It’s summer time! Time to toss starfish back in the water. Take a backroads bike ride. Go on an ice cream tour. And check out the amazing craft fairs around New England.
There’s one you don’t want to miss — in Portland, Maine. It’s only one day, so you must plan on it. On Saturday, August 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rain or shine), drop in on the annual Portland Fine Craft Show in the Free Street Parking Lot. Admission is free.
The juried show features over 100 craft artists from Maine and the Northeast area exhibiting in basketry, ceramics, decorative and wearable fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, paper, printmaking, stone and wood, as well as outreach booths featuring New England and Portland arts organizations, guilds and schools. And if you have time, check out the Portland Museum of Art, the waterfront boutiques, and specialty restaurants. It’s a fun day to hit the road and visit Portland.