Philadelphia, PA

Bead Fest Philadelphia

August 17, 18 & 19, 2018

Workshops begin August 15th


Greater Philadelphia Expo Center

100 Station Avenue | Oaks, PA 19456 | 484-754-EXPO

Click HERE for driving directions. Parking is FREE.


Questions? Click HERE for FAQ


Wednesday – Sunday | August 15-19, 2018


Create outside the lines with 200 technique-rich workshops – each led by one of our talented teachers who promote an encouraging, hands-on learning experience! Bead Fest Philadelphia offers fun and accessible workshops for beginner through advanced skill levels, with a focus on Beaded Kumihimo, Bead Embroidery, Bead Looming, Bead Weaving (off loom stitches), Business, Chain Maille, Cold Connections, Enameling, Metal Clay, Metalsmithing, Mixed Media, Resin Jewelry Making, Stone Setting, Wire Jewelry Making and more techniques.



Click HERE to meet the teachers.

Click HERE for classroom assignments.


August 17, 18 & 19, 2018

Friday & Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm | Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm


Bead Fest Philadelphia’s Expo has more artisans and exhibitors than any other jewelry event on the East Coast! Explore a nearly endless selection of beads and gemstones that have traveled from every corner of the globe, along with tools, materials, findings, finished pieces of jewelry and more. 


Click HERE for list of exhibitors.


Come for the shopping, and stay for the Expo’s many activities and learning opportunities. Learn, shop ‘til you drop and get a look at one-of-a-kind treasures you’ll never find anywhere else!


Take a break from your day-to-day routine and stay at one of our host hotels. Once you arrive, you’re there for the duration – no household to keep on schedule, no interruptions from work or family. Staying at a host hotel makes your Bead Fest experience a mini-vacation, all for YOU!


Click HERE for details and special Bead Fest rates.

Thank you to these fine companies who provide continued support.