Two-hundred of America’s best independent artists and craftspeople are coming together in the heart of the beautiful Hudson Valley for the fifth annual Rhinebeck Crafts Festival, June 23rd and 24th. This diverse experience is a celebration of all things handmade which includes: unique contemporary craft and art, gourmet specialty foods, tastings from Hudson Valley distilleries and wineries, interactive craft demonstrations and exciting family activities.
This festive two-day event draws passionate, arts conscious visitors who partake in adventurous shopping and meet jury-selected, modern American makers at this destination event not to miss! These exceptional indie artists, from across the country, infuse each pieces with a distinctive creative vision with one-of-a-kind and limited edition: jewelry; apparel and accessories; furniture and home décor pieces; functional and sculptural works in ceramics, glass, metal, wood and mixed media; fine art painting, printmaking, drawing and photography and gourmet specialties.
The Rhinebeck Crafts Festival is a great day for the entire family! Entertain the kids with a variety of children’s activities including interactive puppet theater with Middle-earth Studios, face painting, balloon animals, stilt walkers and more! Visitors will also have the chance watch and participate in interactive craft demonstrations such as wheel-thrown pottery, canoe building and others.
Show hours are Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $10, seniors are $9, children 6-16 are $4 and children under 6 are free. Group rates are available. The Rhinebeck Crafts Festival is held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, located at 6550 Spring Brook Avenue (Route 9) in Rhinebeck, New York. There is free parking and the show is held indoors and outdoors, rain or shine. Sorry, while we love our furry friends, no pets are allowing within the fairgrounds. More details are available at www.artrider.com.
Make a weekend getaway out of it! After shopping until you drop stay to dine on award winning farm-to-table foods in Rhinebeck's sensational restaurants; relax at a quaint bed and breakfast; visit the historic Hyde Park and Vanderbilt estates; and take in some fresh air and spectacular views on the Walkway Over the Hudson or a nature hike!