Every Spring, the Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Great Fair. This year it has been rebranded to the Fountain Festival of Arts & Crafts. It is one of the original festival traditions of our community. Now in its 33rd year, it has grown from 60 artists and artisans to over 500 from all over the world and it has become one of the largest arts and crafts festivals in the entire Southwest! It showcases the arts-oriented culture of Fountain Hills.
The 3-day event spans most of Avenue of the Fountains, Saguaro Boulevard for the entire length of Fountain Park, and even behind the shops at Plaza Fountainside. There are hundreds of booths of original fine art, sculptures, painting, jewelry, clothing, crafts, food items and so much more. The quality of craftsmanship and the uniqueness of the offerings is what brings visitors back year after year.
Adding even more to the festival experience is a variety of live musical acts throughout the weekend, abundant local food trucks and booths serving breakfast and lunch, a beer garden, and shaded seating areas to eat or rest.
Over 200,000 visitors are attracted to this event to do their holiday shopping, purchase art and to find unique-themed holiday ornaments. There is something for every budget and you’ll love getting a jump start on your gift list.
Be sure to mark your calendar for February 21-23 for this grand event. Booths open at 10:00 AM and close at 5:00 PM each day. Admission is free, and parking is free!
The festival is the major revenue source for the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce. Their experience in hosting this event shows in the details as they create a tremendous experience for visitors, no matter how far they drove to get here.
For out of town guests who would like to stay overnight, check out these lodging accommodations:
- Lakeshore Hotel & Suites: located in the heart of the festival
- Comfort Inn: easy access to Scottsdale and Mesa near Highway 87
- Copperwynd Resort & Club: luxury suites with stunning views
- Inn at Eagle Mountain: boutique resort and spa
- We-ko-pa Resort: luxury rooms and upscale golf
In consideration of others, visitors are asked to leave their pets at home for everyone’s safety and enjoyment.
For more information, click here: https://www.fountainhillschamber.com/the-great-fair/.