Category Archives: Events

NEPA Arts & Crafts – September 2012

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How’s it going, arts-and-craftsters? Summer may be winding down here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find tons of events filled with local artisans and handicrafters! There’s still time to grab some handmade goodness before it’s time to start knitting those warm, Wintery crafts! As always, I’ve included links to each event listed with its own website or homepage, as well as links to their locations’ websites, if applicable. Please note that some of these events may require fees for admission or parking.

8/26 — 9/01 West End Fair @ Fairgrounds – Rt. 209, Gilbert, PA
8/28 — 9/03 Greene Dreher Sterling Fair @ Fairgrounds – Rts. 191 & 507, Newfoundland, PA
8/29 — 9/03 Sullivan County Fair @ Fairgrounds – Rt. 154, Forksville, PA
9/01 —            Labor Day Market @ Eagles Mere Green, Eagles Mere, PA
9/01 —            StroudFest @ Main St., Stroudsburg, PA
9/01 — 9/02 Country Arts & Crafts Show @ Dushore Railroad Station, Dushore, PA
9/01 — 9/02 Pocono Garlic Festival @ Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, East Stroudsburg, PA
9/05 — 9/09 Luzerne County Fair @ Fairgrounds – Rt. 118, Dallas, PA
9/07 — 9/09 Palmerton Festival @ Borough Park, Palmerton, PA
9/07 — 9/16 Milton Harvest Festival @ Downtown Milton, PA
9/08 —           Cowanesque Valley Outdoors Festival @ Rt. 49, Knoxville, PA
9/08 —           Fall Arts & Crafts Fair @ Mill St., Danville, PA
9/08 —           Hawley Arts & Crafts Fair @ Bingham Park, Hawley, PA
9/08 —           Schuylkill Haven Farmer’s Market @ 1 E. Main St., Schuylkill Haven, PA
9/08 — 9/09 Art & Craft-itivity @ Tom Quick Inn, Milford, PA
9/08 — 9/09 Concourse Club Art & Photography Show @ Sacred Heart Church, Palmerton, PA
9/08 — 9/09 Harford Fiber Festival @ Fairgrounds – Rt. 2063, Harford, PA
9/08 — 9/09 Hazleton FunFest @ Downtown Hazleton, PA
9/09 —            Hometown Fall Craft Show @ 125 Mahanoy Ave., Towanda, PA
9/14 — 9/16 Victorian Heritage Festival @ Jim Thorpe, PA
9/15 —            Fall Craft Show @ Nesquehoning Rec Center, Nesquehoning, PA
9/15 —            Hegins Valley Arts & Crafts Faire @ Hegins Park, Hegins, PA
9/15 —            Luzerne Fall Pumpkin Festival @ Main St., Luzerne, PA
9/15 —            Scranton Cultural Crossroads Festival @ Anthracite Museum, Scranton, PA
9/15 —            Wayne County Wine & Cheese Festival @ Fairgrounds – Rt. 191, Honesdale, PA
9/15 — 9/16 Apple Valley Arts & Crafts Festival @ 108 Rt. 6, Milford, PA
9/15 — 9/16 Ross Township Community Day @ Van Buskirk-Haney Park, Saylorsburg, PA
9/16 —            Bark in the Park @ Nay Aug Park, Scranton, PA
9/21 — 9/23 Fall Frolic Autumnal Equinox Festival @ Camp Netimus for Girls, Milford, PA
9/22 —           Fall Craft & Vendor Fair @ Wyoming United Methodist Church, Wyoming, PA
9/22 —           12th Annual Craft Fair @ 312 Davis St., Scranton
9/22 — 9/29 Bloomsburg Fair @ Fairgrounds – 620 West Third St., Bloomsburg, PA
9/23 —            Holy Rosary Holiday Marketplace @ Holy Rosary School, Duryea, PA
9/29 —            Fall Craft & Vendor Show @ The Oblates of St. Joseph, Pittston, PA
9/29 —            Schuylkill Haven Borough Day @ Downtown Schuylkill Haven, PA

On-going events:
Wed — Sun The Marketplace @ 10th St. Plaza, Bloomsburg, PA
Merchant’s Village Indoor Market @ The old Wal-Mart, Pittston, PA

Resources:
http://www.pavendors.com/events
http://www.artscraftsshowbusiness.com/shows.aspx?state=PA
http://www.fairsandfestivals.net

Hey! If you’ve found an event that I’ve overlooked that contains arts & crafts activities or vendors of handmade goods, feel free to send me an email at Shubette.etsy(at)gmail(dot)com and let me know! Thanks for reading, internet!

Happy Birthday, H. P. Lovecraft!

