Today's side deal lets you see just how much a master crafter can accomplish. For $4, you get one ticket to the three-day Sugarloaf Crafts Festival at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg (normally $7 online, $9 at the door). The extravaganza lasts from Friday, November 19, to Sunday, November 21. Doors open at 10 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. (5 p.m. on Sunday).
In addition to the 10,000 metric tons of artisanal pottery, sculpture, jewelry, and furniture from more than 350 top craftsmen and women, the festival features interactive demonstrations in disciplines such as copper spinning and furniture making, live music, and a role-playing costumed storytelling adventure for kids.
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