Win Tickets to the Sugarloaf Festival

DC on Heels has 10 tickets (5 pairs) to giveaway to the Sugarloaf Craft Festival at the Montgomery County Fair Grounds on October 14-16.

The event features gourmet foods, family entertainment and arts & crafts like the handbag designed by local artist Jenae Michelle (shown above) and handmade pottery by Ana Cavalcanti (shown below).

To ENTER TO WIN a pair of tickets, POST A MESSAGE in the comments section below telling us about the craftiest thing you’ve ever created. Was it a papier-mâché piggy bank you made in middle school? Was it a dress you stitched your senior year in home economics?

Whatever it was and however it turned out, post a comment telling us about it Friday, October 7 at midnight.

Five (5) lucky winners will be chosen at random to receive a pair of (2) free tickets to the Sugarloaf Festival good for all 3 days of the event.

Please note: the comments are moderated to avoid spam, so if you don’t see your message appear immediately, don’t worry. It will be posted after going through our spam filters.

Good luck!



More about the Sugarloaf Festival:

The Sugarloaf Craft Festival returns to the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg onFriday, October 14 through Sunday, October 16, 2011 with three days of family fun and more than 250 of the nation’s most talented artisans.

The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival invites accomplished, nationally-known craftspeople to the Fairgrounds to personally show and sell their work, including functional and decorative pottery, sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, wood, metal, furniture, home accessories, photography and fine art. All the artists at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival have been jury-selected to offer their one-of-a-kind creations.

The lively atmosphere of the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg features nonstop family entertainment and activities. The show’s special theme, “New this Season,” will highlight the latest styles and techniques in American craft. Master craftspeople will provide continuous live demonstrations of iron forging, papermaking, copper spinning, stone sculpture, and other media. Gourmet foods and seasonal favorites—including candies and chocolates, hearty soups, artisan breads, jams and dips, syrups, and olive oils—will be available to sample and purchase from dozens of specialty food purveyors. Family entertainment will include interactive dress-up theater, and live music by contemporary performers.

Hours for the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg are Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, October 16 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg will be held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut Street in Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20877. For more information, including driving directions and admission discounts, visit or call (800) 210-9900.

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  1. Hildy Gordon

    A mosaic tray of a wine bottle with various fruits.

  2. Rachel

    A vase made with coils of several layers with random 3d designs attached on the exterior.

  3. Katie

    I cross stitch birth annoucements for all my family members and now friends. I started when I was 12 and taught myself. It’s nice to know they’ll be kept and passed down. I’m 29 now and think I’ve completed over 50. I’m always told it’s the parents favorite and moat personal gift they receive.

  4. Megan

    A 1.5″x3″ mosaic glued directly onto the inset portion of a cupboard door, using the molding around it as frame; I got the door and the tiles (big ones I broke myself) at Habitat for Humanity ReStore. I interned at a group home called **** House; the design of mosaic had the name with the backdrop of sky and sunshine and a picture of a house next to it. I gave it to the program at the end of my internship. It took me forever but I loved it!

  5. Madeline

    I love to take photos and being a broke grad student, for gifts this past year I took photos of something that I thought would be special for each friend and family member. I blew the photos up and matted them myself and had them framed. Everyone loved them!

  6. Gary

    I designed and built a fireplace costume for Halloween a few years ago. It was complete with a hearth, a mantel, a brick facade, a fire scene and of course I was the picture hanging over the Mantel. Won many awards for creativity.

  7. Larry

    I built a cat tree from scratch using lumber, carpeting, cloth, rope, polyester fill, screws, staples, and glue. It has 3 level platforms and ramps in between and stands 4 feet tall. My cat loves it. She scrathes the rope wrapped leg, jumps up the levels and lies down to sleep there. It’s very stable and strong; I could stand on it!

  8. Racquelia kilby

    Latch hook rug kits for holiday gifts.

  9. andrew

    A wire figurine of a person and a clay pot

  10. Angela JeanBaptiste

    The crafty thing I have made was a framed flowers made of scrap fabrics.

  11. Tom

    A latern for the Harvest Moon festival

  12. Shannon Roy

    The craftiest thing I ever made were fitted leopard print table covers for my end tables to keep them from getting water stains.

  13. Zach

    For my Senior year in high school we were required to give a portfolio presentation explaining how we’d grown through the use of a metaphor. Having chosen robotic uprising as my metaphor, I decided two days prior to the presentation that I wished to give it inside a robot suit. After some work with duct tape and cardboard, I had my robot (

  14. Denise Jackson

    I would love a beautiful purse like that. They need to make more pre-teen purses and backpacks for older children

  15. sher

    Hi I go there in every several years. We bought mirror with oak natural frame aobut 20 yrs ago and still hang upon wall. We have a kind of “orgami” puzzle somewhere here. There are some great and long lasting items at festivals.
    I would love to take my sons there to learn many artful things that people are making and selling. Far out items. My older (late teen) son is highly creative guy so it is excellent idea to take him there and open his eyes!

  16. sher

    Hope there will some industrial tables, desk, and lamps!

  17. sher

    fantastic idea. I enjoy photography I may do the same sometimes

  18. Amy

    The most creative project I’ve done so far was a armadillo made from 10 recycled soda cans, for a high school art club.

  19. Jacob

    I made a stained glass jewelry box for my girlfriend!

  20. Darwin Autrey

    Good article, thanks! Added to FeedBurner as well