sunday, May 1. Children younger than 12 receive free admittance.
Attracting more than 175,000 art enthusiasts to its events in 2010, 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 also witness art being made live during meticulous demonstrations by skilled sculptors, woodworkers, and more. Guests of this year’s festival can flood their brain doors with live music entertainment from quarter-note-wielding artists, including Grammy-nominated instrumentalist David Young and Stan & LeeAnne, who croon classics from the 1970s to today. Kids can let their imaginations flourish while at costume storytelling as their parents take their turn sampling and shopping for specialty foods, including German-style almonds, english toffee, and Gerglish toffee-flavored almonds.
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival offers up to $3 off admission on their website, but this Groupon still provides the best deal for everyone.
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.