Plowshares Craftsfair and Peace Festival

Thanks to all who helped make the 51st Annual Plowshares Craftsfair and Peace Festival

a huge success on December 4-5, 2021.

We've gotten great feedback from many people, despite the challenges of a new venue and major COVID precautions.


Look for more information as we evaluate and plan for Plowshares 52 on December 3-4, 2022!!


Science and Industry building at the Great New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, NY map

(Saturday 10-5; Sunday 10:30-4:30)


Gate #2 - Plenty of free parking on site

Admission: $2-$5 Sliding Scale. Under 12 Free.

COVID Precautions in place for the event: Proof of full vaccination OR negative Covid test within 72 hours of entry required for all those ages 12 and up. MASKS REQUIRED FOR ALL AGES 2 & UP.

A couple of pieces of great news!

  • We had previously stated that there would not be working bathrooms at the venue except for those in a nearby building and rented Porta Potties. However, the Fairgrounds administrators have informed us that we WILL have running water and functioning bathrooms in the Science & Industry Building for Plowshares! So, no Porta Potties and no need to use the bathrooms in a different building. We will still have some bottled water available and still encourage folks to bring a reusable bottle.

  • We’ll also have vegan and vegetarian food available from PB&J’s Lunchbox food truck!

About Plowshares: Plowshares is Central New York's premiere multicultural craftsfair, featuring almost 100 local craftspeople and community organizations. A beautiful community of activists, conscientious consumers and fair traders gather for a weekend of commerce and communing at the Plowshares Craftsfair and Peace Festival. Plowshares is an opportunity to step into the kind of world we’re working so hard to create: a place of justice, of peace, of compassion, of environmental sustainability. This is Plowshares under COVID, so if you have been before, it will have some new challenges - but it will have the same spirit. So bring your good spirit and good cheer!

Check out fun items, gift cards, and gift baskets that will be at the Silent Auction here!

Check out the crafters & community groups that will be at the event here.

Check out the entertainment schedule for the weekend here.

Volunteers needed: help us make the event a success! Plowshares is a labor of love that comes together thanks to the help of many volunteers. Sign up to volunteer here. Since we are reinventing Plowshares for the second year in a row, volunteers are even more necessary than usual. Please get involved in helping out.

About the venue: We’re excited to be at the Science and Industry building at the New York State Fairgrounds this year! The space is very large and less sectioned off, with exceptionally high ceilings and an excellent ventilation system.


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out - send an e-mail to More information and event details are still forthcoming.

Cannot wait to see you all in December!


If you cannot make it to Plowshares, you can still shop throughout the holiday season and support SPC. We've made arrangements with three smalll businesses so that when you shop onlin, SPC will receive a portion of the sales (between 20-40%). Please follow the special instructions for each website. Thanks to the Syracuse Cultural Workers, Visionworks (the source of many of our calendars) and EcoJarz. Click here for a short description of their wares and the instructions. 


Publicity Resources (please download and help spread the word)