After a five year hiatus, the Make It! The Handmade Revolution comes back to Calgary, and will be setting up shop at the Big Four at Stampede Park this weekend.
The market will feature a beer garden, food trucks, music, and—of course—more than 175 Canadian creators selling their handmade art, jewelry, fashion, home decor, and more.
The biannual show started in 2008 in a small Edmonton community centre, and has since expanded to both Vancouver and Calgary.
Jenna Herbut, the founder of the market, said that the show is important because it encourages people to buy locally.
“When you buy handmade directly from the crafter you can feel the passion that goes into each product, and you are supporting someone’s dream,” Herbut said in a release.
Over 60,000 shoppers are expected to be at the show, and those who attend will be able to take part in the grand prize and silent auction, proceeds of which will go towards the Children’s Wish Foundation.
When: Friday, April 7 to Sunday, April 9
Time: Friday 11 am to 9 pm, Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Big Four at Stampede Park – 1410 Olympic Way SE
Tickets: $5 at door, free for kids 12 and under