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7 Westchester Craft Fairs to Give You All the Fall Feels

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There’s nothing like savoring the brisk autumn air while shopping from Westchester-area artisans at the region’s most colorful craft fairs.

What is it about autumn in Westchester that makes you want to get outside and dig into all things fall? While apple picking and arts celebrations are hallmarks of the season, few things are quite as special as the local craft fairs that pop up when the leaves begin to fall.

With the temperatures dropping and the sweet scents of apples and cinnamon filling the air, there’s no time like the present to support local at Westchester County’s fall craft fairs. So throw a sweater (‘tis the season, after all), grab your reusable bags, and hit the road. It’s time to get crafty!

Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst

Lyndhurst, Tarrytown
September 17-19

Crafts at a Gothic estate, anyone? That’s precisely the vibe at Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst, the beloved Artrider craft fest that features around 200 modern American artisans and takes place on a portion of the Tarrytown destination’s 67 acres. In addition to shopping for locally made wares that range from jewelry to sculpture, visitors can also sample gourmet food and drink, then take a tour of the estate itself. For kids, an interactive puppet theater and hands-on crafting provide additional entertainment. This year, advanced online ticket purchase is strongly recommended. Proof of vaccination and masks are required for event entry.

Lewisboro Library Fair

Onatru Farm Park, South Salem
September 18

Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2021, the Lewisboro Library Fair is back and better than ever. During the rain-or-shine event, Westchester craft lovers can browse the outdoor vendor market, which features a curated selection of artwork, jewelry, and handcrafted goods that are perfect for holiday gifting. On top of that, the fair offers even more entertainment, with a kids’ zone, car show, music, and book sale to keep the fun going all day. Food is available as well, with food trucks and booths and a beer garden onsite for when the hangries happen.

Armonk Outdoor Art Show

North Castle Community Park, Armonk
September 25-26

Armonk Outdoor Art Show does fall craft fair season right in Westchester. The event rounds up 160 artists for a juried event that features fine arts, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and even digital art. While browsing vendors, visitors can also snack on food and drinks, then treat the kids to crafting and a scavenger hunt for fun onsite. Masks are required for all attendees ages 2 and up, with social distancing encouraged.

Westchester Craft Crawl

Throughout Westchester County
October 2-3

This special, artist-organized event is actually a studio tour that features 48 professional craft artists. The craft crawl extends across multiple tour stops in Croton-on-Hudson and Ossining, so visit the website for the full tour map. Artisans featured specialize in knitting, ceramics, mixed media, stained glass, fiber art, and more. Since the crawl takes place across various locations in Westchester, use the event as an excuse to try a local, new-to-you eatery as well. Browse through event sponsors like The Black Cow, Baked By Susan, and Sing Sing Kill Brewery for inspiration on where to grab fuel during the weekend.

 

YAI Flea Market & Craft Fair

Tarrytown Day Hab, Tarrytown
October 2

Head over to Tarrytown to shop local at this free-to-attend event. In 2021, the craft fest spotlights vendors selling everything from handmade jewelry to skincare. On the flea market side of things, Westchester visitors can browse through comic books, toys, clothing, and more. Proceeds from this event will support the outfitting of a new art studio for YAI artists with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

 

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ArtsFest 2021

Pelham and New Rochelle
October 15-17

The arrival of mid-October brings with it the 12th rendition of ArtsFest in Pelham and New Rochelle. Organized by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, the Westchester celebration features a number of events, including an artisan craft market and artists’ open studios. To make things more exciting, the to-do also includes an ArtsFest music festival, dance festival, spoken word event, and more.

Oktoberfest in the Park

Lewisboro Town Park, South Salem
October 16

Yes, it’s an Oktoberfest celebration. However, this Westchester to-do also has a craft fair component. Crafty shoppers will love scouting out the fall crafts at the community happening before they venture on toward the pumpkin patch or to watch the competitive corn hole tournament. As with any good Oktoberfest, the event features food galore, with barbecue by Lewisboro Lion’s Club, German pretzels by Idyllwild Bread, and beer from Captain Lawrence Brewing Company.

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