Edmonds Spring Fest
saturday, july 24th
frances anderson centeR
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!
Now that I have experiences doing other large shows I really appreciate the personal touches and attention UCU crew gives to the vendors. With the emails sharing lots of helpful information organizing the happy hour, having a vendor lounge, free wifi, volunteers for loading and standing in at booths, etc. Makes the whole experience feel so much like a community effort rather than just individually loading, doing the show, and loading out. Great job! UCU is always really fun for me (some shows can be so serious). Please keep it up!! 🙂
[My favorite part of the weekend was] customer reactions. It’s what makes me proud to be doing what I’m doing and affirming that I’m doing great and to keep going strong 🙂
There’s LOVE in the handmade and hand drawn. Every time I come to UCU I feel the LOVE of making and I’m thrilled to be filled with that LOVE! Thank U-CU!!! ❤️❤️❤
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!
UCU is the best run craft fair I have ever participated in! Thank you for all your work to make it an enjoyable, smooth and informed experience!
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!
My best/worst moment [of the weekend] was the little girl who paid for her purchase with a few quarters and giant pile of dimes. Only bad because it was SO MANY dimes, but so sweet because she had obviously spent all this time thinking about what she wanted and counting all the money out, and she chose to support handmade, and to buy something that I made. <3 <3 <3
I had multiple enthusiastic attendees that were curious about the art walk and asking when we’d be back!
Thank you!!! This year was especially lovely! The more other shows I do the more appreciative I am of yours. Thanks for being so organized and accommodating. UCU has uped the ante every year as far as quality of goods, display and branding and has forced me to keep up and I am so grateful. I had the nicest shoppers, the sweetest vendor neighbors and the most thoughtful volunteers this year. It was a pleasure.
I listed product categories instead of individual products on my booth page. This worked out REALLY well for me. I know it is not possible for every vendor but by linking to the category – I was able to make changes to individual item listings and inventory and add new items as things sold out/got restocked without breaking any links or needing to request updates to my booth page.