Popular craft shows in Minnesota include the Uptown Art Fair, Edina Arts Fair and the Little Falls Arts & Crafts Fair. The Uptown Art Fair hosts 350 international artists, and nearly 400,000 people attend annually. The Edina Arts Fair features 300 artists from Minnesota, the United States and Canada and draws approximately 165,000 visitors each year. With over 500 crafters in attendance, the Little Falls Arts & Crafts Fair is one of the largest craft shows in the upper Midwest.
Larger craft fairs are held around the fall and winter holidays and during the summer. In fall, crafters can attend the Autumn Festival in Shakopee, Minnesota. To celebrate the winter holidays, they can attend the Holiday Arts and Craft Festival in Brainerd or the Winter Art Fair in Red Wing. Summer is the most popular time to visit Minnesota's bigger festivals such as the Highland Fest Art Fair, St. Anthony Park and Arts Festival, and Excelsior Art on the Lake. The Uptown Art Fair, Edina Arts Fair and Little Falls Arts & Crafts Fair also take place during the summer season.
The most popular Minnesota fair is the Minnesota State Fair, which has an annual attendance of around 1.8 million people. The State Fair includes an annual craft and creative activities exhibition with 2,000 participants. There are an abundance of other smaller arts and craft shows in Minnesota, especially around the large metropolitan areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul.