OVERVIEW

Maine Craft Weekend is an annual, statewide, celebration of craft presented by Maine Crafts Association in partnership with Maine Made, Maine Development Foundation, dedicated Featured Cities and hundreds of artists. This statewide tour features contemporary, traditional and homespun craft, as well as visual and performing arts, local specialty foods and beverages, artist talks, activities for all ages, craft demonstrations with opportunities for visitor participation and education, and live music with new and exciting additions every year as the program grows.

PROGRAM DETAILS

MCW is scheduled in conjunction with American Craft Week, a nationwide event promoting craft events each October. Modeled after Maine Maple Sunday and Buy Local Saturday, this self-guided tour features participants all over the state who are not regularly open to the public or who have planned special MCW events and demonstrations at their locations.

Maine Craft Weekend is produced by The Maine Crafts Association with Event Partners. Participants/host sites include individual potters’ home studios, craft galleries, glass blowing studios, outdoor installation sites, non-profit craft organizations, craft-based schools, craft beer breweries and craft beer brewery-restaurants. Events vary by type of location and will include open studios, demonstrations, tastings, exhibitions, sales, tours, kids’ projects and other creative and interactive activities.

Craft artists, retailers, breweries and other related businesses and events interested in being included on the map and in our marketing should contact us.

PROGRAM FEES

  • Full listing including map link for members of MCA and Maine Made: Free through June 30: Free
  • Full listing including map link for non-members, and all registrations received July 1-Sept 1: $25
  • Yard Signs: Cost varies based on quantity and shipped vs pick-up

2019 TIMELINE (2020 coming soon)

  • February 6, 2019: Online registration opens at mainecraftweekend.org
  • June 30, 2019: Free listing deadline for MCA and Maine Made members
  • September 1, 2019: Late registration deadline for all ($25)
  • Late-September: MCW yard signs begin to ship and available for pick-up
  • October 4, 2019: Opening night festivities for Maine Craft Weekend
  • October 5+6, 2019: Maine Craft Weekend