Celebrate makers at the 2022 Indie Craft Parade in Greenville, SC

Between Sept. 9-10, over 100+ artisans from all over the Southeastern region will come together in one place at Indie Craft Parade.

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After a hybrid festival in 2020 + an outdoor edition in 2021, the Indie Craft Parade will return to Timmons Arena.

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You don’t have to look far in Greenville to find tons of creative makers — now imagine the talent that’s scattered throughout the South. This weekend,100+ artisans from all over the region will come together in one place at the Indie Craft Parade.

The must-know:

📍: Timmons Arena at Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Hwy.

📆: Fri., Sept. 9 from 6-9 p.m. + Sat., Sept. 10 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

🎟️: $25 for the Friday “First Dibs” party (keep reading for more details) + $8 for Saturday general admission in advance, $10 at the door — kids 16 and under are free on Saturday but need their own ticket on Friday

🚗: On-site parking is available + parking attendants will direct attendees to the nearest available spots.

❓: Check out the festival FAQS if you have more questions.

The First Dibs Party:

The First Dibs Party presented by Spoonflower is Fri., Sept. 9 from 6-9 p.m.

Your $25 ticket includes:

  • Early access to the makers’ booths
  • Complimentary drinks from 13 Stripes Brewery + ice cream from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
  • Giveaways
  • Free crafts
  • A free photobooth
  • Music spun by a vinyl DJ

Scrolling through Etsy is all good and well, but this is your chance to explore local + regional small shops up-close. Keep reading to see our list of local and visiting makers you can’t miss:

Fine Art:

  • Studio KMO | Charlotte, NC | These handcut paper maps are dainty, beautiful, and the perfect memento of your favorite place.
  • Once Again Sam | Greer, SC | Fiber art, made with recycled materials, gives landscapes a unique texture.

Ceramics:

  • Hype Queen Studios | Asheville, NC | We can’t wait to get our hands on the “balloon letters” from Maddison Graybill.
  • Heirloom Pottery Co. | Spartanburg, SC | Wheel-thrown by hand, these pieces are made to last right here in the Upstate.

Jewelry:

  • Wind Blown Jewelry | Wake Forest, NC | These simple pieces will be a staple in your rotation.
  • Hello Teddy Co. | Anderson, SC | Handmade clay polymer earrings from right here in the Upstate? Yes please.

Home Goods:

  • It’s the Fuzz | Charlotte, NC | Unique, needle-felted figures are the product of using an old art form in new ways.
  • Leaph Boutique | Easley, SC | Take home flowers that won’t wilt from this booth full of original handcrafted felt florals.

Stationery:

  • Mackenzie Myrick | Hamilton, GA | Using pen + ink, these works blend the real world with fantasy through a realistic detail and dreamlike compositions.
  • Ink Meets Paper | Greenville, SC | Get ready to send some snail mail on the letterpress greeting cards from this local shop.

Apparel:

  • Simpler Clothing Co. | Raleigh, NC | Each design is focused on function, fit, and simplicity in hopes the garments will live a long, long life in your closet.
  • A Dapper Sandlapper | Greenville, SC | Get matching bow ties for the humans and dogs in your life.

Food + Kitchen:

  • The Restored Board | Charleston, SC | All of the one-of-a-kind boards are made from “leftover” hardwood.
  • Makari Designs | Clinton, SC | This local custom furniture company will have 30+ walnut charcuterie boards available for sale.

Bath + Beauty:

  • Solana | Knoxville, TN | These clean home + body products are free of parabens, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances — you can see every ingredient on the label.
  • Gifted Hands Artisan Soap | Taylors, SC | Stock up on locally-made soap, skincare + bath bombs.

Kids:

  • Hemming Birds | Charleston, SC | Get your hands on the Charlie Bib, a custom design resulting from combining her favorite aspects of different styles of bibs.
  • CrayCreations Studio | Greenville, SC | These unique crayon shapes get the fun going before the coloring book even comes out.

See the full list of 2022 makers here.

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