Win Tickets to the 2012 Sugarloaf Festival

DC on Heels has 10 tickets (5 pairs) to giveaway for FREE to the Sugarloaf Craft Festival at the Montgomery County Fair Grounds on April 13-15.

Sarah Iskandani

Style Meets Comfort: this convertible dress (or skirt) is made by Sugarloaf artisan Sarah Iskandani. Check out more of her designs at

The event features handmade fashions, photography, artwork and jewelry made by artisans from across the Mid-Atlantic.

Tauber Studios Handmade Necklace
Sleek in Silver: Sugarloaf vendor Martin Taber is the designer behind the “Curlique Silver SLider,” which can be worn on a chain or a choker necklace.

To ENTER TO WIN a pair of tickets, POST A MESSAGE in the comments section below telling us about the coolest art or design you ever saw. It could be a one liner, a paragraph or a Shakespearean sonnett. It’s your choice! But, you gotta POST for a chance to WIN.

  • Deadline to post: Tuesday, April 10 at midnight (12 a.m. EST)
  • Five (5) lucky winners will be chosen at random to receive a pair of (2) free tickets to the Sugarloaf Festival good for each day 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:

Celebrate the senses of spring! More than 250 of the nation’s most accomplished craftspeople invite spring cleaners and sun-seekers to awaken their senses and treat themselves to fine, contemporary crafts. Jury-selected craftspeople personally show and sell one-of-a-kind handmade items in functional and decorative pottery, sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, wood, metal, furniture, home accessories, photography and fine art.


The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg will feature:

  • “A Sensory Celebration,” the show’s new theme, highlights the full experience of enjoying fine, contemporary American crafts with thousands of handcrafted items to touch, see, taste, smell and hear.
  • Gourmet foods and Spring-time favorites—including candies and chocolates, soups, artisan breads, jams and dips, syrups and olive oils—will be available to sample and purchase from dozens of specialty food purveyors.
  • Master craftspeople will show how their work is made in continuous live demonstrations.
  • Family entertainment includes interactive children’s dress up theater and contemporary live music.

For more information, including driving directions and admission discounts, visit or call (800) 210-9900. Free parking is available on site.

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  1. Stania Romain

    The coolest art piece I’ve seen was of Aretha Franklin, by Haitian born artist, Charles Jean-Pierre. It captures her beauty and talent, perfectly. The colors are earthy and soothing, just like the many recordings of the diva. The fashionista in me would LOVE to see the designs at the Sugarloaf Festival!

  2. Colleen Antonio

    One of my favorite pieces is the neon United States in the National Portrait Gallery! I love how it combines technology and art. The colors catch my eye and grab my attention right away. It would be amazing to see some artists include that in their pieces!