NJ Arts and Craft Shows Happening This Fall

by Alex Kenney

We finally have a sunny weekend here in NJ… and spring temps all week? We bet you’re just itching to go out after seven weekends of rain here in the tristate area, so we found some cozy art and craft events going on this weekend and a bonus event for next weekend (if the sun sticks around that long). Here are some of our top NJ arts and craft shows happening this fall!

Brick City Jam Fine as Art Pop-Up Gallery – Newark, NJ

This Saturday, October 28, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the stunning Indigo Residence, experience a vibrant art show displaying a variety of both digital and traditional artists with small Southern bites from Delta’s Restaurant. The first of its kind, the gallery is just one of the newest projects by Brick City Jam, which also hosts the Brick City Jam Festival showcasing local hip-hop acts and graffiti artists. RSVP to the event here; admission is free!

Falling Leaves Arts & Crafts Fair – Montville, NJ

Have a soft spot for charity events? This Sunday, October 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Montville Township High School Gym, Montville’s Falling Leaves Arts & Crafts Fair will feature over 100 artists’ works for sale. The fair will be managed by the Montville UNICO Foundation, which has donated over $2 million to causes like disease research, student grants, and emergency relief funds since 1989. Vendors will be selling handmade goods like jewelry, wood, fine art, photography, and so much more. General admission is $5. Seniors enter for a discoutned rate at $4 and children under 12 enter for free. 

New Providence Street Fair & Craft Show – New Providence, NJ

Drawing a crowd of over 5000 people every year, the New Providence Street Fair & Craft Show is back on Springfield Avenue from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 29. This event is rain-or-shine, free to attend, and family-friendly. Vendors have not been posted yet, but there will be exhibits, food, and most importantly, crafts!

NJ Fibershed Fall Fleece and Yarn Sale – Pittstown, NJ

Stock up for the winter this Sunday, October 29 (rain date: November 5) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this year’s NJ Fibershed Fall Fleece and Yarn Sale at the Windswept Acres Sheep Farm! A list of vendors and an itinerary can be found here. Knitters, crocheters, and crafters can buy fleece, yarn, spinning fiber, and other farm goods; those of us who are not so artistically inclined can simply purchase a blanket made entirely of locally-sourced wool here.

35th Annual Holiday, Gifts, Crafts & Collectibles Faire – Toms River, NJ

Next Sunday, November 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Toms River South High School Cafetorium, over 80 vendors will be serving handmade crafts, baked goods, and used books at the 35th Annual Holiday, Gifts, Crafts & Collectibles Faire. This cozy, indoors event will also feature a 50-50 raffle and is free to attend.

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Alex Kenney is a third-year Journalism and Media Studies student at Rutgers University - New Brunswick. Having lived in Bergen, Essex, and briefly Hudson County, she calls anything north of Newark home. She is a big fan of NJ Transit and knows most major highways in her area like the back of her hand, even though she doesn’t drive.

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