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New Hope Gears Up For 29th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival

The Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 29th Annual New Hope Arts and Crafts Festival this weekend.

New Hope Arts & Crafts Fair. File photo.

UPDATE: Stormy Forecast Cancels New Hope Arts & Crafts Festival

New Hope Borough is ready to shine once again with the 29th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival.

Set for this Saturday and Sunday, the event, which is hosted by the Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce, will take place at New Hope-Solebury High School on West Bridge Street.

More than 160 talented artists and craftspeople will showcase their creations, ranging from oil paintings, ceramics, jewelry, woodworks, photography, to even outsider art.

Organizers said festival-goers can expect more than just visuals, with live music performances spanning the weekend, mouthwatering treats from food trucks, interactive demonstrations, and activities specifically designed for children.

“New Hope Arts and Crafts Festival has everything from those killer oil paintings you’d want in your living room to that handcrafted jewelry piece that’s just so you and more,” said Chamber President Michael Sklar. “And it’s not just about the art you take home; it’s the stories behind them, the hands that crafted them, and the friends you make while you’re here.”

Event Highlights:

  • A Kaleidoscope of Artistry: Art enthusiasts can look forward to an eclectic mix of creations from over 150 regional artisans.
  • Hands-on Artistic Adventures: Engaging workshops offer a deep dive into the creative process.
  • Melodies and Moves: Local musicians will set the vibe, complemented by dance performances.
  • A Wonderland for Young Artists: The Kids’ Corner promises fun and learning for the younger audience.
  • Culinary Delights: Expect gourmet bites and sips from local vendors.

The festival will also honor artists with prizes in various categories such as Crafts, Fiber, Fine Art, Jewelry, Mixed Media, and Photography.

Live Entertainment Schedule:

11 to 11:45 – Peter Sandler
12 to 12:45 – Chris Chadwick
1 to 1:45 – Kevin Hill
2 to 2:45 – Ryan Sab
3 to 3:45 – Cara Courtney
4 to 4:45 – John Thomas

11 to 11:45 – Michael Henry Robert
12 to 12:45 – Jonnie and Rachel
1 to 1:45 – Justin Love
2 to 2:45 – TBA
3 to 3:45 – Brian Elliott

Sklar said the New Hope Arts and Crafts Festival has become a tradition for so many people over the past 30 years.

“It is one of our largest events of the year and an annual beloved New Hope and Bucks County tradition,” he said. “We hope to see you there.”

Parking is available behind the high school and upper elementary school for a donation of $5, which supports school activities. Handicap parking is limited.

Additional parking options include Union Square, the Railroad Station, and downtown meters. Shuttle services will also be available, ensuring easy accessibility to the festival.

The festival charges an entry fee of a $5 donation.

For updates, events, artists, and more, visit New Hope Arts and Crafts.

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