August 18, 2022 @ 10:00 am - August 20, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
Bead Fest is back! After a pandemic hiatus, the nation’s largest bead and jewelry show is returning August 17-20, 2022, at the Lancaster County Convention Center. Bead Fest will feature the educational workshops and unique bead show shopping you’ve come to expect, along with entertaining new events. It’s going to be a great place for the beading and jewelry community to meet up, celebrate 20 years of Bead Fest, and shop with 125+ vendors.
Choose from 115+ workshops with your favorite instructors and techniques including bead weaving, metalsmithing, kumihimo, metal clay, polymer, and more. A special, new Getting Started series introduces beginners to beading and jewelry making skills with simple projects. All students who purchase a workshop ticket automatically receive free entry to the Marketplace Expo and a special goodie bag (limit one per person).