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Sugarloaf Crafts Festival Kicks Off This Weekend In Montgomery County

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center (Credit: Cynthia Chuang)

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center (Credit: Cynthia Chuang)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - With the holidays just around the corner, you may want to get a jump on your shopping and if you’re looking for something different, there’s a unique crafts festival this weekend at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Montgomery County.

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Greater Philadelphia Expo Center (Credit: Mari Schultz)

Thousands of people typically show up when the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival puts down stakes in the Philadelphia region. The show features more than 250 artisans selling their unique creations along with interactive demonstrations, gourmet food and live music. Show spokeswoman Tara Miller says there will be pottery, sculpture, jewelry, fashions and more.

“All the artists are actually present at the festival which is a great opportunity to come out and learn directly from the artist about their process, the materials and their inspiration,” said Miller.

Trending this year, Miller says, is a lot of jewelry and other products using recycled materials. The theme this year is “new this season” which is how they keep the show fresh and relevant. The shows run from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 until 5 p.m. Sunday.

Reported by Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio