Hundreds of artisans set up shop at the Rhinebeck Crafts Festival

Emma Thieme’s Maven Leather handmade bags and purses

Some 200 of America’s best independent artists and craftspeople from more than 20 states are coming together at the Dutchess Fairgrounds for the seventh annual Rhinebeck Crafts Festival on the weekend of June 22 and 23. This celebration of all things handmade features contemporary crafts and art, gourmet specialty foods, tastings from Hudson Valley distilleries and wineries, interactive craft demonstrations and family activities. Jewelry, apparel and accessories, furniture and home décor pieces, functional and sculptural works in ceramics, glass, metal, wood and mixed media, fine art painting, printmaking, drawing and photography will all be available for your perusal and purchase.

Show hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 23. General admission costs $10, seniors (62+) $9, children 6 to 16 are $4 and children under 6 free. Parking is free and ample at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, located at 6636 Spring Brook Avenue (Route 9) in Rhinebeck.

Rhinebeck Crafts Festival, Saturday/Sunday, June 22/23, 10 a.m.-6/5 p.m., $10/$9/$4, Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Ave. (Rte. 9), Rhinebeck