4th Annual Historic Downtown Somerville Arts & Crafts Festival

Sun, April 23, 2017 | Somerville, New Jersey

time icon Hours 10am - 5pm
Exhibitors Setup 6am - 9am
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Somerville, New Jersey100 Main St Somerville, NJ 08876
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Hosted by
Somerville Business & Professional Organization


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EVENT DESCRIPTION
Historic Downtown Somerville produces a number of annual events and has become a hot spot as an event venue. Surrounded by towns such as, Basking Ridge, Bridgewater, Flemington and Warren, this location has become a very popular attraction for arts & crafts lovers.

In past years, exhibitors were delighted to see the number of visitors that came to the festival. As you stroll through Downtown Somerville, along with the original works of very talented artisans you will enjoy the backdrop of the wide variety of specialty retailers and unique shops that you just won't see anywhere else. Many of the restaurants offer open-air seating, an area to listen to live music, as well as a "hands on” free craft section for the children (no rides or other festivities for kids are available).

Open 10AM-5PM, this event is juried and has approximately 100 exhibitors, all artists, crafters and photographers...approximately 60% are returning exhibitors.

ARTISAN & CRAFTERS
Many talented artisans, craftsmen and photographers will be displaying and selling a wonderful mix of quality contemporary crafts as well as fine art. There will be original handmade works such as oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors, sculpture, photography, pottery, jewelry, decorative fiber works, metal works, paper, stone, garden works and so much more.  Some exhibitors will be demonstrating their craft.  You can view photographs of the many exhibitors’ works on display at this fair and their websites.

COME HUNGRY
Downtown Somerville features some of the best local gourmet restaurants in Somerset County.  Many nights the streets are filled with locals and out of towners coming to Main Street to enjoy the wide variety of food establishments. In addition, this event will also have festival food vendors, food truck vendors serving such foods as gyros, chicken fingers, shish ka bob, french fries, baklava, zeppolle, carb cakes, kettle corn, sausage sandwiches, cheese steaks, funnel cakes, pretzels & fried oreos. 

FREE CONCERT
Stop by and enjoy the great line up of music we have in store for you throughout the day.  Take a load off, have a seat and enjoy the talented musicians and singers we have lined up.  The entertainment area is located by Alfonso's Restaurant at 99 Main St.

KIDS
There will be a free kids crafts table near the music area. There will also be a face painter set up in this area. 

Sorry kids...no rides at the arts & crafts festivals.

Note: JC does have rides & more at JC's regular street festivals.  Look for JC events that feature a Kids Zone for lots of fun activities for the children.  Check our event schedule for a listing of all our events.

PARKING
There is plenty of shoppers parking located off of Bridge Street and West or East High Street and behind all of the stores along Main St.  

HOSTED BY
This event is being hosted by the Somerville Business and Professional Organization. The SBPA is a private, non-profit voluntary membership organization comprised of business owners representatives, professionals, individuals and community groups whose primary goal is to make Somerville a better place for the public and it’s members to conduct business.

The association activities heighten the awareness of the public regarding the variety of shopping; dining and business ­opportunities available in Somerville.

PRODUCED BY
This event is produced by JC Promotions, Inc. For information on exhibiting at this juried event please contact Cissy at 201.998.6311 or events@jcpromotions.info.

JC is an event planning company that produces street festivals, arts & crafts fairs, vintage marketplace, flea markets and special events.  If your group is interested in event planning or fundraising please call JC at 201.998.6311 or events@jcpromotions.info.  Thank you!

 

Event Sponsors

eligible vendors Eligibile Vendors

  • Original works of arts, crafts: Juried shows strictly for artisans selling their own original works in art and crafts - categories of artwork sell out quickly

Performers Event Performers

 
11:00 AM 
12:00 PM 
Soundbyte
1:00 PM 
October Rose
2:00 PM 
3:15 PM 
Inner Gypsy
4:15 PM