It’s that time of year again! If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll remember Strange Folk Festival, the area’s largest indie craft fair that’s dominated my life each September for the last three years. In 2012 I visited it for the first time and was in awe, totally inspired to get my shit together and sell there one day. In 2013 I made that little dream come true and sold there for the first time. Last year I got to illustrate the promo artwork for the show and saw my most successful show ever. This year is a whole new ball game.
Long story short, the craft community is too strong to underestimate and take advantage of. The organizer of the Festival, Autumn, has split from her old venue and moved the event to St. Louis Union Station to take over a mostly vacant mall and fill it with artists and makers of all sorts, craft activities, live music, and amazing art installations.
What: Strange Folk Festival
When: Saturday, September 26, 10am-8pm
Sunday, September 27, 10am-5pm
Where: St. Louis Union Station
1820 Market St, St. Louis, MO 63103
Vendors are taking over old store fronts, kiosks, counters, and setting up table spaces throughout the mall. Every store and section are named with their own hashtag, so you can browse each vendor’s offerings and behind-the-scenes goings-on before, during, and after the show. How smart is that?
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See you this weekend! If you do come, please say hi! xo