After a three-year hiatus, the Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Art Festival returns with a bang – NJ.com | Candle Made Easy

After a three-year hiatus, the Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Art Festival has returned to the city’s already vibrant downtown for its 28th year, and with more than 200 artists showcasing their art and crafts.

A smattering of light rain early Saturday didn’t stop visitors from strolling the closed streets, browsing and shopping at a record number of performers, each with their own canopy, if the event takes place rain or shine.

Since COVID struck, as is the norm rather than the exception, most places on the list of eclectic downtown restaurants offer outdoor seating. Al fresco diners between 1674 and 1702 added to the festive yet relaxed atmosphere in one of West Jersey’s oldest parishes.

Saturday 09 July 2022 – During the Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Art Festival, returning to the city center this year for the 28th year with more than 200 artists and craftspeople on Saturday 9 July from 11am to 7pm , people dine outside at The Bistro at Haddonfield and Sunday 10 July from 12-5pmMichael Mancuso | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

A notable accolade that this particular festival can claim and that no other in the world can claim is the presence of a Hadrosaurus foulki – a sculpture, anyway.

Less than a mile away, the first reasonably intact dinosaur skeleton ever found was discovered by William Parker Foulke in 1858. The New Jersey fossil was also the first dinosaur skeleton ever to be put on public display.

In modern times, an eight-foot-tall and 15-foot-long bronze statue of the prehistoric beast, created by sculptor John Giannotti, looms menacingly from Lantern Lane, a pedestrian walkway in the center of town.

28th Haddonfield Crafts & Fine Art Festival

Saturday 09 July 2022 – A Hadrosaurus Foulki sculpture by John Giannotti towers over the Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Art Festival. The work, which was dedicated in 2003, commemorates the discovery of the first reasonably intact dinosaur skeleton ever found by William Parker Foulke in 1858, less than a mile away. The New Jersey fossil was also the first dinosaur skeleton ever to be put on public display.Michael Mancuso | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

28th Haddonfield Crafts & Fine Art Festival

Saturday 09 July 2022 – A Hadrosaurus Foulki sculpture by John Giannotti towers over the Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Art Festival. The work, which was dedicated in 2003, commemorates the discovery of the first reasonably intact dinosaur skeleton ever found by William Parker Foulke in 1858, less than a mile away. The New Jersey fossil was also the first dinosaur skeleton ever to be put on public display.Michael Mancuso | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Steve Kuzma, an artist, photographer and musician, took turns playing violin and guitar for passers-by in front of a booth he shared with his artist sister, Catherine Kuzma.

“I’m raising awareness and some money to send to hospitals in Ukraine,” he said between songs. He said he currently has a photo exhibit in Atlantic City and is a touring musician. Kuzma was born in Philadelphia and is of Ukrainian descent.

28th Haddonfield Crafts & Fine Art Festival

Saturday 09 July 2022 – Steve Kuzma plays guitar at the Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Art Festival. An artist and musician; He said he’s trying to raise awareness and money for the people of Ukraine. Kuzma was born in Philadelphia but is of Ukrainian descent. He plays at his sister Catherine Kuzma’s art booth.Michael Mancuso | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

The two-day open-air festival, sponsored by Subaru, will be held on Saturday, July 9 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 10 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. along the city’s main thoroughfare, Kings Highway. between Washington Avenue and Haddon Avenue and along instead of Tanner Street to Euclid Avenue and Kings Court.

In 1993, Renaissance Craftables, a local family business, came together with the business community of Haddonfield to form the Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Art Festival to promote artists and the downtown area. Over the last 27 years the festival has increased the number of artists and has grown beyond the main Kings Highway to Tanner Street and Kings Court.

The festival is easily accessible via PATCO and there is ample public parking around the city centre.

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28th Haddonfield Crafts & Fine Art Festival

Saturday 09 July 2022 – Artist Julia Ranson Mooney paints live at her booth at the Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Art Festival, which returns for the 28th time with more than 200 artists and craftspeople on Saturday 9th July after a three year hiatus from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 10 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.mMichael Mancuso | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

28th Haddonfield Crafts & Fine Art Festival

Saturday 09 July 2022 – After a three year hiatus, the Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Art Festival returns for the 28th time on Saturday 9 July from 11am to 7pm and Sunday 10 July with more than 200 artists and craftspeople back to downtown noon – 5pmMichael Mancuso | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

28th Haddonfield Crafts & Fine Art Festival

Saturday 09 July 2022 – A customer browses Lolita First Purse at the Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Art Festival, taking place on Saturday 9 July from 11am to 7pm and Sunday July featuring more than 200 artists and artisans returns downtown for the 28th time 10 from 12pm – 5pmMichael Mancuso | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

28th Haddonfield Crafts & Fine Art Festival

Saturday 09 July 2022 – After a three year hiatus, the Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Art Festival returns for the 28th time on Saturday 9 July from 11am to 7pm and Sunday 10 July with more than 200 artists and craftspeople back to downtown noon – 5pmMichael Mancuso | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

28th Haddonfield Crafts & Fine Art Festival

Saturday 09 July 2022 – Gideon Crain, centre, of Gideon’s Forest helps customers during the Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Art Festival, which takes place on Saturday 9 July from 11am to 7pm featuring more than 200 artists and crafts people returns downtown for the 28th time and Sunday, July 10 from 12pm-5pmMichael Mancuso | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

28th Haddonfield Crafts & Fine Art Festival

Saturday 09 July 2022 – Susan Woolley; by Haddonfield; check out the merchandise at Contemporary Whirligigs at the Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Art Festival on Saturday 9th July from 11am to 7pm and Sunday 10th July from 12pm to 5pm has returned to the city center for the 28th time with more than 200 artists and craftsmenMichael Mancuso | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

28th Haddonfield Crafts & Fine Art Festival

Saturday 09 July 2022 – After a three year hiatus, the Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Art Festival returns for the 28th time on Saturday 9 July from 11am to 7pm and Sunday 10 July with more than 200 artists and craftspeople back to downtown noon – 5pmMichael Mancuso | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

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