Sugarloaf Craft Festivals - Juried Art & Craft Festivals Since 1976

Spring 2011 Application

Last year artists reported selling $16 million in just
45 show days at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals.
It didn’t come easy.

Sugarloaf’s marketing team is working hard year round to attract thousands of buying customers to every show. We produce large media campaigns, Internet advertising, direct mail to past attendees, public relations campaigns featuring our artists and much more.

But the most successful artists are working harder than ever communicating with their customers. A mix of direct mail, email, websites, Facebook, blogs, newsletters, and colorful brochures let their customers know where they will be and what’s new. In addition, they design and produce new work for each season. These are professional artists working hard to please their patrons.

We have found that it works best for everyone when marketing is a joint effort between us and our artists. We provide many free materials, information and opportunities to help make it easy to reach out to your customers and get the most out of each show. Artists that market themselves regularly build up a strong group of fans at each show that come back year after year to buy more of their work. It’s not easy, but it does work!

Five Reasons Sugarloaf’s Spring Shows are for you:

  • Great Markets - affluent, educated patrons and lots of them
  • Established shows known to produce results
  • Proven promoter – 35 years of successful shows
  • Easy setup/breakdown – drive inside at many shows
  • Free marketing materials, ideas, opportunities

Sugarloaf’s Spring 2011 Show Season

(Select a show for more details.)


  • Jurying for all Spring 2011 shows begins August 24, 2010
  • Jurying will be done by category in this order: 1) Leather, 2) Pottery, 3) Jewelry, 4) Metal, 5) Photography, 6) Wood, 7) Fine Arts, 8) Glass, 9) Textiles, 10) Miscellaneous.
  • In Gaithersburg, applicants may be moved to other locations when accepted. Anyone moved will be able to cancel within 14 days for a full refund.
  • No full refunds will be given after the acceptance notice is sent except as noted above. See back of contract for details on partial refunds.
  • Slides of all applicants will be returned.
  • Checks will be returned to applicants not accepted.
  • Corner spaces are not guaranteed. Those not getting their request will get a refund of the corner fee with their space assignment.
  • We charge a $35 fee each time a check is returned by your bank.

How to Apply

  • Complete Application/Contract. (download application/ contract forms)
  • Complete Slide Description Form. (download application/ contract forms)
  • Send a separate check for each show payable to:
    Sugarloaf Mountain Works, Inc.
  • Sugarloaf still requires slides for applications received by mail. Mark slides with name and slide description number - use no stickers.
  • Mail application, fees, slide description form, slides and 3 loose $0.44 stamps to:
    Sugarloaf Mountain Works, Inc.
    19807 Executive Park Circle
    Germantown, MD 20874
  • Call us at 800-210-9900 with any questions.

Apply Online with

Artists who want to submit digital images for jurying can apply to Sugarloaf’s fall shows online at We still welcome and encourage you to apply by mail with regular slides using our printed application.

The information on this page under applies to applications received by mail only. If you’re applying to our shows online at, please refer to Sugarloaf’s online application “Notices” and “How to Apply” sections on Zapplication.

Post-Dated Checks

(Only show fees may be post-dated. Application fee due at time of submission.)

Show Exhibitors
New in 2011
Chantilly September 1, 2010 October 1, 2010
Somerset September 15, 2010 October 15, 2010
Oaks September 15, 2010 October 15, 2010
Hartford October 1, 2010 November 1, 2010
Gaithersburg October 15, 2010 November 15, 2010
Timonium November 1, 2010 December 1, 2010
Click to download application and contract for Spring 2011.
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