Six-block treasure hunt of handmade goods, local music awaits discovery at the Fremont Fair, June 16-17

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Fremont Fair has been showcasing the best in craft makers and local artists for more than 45 years.

From hand-sewn to forged in fire, amazing creations are introduced to the world at the Fremont Fair.

Since its creation in 1972, the Fremont Fair has supported small business and crafters. In a time when purchasing is easily done with the click of a mouse or swipe of a thumb, the Fair’s 45-year “Shop Small” legacy has endured and is showing signs of a resurgence in recent years. When this year’s Fremont Fair opens, June 16-17, the region’s biggest summer outdoor shopping extravaganza gives visitors the opportunity to look, touch and bring home unique, handmade goods from local artists and sellers.

100,000 revelers will descend on Seattle’s most eclectic neighborhood to welcome the arrival of summer, honor free expression and celebrate more than 300 craft and artisan booths at the Fremont Fair, experiencing a Bohemian-style marketplace like no other as works of art are brought to life right in the streets alongside buskers performing their talents.

“The heart and soul of the Fremont Fair is the hundreds of crafters and sellers who bring beautiful works to share with guests,” says Phil Megenhardt, president of Bold Hat Productions and producer of the Fair. “From hand-sewn to forged in fire, amazing creations are introduced to the world at the Fremont Fair, alongside live art and music demonstrations, creating a truly unique experience for everyone involved.”

In recent years, the Fair’s craft market has grown to occupy six city blocks, with sellers of home goods, jewelry, original art, clothing, unique foods and more.

Joining the bustling craft market are two live music stages featuring local bands and artists alongside Fremont’s biggest outdoor beer gardens where “Fremonsters” can dance, sway and toast summer’s arrival in Seattle. Polyrhythmics and Vaudeville Etiquette headline 14 bands during the two-day festival.

“Celebrating local music is one of the roots of the Fremont Fair,” says Megenhardt. “In the early 1990s, the Presidents of the United States of America played the Fremont Fair stage as one of their earliest performances before going on to an amazing, worldwide successful career. Just as shoppers will discover something amazing in our craft market this weekend, the region’s next big band may also be playing in our 2018 lineup waiting to be discovered.”

The Fremont Fair craft market is open Saturday (June 16) from 10am – 8pm, and Sunday (June 17) from 11am – 6pm. For a complete list of Fremont Fair market vendors and a weekend schedule of music performances and locations, visit FremontFair.com.

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