Simcoe County Arts & Crafts Association


members cupboard

Lots of unique, handmade items

The Simcoe Arts and Craft Association Member's Boutique is a great start to your Christmas shopping.

The dates are September 16, 17, and 18th. Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

New this year is a weekend Passport. Visitors can enter to win gift card prizes if they visit each guild/groups areas. Regular museum rates apply for admission.

Location: Simcoe County Museum, Minesing

Address: 1151 Highway 26

The Simcoe County Quilt, Rug and Craft Fair is an annual event held in September of each year at the Simcoe County Museum. One of the most outstanding craft shows in the area, it is attended by thousands who come, year after year, to look, learn and shop.

  • Members' Boutique is a great place to shop for unique gifts. Members showcase and sell their creative endeavours reflecting an ever-growing variety of arts and crafts.
  • Craft Gallery Draw is a popular destination. Customers purchase multiple tickets and get to select which prizes they would like to win. These prizes are all hand-crafted items donated by our members. 
  • Raffle Draw is one of the main features at the Fair.
    • First prize (queen-sized quilt) purchased from craftsperson living in Simcoe County.
    • Second prize (hooked rug) purchased from craftsperson living in Simcoe County.
    • Third prize (a quality handmade item in any media) purchased from one of our members.
    Our prizes have a reputation for outstanding quality and workmanship. Tickets are available from any member at $3 or check the calendar for events we may be attending. 

Simcoe County Arts and Crafts Association presented the first Quilt, Rug and Craft Fair in 1947 and it travelled all over Simcoe County. In 1975 the Fair took up residence at the Simcoe County Museum and SCACA continued to organize the entire Fair until 1999. Since 2000 the Fair has been run by the Simcoe County Museum but SCACA continues to have a high profile at this popular event.