Local craft markets this weekend

Spend Saturday, September 21st looking at (maybe buying?) local crafts, starting at the Farmers Market in East Greenville, at the Upper Perk Community Life Center at 104 Main Street, 9 a.m. – noon.

Then off to Schwenksville for the Friends Craft Marketplace at Historic Pennypacker Mills from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Admission and parking are free at 5 Haldeman Road. The full list of crafters can be found online and includes silk scarves, jewelry, wooden toy trucks, Christmas cards, paper quill work, cross stitch, scroll saw art, natural soaps and candles, caned chairs, and more.

Over 40 nationally recognized craftsmen and artists from 12 states will be at the Traditional Artisans show this Saturday and Sunday at the Upper Bucks County Vocational Technical School, 3115 Ridge Road, Perkasie from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets are $8 and crafts range from handmade furniture to pottery to watercolors to fraktur to miniature quilts and much, much more.

If you’d like to hear some live music while exploring the local craft scene and local artists, you might want to stop by Southern Lehigh Living Memorial Park for Coopersburg Community Day. Musical performers include The Macungie Band, Sarah Ayers Blues Band, and Mike Brusko-93 Turbo. Free from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, September 21, Route 309 and Fairmount Street, Coopersburg.

Also this Saturday and Sunday, the 17th Annual Riverside Festival of the Arts along the Delaware at Riverside and Scott Parks in Easton. Featuring a juried art exhibit, along with an opportunity for “artists of all ages and experiences” to enter the en Plein Air contest; a $10 admission fee gets you a canvas – paintings are due at 3 p.m. on Sunday and winners will share $500 cash. Local writers and poets, along with local musicians and singer-songwriters will be performing at the Riverside Park Amphitheater and Scott Park Dell stage. Crayola is sponsoring a Creative Tent for children to create free art projects. Free, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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