Looking for your next favorite piece of artwork? Enjoy shopping unique markets? Like supporting local artisans? Want to get a jump on your holiday shopping? Below you will find our list of the top ten artisan markets/festivals you should explore this year.
52ND ANNUAL SALT FORK ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Dates: August 12-14, 2022
Times: Friday, August 12 12pm-7pm | Saturday, August 13 10am-7pm | Sunday, August 14 10am-4pm
Location: Cambridge City Park
One of the longest-running juried festivals in Ohio, this outdoor event will take place in beautiful Cambridge City Park. 90-100 creative artists from across the United States will offer a wide variety of artistic mediums, including pottery, glass, woods, metal art, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, painting, fiber arts, photography, and much more. In addition, you will find Appalachian heritage crafts demonstrations and primitive arts as well as “hands on” crafting for kids and adults, outstanding local and regional entertainment and delicious foods. The Festival is open to the public with FREE Admission.
(This post is sponsored by Cambridge/Guernsey County Visitor and Convention Bureau.)
SHAKER WOODS FESTIVAL
Dates: August 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, 2022
Location: 44337 Countyline Rd, Columbiana, OH 44408
The 41st annual Shaker Woods Festival will be held August 13-14, 20-21, and 27-28, 2022 featuring more than 200 of the best juried craftspeople in the country. Each craftsperson will be dressed in Shaker period clothing while demonstrating and selling their remarkable handmade wares. While on the grounds, bring your walking shoes for a journey down the rustic paths throughout the beautifully manicured woods, while enjoying the aroma of great country cooking over open fires. Enjoy entertainment throughout the day with the sounds of blue grass, country, gospel, clogging and more.
(This post is sponsored by the Mahoning County Convention & Visitors Bureau.)
AFFAIR ON THE SQUARE
Date: August 14, 2022
Location: Historic Public Square
For 30 years, An Affair on the Square Craft Fest and Vintage Fair has brought together over 140 makers of the finest handmade crafts surrounded by the beauty of Medina Ohio’s historic square. Add in great music from area bands, delicious treats from food trucks and you have a fun summer shopping experience.
(This post is sponsored by the Medina County Convention & Visitors Bureau)
GREAT TRAIL ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Dates: August 27-28 and September 3-5, 2022
Location: Great Trail Festival Grounds
The Great Trail Festival is a special celebration of American Folk Art, with Contemporary and Country Crafting. A unique experience which invites your discovery and pleasure. Visit the Storybook Craft Village where handcrafted gifts and treasured keepsakes await you. Selected quality artisans with distinctive arts & crafts are the heart of it all at Great Trail. The festival is held annually at the Great Trail Festival Grounds and features exhibitors from Ohio and surrounding states.
MADE IN OHIO ARTS & CRAFT FESTIVAL
Dates: September 2, 3 and 4, 2022
Time: 10am – 5pm daily
Location: Hale Farm & Village
2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath, Ohio 44210
330.666.3711 | wrhs.org/plan-your-visit/hale-farm/
Admission: $12 Adults | $6 Children
The Made in Ohio Art & Craft Festival features Ohio artisans, local food and entertainment and all that Hale Farm & Village has to offer! The 2022 festival will be held on Friday September 2, Saturday September 3 and Sunday September 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Come join us to celebrate our incredible state including 180 jewelry artists, potters, carvers, glass artists, soap and lotion makers, quilters and a variety of unique crafters. You will be amazed at the variety of the vendors and the one-of-a-kind finds! Hale Farm & Village’s skilled artisans will also be demonstrating blacksmithing, glass-blowing, spinning, weaving, and pottery. In addition, we have a variety of food vendors and local wines and beers.
BLACK SWAMP ARTS FESTIVAL
Dates: September 9-11, 2022
Location: Downtown Bowling Green, Ohio
Experience three days of free concerts and fine art shows in historic downtown Bowling Green, Ohio. The Black Swamp Arts Festival is an award-winning art festival and the largest free live music festival in Ohio. Fun fact: The Black Swamp Arts Festival is a non-profit run entirely by volunteers.
Admission is free.
YANKEE PEDDLER FESTIVAL
Dates: September 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 2022
Time: 10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Location: Clay’s Resort Jellystone Park
13190 Patterson St. NW, North Lawrence, OH 44666
“Our festival examines life between the years 1776-1825. All of our crafters and vendors are required to dress in year appropriate attire at all times. They must exhibit all three weekends and demonstrate a minimum 50% of the time. Artisans and crafters are expected to provide educational displays and written histories of their crafts.”
LAKESIDE ART WALK & NIGHT MARKET
Date: September 17, 2022
Time: Noon – 9pm
Location: Lakeside Chautauqua
236 Walnut Avenue, Lakeside, Ohio 43440
FREE admission and parking.
A family friendly event, we will have a variety of food and drink options as well as live entertainment.
PRAIRIE PEDDLER FESTIVAL
Dates: September 24-25 and October 1-2, 2022
Times: 10am – 5pm
Location: 3170 OH-97, Butler, OH 44822
Kids (6-12): $3 | Kids (under 6): Free | Parking: Free
A unique outdoor marketplace in the woods. Shop over 200 vendors to find:
Holiday decorating & Home Décor ~ Country, Farmhouse, & Primitive Décor
Handmade Goods & Unique Gifts ~ Live Music ~ Amazing Food, Horse Drawn Wagon Rides & Kids Activities
Dates: October 6-9, 2022
Time: Oct 6-8 10am – 5pm | Oct 9 10 am – 4pm
Location: Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
714 North Portage Path, Akron, OH 44303
Tickets are presale only – online.
“The 55th annual Ohio Mart is Stan Hywet’s annual artisan craft showcase and a major fundraiser for the estate. Enjoy gorgeous autumn weather and major retail therapy with over 120 artisans talented in sculpture, garden art, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, hand-crafted furniture and more. The day also includes the Textile Artisan Display presented by the Stan Hywet Needlework Guild in the Manor House Reception Hall, Vintage Finds and Curious Goods, Molly’s Boutique, sweepstakes raffle and more!”
We hope you find time to visit one or all of the above special markets and support local artisans.
Article and photos, unless noted by: D. Rock, MyOhioFun.com
Diane Rock is the owner and editor of MyOhioFun.com, NorthernOhioTourism.com and the Tea Cup Rescue Society. She is an avid baker, gardener, Little Free Library owner, who loves to read and travel. She spends most of her days sharing her love of things to do in Ohio, as well as creating destinations and itineraries for group tours and individual travelers.
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Banner photo: Yankee Peddler Festival 2021 | Photo credit: Diane Rock