Upcoming Events: MarketSquare's Spring Fling
JOIN US AT MARKETSQUARE'S SPRING FLING on May 12 & 13!
WHEN: Fri May 12 @ 3-8, and Sat May 13 @ 10-4
WHERE: Foothills Centennial Centre, 204 Community Way, Okotoks Alberta (CLICK here for map)
WHAT: The best artisan market in the Foothills! We received over 400 amazing applications this year, and it was very challenging to narrow it down to the 95 spots we had available. We are honored to be showcasing truly the best of the best local artists & artisans at this indoor show.
- 95+ local makers, creators & curators! (SEE BELOW)
- PLUS -> Artisan Workshops! (SEE BELOW)
- PLUS -> Annual Jail & Bail! - raising $30,000+ for Okotoks Food Bank (SEE BELOW)
ADMISSION: $3/person (under 12 years free)
Many thanks to our fabulous local business sponsors who support and love local makers, creators & curators with us!
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95+ MAKERS, CREATORS & CURATORS:
NEW THIS YEAR ... we've decided to focus exclusively on handmade for ALL MarketSquare shows from hereon! List of our makers, creators and curators are shown our Facebook event page ... it is truly a stunning array of 95+ artists & artisans selling art, furniture, home accessories, jewellery, apparel, baby & child products, pet care, beauty & skincare, woodwork, leather, glass, ceramics, food & more!! (*Note - with the minor exception of three non-artisan vendors who have been with us from the get-go seven years ago when we started these shows.)
NEW THIS YEAR ... we are partnering with the talented local ladies of Make & Made Workshops to organize our FABULOUS workshops during the two-day Spring Fling event! We are super excited about this partnership!
'Mom & Me' Hanging Succulent Planter Workshops: May 12 @ 3-5 and May 13 @ 10-12
A workshop where moms can bring their children, or any loved ones! Painting pots, planting, succulents, and a sweet keepsake to take home at the end.
Ticket Price: $55 (includes all supplies, cookies, cold drinks, and voucher for ONE market entry).
Link to Purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mom-me-hanging-succulent-planter-workshop-tickets-33475870229
Modern Spring Wreath Workshops: May 12 @ 6-8 and May 13 @ 2-4
Ticket Price: $55 (includes all supplies, cookies, cold drinks, and voucher for market entry)
Link to Purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/modern-spring-wreath-workshop-tickets-33476297507
ANNUAL JAIL & BAIL:
Our goal is to raise $30,000 for the Okotoks Food Bank this year ... and we are super excited to have the following business and community leaders participate in this year's Jail & Bail:
TANYA THORN - TOWN COUNCILLORDR, MIRANDA LOGAN – VETRINARIAN & OWNER OF FOOTHILLS ANIMAL HOSPITAL, ED SANDS – TOWN COUNCILLOR AND CHIROPRACTOR, JAY MAGNESUN – OWNER OF THE JAY MAGNUSSEN REAL ESTATETE, AARON BECK- 9ROUND OWNER, CHANCE GOODINGS-INDEPENDANT TRAINER AT BUILT STRONG, JILL MATTHEWS & SHERRI SMITH –BUILT STONG OWNERS, CAROL THOMPSON - MARY KAY SR. DIRECTOR, DONNA GAMBLE – EYE SEE CLEARLY MOBILE OPTICIAN, MISTY WIND – IMAGE HAIR DESIGN, BILL ROBERTSON – TOWN MAYOR, MATT ROCKLEY – TOWN COUNCILLOR, TIM KORTHUIS- WORSHIP PASTOR AT OKOTOKS ALLIANCE CHURCH, JOELLE GUZZO – OKOTOKS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT, WENDY LANGTDON – BROKER/OWNER AT RE/MAX SIGNATURE PROPERTIES, CAROLA SINGER – DLC CANADIAN MORTGAGE EXPERT, LEE HODGINS – COBS OWNER, MARK FRANK- OWNER OF THE GEORGE TRADITIONAL HOUSE, TYREL JOHANNSON & LOGAN JOHANNSON – PART OWNERS OF JO PRO BUILDERS, THOMAS JOHN – PART OWNER OF CHA CHA JOHNS RESTAURANT, ANDREW KRUSHELNISKI – PART OWNER OF SECTOR 6 SUPPLIMENTS
VENDOR INFORMATION - COMPLETELY SOLD OUT
** NO DISTRIBUTORS PLEASE **
MarketSquare's Spring Fling is a curated event. We make sure that at least 90 out of the 95 vendors in attendance offer handmade, home grown and unique fair import items. We allow a maximum of five non-artisan type businesses in the show, and only if they are local and serving the community at large in some way. No distributors please.
Would you like information regarding upcoming events? To receive emails regarding upcoming vendor opportunities click HERE
REVIEW PROCESS: Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received, and will be confirmed within 30 DAYS of submitting your form & payment. Please note that we are swamped ... the number of applications received in some product categories are up to five times the number of actual spots set aside for those categories, and as such not all applications can be accepted by MarketSquare. Applicants who submitted applications and cannot be accepted will be notified, and will be refunded in full.