With warm weather on its way, some of the best craft fairs on Cape Cod are just around the corner. Hundreds of local craft vendors, artists, musicians, and artisan food makers display their hard work for locals and visitors alike. These arts and crafts festivals are a sure place to pick up a vacation memento or unique holiday gifts loved ones will cherish.
Craft Fairs on Cape Cod
Fine Arts and Crafts Show
Sandwich, MA (Multiple Dates)
Eight Sandwich Artisans juried shows are held on the lawn of the Sandwich Public Library, 142 Main St., starting this Spring and continuing through Fall.from 10:00 am‑4:00 pm. The shows feature fine art, jewelry, pottery, glass work, photographs, hand‑crafted clothing, home accessories and more, during the following dates: May 13, May 27, June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2, September 16, October 7.
Harwich Cranberry Festival Artisan Market
Harwich, MA (Multiple Dates)
A display of local artisans and their crafts three weekends throughout the summer; July 8-9, August 12-13, and September 16-17 from 9am – 4pm each day in the summer, 10am-4pm in September.
Memorial Day Weekend Show
Brewster, MA (May 5-7,2023)
At Drummer Boy Field in Brewster, MA this local arts and crafts festival kicks off Brewster in Bloom all weekend long. Open Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm.
Vineyard Artisan Festival
West Tisbury, Martha’s Vineyard( Multiple Dates May-Dec)
Held at MV Agricultural Hall these juried festivals showcase the island artisans and give them the chance to display their fine arts and craft. The $2 fee charged for parking supports a scholarship fund for island students.
Dates: May 27-28th, June 11,18,25th. July 2- Sept.24th on Sundays. July 6-Aug 24th on Thursdays. September 1-3rd. October 7-8th, Nov 24-25th and Dec.16th for Christmas fair. Most dates 10am-4pm.
Fourth of July Festival of the Arts
Brewster, MA (July 1 & 2, 2023)
The 22nd annual Fourth of July Festival of the Arts with local artists and music all weekend long. Located at Brooks Park in Harwich from 10am – 4pm Saturday and Sunday.
Chatham Liberty Craft Festival
Chatham, MA (July 8-9, 2023)
Over 55 local artists on display with handmade crafts, art, and live music. Open on Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sunday 10am – 4pm.
Admission is free and the fair is held rain or shine. Friendly pets on a leash are welcome.
Barnstable County Fair
East Falmouth, MA (July 17-23, 2023)
A weeklong celebration at the fairgrounds, the Barnstable County Fair features local craftsmen, live music, and entertainment, and much more. Admission is $5 children – $15 adults and hours are Monday – Thursday 4pm – 10pm, Friday and Saturday 12pm – 10pm, Sunday 12pm – 9pm.
The Nantucket Art & Artisan Show
Nantucket, MA (July 20-23, 2023)
This quality art show highlights both traditional and modern techniques using a variety of mediums – pottery, glass, textiles, folk art, photography, jewelry, sculpture, furniture and more. All proceeds from this show benefit Small Friends of Nantucket.
Over the past couple of years the art show has transitioned to an online platform. You can support the artists by participating in the 2023 virtual event.
Brewster, MA (July 15-16, 2023)
This free event in Drummer Boy Park is open to the public and pets on a leash are welcome. There will be over 40 juried artisans and craftspeople. Arts including original oil paintings, nautical art, wire sculpture, mixed media and so much more.
Sandwich Artisans Fine Arts & Crafts Shows
Sandwich, MA (Multiple Dates May-October)
Over 70 displays of local artists with craft demonstrations and food samples. This festival is handicap accessible and friendly pets are welcome.
The dates for the 8 juried shows are : are May 13, May 27, June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2,
September 16, October 7. All held 10am-4pm on the lawn of the Sandwich Public Library.
Lions Craft Fair
Harwich, MA (July 29-30, 2023)
Hosted by the Dennis Harwich Lions at Brooks Park. Featuring face painting and plenty of children- friendly activities, this local craft show offers free admission running both days from 9am – 4pm.
Plymouth Public Library Arts and Crafts Festival
Plymouth, MA (Sept 9-10, 2023)
With over 70 exhibitors, stamp design, henna tattoos, and face painting, this craft festival offers free admission and runs from 10am – 5pm.
Chatham Summer Crafts Festival
Chatham, MA (August 5-6,2023)
Locally made art, crafts, and food at the Chatham Community Center lawn. Free admission rain or shine from Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sunday 10am – 5pm.
Festival of the Arts
Chatham, MA ( August 18 – 20, 2023)
For the 52nd year the Creative Art Center will sponsor this high-quality juried festival with 120 fine artisans, making it one of the largest craft fairs on Cape Cod. These local artisans and craftsmen will display their original and handcrafted artwork, jewelry, fabric, pottery, fashion, wood, glass, metalwork and so much more.
Cotuit, MA ( August 19-20, 2023)
Held in Cotuit Memorial park and billed as one of the favorite summer craft fairs on Cape Cod, it certainly is a “crafty way to spend the day”. Besides the arts and crafts there will be legendary lobster rolls, clam chowder and other delicious food, live musical entertainment and children’s activities are also on the program.
Kill Tide Arts and Craft Festival
Brewster, MA ( August 26-27, 2023)
Another favorite held at the Drummer Boy Park to celebrate the Kill Tide that drowns the larval pupae of the dreaded Greenhead Flies. Over 100 juries artisans with plenty of wares to taste and sample. Starts at 10am each day.
Brewster, MA (August 5 & 6, 2023)
Come browse works of locally made art at the Drummer Boy Field in Brewster. Over 40 juried craftspeople and artists will be displaying their work for you opening at 10 am ending at 4 pm.
Falmouth Rotary Craft Fair
Falmouth, MA (September 2-3, 2023Sandwich)
Sponsored by the Rotary Club, this craft fair overlooks Falmouth Harbor and is $3 for admission. Live music and local arts on display, open 9am – 4pm both days.
Brewster, MA (September ( 9 & 10, 2023)
Come browse works of locally made art at Brooks Park In Harwich Over 35 juried craftspeople and artists will be displaying their work for you opening at 10 am ending at 4 pm.
Sandwich, MA (October 7, 2023)
Located in the center of town on Water Street, admission is free, and the street is shut down all day long for this great small town craft fair.
This is one of the last craft fairs on Cape Cod until the Holiday Craft Fairs begin.