TREASURE HUNT IN SWMI 2021
Michigan’s Great Southwest is a treasure trove that features unique finds, from artisans to antiques! Find one-of-a-kind gift ideas, update your home decor or just enjoy an afternoon of adventure.
Antiques on the Bluff | Lake Bluff Park – Downtown St. Joseph
First Sunday of the month, May – October | 10:00a-5:00p
Something old is new to you! Find hidden treasures along Lake Bluff Park at this premier antique show that overlooks Lake Michigan. This event features over 50 vendors and runs the first Sunday of the month, May through October. Rain or shine.
Elephants Breath Antiques | Downtown St. Joseph
Antique store located in downtown St. Joseph that features fine antiques, repurposed furniture and collectibles.
Urban Garage Market | Benton Harbor
Gathered style boutique with a mix of vintage, modern and handmade goods. UGM features over 15 vendors from all over Michigan!
Lake Bluff Artisan Fair | Lake Bluff Park – Downtown St. Joseph
Saturdays: June 5, July 17, September 4, September 25 | 10:00a-5:00p
This eclectic craft fair, held in picturesque Lake Bluff Park, offers a variety of handcrafted goods. With over 50 local vendors, there’s something for everyone – anything from home decor and furniture to jewelry, candles and more!
BHAA Arts in the Park | Benton Harbor Arts District
Fridays: June 4, 18; July 2, 16, 30; August 13, 27; September 10
Hosted by the Benton Harbor Arts Association (BHAA), Arts in the Park is held in the heart of the Arts District. This event features local artisans, food trucks and live music!
INSIDER TIP: Don’t miss Art Hops hosted in the
Benton Harbor Arts District on June 18,
October 15, December 10.
Krasl Art Fair | Lake Bluff Park – Downtown St. Joseph
July 10 from 10:00a-6:00p, July 11 from 10:00a-5:00p
The Krasl Art Fair, hosted and produced by the Krasl Art Center, is a juried show that features fine arts and crafts in varied mediums!
Chapel Hill Arts & Crafts Show | Berrien County Youth Fair Grounds
October 2 from 8:00a-4:00p
Organized and presented by volunteers from Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, this annual craft show features 200+ artisans and their handmade items!
Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council
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The show is sponsored by Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Sodus to raise money for missions around the world. Publicity Chairwoman Sandy Harner said more than $748,325 has been raised over the decades.
There are many volunteers who work throughout the year to produce the show. Church volunteers line up all the exhibitors and make sure the fairgrounds are ready. They do everything from running errands to cleaning tables.
The idea for the show came after an elderly church member said she thought the church could do more for missions. The show was at the church for a few years before moving to Eau Claire High School. It moved to the fairgrounds in 1993.
Big craft show returns to Berrien County fairgrounds
The juried Chapel Hill Arts & Crafts Show of 280 exhibitors is sponsored by Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Sodus. Known for its high quality, this show maintains its reputation as “best” craft show in the area, filling four commercial buildings at the Fairgrounds. Also included is an outdoor vendor/ farmers’ market, plus an area where you can purchase food, drinks, and snacks. Ample parking for this one-day event. Show profits go to support Mission Projects.
BERRIEN SPRINGS – People can get a head start on holiday shopping and help a good cause at Saturday’s 42nd annual Chapel Hill Arts & Crafts Show at the Berrien County fairgrounds.
People can see items offered by more than 280 exhibitors in and out of the four commercial buildings from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is a $3 entry fee, but no charge for parking. People can use either Gate 2 off M-139 or Gate 3 off Shawnee Road.
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