34th Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival
The 2022 Laudholm show promises seaside hospitality and professional vitality on the Maine coast, with new and returning artists welcoming faithful shoppers. This event is at the top of many things-to-do lists for the the weekend after Labor Day.
Buy tickets at the gate or in advance through Eventbrite.
- Non-Members: $10
- Members: $5
Laudholm CampusThis event is handicap accessible
About the Festival
The Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival is a juried event that highlights many of New England's most skilled creative people and attracts thousands of visitors who appreciate their fine work. The event is held every September on the weekend after Labor Day. Music and food round out the festival, which is a major fundraiser for Laudholm Trust, the nonprofit that supports the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve.
- This is a smoke- and vape-free facility.
- Pets and assistance animals are not allowed on the site.
- See our Helpful Info page for additional guidance and the complete Rules for Public Use.
Masking and Physical Distancing
We recommend masks in indoor spaces—barn, auditorium, restrooms, under tents. (We will require indoor masking if York County COVID status becomes Medium or High.) Event staff will encourage attendees to disperse whenever areas become crowded. Please help by allowing some extra space.
We will not check vaccination status. We will not require proof of a negative COVID test.
These exhibitors are confirmed for the 2022 festival. There are always changes in the weeks leading up to the event. We do our best to stay on top of them. This list was first posted August 4 and was last updated September 7:
Kristine Andrews • Thomas Applin • Jennifer Armstrong • Marrick Auger • Laurel Averill • Leah Bares • Judith Barker • Susan Barnes • Joseph Barnett • Robin Bergman • Wendy Besett • Robin Bettencourt • Roger & Sue Bisaillon • Michael Boardman • Forrest Bonney • Ellen Braley • Peter Brown • Cathie Cantara • Lyell Castonguay • Michelle & Bill Champitto • Alison Chateauneuf • Emily Chelate • Amy Clark • Nancy Clark • Trisha Conant •
Philip Costello • Heather Crowley • Cheryl Curran • Lisa Cutler • Lisa & Scott Cylinder • Lou Demers • Glynis Dixon • Patricia Daunis Dunning • Sandra Dwight-Barris • Jayne Dwyer • Judith Eldridge • Nicole Ellis • Geoffrey Evans • Patricia Flynn • Sheilagh Flynn • John Furches • Mary Ann Geis • Karen Gola • Lacey Goodrich • Lisa Jane Grant • Mark Guido • Tom Hamel • Janis Hancock • Becca & Josh Hart • David & Jean Herrick • Christiane Hilbrig-Tauroney • Deborah Hildinger • Lindsey Howarth • Dot Hutchins • Anthony Hutchinson • Emi Ito • Dan Johnson • Peter Jones • Ken Kantro • Heather Kelly • Nanne Kennedy • Adrian King • Berri Kramer • Andre Kreft • Mark Kuzio • Blair Labella • Lynn Washburn Lamb • Pam Leblanc • Danielle Lehoux • Chong & Judi Lim • Kathleen Litchfield • Stuart Loten • Anna Low • Valerie Luke • Peggy Clark Lumpkins • Linda Mahoney • Steven Manning • Kim Marino • Loren Maron • Lyndsey Marston • Wendy Martineau • Stephanie Mason • Kathleen McNally • Lauren Mendoza • Jody Meredith • Andrew Mintz • William Mitchell • Shannon Morrison • Brenda Morrison • Christopher Morse • Grace Napoleon • Shannon Newcomb • Rose Normann • Anna O'Sullivan • Jane Parant • J Paterak • Christine Peters • Avery Pierce • Kim & Guy Pilla • Lauren Pollaro • David & Ansley Pollock • Carla Press • Daniel Quinn • Sue Rioux • Deb Robbins • Paula Robert • Sumner Roberts • Anita Roelz • Nick Rossi • Roger Ryder • Timothy Sayers • Marty Schwartz • Kathleen Scranton • Todd Simcox • Aaron Slater • Bill Spaulding • Quentin Stockwell • Martha Sullivan • James Takaki • Mattie Rose Templeton • Sabrina Thiemke • Lars & Connie Turin • Wendy Twitchell • Michael Updike • Victoria Varga • Rebecca May Verrill • Holly Wach • Cindy Walsh • Claire Weinberg • Jonathan White • Jeff Whittum • Christine Wolff • Catherine Worthington • Jessie Yancey • Patrick Zephyr
Food & Drink
Our 2021 experiment with food trucks was successful, so we are continuing this approach in 2022 since local restaurants remain challenged and we don't want to add to the pressure.
- The Cider Donut Co. — Saturday and Sunday
- Hattapon's Thai Kitchen — Saturday and Sunday
- Ed's Fries — Saturday and Sunday
- Baker Bobby Woodfired Pizza — Saturday only
- Cheese Louise — Saturday only
- Full Pour Catering — Saturday only
- Trail Dogs — Saturday only
- Mobile Musette — Sunday only
- Mainely Sips — Sunday only
Help Promote the Event
An event like this one is best shared with others. We know many familes and long-time friends who meet up at the crafts festival. Perfect strangers often find kindred art lovers among the audience.
Here are a few ways to let folks know about this year's event:
- Say you're going (or interested) on Facebook
- Print and post a flyer
- Email a JPG of the flyer
- Need 11x17 posters for a community bulletin board? Give us a call: 207-646-4521 ext 114
- Remind your friends: "wells reserve dot org slash crafts" is the weekend after Labor Day
Many thanks to these sponsors of the 34th Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival:
Want to Be an Exhibitor?
All exhibitors and alternates are selected for 2022. If you are interested in exhibiting in 2023, please visit wellsreserve.org/crafts for information.
Turn Left for Event Entrance
There is construction on Laudholm Farm Road this year, reducing it to one paved and one dirt lane. The public entrance to the Crafts Festival is still through our main driveway off of Skinner Mill Road, which is also reachable from Route 9.