There is nothing like heading to a craft fair, festival or market to browse the booths of local makers proudly willing to share their talents with you. There, you will find almost anything you can imagine for yourself or as a special gift for someone. If you want to support local and find something truly unique, head to these annual craft fairs, festivals and markets in Skagit County.
Farmers Markets are like ongoing craft fairs where you can also pick up your fresh local produce! Shop for you all fruits and vegetables, then pick up a handmade candle or knitted scarf. You just never know what you might found at a farmers market! Check out their websites for more information:
- Anacortes Farmers Market
- Mount Vernon Farmers Market
- Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market
- Skagit Valley Farmers Market
Mount Vernon Garden and Art Fair
If you love gardening and art, this is the perfect craft fair to attend in Mount Vernon! Each year in June, dozens of local vendors get together to showcase the best of their gardening products, including tons of garden art. Maybe you would like some handmade glass sculptures, macramé plant hangers, or bird houses? Maybe a hand-poured candle is just the finishing touch you need for your patio oasis. For more information, visit the Mount Vernon Garden and Art Fair website.
Berry Dairy Days
The Berry Dairy Days in Burlington is the oldest festival in Skagit County. Happening the third week of June each year, it celebrates all things agricultural and farming—and of course that includes crafts! They have a large market with all sorts of handmade craft vendors. And of course, they have lots of homemade food from our local famers—don’t miss the strawberry shortcake booth. For more information, visit the Berry Dairy Days website.
Anacortes Arts Festival
The annual Anacortes Arts Festival is a celebration of all kinds of art, including music, dance, and all types of makers, crafters and artists. In fact, it’s one of the oldest and largest festivals in the Northwest, so you shouldn’t miss it! It happens each year in August and also includes plenty of food, drinks—including craft beer of course—and activities for the kids. For more information, visit the Anacortes Arts Festival website.
The Nutcracker Holiday Gift Show
The holidays are a great time to shop local vendors for unique items everyone is sure to love. Why go to a big box store and get something that anyone can get anywhere? These holiday craft fairs in Skagit County are a much better place to go for your holiday gift-giving. Happening each year in November in Anacortes, you’ll find everything from homemade dog treats to local honey and handcrafted jewelry at the Nutcracker Holiday Gift Show. Visit The Nutcracker Holiday Gift Show website for more information.
Celebrate the Season Holiday Fair
Each year in December, the Anacortes School Foundation puts on a holiday fair with student-made crafts for sale, activities for the kids, Santa and more. It’s free to attend and a great place to get those last-minute gifts while supporting our local kids. For more information, visit the Anacortes School Foundation website.