It’s Finally Fall! 
Local Maker’s Markets For The Season

While the season may be changing, conscious shopping is not. Makers markets featuring handmade products and artisan goods continue to pop up around the USA and we could not be more excited to publish a new lineup of upcoming events.

Aside from being able to shop local, handcrafted goods all in one place, makers markets are wonderful because they invite consumers to meet and converse with the person behind their purchase. Supporting small businesses is one thing, but personally meeting the artisan behind a product is that much better. Additionally, most if not all of these makers’ markets include music, activities, food, and libations, leading to a wonderful day out with family and friends.

So, in continuation of our spring and summer makers’ markets guides, here are seven markets worth checking out this season. 

American Field Markets

Where To Find It | Boston, Washington D.C., Brooklyn
When To Go | Various fall dates
Admission | Free

Celebrating the best emerging and innovating brands across the USA, American Field Markets are the nation’s largest growing pop-up shops happening all throughout the country, and three markets will happen on the east coast this fall. Attendees can expect to experience complimentary beverage tastings, free admission, unique venues, and a curated selection of vendors showcasing Made-in-the-USA products. Register online for a chance to win a shopping spree and to learn more about each individual market. 

Learn more about American Field Markets

Handmade Toledo Maker’s Mart

Where To Find It | Toledo, OH
When To Go | November 11
Admission | Free

Presented by Handmade Toledo, Maker’s Mart is a one-day indie art shopping experience happening this fall in the heart of Toledo, Ohio. Attendees can look forward to local cuisine from food trucks while browsing artisan goods from carefully selected vendors. This fall’s event will take place at Handmade Toledo from 10 am – 8 pm. And if you are unable to attend the show, you can visit the Maker Shoppe – a space open year-round for local and regional artisans to showcase products.

Learn more about Handmade Toledo Maker’s Mart

Unique Minneapolis

Where To Find It | Minneapolis, MN
When To Go | October 14
Admission | Free

You may remember reading about Unique in our spring round up of makers markets across the USA. The largest ‘buy local’ shopping event in the country, Unique creatively brings together independent designers and artisans for a modern, innovative pop up experience. In addition to supporting small business and learning more about conscious consumerism, guests can enjoy snacks, drinks, music, and creative activities. This year’s event will take place at the Minneapolis Convention Center from 10 am – 2 pm. Cost of attendance is free and attendees are asked to register on Facebook. 

Learn more about Unique Minneapolis

The Boho Market

Where To Find It | San Antonio, TX
When To Go | October 21
Admission | Free

Local goods for local folks. This is the vision that inspired two sisters to create The Boho Market, an eclectic Texas shopping experience supporting local artisans and makers in the community. While previous pop ups have always been hosted in Dallas, The Boho Market is expanding this fall with its first event in San Antonio at the Alamo Beer Company. Attendees can expect a wonderful list of carefully selected vendors, as well as free parking and admission; the event will commence at 11 am and end at 9 pm. The Boho Market also offers an online store for those unable to attend. 

Learn more about The Boho Market

North Park Community Market

Where To Find It | Chicago, IL
When To Go | September 24 & October 29
Admission | Free

Launching this fall, the North Park Community Market is organized and funded by community members who have felt a lack of access to local, farm-fresh food in the Hollywood – North Park neighborhood of Chicago. An outdoor event happening in the Petersen Elementary parking lot from 9 am – 1 pm, attendees can expect fresh produce, coffee, spices, and fish, in addition to music, activities for children, and local artisan goods. After this season, the market hopes to roll out a full line-up of pop up markets come 2018.

Learn more about the North Park Community Market

Urbanspace Markets

Where To Find It | New York City, NY
When To Go | Various fall dates
Admission | Free

Urbanspace creates markets – and a lot of them. Originally founded in 1970 as a company focused on revamping city spaces, conserving heritage buildings, and creating vibrant places for community gatherings, Urbanspace hosted the first Union Square Holiday Market in New York City in 1993. Today, Urbanspace packs each year with an incredible roster of makers markets and community-based shopping experiences in New York, including many this fall. Interested guests can visit Urbanspace online to learn about each individual event happening this season.

Learn more about Urbanspace Markets

Made: Handcrafted Market

Where To Find It | Atlanta, GA
When To Go | October 14
Admission | Free

Hosted by the Indie Craft Experience (ICE) and The Hudgens Center for Art and Learning, Made: Handcrafted Market is a one-day market happening at The Hudgens Center in Duluth, Georgia, just outside Atlanta. ICE was originally founded to encourage shoppers to buy handcrafted and support local makers. The organization hosts various markets throughout the year, such as Made, and specifically loves featuring vintage items. This unique shopping event will feature local artisans, makers, and small business owners, and the first 100 attendees will receive a swag bag. The event hours are 11 am – 6 pm.

Learn more about Made: Handcrafted Market