The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen is starting what will hopefully become an annual event, MAKERSFest, in Lancaster, PA on June 8th. I am not a participant in this particular show (though I will be working in the Guild store that day) but when Nick told me what all was planned, I got so excited! It sounds like so much fun.
First, they’re filling the 300 block of N. Queen St. with amazing craft from 50 creative craftsmen, hosting activities for the whole family, and there’s even a food truck fest. Don’t miss your chance to see or try:
- Silk-screening your own “Lancaster, City of Makers” shirt with Graphic Communications & Printing Technology at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
- 3-D printing demonstrations with Lanco/Berks Makers
- Fleece to Shawl – shearing to weaving, knitting and spinning with Red Rose 4-H Fiber Artist Club (I hear there will even be a live animal…)
- Chalk up the sidewalk with Lancaster Creative Factory
- Soldering Zone (ages 10 & up) with Lanco/Berks Makers
- Live music with River Valley Music Collective
- and many more!
You can see the whole list of events, preview the show, get directions, and more at the Guild’s website for MAKERSFest.MAKERSfest is free and open to the public. Hours are Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm, along the 300 block of N. Queen St., Lancaster.