Stock up on holiday gifts early or just enjoy browsing during these three arts and crafts shows.
Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival
Live entertainment, friendly vendors, street food and beer make up the bustling marketplace of Chestnut Hill’s annual daylong arts fest. What we especially love about this one is that it takes us out of the city proper for an afternoon and we get to peep some serious fall foliage.
Oct. 5, 8000 to 8600 blocks of Germantown Ave., Free, 215-247-6696, www.chestnuthillpa.com
Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen
In October, Rittenhouse Square host an outdoor collection, with a focus on crafts. Check out handmade jewelry, pottery and textiles from talented artisans.
Oct. 10-12, free, www.pacrafts.org
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
Save the date, because this weekend of fine crafts is the perfect time to get a jump on holiday shopping. You’ll be able to cross fine pottery, leather goods and wood carvings off your list. For those who love to wander and get caught up in all there is to see, you’re in luck: This extra-large event is set to showcase more than 250 artists plying their wares.
Nov. 7 and 8, $8-$10, Greater Philadelphia Expo Center,100 Station Ave. in Oaks, 484-754-3976, www.sugarloafcrafts.com