Jan Etre started her career of producing crafts fairs in 1987, starting with the Live Oak Park Fair in Berkeley, which she took over from the Berkeley Art Festival Guild which had started the event in 1970. In 1989 she took over producing the KPFA Crafts Fair from Nancy Guinn who moved to New Mexico and became a medical doctor. That show also started in 1970.
In 2014 the KPFA Crafts Fair moved to the Craneway Pavilion on the Richmond Waterfront in the East Bay. Its former home, the Concourse at 8th & Brannan in San Francisco, was razed to make way for a housing development, long in the planning. After the phenomenal success of the KPFA Fair at the Craneway, Jan decided to forego the Live Oak Park Fair in favor of producing two events a year at the Craneway, the Summer Arts Fair in June and the Winter Crafts Fair in December. Both fall on or around the solstice and both are produced as benefits for KPFA Radio.