The Mayday! Underground Crafts + Art aims to bring the people of Rochester a unique shopping experience. Inspired by the handmade movement sweeping the nation, this event seeks to bring local artists and craftspeople together to benefit the community. Here, you can purchase awesome handmade items ranging from housewares to jewelry that were made by independent businesses rather than big-box stores. You’ll find unique, funky, and fresh designs that are all one-of -a-kind.
The last Mayday Underground took place at the Village Gate in spring 2013. The first 50 shoppers received a free swag bag filled with handmade items from our vendors. We also conducted a toiletry collection for Sample Soap, a local charity based in the Hungerford Building.
The next Mayday Underground will span two days! It will be Saturday and Sunday November 2 + 3 at the Rochester Main Street Armory (900 E Main St). We’ll have 80 vendors, free stuff, great food, and lots of fun! Like us on facebook and join our mailing list. Plus, if you’re one of the first 25 shoppers on either day, you’ll receive a free swag bag filled with handmade awesomeness from our vendors!
Show Organizers Casey Wright and Amanda Preske have been on the live craft scene for over ten years. We’ve had enough of the boring shows and want to present you with a really fun show with items you’d actually want to purchase! For more information on the organizers, find them on Etsy at Peaches Products and Beadwork by Amanda.
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