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Tombstone of Howard Phillips Lovecraft, taken by William Hart, Cthulhuwho1 on flickr

H. P. Lovecraft has authored many American classics, but none of which you’d find in a high school curriculum. He has written not only some truly great short stories, but many, many poems, essays, and formal letters. He has haunted us with many wonderfully terrifying stories including a few of my favorites: “The Call of Cthulhu”, “Herbert West–Reanimator”, and “A Shadow Over Innsmouth.”

Howard Phillips Lovecraft was greatly inspired by his own night terrors, dreams, and fears. In his essay, “Notes on Writing Weird Fiction”, Lovecraft notes yet another of his inspirations: time:

“The reason why time plays a great part in so many of my tales is that this element looms up in my mind as the most profoundly dramatic and grimly terrible thing in the universe. Conflict with time seems to me the most potent and fruitful theme in all human expression.”

While Mr. Lovecraft did not live what many might consider to be a happy, prosperous life, at least in death he shall no longer fear the horrifying clenches of time. As a result of his lifetime perils and works thereof,  he has sealed his own immortality in a place without time. Today, on his birthday, let us celebrate him and his 75 years of peaceful rest, which he has rightfully earned.

Thank you for reading. Please click the image above to view its source.

NEPA Arts & Crafts – August 2012

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Queen Bee Market - August 2011 by AngryJulieMonday

Queen Bee Market – August 2011 by AngryJulieMonday

Hello there, makers and shakers of Northeastern PA! We are knees deep into Summer this month – are you ready to see everything that’s going on in the arts and crafts world in the month of August? Clear your schedules, folks, ’cause you’re going to be ridiculously busy with fairs, festivals, handmade vendors, and the very best that NEPA has to offer. The summer may be winding down, but there’s still plenty of time to get your inspiration for crafting throughout the upcoming cold months.

8/03 — 8/11 Wayne County Fair @ Wayne County Fairgrounds, Honesdale, PA
8/04               Artfest @ Downtown Bloomsburg, PA
8/04 — 8/05 Arts in the Park Festival @ Howard Elmer Park, Sayre, PA
8/04 — 8/05 Apple Valley Arts & Crafts Festival @ Apple Valley Village, Milford, PA
8/04 — 8/05 Festival of Wood @ Grey Towers National Historical Site, Milford, PA
8/05              Corpus Christi Car Show & Craft Fair @ Church of the Holy Redeemer, Harding, PA
8/07 – 8/12 Carbon County Fair @ Little Gap Rd, Palmerton
8/08 – 8/12 Wyoming Valley Mall Craft Show @ Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre, PA
8/11 — 8/12 Arts & Crafts Festival @ Eagles Mere Village Green, Eagles Mere, PA
8/11               Flea Market & Bake Sale @ Hawley Fire House, Hawley, PA
8/13 — 8/18 Montour-Delong Community Fair @ Fairgrounds – Rt. 254, Washingtonville, PA
8/16 — 8/18 Sunbury River Festival @ Cameron Park & Riverfront Park, Sunbury, PA
8/16 — 8/19 Pittston Tomato Festival @ Downtown Pittston, PA
8/17 — 8/19 Old Timer’s Show @ VFW Grounds, East Smithfield, PA
8/17 — 8/18 White Haven Festival @ Lehigh Park, White Haven, PA
8/18               Arts & Crafts Festival @ Chinchilla United Methodist Church, Chinchilla, PA
8/18              Hickory Fest @ Stony Fork Creek Campground, Wellsboro, PA
8/18              Last Blast of Summer @ First Presbyterian Church, Berwick, PA
8/18              Pioneer Day @ Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine, Ashland, PA
8/18 — 8/19 Spirit, Mind & Body Expo @ Clarion Hotel, Scranton, PA
8/23 — 8/25 Riverfest @long the Susquehanna River, Towanda, PA
8/24 — 8/25 Plymouth Kielbasa Festival @ Main St, Plymouth, PA
8/25              Craft Fair @ 84 Country Store, Greentown, PA
8/25              Jessup Summer Wine Festival @ 333 Hill St, Jessup, PA
8/25              Wounded Warrior Craft & Arts Fair @ Sun Valley Firehouse, Effort, PA
8/25 — 8/26 Hot & Stinky Garlic & Herb Festival @ Zanolini Nursery, Drums, PA
8/25 — 8/26 Pocono State Craft Festival @ Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Stroudsburg, PA
8/26              Arts at Hayfield Summer Festival @ Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Lehman, PA
8/26 — 9/01 West End Fair @ West End Fairgrounds, Gilbert, PA
8/28 — 9/03 Greene Dreher Sterling Fair @ GDS Fairgrounds, Newfoundland, PA
8/29 — 9/03 Sullivan County Fair @ Fairgrounds, Rt. 154, Forksville

On-going events:
Wed — Sun The Marketplace @ 10th St. Plaza, Bloomsburg, PA
Merchant’s Village Indoor Market @ The old Wal-Mart, Pittston, PA

Resources:
http://www.pavendors.com/events
http://www.artscraftsshowbusiness.com/shows.aspx?state=PA
http://www.fairsandfestivals.net

Am I missing something? Send me an email at Shubette.etsy(at)gmail(dot)com to let me know about an arts & crafts event in NEPA! Thanks for joining me for another month of crafts and can-do here at Shubette Handmade!

