The Sugarloaf Festival will be at the Dulles Expo Center in just a couple more weeks! Be sure to visit with the whole family and enjoy a day full of music, arts and crafts. You can get tickets online for $8. You can also buy them at the door for $9 if you download and print this coupon. Kids 12 and under pay no admission. Parking is free, so remember to get there early to make the most of your day!
Sugarloaf Festival – Dulles Expo Center
December 9, 10, & 11
Doors open at 10:00AM, rain or shine!
In 1975 Deann and George Verdier founded Sugarloaf Mountain Works, the company behind the Sugarloaf Festival. They wanted to create a marketplace where craftspeople and artisans could sell their works directly to the public. The first festival in 1976 in Gaithersburg had over 10,000 attendees and 200 artisans, and they’ve kept growing since. Every year people purchase about $20,000,000 worth of original arts and crafts directly from the artists. The festival has served as a launching platform for thousands of artists and their careers!
Part of the success of the Sugarloaf Fesitval is their selection process. They carefully handpick the artists out of hundreds of applicants. Although some top-quality folk art makes its way in, most of the works displayed are the top of the best hand-crafted items.
At the Sugarloaf Festival you will find everything from a gorgeous handmade checkered wood bowl and intricate jewelry, to masterful paintings and fantastic glass or ceramic pieces. Also, there are several demonstrations and it is an excellent opportunity to meet local artists.
Still need to get a few gifts for friends or family? The Sugarloaf Festival is a great place to find a unique item that will definitely impress everyone! So, not only will you be giving an awesome gift, you’ll also be directly supporting a local artist.
If you’re not able to go in December, you will get a second chance in a few weeks. The Sugarloaf Festival will be back to the Dulles Expo Center in January (27-29).
As always, if there is anything we can help you with give us a call or drop by our office. We are always happy to help!