You know the *raises hands* emoji? That’s our mood now that it finally feels like spring in the Hudson Valley. To celebrate the arrival of the flower power season, we’re counting down the days to each and every one of the local craft fairs and festivals in the region. After all, there’s no better way to say goodbye to winter – and sayonara to puffy jackets – than by heading outdoors to browse handcrafted treats from talented makers.
Ready to get your shop on? Don’t forget to pack your reusable bags and throw on a pair of sunglasses! You’ll need both if you want to scout the stalls like a pro.
Stormville Airport, Stormville
April 25-26, May 23-24
It’s back! Beginning at the end of April, Stormville Airport kicks off a jampacked season of flea market shopping in the Hudson Valley. If you’ve never been, go get yourself to the massive market, which features more than 500 vendors. Bring a tote bag (or four) as you wander between stalls that pack everything from homemade jewelry to antique treasures and artisanal wares. This rain-or-shine event is outdoors, so don’t forget to check the forecast and slather on sunscreen before you go.
Lyndhurst Mansion, Tarrytown
At the beginning of May, Lyndhurst opens its grounds to more than 275 artists, craftspeople, and makers from across the United States. Plan to spend the whole day here, since you’ll have a field day shopping the stands, catching the interactive demonstrations, and snacking on tasty bites from local vendors. The event takes place under tents, so it will go down rain or shine.
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We had a few hours of ☀️ today so I checked out a new place – Clermont State Historic Site – for a walk through the trails & back in time. Absolutely lovely piece of NYS history nestled in Columbia County. . . . . . . #ubiquitousupstate #upstateny #upstate #iloveny #summertime #optoutside #hudsonvalley #getoutstayout #explore #headnorth #summerdays #hike #trails #columbiacounty #clermont #history #oldhome #historic
Clermont State Historic Site, Germantown
There’s no time like springtime to venture out to Clermont State Historic Site for family-friendly fun and shopping galore. At the showcase, more than 30 local artisans will be onsite with their eye-catching yarns, handmade scarves, and vibrant dyeworks. For the younger crowd, children’s crafts, 18th century reenactors, and live music keep kids endlessly entertained.
Washington Park, Albany
It’s not spring until the tulips bloom in the Hudson Valley! During Mother’s Day weekend, treat mom to the sight of more than 140,000 blooms at Albany’s annual Tulip Festival. To honor the Valley’s Dutch heritage, the event spotlights more than 150 different varieties of flowers at the centrally located Washington Park. Nearby, close to 100 artisans set up shop to sell their wares, while local food vendors serve scrumptious eats and drinks.
Behind Bread Alone, Maple Lane, Woodstock
Saturdays and Sundays, May 16 to October
If you plan any day trips to Woodstock this spring, don’t pass up a detour to the Mower’s Flea Market, which sets up shop every weekend beginning May 16. Vendor booths run the gamut from antiques and collectibles to vintage clothing and crystals, so make sure to spend time at each and every table. Afterward, head into town for a finger-licking lunch at one of Woodstock’s fan-favorite eateries.
Hutton Brickyards, Kingston
If you’ve never been to Kingston’s Hutton Brickyards, let this be your excuse to take a trip to the riverside venue this spring. While you’re there, shop the wares from modern makers as you take in views of the Hudson River beyond. Day passes run $15, while children 12 and under are free. Check out Field + Supply’s 2020 vendor announcement.
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Join us at the Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair! A great event for the whole family. @quailhollowevents for more info #ulstercounty #woodstock #hudsonvalley #upstateny #lovehandmade #handmadedecor #contemporarycraft #supportartists #buyart #handmadeholiday #handmadegifts #interiorstyling #interiorinspiration #interiorinspo #instadecor #moderndesign #glassart #glassartist #glassware #glass #madebyhand #shophandmade #supportart #artfestival #artshow #artfair #craftfair #craftshow #craftsmanship #handmadewithlove
Ulster County Fairgrounds, New Paltz
Over the course of Memorial Day weekend, the Woodstock-New Paltz Fair takes over the Ulster County Fairgrounds for three days of every kind of art you can imagine. From body art and ceramics to fiber, glass, and even healing arts, the fair is a must for creatives throughout the Valley. Whether you return for old favorites or chat with new-to-you vendors, you’ll love spending a full day at the grounds with family or friends.
Hudson Valley Community College, Troy
This three-day craft show is perfect for anyone looking for farmhouse style items, vintage goods, handcrafted furniture, and other wonderful treasures. The show has a mix of shabby chic, cottage, tuscan, and whimsical themes. Items for purchase include quilts, baskets, stained glass, framed art, textiles, and more home and garden decor.
Ramada by Wyndham, Fishkill
For anyone who loves to make their own jewelry – this is the spring fair to stop in for. It is open to designers and bead store-owners alike, and it doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or an experienced jewelry maker. Vendors offer the latest styles, kits, books, and other beading supplies. Ask about wholesale purchases as well.
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New babes🎀 Excited to rep SAW at troy’s #collarcitycraftfest with some other badass makers this weekend, @chase.r.w @eggstreetstudio and @fox_art_glass. Check out their work💥🤘 Also now open for commissions! Dm me if you have an idea or a stone you want a piece made from 💡 💎 #seesaw @salemartworks
The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy
As winter officially passes, the downtown area of Troy welcomes back the Collar City Craft Fest. This fest has a showcase of the area’s top artists and distinguished exhibitors who will be selling their arts and crafts to anyone interested. On Friday and Saturday there is a $5 admission, but the last day of the show is free admission day. There will be raffles all weekend long so make sure to buy a few tickets. While you peruse the vendors, grab something from the Art’s Bar that is open throughout the weekend.