Rock, scissor, paper…and one-of-a-kind silk, porcelain, baubles and beads and a whole bunch of other inspiring handmade works from 230 of America’s best craft artisans will be on show and sale at the largest juried craft show in the West. The American Craft Council will be celebrating it’s 70th birthday this year so a special feature will be the artist-inspired cake designs by select Bay Area confectioners.

The ‘Handmade Under $100’ category offers some incredible deals and is the perfect place to do some early Christmas shopping but I suggest you come early (check out the generous $5 after 5 deal below) for the best buys since they expect 10,000 visitors over the weekend!!!

$5 After 5

Friday night offers a special $5 admission after 5 p.m. and features ‘Hot Glass and Cold Beer’ with locally produced craft beer poured into unique glassware created onsite by artisans from San Francisco’s Public Glass and Half Moon Bay Art Glass.

Let your creative juices flow

Visitors can also exercise their own creativity with Kirigami card making at the Museum of Craft and Design’s MakeArt Craft workshop on Saturday afternoon. Or head over to the DEMO STAGE, for a variety of fascinating demonstrations such as “Japanese style wheel-throwing” or one that caught my eye was “How to make purses out of wood”, which look like something Carrie Bradshaw would be carrying. Click here to download a pdf of the demo schedule.


Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion. (*Due to construction on Herbst Pavilion, the show will only appear Festival Pavilion.)
Enter Fort Mason at the corner of Marina Blvd. and Buchanan Street.

DRIVING and PARKING INFORMATIONClick here for driving directions and a map of the area. Parking is challenging at Fort Mason. Shuttles will be running from Marina Greene to the show on a regular basis.

Friday, August 12 (10am – 8pm)
Saturday, August 13 (10am – 6pm)
Sunday, August 14 (10am – 5pm)

Become a member now and gain free admission to this show! Or make a donation to the American Craft Council.


$14 per person – One Day Pass
$18 (online only) / $20 (on-site) for a three-day pass
**Special Friday night admission: $5.00 at 5pm! Starting at 5:00pm admission drops to $5.00 for the remainder of the evening (8pm). No discount offers apply.


Buy tickets here.

Purchase, print and bring to the door for convenience!

Show Information: 800-836-3470
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