The Inaugural Buffalo Beach Glass & Coastal Arts Festival
April 14-15, 2018 • The Event Center at the Hamburg Fairgrounds • Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm — Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm
Join us for two days dedicated to beach and sea glass! Sea glass and beach glass artists, jewelers, and collectors from all across the U.S. and Canada will be showcasing their creations, sharing their knowledge through our lecture series, judging our Best Beach Find Contest, and enjoying great live music with fellow beach lovers.
This is a juried show, which means you will be seeing the best and brightest of the beach and sea glass community. As many as 100 vendors showing you the most remarkable sea and beach glass creations and coastal arts from around North America.
Join us for talks all about beach glass with our stellar lineup of speakers:
- Mary Beth Beuke, Author and Lecturer, West Coast Sea Glass
- Meg Carter, Jeweler, Made by Meg
- Richard LaMotte, Author and Lecturer, Sea Glass Publishing
- Mary McCarthy, Author and Lecturer, SeaCrate
- Mike and Georgann Wachter, Shipwreck Hunters
Best Beach Find Contest
Be sure to bring your greatest recent discovery to enter in Sunday’s Best Beach Find Contest. Entries — one free with paid admission, and up to three additional entries are $5 each — will be accepted until 3 pm on Sunday. There will be cash prizes for Best of Show, runner up winners, and prizes in other categories such as toys, sea glass bottles, marbles, etc.
The Event Center is located at the Fairgrounds in Hamburg, NY. This 74,000-square-foot exhibit hall will be filled with beach glass artisans and collectors selling everything from beach glass jewelry to one-of-a-kind artworks. With plenty of parking, ADA accessibility, and a location close to Buffalo, Lake Erie, and Niagara Falls, this will be a dream weekend for sea glass lovers. Directions ›
Come for a day or for the weekend and enjoy the beauty of Lake Erie’s beaches, Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and more. Learn more ›
Stay tuned for more details!
Apply to Show
We invite all artisans of sea and beach glass, driftwood, and rustic and boho to apply to show at this first-in-Buffalo juried event. Applications are due November 15, 2017 and we will send out acceptances on December 1, 2017.