Top artists and craft designers from across the nation will gather in Wilmington to showcase their unique crafts in a lively marketplace filled with engaging demonstrations, gourmet specialty food, live music and entertaining performances during the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, Friday, September 25 through Sunday, September 27, 2009 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware.

The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Wilmington offers both serious collectors and casual shoppers more than 200 of the nation's finest artists and craft designers selling one-of-a-kind creations in functional and decorative pottery, sculpture, glass, home décor, furniture and home accessories, leather, fiber and wearables, items for the garden, fine art and photography.  In addition to well know national artists, the Festival features new and emerging artists with fresh designs and innovative materials that showcase the latest trends and techniques. Sugarloaf Craft Festivals have long been recognized as the leader in offering the contemporary crafts that are featured in magazines, exhibited in fine galleries and museum shows, and acquired by prestigious collections.

 "Sugarloaf Craft Festivals offer anyone interested in handmade items the unique opportunity not only to see and purchase great items for home or personal use, but also a chance to meet the talented artist who made them," said Sugarloaf President Deann Verdier. "Owning something is always more meaningful when you can learn how it was made, and can share an enjoyable experience with its creator.  That's what makes Sugarloaf festivals special.

Craft enthusiasts can do more than purchase items from the artists at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Wilmington.  The lively marketplace atmosphere includes entertaining and informative live demonstrations from master craftspeople and specialty gourmet food for sampling and purchase. The Festival experience is enhanced by eclectic musical performances and an enchanting puppet show in the children's area.

The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival will be held Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Sunday, September 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Chase Center on the Riverfront.  The Chase Center is located at 815 Justison Street, in Wilmington, DE.

Adult admission to the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival is $7 when purchased online, $8 for adults at the door, free for children under 12.  Admission is good for all three days, and free parking is available.

For more information about the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, directions, or to purchase discount admission tickets visit or call (800) 210-9900.  Additional show information, artist profiles, and special offers may be found on the shows' Facebook page at

About the Sugarloaf Craft Festivals:
 For over 30 years, the nation's most talented artisans have sold their contemporary crafts and fine art at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals, rated as one of the top craft experiences in the country.  Last year, more than 250,000 visitors purchased over $20 million in fine arts and crafts directly from the artists at Sugarloaf festivals.
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