The Mayday! Underground Crafts + Art was started in 2010 and aims to bring the people of Rochester a unique semiannual 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: that’s what sets us apart from other shows. Sassy cross stitch, punk art, and soaps shaped like candy are just the beginning of the neat stuff you’ll find at Mayday! Underground.

The next Mayday Underground will return to the Village Gate just it time for Holiday gift giving! The show is Saturday November 4, 10am-6pm and Sunday November 5th from 10am-5pm, 2017 at the Village Gate Atrium (274 Goodman St N).  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 50 shoppers each morning, you’ll receive a free swag bag filled with handmade awesomeness from our vendors! Admission is free as always, and ample free parking is available on site.

Be part of the fun before the show begins by adding yourself to our event page.  Get to know all of the artists that you’ll find at our market as we post artist spotlights. Mayday! Underground event page


Show founders 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 Circuit Breaker Labs. Also, Erin Gursslin of Sunshyne Silverwear, and Jessica Goodenbury of Puccoon Raccoon joined us in 2015 and 2016 to help us expand our empire show!

Photo by Emily Patten

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