American Craft Endeavors will kick off the national return of in-person fine craft festivals with the 21st Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival on October 17 and 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The free, two-day outdoor event will feature nearly 100 local and visiting crafts artisans lining Osceola Street. The season-launching show will return with additional safety measure in light of current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Visitors will peruse thousands of handcrafted items by artisans from across the United States. Whether looking for pet products, folk art, pottery, jewelry, paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps, or other specialty green market items, the annual craft festival has something to suit every taste and every budget. Parking is free and friendly pets on leashes are welcome.
The Downtown Stuart Craft Festival is presented by American Craft Endeavors (ACE), which produces some of the nation’s most exciting, high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations.
All attendees and artists are required to wear a mask, with the exception of children ages 2 years and younger. Entrances and exits will be monitored for one-way traffic and social-distancing will be required between artists and patrons, and patron groups. Patrons are asked to stay home if they have been diagnosed with COVID-19, are awaiting test results for COVID-19, or show any symptoms of the virus. Guests are also asked to utilize hand-washing and sanitizing stations at the festival on a regular basis and avoid casual touching.