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 Sugarloaf Crafts Festival held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg. Each admission is good for all three days of the festival—from Friday, November 18 to Sunday, November 20. 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, the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival showcases original work from more than 400 artisans over three days, from handcrafted pottery, sculpture, and metalwork to jewelry, fashion, décor, and photography. Audiences can also witness art being made live during educational demonstrations, as artisans sculpt clay, whittle wood, forge metals, and imbue baskets with the power of speech. Guests of this year’s festival can flood their brain doors with live musical entertainment from quarter-note-wielding artists, including acoustic guitarist Don Thomas and key-charming pianist Ngu Mbandi. Kid-size imaginations flourish while at costume storytelling and puppet shows, as parents take their turns sampling and shopping for specialty foods, including German-style almonds, pumpkin logs, and a variety of artisanal pretzels.
Though Sugarloaf Crafts Festival sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers 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.
16 Chestnut St.
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877Get Directions