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26th Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival

Saturday, September 7, 2013 – Sunday, September 8, 2013, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm View more Events

This is the 2013 event listing.

Crafts Festival vista

  • 100+ Master Artisans (selected by jury)
  • Thousands of One-of-a-Kind Gift Items
  • $5,000 in Raffle Prizes

Artisan at 2012 laudholm nature crafts festivalKey Information

Attending the Crafts Festival

AccessibleThe Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival runs from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $7 each day ($5 for Laudholm Trust members). Save money with a 2-day Weekender pass, available for $10 ($8 members).

Please plan ahead: Neither smoking nor pets are allowed on the site.

2013 Artisans

Download the 2013 Crafts Festival brochure

We're looking forward to seeing these crafters and artisans at our 26th annual show…

Sibel Alpaslan • Joseph Barnett • Sharon Barrett • Dave & Eda Benttinen • Wendy & Harry Besett • Roger & Sue Bisaillon • Susan Blaisdell • Doug Blum • Diana Boyle • Tracy Bradford • Stephanie Briggs • Cathie Cantara • Tim Christensen • Cindy Ciarcia • Laura Cleminson • Lisa Cooley • Carol Crawford • Tom Dahlke • Ania Davis • Rosemarie Dilernia • Frank Dobai • Kat Dumais • Patricia Daunis-Dunning • Janet Durkee-Prescott • Jane Dwyer • Stephen Eames • Karen Eames • Victoria Elbroch • Geoffrey Evans • Donald Fields • Jim & Holly Galante • Karen Gola • Lacey Goodrich • Eric Graffam • Lisa Grant • Mark Guido • Elizabeth Halsey • Tom Hamel • Christine Hamilton • David & Lucy Hardy • Kendra Haskell-Sweet • Cathy Heinz • Christine Hilbrig-Tauroney • Elizabeth Hunter • Dot Hutchins • Charlie Jenkins & Terrill Waldman • Lisa Jones • Alex Kalish • Ken Kantro • Nanne Kennedy • Berri Kramer • Mark Kuzio • Gigi Laberge • Pam LeBlanc • Kathy Angel Lee • Deborah Libby • Chong & Judi Lim • Sonya Mackintosh • Steven Manning • Carey Marden • Dale Martin • Kenneth Maxson • Valerie McCaffrey • Jody Meredith • John Meyer • Fran Michaels • Erin Moran • Ned Motley • Teresa Mowery • Barbara O'Brien • Richard & Roxanne O'Neil • Ron Orlando • Patricia Pasteur • Linda & Ken Perrin • Kim & Guy Pilla • Kathryn Polletto • Marlene Reali • Marie & Tim Reimensnyder • Sue Rioux • Trenny Robb • Paula Robert • Anita Roelz • Cara Romano • Jane Rotondi • Sandra McCaw Saari • Marty Schwartz • Suzan Scribner Reed • Nisa Smiley • Bill Spaulding • Michele Stivaletta • Rusty Tipton • Janice Tucker • Julia Ventresco • Cindy Walsh • Susan Wechsler • Tyson Weiss • J. Kevin White • Sandra White • Heidi Wilde • Madeleine Wright • Patrick Zephyr • Donne Zip Sopp • Gail Zona

About the Festival

People browsing jewelry at 2010 crafts festivalThe Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival is held in Wells, Maine every September on the weekend after Labor Day. This prestigious event brings more than 100 artisans, selected by jury, to exhibit their wares for thousands of browsers. Music, food, and environmental education round out the 2-day festival, which takes place on the spectacular Laudholm campus of the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve.

You can help make the crafts festival a success. Call Nancy Viehmann at 207-646-1555 ext 118 if you can volunteer for a few hours. We can always use extra hands, but please call in advance.


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For artisans — Send a press release to your local paper.

Artisans — Here's How to Apply to the Crafts Festival

Participants in the Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival are selected by jury. Application materials are made available in January and are due in mid March (check application for deadline). Notifications are mailed in late March or early April. Find full details in the application materials below.

Think About This

  • More than 3,000 attendees over 2 days
  • One of the longest-running juried craft festivals in Maine
  • 5 minutes from Kennebunkport and Kennebunk on Southern Maine's "gold coast"
  • Professional buyers from Portland, Portsmouth, Boston, and NYC
  • Low application fee
  • Media partners: Maine magazine and Maine Home+Design

Jurying Criteria

  1. Nature Theme
  2. Quality of Workmanship
  3. Originality
  4. Booth Setup
  5. Color Photographs
  6. New Work (from those who have exhibited at the festival for several years)

Useful Tips

Artisans (and a waiting list) have been selected for the 2013 festival. Application materials for the 2014 show will be available in January.

Application Materials

The application window for the 2013 event is closed. If you would like to be notified when materials for the 2014 crafts festival become available, we ask that you provide your basic contact information below. (If your browser accepts cookies — by default, most do — you should only need to fill this form out once.) By including your email address, you will opt in to a helpful crafts festival notification list, but you may opt out at any time.

Date & Time

Saturday, September 7, 2013 – Sunday, September 8, 2013, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Regular Price: $7.00
Discounted Price: $5.00

For Wells Reserve programs, members of Laudholm Trust enjoy discount pricing.
Discounts offered for other programs, if any, are included in the full description above.


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