St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival

Can you believe it’s already December? We are approaching the end of the year and, with that, we usher in our holiday period here at American Craft Endeavors. That means our show season is slowing down for a couple of weeks, which means that this weekend’s 20th Annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival is your last chance for some one-of-a-kind, eclectic gift shopping before festivities are set to begin.

The St. Pete Beach area, running alongside the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and just minutes from Tampa Bay and other tourist attractions, is a popular spot for families to visit and enjoy. With the end of the year fast approaching and our shows taking a break until later in the month, the St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival is the perfect opportunity for you to find the right gift for that hard-to-shop-for person on your list.

Are you on a budget? Most of us are this holiday season. That’s another reason why this weekend’s craft festival is the ideal place for your holiday shopping. With price points ranging from $3 to $3,000, there will be something to suit everyone’s budget, and with such a huge variety of crafts from so many different artisans, there’s no question that this is the weekend to get your shopping done so you can enjoy the rest of the holidays stress-free.

SPOTLIGHT ARTISTS

Check out some of the artists who will be at this weekend’s show in the St. Pete Beach Corey area.

DragonSid & Lee Klein, coin jewelry, www.internationalcutcoins.com. Started in Sacramento, Calif., over 35 years ago, International Cut Coins is the brainchild of Sid and Lee Klein, who take coins from all over and turn them into breathtaking artistic creations. From beautiful animals to lovely themed pieces, Sid and Lee dedicate their efforts to masterful craftsmanship.

Freek ShowSteve Burt, author, www.steveburtbooks.com. A retired church pastor who loved ghost stories as a kid, author Steve Burt has been writing stories for the younger set for the past few years. With several awards under his belt and a great voice for storytelling, Steve’s books make the perfect gift for the young horror story lovers in your family.

Wine RackJohn Truffa, kitchen wood accessories, www.jbhardwood.com. From cutting boards to kitchen gadgets, John Truffa at JB Hardwood creates gorgeous kitchen essentials in hardwoods like oak, cherry, maple and poplar. With each piece carefully handcrafted with love, cooks everywhere will enjoy John’s functional creations while cooking special meals for their families.

Barrie Wolfson, home goods, www.beachartbybarrie.com. Dolphin SwitchplateIf beach-inspired decor is on your shopping list this year, look no further than Beach Art by Barrie. Seascape paintings are just the beginning for this beach art veteran; Barrie creates everything from switch plates to decor tiles for your home. Add a touch of surf and sand to a loved one’s home motif this season.

Nancy Mann, soaps and lotions, www.escentiallyyou.com. Essential oils have been all the rage in recent years, even more so lately for their potential health and wellness benefits. Nancy Mann has been sharing her essential oil blends since 1999 with great success, and now you can try them for yourself.

This weekend, avoid crowded malls and stressful holiday shopping trips. Instead, how about some beachside, outdoor shopping with talented crafters and artisans at this week’s ACE craft show in St. Pete Beach? This is our second-to-last festival of the year! Be sure to check out our Pinterest board to see more participating crafters. If you haven’t joined our social media communities, now is the time! Like us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and share with your friends with hashtag #ACECraftFest. See you this weekend!

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