Florida Craft Fairs in October

Florida Craft Fairs in October

October is here and so is the need to dress our homes for the season. Whether you’re looking for a new wall hanging, holiday gifts or even some festive goodies, craft fairs are your ticket to fall festiveness. Below are a list of craft fairs along the Gulf Coast for the month of October.

October Craft Fairs

Tampa Bay

Tampa Home Show: This free, indoor home show will be held October 23 and 24 from 10 am to 5 pm both days at the Tampa Convention Center. This show will have all of your home improvement needs, as well as some craft vendors.

Tampa Bay Coffee and Art Festival: This 5th annual event will be held on October 9 at 1310 John Moore Road in Brandon. The Tampa Bay Coffee & Art Festival (TBCAF) is the first craft coffee festival of its kind in the South East. With an astounding array of coffee roasters, artisans, vendors, and industry professionals, TBCAF will inspire the brewing connoisseur in anyone.  

Lake/Marion Counties

Mount Dora Craft Fair: October 23 and 24 from 9 am to 5 pm, downtown Mount Dora will come alive with arts and crafts. Ranked #4 in 2019 and #2 in 2020 by Sunshine Artist Magazine in their annual ranking of the Best Classic/Contemporary Craft Festivals in America, the Mount Dora Craft Festival was proud to earn the #1 spot in their 50th anniversary special ranking of ALL Time Favorite events in 2021. 

Ocala Arts Festival: Happening on October 23 and 24. The Ocala Arts Festival has been voted as one of the most loved events in our community. Artists are chosen by an independent panel of four judges. There will be 150+ artists from all over the United States bringing their beautiful pieces to downtown Ocala, Florida. The Art Festival is produced by an all-volunteer board and draws more than 25,000 visitors each year.

Southwest Region

Estero Fine Art Show: Held on October 23 and 24, this art show is perfect for all art lovers. One of the finest art shows in Fort Myers Florida is gearing up for another sensational display of fine art highlighting the broad artistic spectrum and creative range of the many artists in attendance. This juried art show brings together a diverse collection of artists, mediums, and perspectives at one of this year’s most anticipated art events. 

Vendor & Craft Fair at Laishley Park, Punta Gorda: Come out on Sunday, October 10 for this event from 10 am to 3 pm. Vendors, crafts, art, food trucks and more! There will be a costume parade at this event for children 12 and under starting at 12 pm. Pet Costume Contest will be held at 1:30 pm. Prizes for best top 3 costumes. Come out and enjoy this family fun event! 


Downtown Sarasota Fall Home Show: The Sarasota Home and Garden Show features exhibitors with fabulous ideas for consumers. Here you’ll find the latest in products and services for home improvement. This free event will be held October 23 and 24 at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium.

Sarasota Chalk Festival: From October 29 to 30, this annual chalk festival will feature chalk artists from near and far for festive work. Get your tickets at Eventbrite.com.

Suncoast Region

Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks Art & Craft Festival: From October 23 to 24, more than 90 of the nation’s top artists and crafters with Made in the USA creations. From jewelry to ceramics to plants to photography to paintings and homemade soap, something to please everyone.

Chic Decor & Artisan Markets: October 10 in Safety Harbor, The Chic Decor & Artisan Market travels all over Central Florida, and each location specializes in specific décor styles and showcases unique local artisans from the area. Most locations are held twice a year, once in the Spring and Fall, to capture the fun of styling for the various seasons. Every Shabby Chic Market offers unique décor DIY Workshops, an eclectic array of décor, etc.


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