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Applications for 2017 Will be Available Mid-November


 Our 2016 Show Line-Up

May 13, 14 & 15 2016 // Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

June 5, 2016  //  MakersFest, 300 block of North Queen St, Lancaster

July 30 & 31, 2016  // Chase Center, Wilmington, DE

October 7, 8 & 9 2016 // Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia


About our Venues|| Our Fine Craft Fairs are carefully designed, from the venues we choose to the audience we connect with,  including the posh Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, the gorgeous Chase Center on the Riverfront in Delaware, or the shopping district along the 300 block of North Queen St in charming Lancaster City.


Rittenhouse Sqaure || In the Heart of Philadelphia

Think high end restaurants, designer clothing stores, and unique boutiques nestled between.  Rittenhouse Square attracts a high volume of customers coming from outside the city to enjoy the craft show, but the beauty of Rittenhouse Square lies with the unknowing passersby!  Philadelphia is a walking city and it’s full of art lovers, retirees, students and young families.  The Rittenhouse customer is contemporary and cutting edge.  The Guild does a considerable amount of marketing before this show, but more often than not you will encounter enthusiastic customers that claim “I had no idea this was going on!” and fortunately for you, the Rittenhouse customer has disposable income to throw down on your one-of-a-kind artwork.


The 300 Block of North Queen Street, Lancaster || Community hub and the premier shopping district in Lancaster.

The 300 Block of North Queen Street is home to the Pennsylvania Guild Store and workshop facility, along with a quirky, eclectic selection of retro, antique and collectibles shops, brand-name fashions, a glass studio, art galleries, casual cafés, and Downtown Lancaster’s only collection of indoor shops. The 300 Block is within walking distance from the Central Market, Lancaster Marriott and Convention Center and Clipper Magazine Stadium. The diverse mix of shops and restaurants coupled with the prime location make the 300 Block a hot-spot destination for tourists and locals alike!


Chase on the Riverfront || Wilmington Delaware

This gorgeous venue attracts a crowd that is familiar with the Guild and what they stand for.  Customers here lean toward more traditional designs and aesthetics.  If you create shaker cabinets, or classic leather bags this is the show for you.  Likewise for the jeweler working in sterling silver, gold, pearls, and classic combinations.  This show is indoors, so remind your customers where to find you and they will be thankful for the air conditioned relief the Chase Center offers!


We hope to create a positive experience for you, making sure every aspect from set up through load out is organized and relaxed. We can even offer you the opportunity for us to manage your rental needs, including tents and indoor displays, as well.

We are not a for-profit show promoter, which means we can focus on you as members of our Guild, with invaluable insights about your experiences as the skillful artisans that you are. Our Fine Craft Fairs attract educated shoppers that appreciate fine craft and the made-by-hand spirit.

Application is open to artists and craftsmen nationwide. You do not need to be a member upon applying, but are required to join upon acceptance. You do not need to be a Master Artisan of the Guild, but can apply for that status upon your acceptance into our fairs.

Entry into our shows is very competitive, as applications arrive from artisans who focus on excellence in craftsmanship, resolved design and unique style or voice. Unlike some shows, we will not add booths to meet a quota.

So join the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and become an active member of one of the nation’s largest and most respected craft guilds!


We pride ourselves on our standards of excellence in craft.

Here are some answers to your FAQ’s about our Fine Craft Fairs.
Q: What do I need to know about Show Selection?
A: Click here for the details
Q: How are our Jurors chosen?
A: Click here
Q: How does the Blind Jury process work?
A: Click here to read more
Q: Which shows are right for my work?
A: Click here for more info about our shows.
Q: How do I write a clear artist’s statement on my app?
A: Click here for guidance.
Q: I’m new to shows – help!
A: Click here for 6 Steps to Exhibiting Like a Pro

Thanks for considering being a part of our Guild shows! 


Our 2016 show schedule

May 13, 14 & 15
Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA
June 5
300 Block of N. Queen
Lancaster, PA
July 30 & 31
Chase Center
Wilmington, DE
October 7, 8 & 9
Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA
Available spaces: 145
Booth fee: $490
fine art now eligible!
Available spaces:100
Booth fee: $95/exhibitors
$50/community partners
Available spaces: 190
Booth fee: $465
Available spaces: 145
Booth fee: $490
fine art now eligible!
Frequently Asked QuestionsFrequently Asked Questions

*Fine art,  including painting, pastel, drawing, printmaking and sculpture, and IS NOW ELIGIBLE for our two Philadelphia events! Have a question about your eligibility? Call 717-431-8706 or email


Important Dates 2016

  • 2nd Call Application Deadline:  June 1, 2016
  • 2nd Call Notifications: Rolling

Deposit Schedules

  • Deposit for spring/summer shows: March 1, 2016
  • Deposit for fall show: July 1, 2016






Are you an Emerging Artist?

Spaces are available within each of the Pennsylvania Guild’s existing craft shows to highlight the style and innovation of the newest handmade movement. It’s a great opportunity for young makers and designers to meet the Guild’s craft-loving, affluent customer base.  Good for one year only. Get an Emerging Artist application.