Two-hundred of America’s best independent artists and craftspeople are coming together in the heart of the beautiful Hudson Valley for the seventh annual Rhinebeck Crafts Festival, June 22 and 23, 2019. This diverse experience is a celebration of all things handmade which includes: unique contemporary craft and art, gourmet specialty foods, tastings from Hudson Valley distilleries and wineries, interactive craft demonstrations and exciting family activities. This festive two-day event draws passionate, arts conscious visitors from the Hudson Valley as well as tourists from the Tri-State area and beyond to partake in adventurous shopping and meet jury-selected, modern American makers. This is a destination event not to miss! Fine artists and craftspeople will be traveling from over 20 states to exhibit and sell their one-of-a-kind creations. These exceptional indie artists infuse each of their pieces with a distinctive creative vision with one-of-a-kind and limited edition: 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. Visitors should make sure to plan to visit the gourmet specialty food boutique to fully experience hand-crafted delights. The Rhinebeck Crafts Festival is a great day for the entire family! Entertain the kids with a variety of children’s activities including interactive puppet theater with Middle-earth Studios, face painting, balloon animals, stilt walkers and more! Visitors will also have the chance watch and participate in hands-on craft demonstrations. Show hours are Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $10, seniors are $9, children 6-16 are $4 and children under 6 are free. Group rates are available. The Rhinebeck Crafts Festival is held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, located at 6636 Spring Brook Avenue (Route 9) in Rhinebeck, New York. There is free parking and the show is held indoors and under tents, rain or shine. Sorry, while we love our furry friends, no pets are allowing within the fairgrounds. More details are available at www.artrider.com.