For four decades, the Denman Island Craft Fair has offered a feast for the senses, a vibrant alternative to mass production, and a showcase for some of the best arts and crafts in the region. Innovative newcomers mix with world-class artists, including some of the original founders, now seasoned artisans who inspire, teach and mentor the up-and-coming generation.
Over 80 vendors fill two spacious halls, there’s fresh home-made lunches, decadent desserts, specialty coffees, a bustline outdoor market area, and plenty of island hospitality. Visitors can leave their cars at Buckley Bay, walk onto the ferry, and take our free shuttle bus up the hill to Denman’s tiny but charming “downtown,” which is entirely taken over by the fair for the weekend.
Visitors come back year after year to enjoy holiday shopping that is kind to the earth, rooted in community, and steeped in human connection. In our world of mass production, this is a chance to buy artisanal products directly from the talented folks who made them. Even for those who just want to browse, the fair is basically one big arts and crafts gallery!
Interested in vending?
Come back in early September and click on our Info for Vendors page.
Photos by Katrina Rain, Sweet Sea Photography, McKinnon Photography, Fireweed, Colby Rex O’Neill and Autumn White, or submitted by the artisans | Writing by Laura Busheikin, The Island Wordshop | Technical support: Miho Hajdrych.
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