Wednesday, January 27, 2010

SCF Ticket Giveaway!

Have we got a treat for you!

We've got three sets of tickets to send you and a friend to the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival this weekend! And we won't even make you jump through hoops for them. See how merciful we are?

Simply post a comment on this blog post, or on our Facebook fanpage, and we will choose three lucky craft-lovers at random! Don't forget to include your e-mail address so we can contact you! Looking forward to seeing
You this weekend!


Friday, January 22, 2010

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival! 29-31 January

Craft Season Heats up with Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Chantilly, Va.
More than 250 Craftspeople to Display Handmade Creations January 29-31

Craft lovers will find a reprieve from the cold winter weather through the warmth of handmade creations at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Chantilly, featuring more than 250 of the nation’s finest artists and craft designers at the Dulles Expo Center from Friday, January 29 through Sunday, January 31, 2010. The bustling marketplace will feature thousands of handmade items in every medium, including affordable and innovative functional and decorative pottery, sculpture, glass, home d├ęcor, furniture and home accessories, leather, fiber and textiles, fine art and photography.
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival artisans will be showcasing their one-of-a-kind work that will keep visitors warm through the blustery winter months. Dozens of the jury-selected artists at the show will display and sell wool sweaters, fleece-lined jackets and coats, alpaca wraps, thermal gloves, hats and caps – in a wide range of styles, from traditional silhouettes to contemporary flair. When it’s cold outside, artists are finding inventive ways to help keep their customer’s homes warm; at the show, they will be showcasing homemade candles, handcrafted andirons, elegant fireplace screens and whimsical hearth accessories.
The kitchen is often the warmest place in the house, and scores of Sugarloaf artists bring the joy of crafts to home-cooked meals with a full range of cooking and serving pieces – from earthenware pots perfect for chili and soups and one-of-a-kind whimsical mugs for hot cocoa, to casseroles, bowls and platters that are as functional as they are beautiful.
Also keeping visitors warm at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival will be more than 15 specialty gourmet food exhibitors offering the season’s most popular treats, from chocolates and hearty soups to ciders and cocoa, jams, chutneys, and syrups.

Sugarloaf’s vibrant marketplace is complemented by a diversity of family entertainment. Throughout the show, master artists will demonstrate their expertise in paper making, copper spinning, ceramics, and furniture making. The Festival will also include eclectic musical performances by pianists Bob Geresti and Ngu Mbandi and acoustic guitarist Don Thomas. Children can become a part of their favorite fairytale adventures with special puppet shows from Middle Earth Studios.

The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival will be held Friday, January 29 and Saturday, January 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Sunday, January 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Dulles Expo Center, located at:
4320 Chantilly Place Center
Chantilly, VA

Adult admission to the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival is $7 when purchased online, $8 for adults at the door, and free for children under 12. Admission is good for all three days, and free parking is available.

For more information about the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, directions, or to purchase discount admission tickets visit or call (800) 210-9900.
Additional show information, artist profiles, and special offers may be found on Sugarloaf’s Facebook page at

About the Sugarloaf Craft Festivals:
For over 30 years, the nation’s most talented artisans have sold their contemporary crafts and fine art at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals, rated as one of the top craft experiences in the country. Last year, more than 250,000 visitors purchased over $20 million in fine arts and crafts directly from the artists at Sugarloaf festivals.