4 New Things at Makers + Shakers Market That’ll Get You Excited for Thanksgiving Weekend

Heads up: This is a Step Out Buffalo hosted event! Which means we are 100% biased towards it and also that it’s gonna be good!

Photo from Makers + Shakers 2018

Makers + Shakers: Boozy Artisan Market hosted by yours truly, Step Out Buffalo. Ever heard of it? If not, here’s what you need to know – it’s a holiday shopping market…. event…. experience, if you will…. that happens every year on Thanksgiving weekend.

We – Step Out Buffalo – scour Buffalo, WNY, and beyond to gather the absolute best vendors – you know, Makers and Shakers with high quality, hand crafted goods and small businesses with fun stuff you want to buy for yourself and your loved ones.

Pro tip: you might want to do some holiday shopping at this market, just a thought. 😉

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We pop up a killer build-your-own Bloody Mary & Mimosa bar, invite a ton of booze vendors to pass out samples, play dope music, you know the usual. We’ll give out sheets of raffle tickets to each attendee at the door to enter to win vendor giveaways, have a plant photo wall, cash bar, and plenty of party people creating a vibe that you honestly do not want to miss.

On top of all that, here’s what’s NEW at the event this year – pay attention, there’s a ton of stuff. And it’s all good.

Photo from Makers + Shakers 2018
Photo from Makers + Shakers 2018

1. Makers + Shakers is TWO DAYS!

Yes, you read that right. We have expanded this event to TWO days in 2019. And it’s not just any old two days – we’re hosting this event on Black Friday AND Small Business Saturday, Nov 29 & 30. Epic, we know. So whether you’re looking to avoid the mall at all costs, support small business like it’s nobody’s business, or are just one of those people desperately looking for something to do with your fam in town for the holiday weekend, this is for you.

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2. New Venue, Which Means More Vendors

2019 isn’t just bigger in terms of length of time you can shop – TWO days^, remember!? We’re moving your favorite holiday market to a new location too – Buffalo Grand Hotel. Why? So we can add more vendors! Frankly, WNY and the surrounding areas are bursting at the seams with awesome makers and the more we can get in one place, the better. Don’t you agree?

Photo from Makers + Shakers 2018
Photo from Makers + Shakers 2018

3. New Vendors You Haven’t Seen Before

This year, we’ve expanded our vendor search to areas beyond WNY and have vendors coming from Ohio, Rochester, Syracuse, the Finger Lakes, and more. Plus, expect local shops who have never vended with us before. What does this mean for you? More unique – not to mention adorable – products to help you check off your holiday shopping list, inspire you, and take all your money. LOL YOLO

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4. Shoppers Lounge with a Gift Wrapping Station

Save the best for last, that’s what we always say. This Gift Wrapping Station presented by Zonta is one of the things we’re most excited about at Makers + Shakers 2019. We’ll have a shoppers lounge with seating where you can enjoy your boozy beverages and tasty treats, but more importantly, GET YOUR GIFTS WRAPPED SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO. NOT SORRY FOR ALL CAPS. And it supports a great cause. And no, we’re not kidding. This is happening.

If you’re as excited as we are for this Thanksgiving Weekend market / par-tay grab a ticket here and/or mark yourself interested in the Facebook Event for updates on details as we get closer.

 

FALL MAKERS + SHAKERS: BOOZY ARTISAN MARKET

WHEN: Black Friday 11/29/19 & Small Business Saturday 11/30/19

TIME: 11am – 5pm Friday & Saturday

WHERE: Buffalo Grand Hotel (120 Church Street, Buffalo NY)

COST: $5 (tickets available online or at the door – there will be a special entry line for presale ticket holders)

WHAT’S INCLUDED: The $5 admission price will give attendees access to the event plus a sheet of raffle tickets for vendor giveaways

TICKETS: https://bit.ly/2mejBkV

SPONSORS: UBMD Physicians Group, Buffalo Event Essentials, AXA Advisors, Yelp

 

Heads up: This is a Step Out Buffalo hosted event! Which means we are 100% biased towards it and also that it’s gonna be good!

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