Fall 2020 PA Wilds Makers Market: An opportunity to show off your WILD things
Members of the Wilds Cooperative of PA are invited to participate in the PA Wilds Makers Market, an online shopping experience featuring products, services and experiences only found in the Pennsylvania Wilds. The event will take place on Saturday and Sunday, October 24-25, with live demonstrations and features between 12 and 4 p.m. both days.
Businesses and organizations in the Wilds Cooperative of PA will have a chance to connect with customers; share information about products, services and processes; and ultimately make sales.
“We held our first-ever virtual PA Wilds Makers Market in July on Facebook and had such positive reviews from both members of the WCO and the public who participated that we wanted to offer another online sales opportunity in the fall,” said Abbi Peters, EVP of Operations at the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc., the nonprofit that manages the WCO and related programs for the PA Wilds region. “COVID-19 has had a significant impact on artisan events, the travel industry, and so many small businesses. We hope these events help our rural creative entrepreneurs find new markets.
LEARN MORE & APPLY
The October event will be held on a virtual event platform, BoothCentral.com — creating a streamlined experience for both the entrepreneurs and the shoppers.
The cost to participate is $40, and businesses must be members of the WCO. Applications are due by Friday, October 9.
- See the event space and apply at https://my.boothcentral.com/v/events/pa-wilds-makers-market
- Download the vendor FAQs to learn more about what it means to be a vendor in a virtual event!
- To keep up to date with event announcements, check out the Facebook event page as well!
- Learn more about the event and requirements to participate at www.WildsCoPA.org/PA-Wilds-Makers-Market.
- Small businesses not yet in the WCO that are interested in participating may apply to the WCO at www.wildscopa.org/join.
The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania is one of rural Pennsylvania’s largest networks of creative entrepreneurs, featuring over 300 businesses located in the Pennsylvania Wilds. Small, place-based businesses that add to the visitor experience and within the creative industries are typically eligible to apply. There are no annual membership dues, and members are promoted as part of the Pennsylvania Wilds experience.The WCO is managed by the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc., a regional nonprofit organization that seeks to marry conservation and economic development in the Pennsylvania Wilds.
ABOUT THE PENNSYLVANIA WILDS
The Pennsylvania Wilds is a 13-county region that includes the counties of Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, Lycoming, McKean, Potter, Tioga, Warren, and northern Centre. For more information on the region, visit www.PAWilds.com.
The PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc., is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to integrate conservation and economic development in a way that inspires the communities of the Pennsylvania Wilds. The PA Wilds Center works with partners to promote the region as a premier outdoor recreation destination and manages the Wilds Cooperative of PA, a business network of over 300 place-based businesses, in an effort to help businesses find new markets. For more information on the PA Wilds Center, visit www.PAWildsCenter.org. Details about the Wilds Cooperative business network can be found at www.WildsCoPA.org.