Welcome to Plowshares Craftsfair and Peace Festival.

2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Plowshares Craftsfair. 

Plowshares is Central New York’s premiere multicultural craftsfair, usually features over 120 local craftspeople and community organizations. A beautiful community of activists, craft people, conscientious consumers and fair traders gather for a weekend of commerce and communing at the Plowshares Craftsfair and Peace Festival.

We are living through unprecedented times. As a result of the risks of close contact during this pandemic we are unable to hold Plowshares as usual. We will deeply miss everyone and wanted to create a virtual festival that will run for ten weeks with a celebratory special weekend.

The Plowshares Craftsfair is SPC’s largest fundraiser of the year, typically accounting for a third of our annual budget. Please consider donating $2-5 to SPC, which has been our sliding scale entry fee for the in-person Plowshares Craftsfair each year. We thank everyone deeply for your support.

Check out the Syracuse Peace Council’s Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter feed (@SyrPeaceCouncil).

Please visit the Gym and Cafeteria pages to see our amazing Craftspeople and Artists. Visit the SPC Marketplace to support SPC by buying calendars, magnets, buttons, shirts, books, etc. Go to the Entertainment page to see/hear some wonderful local musicians and maybe buy a CD. We hope you have fun visiting Plowshares and thank you so much for visiting.

Please support the Syracuse Peace Council and craftspeople through this difficult time. 

Want to learn more about SPC and how you can join? Please fill out the virtual sign-up sheet here and let us know what peace and social justice issues you care about. We’ll add you to our SPC Announcements email list (1-3 emails/week, including an e-newsletter). And if you’d like, we’d be delighted to talk further with you.

Please send donations to the Syracuse Peace Council, 2013 E Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13210| (315) 472-5478

“And they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up swords against nations, neither shall they learn war anymore” – Isaiah, 2:4