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Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg April 8-10
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg April 8-10

More than 250 of the nation’s most accomplished craftspeople will display and sell their handmade works at the 36th annual Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg, Friday, April 8 through Sunday, April 10, 2011. The jury-selected artists will present thousands of unique, one-of-a-kind crafts and keepsakes, including functional and decorative pottery, sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, furniture, home accessories, and photography.

The spring 2011 Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg will feature:

  • Artful Outdoors,” the show’s theme highlights unique handmade contemporary crafts and fine arts inspired by nature.
  •  Gourmet foods and seasonal favorites including old fashioned candies and chocolates, hearty soups, artisan breads, jams and dip, and syrups and olive oil from dozens of specialty foods purveyors will be available to sample and purchase.
  •  Live demonstrations of wood turning, copper spinning, wheel-thrown pottery, and furniture making by Sugarloaf’s master craftspeople will give craft lovers a look at how they create their work.
  •  A wide range of family entertainment is part of the eclectic festival experience, including interactive dress-up theater with Middle Earth Studios, and live contemporary and classic music.

Show Details:


  • Friday, April 8                         10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 9                     10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 10                     10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 


Admission (valid all three days):

  • Adults                                      $7 online; $9 at the door
  • Children under 12                    free

The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg will be held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, located at 16 Chestnut Street in Gaithersburg, MD. Free parking is available on site.

To preview the work of the more than 250 artists participating in the show, and explore the full range of entertainment, visit www.sugarloafcrafts.com. Driving directions, offers for significant admission discounts and coupons are also available on the site. For more information call (800) 210-9900.

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