New Hope Arts & Crafts Festival Visitors

September 23 and 24, 2017
Saturday 10am-6pm & Sunday 10am-5pm

New Hope – Solebury High School Parking Lot
Call the New Hope Visitors Center with questions at 215-862-5030
or email

2017 New Hope Juried Outdoor Arts & Crafts Festival

We are excited to invite you to join us for a bigger and more exciting New Hope Arts and Crafts Festival to be held on September 23-24, 2017. This year’s Festival will be held just a few minutes walk from the center of the business district at the New Hope- Solebury High School.

Over 160 juried artists participate in New Hope, PA’s Annual Outdoor Arts and Crafts Festival. Admission is only $1.  There will be a variety of festival foods. Discounted pay parking is available in the lots on either side of the festival on the school grounds accessible from West Bridge Street, and and there is also parking in Union Square, at the Train Station, and in downtown New Hope with free bus transportation from near the Bucks County Playhouse on South Main and Ferry St from 10am-7pm on Saturday and from 10am-5pm on Sunday.

Please note that there is a “NO SMOKING / NO ALCOHOL” policy on the High School property.
Please be Advised: HANDICAPPED Parking is very LIMITED for the number of visitors we have. We have very few Handicapped parking spots for Festival Visitors only. Please move your vehicle when leaving the Festival.

Our most often asked question is “Are Dogs Allowed?”  Well-behaved dogs are allowed, but retractable leashes are not.

The Bucks County Playhouse has donated a pair of  2018 season tickets for for a drawing on Sunday from 4:00-4:30pm.  Entrants who fill out a slip at our entrances will be eligible to win.  One entry per person, please.

New Hope has been recognized as an Arts and Crafts destination for over a century and has been recognized as being in the top 25 Small Art Towns in the USA.

A primary goal of the New Hope Arts & Crafts Festival is to promote the tradition of Fine Arts and Crafts in New Hope and to continue the tradition of the New Hope Arts and Crafts community. Over 160 artists present and sell their work at the annual juried New Hope Outdoor Arts and Crafts Festival in historic New Hope, Pennsylvania.

This prestigious event features the work of premier artists and craftspeople specializing in oil painting, pastels, watercolors, drawing, etching, mixed media, black & white and color photography, soft and hard sculpture, wood turning and rustic furniture, pottery, wearable art including leather and fabric handbags and handspun clothing, jewelry including hand-blown glass beadwork plus precious and semi-precious metals and stones. Many popular local artists participate in the festival in addition to visiting talents from all over PA, NJ, NY, and the rest of the USA.

The 2016 Festival was our best yet, and the weather was great both days.

Over 160 artists & crafters and dozens of volunteers combined to provide a high-quality Festival. The exhibitors were fantastic and the people of our community and all of the surrounding areas were wonderfully supportive, and large numbers of visitors came from a long way for their yearly visit to buy gifts for themselves and friends.

If you know an artist or fine craftsman who should show with us, encourage them to apply. We love new talent and have nearly $4000 in prizes!
Festival dates are always the last weekend of September. Mark your calendars!
For more information about New Hope, and for parking and directions,

Situated along the banks of the Delaware River, the quaint village of New Hope provides the perfect getaway destination for all ages and interests. This sophisticated yet relaxed, country town in scenic Bucks County, Pennsylvania offers unique shopping; live music and theatre; historic barge, train and horse-drawn carriage rides; museums, art galleries and antiques shops; fine restaurants and casual fare; plus romantic bed & breakfasts and family-friendly hotels — all within one square-mile.

It takes a lot of volunteers to make this event happen.
Volunteer to be on the committee and learn how this highly successful event is prepared for and run, and contribute your talents.
Or please, volunteer to help set up, booth watch, clean up, or help in other ways during the Festival week/weekend.
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