Success again for the Seaside Craft Show


The 15th Annual Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show was held on Saturday, June 1. Once again, this juried show presented over a hundred crafters with a wide variety of offerings on our boardwalk and bandstand, as well as on Garfield and Parkwood streets. The weather was perfect from beginning to end this year!

The Seaside Craft Show Committee begins each year in September to plan for the upcoming show the following June. However, it is the generous assistance of our Town staff and volunteers the day of the show that makes the event possible.

The Bethany Beach Police are on hand before 6 a.m. until often after 7 p.m., when the last crafter has moved out. They provide the order that is necessary and appreciated in making things go smoothly. A very special thanks to the seasonal officers for their invaluable and friendly assistance.

Thank you also to Brett Warner and the other Bethany Beach Public Works staff members for attending to the many details that set the stage for a successful day. We could not do without their assistance both before and after the event.

Not least of our thanks goes to the many volunteers who assist with marking booths, greeting crafters, and parking vehicles beginning at 6 a.m. until all crafters are settled at their assigned locations. Also, thanks to those who serve as booth-sitters for crafters who need a short break during the day. And, thanks to Maureen Killmer, who once again organized the volunteers this year.

And finally, we thank Maureen’s Ice Cream for the early-morning donuts and coffee we provide for our volunteers and crafters; the Disciples of Christ Conference Center for the crafter parking area; and to all those who attended the show!


The Seaside Craft Show Committee

Stacie Loftus, Gloria Farrar, Karen Taylor,

Joan Thomas, Cheryl Wisbrock, Carol Olmstead

and Bethany Beach Events Director

Julie Malewski