CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Several fairs have been cancelled or postponed. Consult individual websites for updated information.
Spring officially starts on March 19, but the current forecasts make it feel as though the season is already here. And that means it’s time for some spring shopping! Unique handmade items abound at these bazaars.
March 6–8: More than 250 emerging and established artists/craftspeople from around the nation display their goods during this juried show.
Fri & Sat, 10 am–6 pm; Sun, 10 am–5 pm; $8–$10. New Jersey Convention & Expo Center, Edison.
March 7–8: Browse and buy jewelry, silks, ceramics, toys, furniture, florals, glass, clothing and more from over 100 juried artisans.
Sat, 10 am–4 pm; Sun, 11 am–4 pm; $3–$5. Cranbury Elementary School.
March 27–29: Whether you’re shopping for something fashionable or functional, the 165+ exhibiting artisans will have plenty to offer in the way of accessories, sculptural works, fine art painting, gourmet food and more.
Fri, 4–8 pm; Sat, 10 am–6 pm; Sun, 10 am–5 pm; $8–$10. Morristown Armory.
April 3–5: Discover old-world wares like jewelry, furniture, pottery and porcelain. The 39th annual event also boasts a juried art show.
Friday preview party, 6–9 pm, $30 (includes weekend pass); Sat, 10 am–5 pm; Sun, 11 am–4 pm; $10. West Morris Mendham High School.
April 4–5: This spring fling–themed bazaar features food trucks, live punk rock, a cosplay contest, live tattooing, and hundreds of vendors selling vinyl, art, taxidermy, comics, horror memorabilia and more.
10 am–5 pm; $5 (good for both days). Roebling Wire Works building, Trenton.
April 5: Stroll down Main Street in downtown Somerville and shop for goods from more than 125 juried artisans. Many restaurants will offer outdoor seating. There will also be live music and a kids’ craft section.
10 am–5 pm.