41st Annual Old Wethersfield Arts and Crafts Fair October 7, 2023 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Wethersfield Historical Society presents the Annual Old Wethersfield Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, October 7 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm for the 41st time. Join us for a day of community, fun, and celebration on the beautiful grounds of Cove Park in the heart of the oldest and largest historic district in Connecticut. (Also the state’s most recently designated Cultural District). Browse hand-made items, shop for unique gifts, meet the artists, and watch demonstrations from over 90 juried artisans and vendors.  There will be pottery, woodwork, prints, jewelry, textiles, and fabric art, painting, photography, and so much more. Free parking is available along State Street, and adjacent to the DMV.

While Google gives the address of Cove Park as 533 Main Street, you would be better served using  the Solomon Wells House (220 Hartford Avenue) or the DMV (60 State Street) as a frame of reference.  One entrance to the fair is directly adjacent to the DMV’s parking lot where you are welcome to park and the other is on State Street itself.

Wethersfield Historical Society’s Tent will be filled with “Attic Treasures” and treats. Our volunteer bakers will be offering delicious home-made goodies for sale. Throughout the year, our friends and neighbors have been donating one-of-a-kind items to our “Attic Treasures” that the society offers for sale to help support our educational programming. The Old Wethersfield Arts & Crafts Fair also welcomes other area non-profits like the Wethersfield Academy for the Arts, the Wethersfield Art League, and Ginger’s Jams and Jellies to share their work and missions with the community.

Admission for current WHS members and children under 12 accompanied by an adult is free. Advance purchase tickets are available now on-line at EventBrite or at the Old Academy (150 Main Street, Wethersfield) for $7 until 5:00 pm on October 6. Thereafter, admission goes up to $10. Due to the nominal nature of the admission charge, only cash will be accepted at the gate.

The Old Wethersfield Arts & Crafts Fair is a benefit event that supports Wethersfield Historical Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit, membership supported organization founded in 1932. The Society offers free admission to the Wethersfield Museum year round in addition to providing quality educational programming that improves the lives of residents and helps preserve the oldest and largest historic district in the state of Connecticut.


Participating Crafters and Vendors 2023

Alison Designs, LLC
Sawdust Ltd.
Yarn Addiction Arts
Salmon Brook Sun Catchers
GMB Designs
LeenB Bags
Copper Beech Crafters
Knitted Creations by Bovine Design
Denise Davis / Sassafras Hill Primitives
Vintage October 31st
Pyrate Kidd Designs
Of Coins and Crystals
Blissful Art Creations
Blue Hearts Glass
Patrice Hatcher Photography
Divine Finds JT
Country Cottage Creations
Pink Daffodil Jewelry
Skip Marsh Art
The Bling Stop
Someday Seaglass
Burlap & Bows
Karen’s Creations
Crafts by CMoore
JOY Robes
MP Mountainworks
Treehugger Creations
Not Your Grandmother’s Crochet
Misty Cove Soap
Wycked Cauldron LLC
Magpie’s Miscellany
The Stained Glass Stitcher
Naturally in the Woods
dana A Designs
Connecticut Valley Baskets and Fine Art
Time Flies by Lauralie
Brandywine Pottery
KellyQ’s Handmade Crafts
Mary’s Craft Hut
Oh Fudge! and More LLC
Olde Village Pens
IHZ Abstracts
JCKO Designs
Richfield Farm
Marcia Thomas Art
Novaclavi Designs
Endless Colors
Roy Wrenn
Round Hill Alpacas
Nancy’s Attic
A Crafty Penny
MudJoy Pottery
Wood & Word Blooms
JDB Creations
The Crunchy Crafters
Normand Photography
Leah Cunha Crafts
The Ocean Alchemist
Little Paws Education, LLC
Hyde nor Hare
JEMPV Enterprises LLC
Seaview Sea Glass
Mystical Fusions
Crafteriffic Art
Crochet by Char
Forever Eden
JP Arts Entertaiment LLC
Luna Lovebug
Sassafras Hill Primitives
Wooden Head Crafts
Shop banh ni
Heart Garden Floral
Gemstone Bliss Jewelry
Resin by Celine
Crow’s Feet Primitive Candle Co.
Custom Creation by Nique
Handmade Workshop
Debbye Rosen Pottery
Bright Raven Studio
Artemisia’s Nest
Vintage Art Glassware
Loose Bark Woodcrafts
Nancy’s Attic
The Austin Bracelet Co.
Avalon Fragrances
 Marcia Thomas Art
Milo Blue Designs
Sun Dog Design
Plushed by Amy
One Sprinkle Studio
Milk and Quakers
Heart Garden Floral
Ann Avenue Crafts
Flowers for Ladies
Handcrafted by Lou
Bright Designs
Sugar Maple Farms
Kissed by a Mermaid
Early American Woodworking

Aspiring Exhibitors

If you are interested in participating and your work meets the criteria below, please submit an online application  HEREPlease remember that the 41st Annual Old Wethersfield Arts & Crafts Fair is a juried event and that submitting an application does not guarantee a spot at the fair. If your application is accepted and you receive a contract, you have 30 days to respond or you will be moved off the off the participating vendor list.

  • Artwork must be handmade, skillfully created, and produced by or under the direction of the artist.
  • Artists may show work only in categories in which they were accepted.
  • Artists may not exhibit or sell work that is not represented in submitted jury images.
  • Artists may not exhibit or sell work by other artists.
  • If selected artists elect to share their booth space with another artist, the guest artist must submit their own application and be approved prior to participating.
  • Imported items and mass-produced work is not allowed—no exceptions. This policy will be strictly enforced this year.
  • All work must be for sale.
  • Artists must personally attend their exhibits throughout the OW Arts & Crafts Fair.
  • Artists are expected to comply with all regulations and respect artistry standards.
  • The Wethersfield Historical Society reserves the right to remove any artist from the present or future fairs for breach of the written participation rules, the laws of the State of Connecticut, or for disruptive/abusive behavior. 

Selected Artists


Selected crafters and artisans, click HERE