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    Huntington Beach Art Afaire at Pier Plaza Weekly Craft Event

    Art A-Faire is normally held in conjunction with the Friday Farmers Market, though you may find the fair on special weekends, too. See

    Fridays: 11am - 7pm or sunset (whichever is first)
    Weekends: 10am - 7pm or sunset (whichever is first)

    Special Weekends Art Afaire 2016 Schedule
    January 2 & 3, 2016
    January 16, 17 & 18, 2016
    February 13, 14 & 15, 2016
    March 12 & 13, 2016
    April 9 & 10, 2016
    May 7 & 8 and May 28, 29 & 30 Memorial weekend, 2016
    June 25 & 26, 2016
    July 16 & 17, 2016
    August 20 & 21, 2016
    September 3, 4 & 5, 2016 Labor Day weekend
    October 1 & 2 and 8 & 9, 2016
    November 5 & 6 and 26 & 27, 2016
    December 3 no Sunday, 2016
    December 10 & 11, 2016
    December 17 & 18, 2016
    December 24, 2016 TBD
    December 31, 2016 and possibly January 1, 2017
    Cancelled Fridays
    May 13, 2016 Duck A Thon
    July 14, 2016
    July 29, 2016  US Open
    September 9, 2016 Senior Saturday

    Note: The spelling of this event is tricky. Some spell it Art Afair, Art A-Fair, or Art Fair. Anyway you spell it, the event is a great place to buy unique gifts and souvenir items at the Huntington Beach Pier. This weekly event is a craft fair held in conjunction with the Pier Plaza Farmer's Market. The Craft Fair which goes by the name, Art A-Faire, features hand made items such as clothing, jewelry, handbags, wall art, and much more. The craft fair is held on Fridays along with the Certified California's Farmers Market. It is also held on some weekends and special events holidays. Popularly heralded by visitors to Huntington Beach and even more revered by those crafters, artists and creators hoping to gain a spot in this weekly event, the art fair has a popular following with tourists especially.

    In existence for many years, the fair has been held in various locations, finally ending up at Pier Plaza north of the Huntington Beach Pier. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this has been called the most scenic fair along the California coast, and rightfully so.

    What will you find at this event? Surf themed rugs, wall plaques, clocks and art; Hawaiian and tropical themed skirts, shirts and outfits for tiny tots; silver accented stones in tasteful designs in jewelry such as rings, earrings and necklaces; seashell wind chimes; special body & bath scents and candles; etc. Thousands of people want to know what the deal is with this fair.

    315 Pacific Coast Highway (approx.)
    Huntington Beach, CA

    Fridays Year Round

    Time: Noon to 5 p.m.

    Cost: Free Admission

    Call: (714) 898-7927 for 24-hour information

    Friday afternoons from noon until dusk, admission is free. Information: 714-536-2213, Pam Free.

    Held in conjunction with the Farmer's Market is Art A-faire which feature over 50 vendors selling gift and unique items which are often not found elsewhere.
    If you are something catches your eye at one of the arts and crafts fairs along the plaza promenade, an ATM machine is located there.

    Here's the rules to qualify for application:

    * All merchandise must be handmade by the seller.
    * No commercial, imported or manufactured goods allowed.
    * Services and food products/items are not allowed.
    * All merchandise must be appropriate for family viewing.
    * Space is limited; priority will be given to returning vendors.
    * Spaces are 10' x 10'.
    * You are required to bring a canopy
    or umbrella. Tables must be draped.
    * You are responsible for construction, removal and cleanup of your booth
    and area.
    * Vehicles are not permitted on the plaza area.
    * Business License with City of Huntington Beach is required. (Contact City of Huntington Beach License Department (714) 536-5267 for license information.)
    * Seller's permit issued by California State Board of Equalization is required (tax ID #). If not issued by Orange County, must have addendum from original issuing county. (Contact your county office of California State Board Equalization for seller's permit information.)

    Huntington Beach Events

    Gifts you sometimes find at Farmer's Market and Art A-Fair include:

    Surfboard shaped rugs

    Hawaiian themed clothes

    Scented candles

    Jewelry & Gems

    Seashell wind chimes

    Gift cards

    Ocean-themed art

    Wood plaques

    Beach themed Gifts

    Foods & Produce


    Cut Flowers

    Chips & Salsas





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