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10 Craft Fairs to Hit This Fall in the Hudson Valley

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Celebrate the arrival of autumn in the Hudson Valley and get an early start on holiday shopping with one-of-a-kind gifts at fall craft fairs.

By Raphael Beretta, Sabrina Sucato, and Kait Waterman

While the Hudson Valley’s summer festivals and spring fairs are stellar in their own right, there’s something special about the region’s fall craft fairs. Perhaps it’s because gifting season is right around the corner, or because creativity and cool temperatures seem to go hand in hand.

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Whatever your philosophy may be, there’s no time like the present to plan a visit to the upcoming crafty happenings in the Hudson Valley.

Hudson Valley Flea Market and Craft Fair

YAI, Tarrytown
October 1

Does your idea of a good time involve games, comic books, posters, and clothes new and vintage? Then kick off your October at this free Hudson Valley event. Dozens of vendors will assemble to share their food, beverages, artwork, and more. Be sure to stick around to hear a live performance from The Speakers.

Phoenicia Flea

Stockade Faire, Kingston; Hasbrouck House, Stone Ridge
October 1, October 8-9

 

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Unlike one-off craft fairs, Phoenicia Flea is a traveling market which showcases a medley of artisanal food, drinks, home goods, clothing, skincare, jewelry, and more. The Flea changes location every weekend—during the fall, explore iterations of Phoenicia Flea at Hasbrouck House in Stone Ridge and the Stockade Faire in Kingston.

Stormville Flea Market

Stormville Airport, Stormville
October 8-9, November 5

 

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This seasonal tradition brings local vendors to the Stormville Airport. Family-friendly and endlessly entertaining, this antique show and flea market boasts unique deals and bargains. Stormville hosts six shows a year, beginning with April’s “Springtime in the Country” and ending with “Christmas in November.” Two weekends in the autumn feature fall-themed crafts and pieces. Plus, enjoy a massive assortment of Hudson Valley foods and beverages.

Market Day Crafts Fair

Van Wyck Homestead Museum, Fishkill
October 8

Is the crisp fall air getting to you? This craft fair will warm you right up. After perusing products by wonderful vendors—including knit apparel, pottery, and stained glass gifts—stay to enjoy some delicious homemade soups and chili with baked goods for dessert. This homey fair will get you ready for the changing leaves in no time.

Modern Makers Market

St. Mary’s Church, Cold Spring
October 8

 

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Peruse unique creations by more than 40 artisans at Hops on the Hudson’s final Modern Makers Market of the season. Participants include glassworkers, jewelers, and potters. As Hops on the Hudson frequently hosts craft beer festivals, expect tons of Hudson Valley ales, stouts, and more at the craft beverage tent.

Field + Supply

Hutton Brickyards, Kingston
October 7-9

Continuing a longstanding tradition, Field + Supply returns to Hutton Brickyards. The riverside shopping event includes over 200 talented vendors and brings a modern twist to the craft fair scene. Merchants sell everything from minimalist jewelry and woven baskets to locally made soap and funky mugs, so stop by and treat yourself to something locally made.

Barn Star’s Fall Antiques

Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck
October 8-9


Whatever fall décor you’re looking for, this Rhinebeck fair probably has it! Over 100 vendors will show off styles from the 18th century to the modern era in the way of fine jewelry, Oriental rugs, furniture, and ceramics. This antique show goes above and beyond with stoneware, pottery, and art glass for everyone to enjoy.

Windham 27th Annual Autumn Affair

Main Street, Windham
October 8-9


Autumn is the perfect time of year to visit Windham, a town known for its superlative fall foliage. For one weekend in October, a celebration of the season will be in full swing with a hay maze, pony rides, food court, arts and crafts, and more to help attendees settle into our region’s most colorful season.

Sheep and Wool Festival

Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck
October 15-16

 

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This October, the Sheep and Wool Festival camps out at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds for two fun-filled days. Join the crafting community at large as it turns out for book signings, competitions, demonstrations, and shopping galore. Visitors will love browsing the stands of raw wool, yarn, rugs, and fibers. Vendors come from all over the country, so expect to see a wide variety of goods and materials. For kids, the sheep shearing and petting zoo are bound to fascinate.

Country Folk Art Craft Show

Hudson Valley Community College, Troy
November 18-20

Cottage-core fans, this fall craft fair is for you! For 40 years, the Country Folk Art Craft Show has traveled the nation. Home décor here explores a wide variety of styles, including shabby chic, new country, farmhouse, and more. The craft show is the perfect place to find repurposed and upcycled treasures. Wearable art, handmade soaps, wood carvings, and many more items will be available at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy.

Related: The Best Events & Fests to Hit in the Hudson Valley This Fall

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