event features

Your In the MKNG ticket includes access to these feature areas and events. Scroll down to check out all the event activities. Click here to buy tickets.

Thank you to our event feature sponsors: Michaels, Lion Brand Yarn, Tulip and Gildan. 

celebrity makers

Click here to check out the celebrity makers who will be at In the MKNG.

creator stage

Watch craft celebrity YouTubers and Instagrammers broadcast live and participate in fun craft competitions. Click here to view the Creator Stage schedule on Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30.

booth activities

Participate in make-n-takes, meet-n-greets with creators and celebrities, and inspiring creative activities and activations for all ages. Click here to view the booth activities on Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30.

Michaels Bootique

Make sure to visit the Michaels Bootique, home of DIY tricks and treats, skeletons, skulls – and all things spooky on Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30 10:00am-6:00pm. As the go to place to Boo-it-Yourself, we’ve concocted everything you need to create the creepiest (and coolest) crafts. Stop by our booth to find fab-BOO-lous family friendly make and takes. Let the monster madness begin!


Yarn Yard by Lion Brand Yarn

Meet Darrin Morris, Lion Brand Yarn’s in-house dyer extraordinaire, and have a chance to purchase his one-of-a-kind hand dyed yarns on Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30 10:00am-6:00pm.

Tie Dye Pavilion by Tulip and Gildan

Come have some fun and tie dye with us at the Tie Dye Pavilion on Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30 10:00am-6:00pm. Gildan provides your t-shirt and Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye provides super easy, bright colors!

Tulip One-Step is America’s FAVORITE Tie Dye! Mixing the dye is actually one step. Just add water, shake and you’re ready for action! No hot water, no buckets, no soaking…Tulip One-Step is SUPER EASY! AND they have the largest tie-dye color assortment. PLUS the dyes are mixable, so you can create your favorite color combinations.

JOANN Activation

Look for JOANN team members throughout the festival dressed in crafted costumes and find inspiration from their "You Can Do It Crew" on bikes handing out small craft projects.

Society of Decorative Painters Paint Pavilion

Learn to paint with the Society of Decorative Painters! Participate in a beginner make-n-take project and watch painting demostrations on Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30. The make and take project is called Wild with Flowers; Paint your choice of a pig or skull with adorable flower crowns and use a combination of decopauge enhanced with painted flowers using simple stroke brush work.

Make and Take Project Times (available first-come, first-served)

  • 11:30am-12:30pm
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm
  • 3:30pm-4:30pm

Arts Mid Hudson Technique Tent

Join local artists from the Arts Mid-Hudson organization for demonstrations on techniques such as collage painting, calligraphy, wet felting, silk screening and more! Full schedule coming soon.

Creations & Libations Black Light Paint Party

Join Creations & Libations on Saturday, September 29 from 6:30pm-8:30pm for this one-of-a-kind after party that will literally leave you GLOWING! This is NOT an art lesson, it's an experience! Paint and party in the DARK with us as we throw a very special "Black Light Paint Night" party at In the MKNG! You'll paint, you'll glow, you may even dance, and you'll leave the after party with your very own Creations & Libations kit! Seating is limited so click here to purchase a ticket now! Note: You need to purchase a festival ticket for Saturday, September 29 in order to purchase a Black Light Paint Party ticket.