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Fair goers know they can enjoy food, entertainment, rides, and animals, but fairs are much more than just that. Let’s take a look at what else is available at many fairs all across the country and why people love them so much:

1. OC Fair, California

Crafts and woodworking – this part of fair is always fascinating, because you can see how much talent is around you in your area, from wooden musical instrument makers to hand-made quilt crafters, and jewelry makers.

Handcrafted Knits

OC Promenade Culinary Arts – this is a place for learning something new and observing chefs at their craft, making sushi, charcuterie, and even bar drinks.

Visual Arts – exhibits about watercolor, woodcarving, Photoshop, farming, and more, so come in and feast your eyes.

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Carnival, Parade, and Festival of products – this place is for shopping, which is why some of us come to the fair in the first place. Visit all the vendors and get whatever you might need, from spa products to hammocks, culinary supplies, and cool stationery.

Cool Stationery

Gallery 15 – you will find flower arrangements and live plants here, in addition to various collections, from ceramic eggs to tribal masks.

Flower Arrangement of Roses

Muddy’s Studio – watch artists at work making pottery, vases, and more.

Handcrafted Painting From Willie Ellis

The Courtyard – this place is for all wine lovers, where they can sample award-winning local wines and attend wine seminars.

Explorium – perfect place for kids to get a break from heat and enjoy exploring bugs, butterflies, and reptiles. Kids love crafts there, water-balloons, eating contests, and magic shows.

Knitted Toys

Baja Blues – you’ll have everything there: music, food, beer, and mingling.

Food Festival

Silo Gallery – floral arrangements, garden information, bee education, and best of all, cool AC.

Agricultural-themed lounges to learn about California agriculture, staple foods and fruit grown here, while you are relaxing on couches made of palettes and cushions out of recycled banners from last year.

2. Plaza Art Fair, Kansas, MO

This national art event covers 9 city blocks, sees crowds of over 250,000 people, features 240 artists, 20 restaurant booths, and celebrates the beginning of fall with 3 different stages. People come from all over to enjoy art, food, music, and each other.

Visual Art Festival

3. St. James Court Art Show, Louisville, KY

The fair is known for its fine arts and contemporary crafts and attracts over 250,000 visitors each year. This is a perfect place to get hand-made handcrafted items directly from makers, especially in October, and has been for 62 years.

Handcrafted Boat

4. Park Forest Fine Art Fair, IL

Artists display their work during this fair and some of them earn a place for their art in Tall Grass Gift Shop, association of which operates a regional art gallery and organizes the fair. The event takes place in September and places are very coveted.

Handcrafted Wood Picture

5. One of a Kind Holiday Show, Chicago, IL

Every artist in US should apply to be a part of this fair and get a chance to sell to thousands of visitors. The fair takes place in April and December and is one of the best places to get hand-made gifts and home décor items.

Handcrafted Christmas Decor

Artists, designers, and makers that get approved offer high quality original merchandise and unprecedented craftsmanship.

6. Bayou City Art Festival Downtown, Houston, TX

This outdoor event is one of the best ranked fine art festivals in the country. Jury judge artists and only some of them get a right to participate in the fair, so you can expect only the best merchandise sold there.

Fine Arts

7. Delray Affair, Delray Beach, FL

This spring art bonanza features close to 600 artists and craftsmen every April. And this being held in Southern Florida makes is a perfect spot for a getaway.

Contemporary Art

8. Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, Reston, VA

This May festival is in its 28th year and is one of top 5 national outdoor art festivals. You can expect high quality unique hand-made artworks while spending time in the beautiful setting and mingling with art experts and lovers.

Decorative Sccents

9. Artisphere, Greenville, SC

The fair has been taking place in May for over a decade and does a great job connecting customers with artists and master of his craft. All artists have to apply and be reviewed before getting a right to display and sell their craft.

Handcrafted Wood Clock From Jerry Franich

10. Kimball Arts Festival, Park City, UT

This August Visual Arts event is in its 50th year and is regarded as one of the best such fairs in the West. For three days you can hang out and shop with over 220 North American artists across 13 disciplines, giving unique chance to meet the best artists in the industry.

Art Fair

11. Cherry Creek Arts Festivals, Denver, CO

This event is known beyond just United States and sees visitors from all over the world. Visual, Culinary, and Performing arts all get their share of attention from 350,000 visitors. The fair lasts for 3 days and offers art experience for non-profit education support.

Mini Deserts

12. Art in the High Desert, Bend, OR

The participants here are juried and only 120 best ones from the US and Canada get to come here. It takes place in August and is well-known.

Epic desserts

13. Arts, Beats, and Eats, Royal Oak, MI

As per its name, this 22nd annual August festival features more than 200 shows on its nine stages, juried arts show, and plenty of food from the best local restaurants, attracting people from all over during Labor Day weekend.

Performing Arts

14. Art & Apples Festival, Rochester, MI

For the least 4 years the festival is a celebration of a lot more than just apples. You can expect a lot of activities on the 30-acre park, including best fine art exhibitioners, live music, and plenty of gourmet food for every taste and every diet. About 250 artists usually attend.

Fresh Golden Apples

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Art fairs  are a good opportunity for any artist to express themselves. It is also expanding the circle of professional communication, increasing sales and achieving international success.