Birthday Reminiscing

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I can’t believe it’s already the end of July! My favorite month is already slipping away. With a birthday like the 4th of July, it’s easy to get lost in the ever-so-romantic practice of blowing shit up. This year Brad and I stocked up with some really nice fireworks and put on a great Independence Day display for his family. Really, we bought too many fireworks. We’ve been lighting things on fire nearly every day for two months and still have leftovers. That’s me and a sparkler.

All in all, it was a really great birthday, and I even got to have breakfast with my grandma, who was visiting from Michigan. Brad and I then came home to spend the rest of the night with his family, where there was a lovely surprise waiting for me:

What you see here is a crafty birthday cake. This is the prettiest cake anyone has ever made for me, and it was made with extra love and deliciousness by Brad’s mom, Millie. She had originally planned on using the spools of thread around the base of the cake as pillars to support the second tier, but had made a wedding cake too recently and the supplies she would have used hadn’t been returned to her. It’s still by far the coolest crafty button sparkler cake ever.

As soon as it was dark enough to start lighting fuses, it was time for cake.

Warning: Do not blow sparkler sparks at your boyfriend while he’s holding your birthday cake.
Disclaimer: All pictures with me in them throughout this post taken by Alex Meyers.

NEPA Arts & Crafts – July 2012

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Howdy, Pennsylvanians and those whom may be traveling through! You may have noticed that this month’s edition of Northeast PA Arts & Crafts is arriving a little late. This is because I’ve been some kind of busy lately; more on that next week. For now, let’s take a look at this month’s crafty agenda. Take note that some of these events are not arts-and-crafts-related, but these events will certainly feature some local handmade flavor in the vendors department. If you’d like your event to make it to this list, feel free to email me at Shubette.etsy(at)gmail(dot)com!

7/06 — 7/12  Blues Festival @ Briggs Farm, Nescopeck, PA
7/07               Blueberry Festival @ Watsontown United Methodist Church, Watsontown, PA
7/08              Coal Miner’s Heritage Festival @ No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum, Lansford, PA
7/13 — 7/15  Antique Tractor, Gas Engine, & Farm Equipment Show @ West End Fairgrounds, Gilbert, PA
7/14               Zane Grey Festival @ Zane grey Museum, Lackawaxen, PA
7/20 — 7/21 Fine Arts & Crafts Festival @ Buck Hill Falls, PA
7/20 — 7/22 Iron Heritage Festival @ Downtown Danville, PA
7/21 — 7/22 Audubon Art & Craft Festival @ Wallenpaupack School Complex, Hawley, PA
7/21               Christmas in July @ The Glen, Tamiment, PA
7/21               Craft Show @ GDS Fairgrounds, Newfoundland, PA
7/24 — 7/27 Craft Fair @ Knoebels Amusement Park, Elysburg, PA
7/28               Back Mountain Wine Festival @ Luzerne County Fairgrounds, Dallas, PA
7/28               Carbon County Antique & Collectibles Flea Market @ Memorial Hall, Jim Thorpe, PA
7/28               Community Day & Yard Sale @ Rt. 414, Liberty, PA
7/28               Hanover Dutch Festival (pdf) @ Center Square, Hanover, PA

On-going events:
Wed — Sun The Marketplace @ 10th St. Plaza, Bloomsburg, PA
Merchant’s Village Indoor Market @ The old Wal-Mart, Pittston, PA
Sun — Laurel Flea Market @ Laurel Drive-In, Hazleton, PA

Resources:
http://www.pavendors.com/events
http://www.artscraftsshowbusiness.com/shows.aspx?state=PA

NEPA Arts & Crafts – June 2012

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Welcome back, fellow Northeastern Pennsylvanians! Once again I’m here to show you another exciting month in arts and crafts! Remember that I not only have craft fairs listed here, but any local events that include arts & crafts vendors, as well as flea markets! If you have an event that you’d like to see on this list, feel free to send me an email at Shubette.etsy(at)gmail(dot)com! I hope you find the event that’s right for you, and stop in again at the end of June for a list of July’s events!

