35th Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival
The 2023 Laudholm show promises seaside hospitality and professional vitality on the Maine coast, with new and returning artists welcoming faithful shoppers. It's at the top of things-to-do lists for the weekend after Labor Day.
- Members: $5
- Non-Members: $10
About the Festival
The Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival is a juried event highlighting many of New England's most skilled creative people. It 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 our complete Rules for Public Use.
These exhibitors are planning on the 35th Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival (updated August 23).
923 Designs Patina + Stone Studio • Aaron Slater Glass • Alan Claude Studio • Alice Kate by Design • Allison Korn Designs • Art Of Lamp • Arunshard Pottery • Barbara Smith McLaughlin Fine Jewelry • Barn & Mill Gallery • Baskets By Dot • Beedandy LLC • BeeZ by Scranton • Blair LaBella designer/metalsmith • Blue Feet Studio • Blue Moon Clay Carvers • Bunting Hill Arts • c.curran designs • C Joseph NY • Carly Wright • Cheryl Miller • Christine Peters • Circle Stone Designs • Cogworks • Coyote Graphics • DJ Jewelry Designs • Dan Johnson Designs • Dr. Dandelion • Dulse & Rugosa • EAD Woodswork • Earth Metalworks • Earth Tones and Fish Bones • El’s Cards LLC • emi ito • Forrest Bonney Handcrafted Furniture • Frenchies’ Natural Products • Fresh Cut Glass • Gigi Laberge • Gola Glass LLC • Grey Goose Gourmet • Hard Boiled Designs • Healthy Hart Elderberry • Heirloom Lures • Hill & Shore Woodworks • Holly Wach Art • Homeport Pottery • Iron Arts • Island Designs • J. Ann Eldridge • JAK Designs • Jasmine Keane • Jim O’Reilly Photography • Judith Barker Jewelry • Karen Eisenberg Designs • Karen Murphy Fine Art • Kim Ferreira • Laceypots • Lauren Pollaro, art jewelry & wall sculpture • Linda Mahoney Color Woodblock Prints • Lisa Jane Grant Jewellery Design • Lori A. Davis Photographer • Loveline Baskets • Lovell Designs • Maggie’s Farm • Magpots Studio • Maine Honeybee • Mainely Gems • Martini Jewels • Marty Schwartz • Merrymeeting Press • Michael Updike Slate and Stone • Mitchell Serigraph Prints • N3 Pottery • Nail It Art • Nancy Jadatz Art • Nancy Marland Jewelry • Natalie Reed Fine Jewelry • Naturally Inspired • Nicole Ellis, Artist • Ocean Fire Pottery • Odd Inq • Old Bagzz • Painted Memories • Paper Moon Jewelry • Patricia Daunis-Dunning Jewelry • Patrick Zephyr Nature Photography • Paula Robert Handwovens • Peggy Clark Lumpkins Paintings • Pickle’s Potions LLC • Platebloomers LLC • Pocomoonshine Crafts • Purplebean Bindery • Rebecca May Verrill Ceramics • Red Rover Clothing Co. • Redmond Philbert Handwork • Richard Snow Photography • Robin Originals Creative Knits • Robinwoods Design • Rocky Neck Designs • Rope Art • Sea Salt & Silver • Seacolors Yarnery at Meadowcroft Farm • Sheilagh Flynn • Skidgel Studios • Slack Tide Maine • Stephani Briggs • Stephen Procter Studios • Sue Rioux Designs • Sweet Monkey Business • Taskwear • The Oculus Press • The Patio Flame • The Silver Spoon • Think Greene • Tim McMahon • Timberstone • Todd’s Salsa and Inner Beauty Hot Sauce • Tom Hamel / We Be Pens • Tracy Lizotte Studios • Travelers and Company • Tuff Kookooshka • Turin & Turin Clayworks • Valerie E Luke • Vermont Glass Workshop • Violette Tide Studios • West River Creamery LLC • White Pond Farm • Whitten Hill Studio • Wholly Crow Gallery • Woodland Flutes • Woods and Water Pottery
Food & Drink
- The Cider Donut Co. — Saturday and Sunday
- Hattapon's Thai Kitchen — Saturday and Sunday
- Baker Bobby Pizzaiolo — Saturday and Sunday
- Mainely Hotdogs — Saturday and Sunday
- Sweet & Salty Kettle Korn — Saturday only
- Mainely Burgers — Sunday only
- Mobile Musette — Sunday only
- Coppa Magica Gelato — Sunday only
- Bottled water — Saturday and Sunday
- Rob Spaulding, keyboard — Saturday morning
- Gordon Shannon, keyboard — Saturday afternoon
- Bob Moore, guitar — Sunday
Help Promote the Event
An event like this one is best shared with others. We know many families 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. Tell us what you're looking forward to.
- Print and post a flyer (PDF)
- Email a JPG of the flyer
- Remind your friends: wells reserve dot org stroke crafts. It's the weekend after Labor Day!
Many thanks to the generous sponsors of the 35th Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival:
And to the other supporters of our community event:
- Renewal by Andersen
- Tully's Beer & Wine
Want to Be an Exhibitor?
If you are interested in exhibiting at the 36th Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival on September 7-8, 2024, please visit wellsreserve.org/crafts.
Turn Left for Event Entrance
The public entrance to the Crafts Festival is our main driveway off of Skinner Mill Road, which bears left off of Laudholm Farm Road. Don't trust your GPS. Watch for the signs. Coming from Kennebunkport or Kennebunk Lower Village? Skinner Mill Road connects to Route 9.