A Makers Market craft and vendor fair will be held on Sunday, Aug. 29 in Sutherland, hosted by the Sutherland Chamber of Commerce.

The Market will be held on a blocked-off First Street, adjacent to U.S. Highway 30, which will ensure high visibility for vendors. Sixty booths are available, ranging in size from  10 x 15 feet in the street and 10 x 10 on the sidewalk.

All types of vendors are welcome, from national direct sales representatives to handmade crafts and collectibles. The motto is, “If you make it, bake it, grow it, collect it or sell it, you’re welcome.”

A beer garden and food court will be included, and the Chamber will be hosting a cornhole tournament in conjunction with the Makers Market.

A KidZone, complete with an inflatable Tyrannosaurus Rex bounce and slide combination, will keep children entertained. Other First Street businesses including Allsorts and Big Eye Spinnerbaits will host sidewalk sales for even more shopping opportunities.

In 2020, the chamber hosted a small ‘Sip and Shop’ in the beer garden of the Longhorn Bar to provide a market for local entrepreneurs. For 2021, the event has been expanded to First Street to allow for more vendors and have a larger impact on the local economy.

The goal is to grow this Makers Market into one of western Nebraska’s largest annual craft and vendor shows, encompassing the entire downtown area of the community.

More information can be found on the Sutherland Chamber of Commerce Facebook page, the Makers Market Craft and Vendor Fair event page, or by contacting Chamber volunteer Muriel Clark at nebraskaoutback@gmail.com.

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