6/02               Community Day & Flea Market @ Danville Airport, Danville, PA
6/02               Flea Market @ St. Laurence Church, Old Forge, PA
6/02               Craft Sale & Flea Market @ Trinity Episcopal Church, West Pittston, PA
6/02               Wine Festival @ Sno Cove, Scranton, PA
6/02               Midtown Festival @ Main St., New Milford, PA
6/02 — 6/03 Arts on Fire @ Anthracite Museum, Scranton, PA
6/02 — 6/03 Flea Market & Craft Show @ Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Brodheadsville, PA
6/09               Arts & Crafts Fair @ Bingham Park, Hawley, PA
6/09 — 6/10 Craft Fair @ The Fun Station, Gouldsboro, PA
6/09 — 6/16 PA State Laurel Festival @ Wellsboro, PA
6/16               Roots & Rhythm Music Festival @ Central Park & Main St., Honesdale, PA
6/16               Barn Quilt Festival @ 20 Main St., Wyalusing, PA
6/19 — 6/24 Northeast Fair @ Suscon Rd. (just off Rt. 315), Pittston, PA
6/20 — 6/24 Forty Fort 125th Anniversary Celebration (near) Forty Fort Airport, Forty Fort, PA
6/23               Founder’s Day @ Main St., Tunkhannock, PA
6/23 — 6/24 CMVB Family Fun Festival @ Berwick Test Track Park, Berwick, PA
6/23 — 6/24 Liberty Blockhouse Festival @ Liberty Park, Liberty, PA
6/25 —           Central PA Wine & Arts Festival @ Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, Bloomsburg, PA
6/30              Flea Market @ 84 Country Store, Greentown, PA

On-going events:
Wed — Sun The Marketplace @ 10th St. Plaza, Bloomsburg, PA
Merchant’s Village Indoor Market @ The old Wal-Mart, Pittston, PA

Resources:
http://www.pavendors.com/events
http://www.artscraftsshowbusiness.com/shows.aspx?state=PA
http://www.fairsandfestivals.net

Thanks for coming, Northeastern PA!

NEPA Arts & Crafts – May 2012

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Happy May Day, folks! If you’re from Northeastern Pennsylvania or are going to be passing through this month, you’ll want to check out this ridiculously extensive list of arts and crafts events in the area! This list includes not only craft shows, but any events that feature arts and crafts, handmade goods, and even some flea markets! As always, if you’re hosting an event(or are aware of one) that falls into any of these categories but is not included below, feel free to send me an email with the name, location, dates, and time of your event(plus your event’s website, if applicable), and I’ll be sure to get it posted as soon as possible! Here we go…

3/23 — 5/20 NEPA Crafters Unite @ The Laurel Mall, Hazleton, PA
5/05               Danville Spring Fling @ Downtown Danville, PA
5/05               Spring Craft Show @ Elkland Fire Hall, Elkland, PA
5/05               Flea Market & Collectibles Show @ LCCC, Nanticoke, PA
5/05               Community Yard Sale @ Dansbury Depot, East Stroudsburg, PA
5/05 —           Pocono Mountain’s Biggest Yard Sale @ Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport, Mount Pocono, PA
5/05 — 5/06 Athens Artsfest @ Harlan Rowe Jr. High School, Athens, PA
5/05 — 5/06 Cherry Blossom Festival @ Just off Susquehanna Ave., West Pittston, PA
5/05 — 5/06 Jim Thorpe Art Weekend @ Jim Thorpe, PA
5/06               Spring Craft Show @ Hometown Farmer’s Market, Tamaqua, PA
5/12                Crime Watch Spring Arts & Crafts Show @ 4th & B Street Park, Girardville, PA
5/12                Damascus Community Craft Fair @ Damascus Community Hall, Milanville, PA
5/12                Craft Show & Antique Appraisal  @ North Pocono Public Library, Moscow, PA
5/12               ‘Tis a Spring Thing Craft Fair @ Troy Intermediate School, Troy, PA
5/17 — 5/20  Fine Arts Fiesta @ Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA
5/19               Treasures of the Earth @ St. Josephs Oblates Seminary, Yatesville, PA
5/19 — 5/20 Jim Thorpe Birthday Celebration @ Josiah White Park, Jim Thorpe, PA
5/19 — 5/20  Craft Fair @ The Fun Station, Gouldsboro, PA
5/26               Craft Show & Flea Market @ The Music Box Playhouse, Swoyersville, PA
5/26 — 5/27 Celtic Festival @ Shawnee Mountain, PA
Daily –           Merchant’s Village Indoor Market @ The old Wal-Mart, Pittston, PA

Resources:
http://www.pavendors.com/events
http://www.artscraftsshowbusiness.com/shows.aspx?state=PA
http://www.eventlister.com
http://scranton.craigslist.org
http://www.fairsandfestivals.net

Thanks for coming, Northeastern PA!