In the old days, we used to think of a “crafts festival” as that grandmotherly place where one might find a toaster cover or a monogrammed tissue box. Today’s crafts are of a different order entirely and usually the hand made creation of highly skilled craftspersons who desire to create something of meaning & substance in order to share it with others.

At the 3rd Annual Sugarloaf Crafts Festival you’ll find a treasure trove of handmade wonders ranging from leather goods to fine art, photography to jewelry, pottery to fashion, home decor, and so much more. 250 + artisans will display and sell their wares right here in Edison at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center. Join your Edison neighbors from Edison Woods, Edison Woods Senior 55+, Edison Village, Blueberry Village, & Rivendell Heights for a weekend of artistic appreciation and entertainment for collectors and enthusiasts of all ages.

Register here online at this link and save $2 off the price of entry. Admission is good all 3 days (Fri & Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 10am-5pm), children under 12 admitted free and there’s plenty of free parking.

Huffpost Contributor and Craftsperson Brandee Barrett once outlined 5 reasons why a craft purchase is an important buying decision and we couldn’t agree more;

  1. Buying artisan made goods preserves a skill set that can be passed to future generations
  2. The purchase creates meaningful manufacturing jobs that produce goods made in America
  3. Supporting craft businesses promotes authenticity and quality
  4. It enhances a regional economy by promoting local products and local business owners
  5. Vanity! Cool people buy cool things!

When you arrive at the festival, you won’t be finding a hastily assembled group of amateurs. Exhibitor participants are all carefully curated and juried to highlight skill, quality, creativity and design, and all items are handmade with the finest care. The Sugarloaf festival is about immersing independent artisans, collectors and enthusiasts alike in the artistic community, creating an atmosphere and experience unlike any other. People of all ages and backgrounds are brought together by their shared interest in arts, crafts and design. The result is a festival that is consistently ranked in the top-50 craft shows in the world, with something to offer for people of all ages.

You’ll find a carefully curated experience right here in the Garden State using the Apartment Locator found on where distinctive residential living is a shared community pleasure.