Stroll through these views of the Craft Shows to get a sense of what to expect when you visit our delightful venue around Bestor Plaza at the Chautauqua Institution. Here you will see the wide range of craft objects available to enrich and embellish your life. The highly skilled participating craft artists present items in a wide price range.

    Visit us during the shows for a lovely time in a beautiful summer setting.

    July 13 – 15 & August 10 – 12, 2018

    Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 11am to 5:30pm
    Free Admission on Sunday

    Parking available across from the Chautauqua Institution, modest fee charged.

    The Craft Shows take place on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 11am to 5:30pm on July 13–15 and August 10–12 in a delightful outdoor setting around Bestor Plaza at the Chautauqua Institution.

    Visitors to Chautauqua should park in the Main Lot located across the street from the Main Gate Welcome Center on Route 394. This lot is within walking distance of the Welcome Center where you can purchase your daily gate pass.

    When visiting the Craft Shows you will need to purchase a daily gate pass to enter the Institution grounds. These passes can be purchased at the Main Gate Welcome Center upon arrival. Sundays are Free. You do not need a gate pass to come to the grounds on Sunday. Parking is free on Sundays until 2 p.m.

    is a cultural community that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of visual art, fine crafts, performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and recreational programs. More than 170,000 visitors stay at Chautauqua each year and participate in recreational programs, classes and community events for all ages—all within the beautiful setting of a historic lakeside village. Visit to find out more, and to help plan your trip to the Crafts Shows at Chautauqua.