Art & Craft Fair

friday - saturday - sunday | rain or shine

September 7 - First Look Friday Fundraiser | 5 to 10:30 pm | Ticket Deadline Aug. 31 - No gate sales Friday night

September 8 & 9 | 10 am to 5 pm | Adults $5 | Children 10 and under FREE

Park FREE at Times Square Mall and Ride the Shuttle to Cedarhurst (Saturday and Sunday only) $3 Round Trip. 

Children 10 and under free with adult


Back by popular demand

  • We received rave reviews on the 2017 layout of the craft fair grounds, which integrated food, drink, and seating areas throughout the fair. We’re keeping the look, with some minor tweaks recommended by visitors.
  • Students and faculty from SIU-C School of Art & Design will return for two days of glass-blowing demonstrations.
  • Three entertainment tents will again feature regional musicians - 13 acts throughout the weekend!
  • Craft beers on tap from St. Nicholas Brewing Co. (DuQuoin, IL), and this year you can purchase flights!
  • The Children’s Area is bringing back R. Friend for Story Time, along with lots of other creative fun!
And it gets even better!

  • More than 25 new artists will exhibit this year, alongside many returning favorites. There will be more than 100 booths.
  • New food vendors are joining the concession lineup for more mouthwatering options.
  • A second specialty drink tent will offer frozen selections such as margaritas, strawberry daiquiris, and more.
  • Snacks will be available for purchase in the Children’s Area so families can stay and play longer.
Stay with one of our preferred hotel partners and get a discounted rate during the weekend of the 2018 Cedarhurst Art and Craft Fair, September 7-9.

To book at the Drury Inn & Suites contact Michaela Scattone at 618-246-5201 |

To book at the Fairfield Inn & Suites contact Ariel Kabat at 618-244-2300 |

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