Twin Cities creators invited to share their wares at outdoor market
NORMAL (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Moving into the summer months, the Twin Cities have a way to get you outside while supporting small businesses at the same time.
The DESTIHL Makers Market happened Sunday, the first outdoor event of the season for the series and saw hundreds in attendance. Organizers say vendor tables are reserved for those who make, create, and build their own products by hand. The event was moved outside after the pandemic forced the brewery to change their approach from the only-indoor event. It originally started with about 15 vendors, growing to 30 over the years, with a maximum of 35 available to attend.
“It became really popular really fast, so it grew really fast,” says DESTIHL event specialist Amanda Stevens.
For the brewery, it’s a way to give local creators a platform to showcase and sell their products. While vendors focus on business, the company puts their attention on the marketing aspect for them.
“It’s a wonderful platform for small businesses,” adds Stevens. “We get a lot of good feedback from our vendors that this is one of their favorites to do.”
The market is held once a month between February and December, and always happens on Sundays.
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