August 21 - 22, 2021
Stage Fort Park - Gloucester, MA
Gloucester Harbor will blossom into the colorful 40th annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival. Featuring 250 Booths of American made arts, crafts, food and live music. Pancake breakfast, Lobster bake and Antique Car Show complete this picture perfect New England event. Hours are Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 10am-5pm.
September 18, 2021
Framingham Centre Common - Framingham, MA
The MetroWest Humane Society Craft Fair will take place from 10 To 4 Sat., Sept. 18th at the Framingham Common on Edgell Road. An advocate for animal welfare, MWHS focuses on the well-being of cats in the Metrowest Boston area, including finding loving homes or providing life-long care while educating the community and reducing the feral/stray cat population. MWHS is a volunteer-led, non-profit, no-kill shelter dependent on charitable donations.
October 23 - 24, 2021
Shriners Auditorium - Wilmington, MA
Celebrate the changing season at the Castleberry Fall Craft Festival, taking place at the Shriners Auditorium, in Wilmington MA. Over 125 Booths of American made arts, crafts, specialty foods and live music. Adult Admission: $8.00. Under age 14 Free. Rain or Shine. Hours: Sat. 10-5/ Sun. 10-4
November 12 - 14, 2021
Topsfield Fairgrounds Arena - Topsfield, MA
The Arena at the Topsfield Fairgrounds, in Topsfield Massachusetts will host the New England Craft and Specialty Food Fair. Over 250 Booths of juried American made arts, crafts, specialty foods and live music. Indoor rain, snow or shine. Ample free parking. Admission $10.00, under 14 free. One admission is good of all 3 days!
Mass appeal: adventure, relaxation and rejuvenation, romance, arts and culture. Massachusetts offers an extraordinarily rich array of choices. So, think outside the....rock. (Plymouth, that is.) Of course, the Bay State honors tea, bays and parties! But, 321 other events beg the question: tried and true or new? You could start with the biggest: The Big E, Sowa Open Market - May and King Richard's Faire, the New England Renaissance Faire. And then strike out, independently, to sample all the rest that Massachusetts’ Festivals, Art Shows, Music Festivals and Craft Shows have to offer!
Massachusetts COVID Info
On Feb. 25, 2021, the Baker-Polito Administration announced its plan to move to Step 2 of Phase 3 on March 1. It also plans to reach Step 1 of Phase 4 by March 22.
At Phase 3, Step 2, the following restrictions will apply (3/1/21):
-Indoor performance venues such as concert halls, theaters, and other indoor performance spaces will be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity with no more than 500 persons
-Indoor recreational activities with greater potential for contact (laser tag, roller skating, trampolines, obstacle courses) will be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity
-Capacity limits across all sectors with capacity limits will be raised to 50% and exclude employees
-Restaurants will no longer have a percent capacity limit and will be permitted to host musical performances; six-foot social distancing, limits of six people per table and 90 minute limits remain in place
At Phase 4, Step 1, the following restrictions will apply (3/22/21):
-Indoor and outdoor stadiums, arenas and ballparks will be allowed to operate at 12% capacity after submitting a plan to the Dept of Public Health.
-Gathering limits for venues or other public settings will increase to 100 people indoors and 150 outdoors. For private residences, the limit will remain at 25 people outdoors, 10 people indoors.
-Exhibition and conventions halls may resume operation as long as they follow the gathering limits and other state protocols.
11/2: Governor Baker also signed an updated order related to face-coverings. The revised order requires all persons to wear face-coverings in all public places, even where they are able to maintain 6 feet of distance from others. The revised order still allows for an exception for residents who cannot wear a face-covering due to a medical or disabling condition, but it allows employers to require employees to provide proof of such a condition. It also allows schools to require that students participating in in-person learning provide proof of such a medical or disabling condition. 5/6: Requirement. Governor Baker issued an Order effective Wednesday, May 6 requiring face masks or cloth face coverings in public places where social distancing is not possible. This applies to both indoor and outdoor spaces.
April 16 - May 16, 2021
Main St., Childrens Beach, SiaSconset, Nantucket, MA
Status: Updated 3/31/2021
April 24, 2021
Townsend MA Common only to obtain map, Routes 119 and 13, Townsend, MA
Status: Updated 3/30/2021
April 30 - May 2, 2021
Cape Cod Sea Camps, Drummer Boy Park & Along 6A in Brewster, Brewster, MA
Status: Updated 3/30/2020
May 2 - 30, 2021
SoWa Open Market, Boston, MA
Status: Updated 6/29/2020
May 8, 2021
Town Common, Harvard, MA
Status: Updated 4/3/2019
May 8, 2021
Park in Andover Center, Andover, MA
Status: Updated 9/25/2020
May 2021 (dates not updated)
Library Field Park, Woburn, MA
Status: Updated 4/11/2019
May 21, 2022
Sholan Farms, Leominster, MA
Status: Updated 4/13/2021
May 29 - 31, 2021
Three County Fairgrounds, Northampton, MA
Status: Updated 5/11/2020
June 3, 2021
Boston, Boston, MA Or Online at caribbeanamericanheritagefest.com
Status: Updated 3/9/2021
June 4 - 5, 2021
Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, MA
Status: Updated 6/15/2020
June 5, 2021
Central Square Cultural district along Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
Status: Updated 6/25/2020
June 6, 2021
Plymouth Public Library, Plymouth, MA
Status: Updated 8/17/2020