Edmonds Spring Fest
saturday, july 24th
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We are so excited to announce that Edmonds Spring Fest will be returning in 2021! Just to be extra safe with the pace of vaccine rollouts we are pushing this show from our usual May date to the end of July…which technically makes this Edmonds Summer Fest this year!
2020 was a hard year for so many small businesses and we want to help them make up for lost time/revenue. Often many makers rely on shows to help carry them through the year and with all the cancellations last year, many small businesses suffered a tremendous loss. We all understand why we did what we had to do, but we are THRILLED to be back and giving businesses these opportunities once again!
As we navigate these months leading up to the show, our team will be following the guidelines from the state and the CDC. Our greatest hope is that this can be a celebration with food trucks, 100 amazing handmade makers, games and fun for the entire family! We can’t wait to see you all again!
I love Urban Craft Uprising! I am inspired and invigorated after being in the company of crafty people, both vendors and shoppers. The caliber and range of handcrafted goods here is high and I always have fun poking around.
I’ve gone to nearly ALL of the summer/winter UCU events since the very beginning. This honestly was one of the best ones in recent memories. You did a really fab job of including news people that I haven’t seen before (as well as old favorites).
The Winter UCU show is one of my happy places, one of my major look forward tos of the holiday season. While I missed some of the IRL parts of UCU, it was quite lovely to shop from home with holiday music playing on my laptop, and as suggested, a bevie of my choice! UCU is a true labor of love, and enriches the Seattle crafting community greatly. Thanks Lindsey, Kristen and Heather for truly making lemonade out of lemons and creating this amazing virtual show!
Love love loved it. I usually gave $5 when I attend on Saturday or Sunday anyway!
Thanks for still allowing these vendors to be seen this year. I was able to shop small safely at home thanks to this event!
It’s always a treat to see return shoppers but I had made a little diagram showing how folks can mix + match and it was really fun to see how folks took that info and picked two pairs of earrings out. There was also a really cute couple where the mom snuck over to my booth with their son to buy a pocket knife for the dad. And then 20 minutes later, the dad snuck over to my booth to buy earrings for the mom. They were both so excited and I don’t think they knew what the other had done!
Beautiful setting, well organized, good audience, great sales!
It was good for sales. We knew ahead of time that we would have a tight time to setup so we prepared ourselves and it went well. It was tight, but because we knew and had prepped the week before we were able to get it done. The weekly emails really help with letting us know what we need to prepare for. As many shows as we have done over the years, this is the only event that has provided weekly updates and really keeps us in the loop on what to expect.
[We got] more orders than we expected – 16 total with 7 new accounts, plus a few promising leads!
I loved that different shopping experiences were available depending on your tastes. It was great that the Zoom option was available if you wanted to live chat the vendor booths, but I personally preferred the direct links to purchase online since I was often shopping after hours. I did; however, join the Zoom option for one of the scheduled events (a Friends trivia!) which was fun.