Guide to the Renegade Craft Fair in NYC

Craft fans, get ready: the motherlode of markets—Renegade Craft Fair in NYC—is almost here

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Is it already time for holiday shopping? Yes, it is. No need to worry, however, because a myriad of holiday markets will be popping up soon around New York. Among them is the Renegade Craft Fair, coming back with fabulous handmade goods galore to Manhattan in November and Brooklyn in December. Whether you’re shopping for friends and family or looking for something unique as a treat to yourself, the Renegade Craft Fair offers a wonderland of artwork, clothing, jewelry and home decor, all made by a select group of the best crafters around.

One of the most exciting NYC events of the season (and not just for craft fanatics), the Renegade Craft Fair features hundreds of vendors selected to sell their wares over two weekend days. You can spend all day shopping, enjoying live entertainment and even trying your hand at some DIY crafting. You’ll find everything from artisan soaps and candles to ceramics and “wearable sculpture” to cozy sweaters and doggie bow ties. Whimsical jewelry? Handcrafted leather goods? Stylish plant hangers? Yes to all. There’s simply not enough space to describe all the wonders you might find here. We promise you, however, this is where you want to go for unique, handmade gifts this season (and of course, something special for yourself). And if you just can’t make it to either fair? Have no fear — all the crafters from all U.S. fairs are available to shop online.

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When is the Renegade Craft Fair?

Mark your calendars! The fair, which is free and open-to-the-public, takes place from 11am-5pm on two weekends in NYC: Saturday, November 13 and Sunday, November 14 in Manhattan and Saturday, December 4 and Sunday, December 5, in Brooklyn. 

Where is the Renegade Craft Fair?

Renegade Craft Fair takes over Manhattan's Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea at 125 W 18th Street, then heads to the Brooklyn Expo Center located at 72 Noble Street in Brooklyn.

How do I get to the Renegade Craft Fair?

You can walk, bike, take the subway or hand-knitted flying carpet to both fairs. Take the subway to the 14th Street-Union Square stop for the Manhattan fair, or ride the G and get off at Greenpoint Avenue for the Brooklyn fair.

What will be at the Renegade Craft Fair?

More than 200 artisans are hawking the freshest trends, ranging from jewelry and pottery to artwork and home décor. There will also be craft activities, DJ sets and more. When the shopping fatigue sets in, hit the on-site food trucks for some grub. For more details, check out the craft fair's website.

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