Edmonds Spring Fest
saturday, may 9th
frances anderson centeR
10AM – 5PM
Edmonds Spring Fest is returning this May!
We’ll be featuring 100 high-quality handmade artists and makers of all kinds–clothing, jewelry, bath & body, art, housewares and more!
This event has fast become an annual favorite here in Edmonds, and we’re bringing it back for this same weekend in 2020, the day before Mother’s Day.
This year we’ll have more comfortable places for you to sit and enjoy your food, more lawn games, and brand new this year: a kids’ maker station! This will be a fun-filled event for the whole family. We are thrilled to be bringing this event back to Edmonds again and look forward to another successful show!
It’s amazing to be able to see the work of local artists and makers up close, meet them in person, and hear about their process. I’ve discovered that my life is much more joyful with fewer, better things, and Urban Craft Uprising provides the opportunity to fall in love with ethically-made and sold pieces.
[We got] more orders than we expected – 16 total with 7 new accounts, plus a few promising leads!
Where do I start?! I had so many favorite moments…Really it’s the connection with other people. I love talking with customers and had so many lovely conversations with them. But this time around I’d have to say that it was the support and connections with the other vendors. Through Urban Craft Uprising I’ve gotten to know quite a few vendors who are now my friends and it just made the show that much more fun to be there with them. Overall it was really an inspiring weekend to be able to be part of such a talented and creative group of people!
I’ve probably said this before, but your volunteers are the absolute BEST. so attentive, kind, and helpful. I just want to give all of them big hugs! They make such a big difference especially because I’m usually alone at shows.
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!
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.
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
Saturday I broke my all time single-day sales record. But then on Sunday, I broke Saturday’s record, so… that was pretty cool! Also, I had a long time online customer come to the show to tell me in-person much my products have helped her. She didn’t buy anything because she was all stocked up, but we had never met in person and she just really wanted to share her story. I loved it so much I cried. Fave part by far!
The Summer Urban Craft Uprising Show is just AMAZING! Thank you so much for putting this on every year! My friend and I have only been to it twice and have enjoyed it both times. Now, we want to come every year. Thanks again!
It was so magical. I’m still feeling the high from it! I should be exhausted and taking a break but am so full of energy. oh and having volunteers is awesome. I’m often alone at shows and even if some shows have volunteers, they don’t really check in with you as often as UCU volunteers do. they’re GOLD.