Event Information


Sugarloaf Crafts Festival - Gaithersburg, MD - Spring 2020

Montgomery County Fairgrounds
Gaithersburg, Maryland (South)

Event Dates: 4/17/20 - 4/19/20
Application Deadline: 4/14/20 Midnight EST
236 day(s) and 0 hour(s) remaining


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury/Application Fee): $20.00


Event Summary
For over 40 years Sugarloaf has provided a low overhead market for artists and crafts people to sell their work. At Sugarloaf's Gaithersburg, MD show, you will reach shoppers in Washington's affluent suburbs.

General Information

Notice: Use this application to apply to our spring Gaithersburg show. Please also cosider our Fall ’19 shows.

Deadline: Jurying for our Spring 2020 shows began July 29, 2019. We continue to accept applications until shows are filled.

exhibitor's Map of Art Shows in Dulles, VA
April 17, 18, 19, 2020
Montgomery County Fairgrounds
501 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Washington, DC Suburbs

Show Overview & General Info

Montgomery County, MD is one of the nation’s wealthiest counties with high household income and a population just under one million. Gaithersburg is ten miles from downtown Washington, D.C. just off the I-270 High Tech Corridor. The population is well educated and the major industries are computers, Internet, and biotech.

Montgomery County Fairgrounds features indoor heated buildings, barns with half sides and outdoor spaces. There is plenty of free parking on this 64-acre site. Camping is permitted at an additional fee. The food at this show is great. Over 25 food stands featuring a wide variety of quality food helps to make this show fun for exhibitors and patrons alike.

Our Gaithersburg shows will now feature 10'x10' INDOOR spaces instead of the 8' deep spaces of past years. A new more open layout inside the buildings will give each artist 25% more space. More display space should lead to increased sales for all. Spaces in the barns at Gaithersburg shows will remain 8 feet deep due to architectural constraints.

In addition to increasing indoor booth spaces at Gaithersburg shows, the aisles in the indoor buildings will be widened. Easier navigation for visitors with strollers and others using wheelchairs will provide a better experience. The wider aisles should also eliminate some bottlenecks created when there is a big crowd in attendance.

Gaithersburg is where it all started for Sugarloaf in 1976! People here love fine art and quality crafts and show it by buying. Sugarloaf Craft Festivals are voted in the Top-50 Craft Shows by Sunshine Artist Magazine.

Hours & Admission

Setup: Thursday 10am – 8pm
Show Hours: Friday & Saturday: 10am – 6pm, Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Public Admission Tickets: $10 adults, children free

Exhibitor Features
  • Drive-In Set Up
  • Free on-site exhibitor parking
  • Camper Parking (Hookups available from MoCo. Fairgrouns for a fee.)
  • Overnight Security Guards (buildings locked)
  • Discount Rates at Local Participating Hotels
  • Marketing Toolkit provided to exhibitors
  • 10 Free tickets to show provided to exhibitors ($100 value)
  • Friendly & Professional Management
  • Many spaces have additional storage space attached (not guaranteed)
Booth Info & Fees

Indoor Spaces
10' × 10'
= $595.00 (add $50.00 for 300w Elect.)
15' × 10' = $875.00 (add $70.00 for 450w Elect.)
20' × 10' = $1,150.00 (add $90.00 for 600w Elect.)
25' × 10' = $1,450.00 (add $105.00 for 750w Elect.)
30' × 10' = $1,745.00 (add $120.00 for 900w Elect.)

Barn Spaces
10' × 8'
= $495.00 (add $40.00 for 100w Elect.)
15' × 8' = $685.00 (add $60.00 for 150w Elect.)
20' × 8' = $895.00 (add $80.00 for 200w Elect.)
25' × 8' = $1,115.00 (add $100.00 for 250w Elect.)
30' × 8' = $1,340.00 (add $120.00 for 300w Elect.)

Outdoor Spaces
15' × 10'
= $360.00 (add $50.00 for 300w Elect.)
20' × 10' = $450.00 (add $50.00 for 300w Elect.)
25' × 10' = $560.00 (add $70.00 for 450w Elect.)
30' × 10' = $660.00 (add $70.00 for 450w Elect.)

Corner Request $100.00

Accepted Media
  • Fine Art
  • Glass
  • Jewelry
  • Leather
  • Metal
  • Misc.
  • Photography
  • Pottery
  • Textiles & Fashion
  • Wood
  • Specialty Foods
  • No sales reps, embellished pre-manufactured items, commercially produced products, buy-sell, or kits permitted. See Terms and Conditions for full details.
& Fee
  • 4 images of your work required
  • 1 booth image required – applications submitted without a booth image will not be accepted. A 3-sided, professional looking booth display is required for all exhibitors (corners may be exception).
  • $20 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Jury results will be sent by e-mail within 2 weeks of application (you will receive notification from Sugarloaf directly, not through Zapp)
Contact Info

Email: apply@sugarloaffest.com

Phone: 301-990-1400

Web: www.SugarloafCrafts.com