Art & Crafts Fair returns to New Paltz

For 37 years a rite of summer for artisans and their avid community, the Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair returns to the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz on Saturday through Monday, September 1 to 3. Rows of one-of-a-kind, handmade art and crafts in more than ten media categories will be augmented this year by live craft demonstrations: rug-weaving by organic master Mexican weaver José Buenaventura Gonzalez Gutierrez; wood-turning by VJB Creations; Chinese brush painting by Zhong-hua Lu; fiber-spinning by the Ulster County Handspinners’ Guild and more. As usual, artisanal food, beer and wine will be available, as well as entertainment, lectures and activities for children.

Single-day tickets cost $8; $12 three-day passes are only available in advance. For tickets and a complete schedule of events, visit Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday. The Ulster County Fairgrounds are located at 249 Libertyville Road in New Paltz.