Hagley Craft Fair Celebrates 45 Years Of Local Artisans

The Hagley Craft Fair, a beloved annual event, is gearing up to celebrate its 45th year of showcasing local artisans and their creative works. This much-anticipated fair is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 21, and Sunday, October 22, 2023, at Hagley’s upper property, promising a delightful weekend of artistry, craftsmanship, and gourmet offerings.

The fair will run from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday and from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the world of fine arts, crafts, and culinary delights. Notably, a single ticket grants access to both days of the event.

This premier marketplace brings together talented artisans from the Mid-Atlantic region, offering a diverse range of creations, including woodwork, leather goods, pottery, jewelry, textiles, metalwork, and more. Visitors will also have the opportunity to explore a specialty food market featuring gourmet items.

The picturesque backdrop of Hagley’s upper property and the charming Soda House building will host the fair’s diverse vendors, making it a captivating experience for all attendees. Moreover, every ticket includes complimentary admission to the du Pont Family home and garden, providing an extra layer of enjoyment and cultural exploration.

To satisfy hunger pangs, attendees can look forward to a selection of local food trucks serving an array of delectable refreshments. Notable participants include KOI on the go, Natalies Fine Foods, Lucky Shot Coffee Co, George Malin’s Concessions, Dixie’s Down Home, Stoked BBQ, Zaikka on Wheels, and Woodside Farm Creamery. On October 22, Many Hands Coffee Co. will also join in the culinary offerings.

For those seeking to quench their thirst, the Wilmington Brew Works Beer Garden is a must-visit spot. The fair organizers have ensured that there’s something for everyone, from arts and crafts enthusiasts to food and beverage connoisseurs.

Shuttles will be available throughout the event to facilitate transportation. Visitors are advised to use Hagley’s Buck Road East entrance off Route 100, with GPS coordinates leading to 298 Buck Road, Wilmington, DE 19807.

One important note for pet owners – dogs are not permitted at the event.