Boston Spring Festival Kicks Off the Season April 8th and 9th At the Seaport World Trade Center

New Event Showcases Over 250 Artisans, Craftspeople, and Purveyors of Specialty Foods

March 2, 2017

(Boston, MA) March 2, 2017 –The Boston Spring Festival kicks off the season and promises to banish the winter blues with a dazzling display from over 250 premier artisans, master craftspeople, and purveyors of specialty foods on Saturday and Sunday, April 8th and 9th, at Boston’s Seaport World Trade Center.  Festival-goers will delight as they refresh for warmer weather with distinctive home décor, update a closet with fashionable finds, or tempt their taste buds with an assortment of delicious and one-of-a-kind foods.  With Easter, Mother’s Day, weddings, and more on the horizon, the Festival makes gift giving a breeze with a wide variety of unique, fun, and hard-to-find items for purchase in every price range.  Additionally, visitors will be able to meet the artisans, discuss their work, and commission custom pieces.

Festival hours are Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $12/person and available online at  Public transportation is available via the Silver Line from South Station to the World Trade Center Station.  For driving directions, set the GPS to: 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA.  Several parking lots are located conveniently nearby. 

The Boston Spring Festival is presented by Boston-based Artisans Festivals, Inc., co-producer of the popular Boston Christmas Festival, which will celebrate its 31st anniversary in November.  “Shoppers and exhibitors alike have been begging us to have a spring show for years,” said event producer Florence Flynn.  “Finally, the time seemed right.  Based on the enthusiasm and the large number of exhibitors on board – both old friends and new – we’re confident that it’s going to be a tremendous success!”

The gorgeous décor and charming accent pieces available at the Festival will add panache to any home, inside or out.  Reflect personal style with a Tiffany-style stained glass lampshade from Rainbow Glass (Florence, MA) or an exquisite table made of exotic woods inset with mother of pearl from Hudson River Inlay (New Windsor, NY).  Greet guests with a cheery, all-weather house flag from Whimsical Accents (Narragansett, RI) or welcome songbirds to a yard with a handcrafted birdhouse from Three Little Birds (Wakefield, MA).  For a thoughtful wedding gift, consider an heirloom-quality salad bowl hand-turned by Creations Frumdawoods (Peterborough, MA), handsome serving platter by TB Potts Stoneware Pottery (Dresden Mills, ME), or aerial photograph of the newlyweds’ home by The Flying Lyon (Newburyport, MA).

Fashionistas and those shopping for Mother’s Day will appreciate the vast selection of fine jewelry, chic apparel, and eye-catching accessories on display.  Contemporary metal necklaces from Peter M (New York, NY) make a statement, while Nurabella Jewelry (Manchester, NH) offers “art-to-wear” pieces, including intricately beaded hair ornaments for brides.  Those with a penchant for creative clothing will have fun with the imaginative hand painted apparel, including mother/daughter outfits, from The Cheshire Cat (Montpelier, VT), and teens will love the retro, tie-dyed clothes from The Edge (Center Harbor, NH).  Shibumi Silks (Wallingford, CT) will offer visitors a chance to select colors for a silk scarf and dye on site to create a custom look.

Those with wee ones will enjoy The Princess Party (Schenectady, NY) and Glitz Kids (Wakefield, MA) for fun, whimsical children’s apparel and costumes.  Tamara Lord (Stoneham, MA) designs fun t-shirts for the beach days ahead!

Whether shopping for Easter treats or backyard barbecues, foodies will be thrilled with the mouthwatering selection of gourmet goodies available.  Phillips Chocolates, Boston’s venerable chocolatier, will feature a decadent array of holiday-themed confections.  The tasty dips, veggie spreads, and spicy marinades from Gourmet Creations (Whitehouse Station, NJ); zesty mustards from Torchbearer Sauces (Mechanicsburg, PA); and foolproof Bloody Mary mix from Muddy Mary’s Gourmet (Westwood, MA) will make it easy to entertain in style.

Great gifts for Father’s Day will abound and make it a slam dunk to please the guy who has everything.  Beer aficionados will find the good-looking bottle openers from Cranberry Collective (South Yarmouth, MA) a welcome addition to any bar, while baseball, football, and hockey fans will treasure a man cave-worthy art print from I Love Boston Sports (West Roxbury, MA).  Pet owners will enjoy embellishing a favorite ride with a metal hood ornament that matches their dog’s breed from Grillie (Barrington, RI), or decking out Fido in a smartly tailored raincoat from Granny’s Garments (Middleton, MA), perfect for spring showers!

Warmer weather means lighter layers, so now is the time to nourish and moisturize skin. Men and women alike will love the pampering lotions, age-defying scrubs, and scented soaps from Abri ‘s (Marblehead, MA) and natural body care products from S. Formulators (Henniker, NH), all made with locally harvested beeswax and honey.

For more information, visit and, for the latest updates, follow Boston Spring Festival on Facebook. 

The management team at Artisans Festivals Inc. has been presenting top quality art and craft shows throughout New England since 1982 and has been ranked in the nation’s “Top 200” by Sunshine Artist Magazine for over 20 years.

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