Spring in New Jersey means different things to different people, but everyone loves a good craft fair. It’s essentially a rite of passage to attend a craft show once spring weather hits, where you can skim the aisles for unique knickknacks and antiques and chat with local artists (and neighbors) about their works of art. Some events feature kids’ activities and food trucks too!
New Jersey has quite a few craft fairs on the docket in March and April. Here’s a dozen going on across the state to mark on your calendar. Admission is free unless noted—click on each of the links for more info:
March 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: The Wayne Valley High School Craft Fair at Wayne Valley High School, featuring more than 100 exhibitors displaying their goods in the gym. Admission is $3.
March 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Paramus High School Spring Show at Paramus High School, where 125 exhibitors will set up their stuff throughout the building. Admission is $3.
April 1 and 2, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tenafly Street Fair and Craft Show at Piermont and County roads in Tenafly, with arts and crafts, kids’ rides, activities and food.
April 16, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: The Red Bank Street Fair and Craft Show in downtown Red Bank, with artists, crafters, vendors and some of the best food in Monmouth County.
April 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: The Sparta Vendor & Craft Fair at Sparta High School, a fundraiser for the Special Olympics of New Jersey.
April 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The CDA Williamstown Crafts & Fine Arts Festival at the Our Lady of Peace Parish in Williamstown, featuring crafters from across New Jersey and food trucks on site.
April 22, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: The Elmwood Park Street Fair running along Market Street with arts and crafts, live entertainment, kiddie rides and games and food.
April 23, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: The inaugural Spring Indoor Vendor and Crafts Fair at the Wildwood Convention Center, featuring local vendors and free entertainment such as a clown and acrobats.
April 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Stirling Street Fair & Craft Show sponsored by the Long Hill Township Chamber of Commerce featuring local vendors, kids’ games, live performances and food.
April 23, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: The Millburn Street Fair and Craft Show, boasting crafters, rides, live music and more around downtown Millburn/Short Hills.
April 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Rock the Block Clark Street Fair, one big block party for the whole family on Westfield Avenue from Dawn Drive to Raritan Road, featuring crafts, more than a dozen food trucks and a “kiddie corner” for the littles.
May 23, 10 a.m.: Mother’s Day Weekend Crafts and Collectibles Show at the Emlen Physick Estate in Cape May.
Any other New Jersey spring craft fairs we missed? Tell us on Instagram @njhomemag.