In response to the spread of Covid-19 and in the interest of public health and safety, the governor of New York banned public events for more than 500 people. Accordingly, The Fairgrounds in Hamburg has postponed Springtime in the Country Artisan Market until May 1-3.    

In its 26th year, Springtime in the Country Artisan Market will open Friday, May 1 from 4 to 9 p.m. and continue Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Complimentary return passes will be available each day. Admission is $8 for adults and seniors and children under 12 are free.

This year’s edition of Springtime in the Country welcomes nearly 300 preferential artisans from across the nation with products including garden art, metalworks, women’s fashion, original wall art, custom furniture, designer jewelry, home décor, spa-quality bath and beauty products, gourmet foods, children’s toys, pottery and so much more.

“Obviously we are disappointed at the turn of events, but fully understand the importance of the well being of our patrons and artisans in this unprecedented time,” said Dan Kaczynski of Premier Promotions of WNY Inc., organizer of the event. “We are happy that we are able to re-schedule the event.”  

Discount tickets for Springtime in the Country are available through Thursday, April 30 and may be purchased at the Event Center office (open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and other locations listed online at www.wnypremierpromotions.com. Parking is free.

For 36 years, Premier Promotions has produced high-quality, extremely successful artisan events including Springtime in the Country, Christmas in the Country and Yuletide in the Country in Hamburg and Christmas in the Country Rochester.  The events are consistently ranked among the Top 100 craft shows in America by Sunshine Artist magazine. Last year, almost 100,000 visitors attended these shows, purchasing more than $5 million in original handmade merchandise and gourmet foods directly from the juried artists. Premier Promotions also has helped raise nearly $2 million for Western New York charities.