Virtual PA Wilds Makers Market Slated for October 23; Vendor Applications Due by September 24
PA Wilds enthusiasts can easily find products, services and experiences proudly made in the Pennsylvania Wilds during the 2nd annual PA Wilds Makers Market on Saturday, October 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Taking place at www.pawilds.com/makers-market, the virtual event features a video stream where artisans and crafters from the Pennsylvania Wilds give live demonstrations, tours of their studios and shops, and interviews about their small businesses. An easy-to-use directory also allows viewers to learn more about the participating artists, view their artwork, and find their shops to make a purchase.
All participating vendors are members of the Wilds Cooperative of PA (WCO), a network of more than 350 artisans, small businesses, nonprofits and communities from the PA Wilds.
Shoppers and live stream viewers can expect to see unique beauty and self-care items crafted from items grown in the artisans’ gardens, handmade fiber items, jewelry and fine art, agricultural and food items, and more! In addition, many of the artisans offer custom products, perfect for the holidays.
To keep up with announcements leading up to the event, follow it on facebook.com/thepawilds/events.
How to participate as a vendor
There is a $25 fee to be a Makers Market vendor, and vendors must be members of the WCO. There are a limited number of live stream slots, and they are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Live slots are 30 minutes or 40 minutes long. Specific timing will be scheduled following registration.
Registration for the Makers Market is due by September 24.
Learn more about the event and requirements to participate at www.WildsCoPA.org/PA-Wilds-Makers-Market.
There are no annual dues to participate in the WCO, and most artisans and small businesses located in the PA Wilds are eligible. There is a $20 jury fee, and those who sign up to join the WCO prior to September 20 will be included in the Fall Jury Review.
ABOUT THE PA 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 nearly 400 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. Find more products proudly made in the PA Wilds by members of the Wilds Cooperative at www.ShopThePAWilds.com.