November 17, 2011 at 1:51 pm EDT | by Juliette Ebner
Mammoth craft show runs in Gaithersburg

This sculpture by Cat Holt is one of the many things that will be shown at the Sugarloaf Craft Festival at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. (Photo courtesy Sugarloaf)

The Sugarloaf Craft Festival begins today at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds (16 Chestnut St.) in Gaithersburg and will run through Sunday with demonstrations, live music, family fun and more than 400 artists being featured.

The works featured include pottery, sculpture, jewelry, photography and more. Live demonstrations will include iron forging, papermaking and other media. There will live music from jazz, folk and international performers and a dress-up theater for children.

The festival will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Admission is $7 online and $9 at the door and is good for all three days. Children under 12 are admitted free and free parking is available on-site.

For more information and to purchase tickets in advance, visit

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