Below is an alphabetical list of worthwhile craft fairs in Maine and New England I’ve had personal experience or correspondence with… or a good recommendation from a friend. If you know of any other events I should add please leave a comment below!
Biddeford Art Walk
The town of Biddeford runs a monthly art walk featuring arts, music, activities and plenty of opportunities for street vendors. The arts are alive and well in Biddeford – check out their website for more information about participation.
The BIG CHILL
Location: Mayo Street Arts Center, 10 Mayo St. Portland, ME.
Table Fee: $45 (2012)
Date: Early December
I’m probably a little biased since this is the craft fair that I curate at Mayo Street Arts in Portland, but it’s a nice, relaxed day in a little church that has been converted to an alternative arts + community space. Love this!
Elks Lodge – Portland, Maine
The Portland Elks Lodge runs a yearly holiday craft sale in early to mid November. If you’re interested in a table, you’ll need to call their phone number (207)773-7396 and inquire. Definitely worth checking out, craft fairs at places like this tend to be pretty hopping!
Portland wouldn’t be the same without its beloved Picnic Music + Arts Festival. In late August and early December you can join the folks from Pinecone+Chickadee in welcoming over a hundred incredibly creative people from Maine, New England and beyond. In December be sure to bring a couple extra dollars to have your picture taken with the Yeti!
USM Craft Show
Keep your eyes peeled for the next upcoming USM Craft show – they have two a year and an incredible database of people to market the event to. You’d be a fool not to go! Located at the Costello Sports Complex at the University of Southern Maine. Space fees can be pricey, but if your product is eye catching and your display is good it should be no problem to make it back.