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)
A local arts and crafts show at Sandwich Library Lawn occurring throughout the spring, summer, and fall during the following dates: May 7, May 28, June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3, and September 17.
Harwich Cranberry Festival Artisan Market
Harwich, MA (Multiple Dates)
A display of local artisans and their crafts three weekends throughout the summer; July 9-10, August 13-14, and September 17-1 from 9am – 4pm each day.
Nantucket Wine and Food Festival
Nantucket, MA (May 18-19, 2022)
The 24th annual Nantucket wine and food festival kicks off May 18-22 with tastings and events all weekend long. Tickets are available on the website and proof of vaccination is required.
Memorial Day Weekend Show
Brewster, MA (May 28-29, 2022)
At Drummer Boy Field in Brewster, MA this local arts and crafts festival kicks off the summer 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. June 12,19,26. July 3-25 on Sundays. July 7- Aug 25on Thursdays. September 2-4th. October 9-8th.
Fourth of July Festival of the Arts
Brewster, MA (July 1-3, 2022)
The 22nd annual Fourth of July Festival of the Arts with local artists and music all weekend long. Located at Drummer Boy Field from10am – 4pm Friday through Sunday.
Chatham Liberty Craft Festival
Chatham, MA (July 9-10, 2022)
Over 70 local artists on display with handmade crafts, art, and live music. Open on Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sunday 10am – 4pm.
Barnstable County Fair
East Falmouth, MA (July 18-24, 2022)
A weeklong celebration at the fairgrounds, the Barnstable County Fair features local craftsmen, live music, and entertainment, and much more. Admission is $5 – $15 and hours are Monday – Thursday 4pm – 10pm, Friday and Saturday 12pm – 10pm, Sunday 12pm – 9pm.
The Nantucket Art & Artisan Show
Nantucket, MA (July 21-24, 2022)
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.
Brewster Summer Arts & Craft Festival
Brewster, MA (July 23-24, 2022)
This free event in Drummer Boy Park is open to the public and pets on a leash are welcome. There will be over 100 booths of juried artisan arts and crafts including original oil paintings, nautical art, wire sculpture, mixed media and so much more.
Sandwich Summer Arts and Crafts Festival
Sandwich, MA (July 30-31, 2022)
Over 70 displays of local artists with craft demonstrations and food samples. This festival is handicap accessible and friendly pets are welcome.
Lions Craft Fair
Harwich, MA (July 30-31, 2022)
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 (August 6, 2022)
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 6-7, 2022)
Locally made art, crafts, and food at the Chatham Community Center lawn. Free admission rain or shine from Saturday 10am – 5pm Sunday 10am – 5pm
Cotuit, MA ( August 20-21, 2022)
Held in Cotuit Memorial park and billed as one of the favorite summer arts and crafts exhibition 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 27-28, 2022)
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.
A Different Drummer Craft Event
Brewster, MA (September 10-11, 2022)
Come browse works of locally made art at the Drummer Boy Field in Brewster. Open 10am-4pm.
Falmouth Harbor Craft Fair
Falmouth, MA (September 3-4, 2022)
Sponsored by the Rotary Club, this craft fair overlooks Falmouth Harbor and is $2 – $3 for admission. Live music and local arts on display, open 8am – 4pm both days.
Sandwich, MA (October 1, 2022)
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.