Make It Vancouver 2019 is one of the most anticipated markets to hit Vancouver. Year after Year, Make It Show has taken place in East Vancouver not to far from me at the PNE Forum. If you love to support local and have an eye for all things handmade, this is one market you do not want to miss!
When I first started Shop Ava To Zoe, of course, it was under a different name at the time, but Make It Show was a market I had aspired to be a vendor at! After attending a few years in a row, it became clear that I was not going to be able to produce the quantity nor would I probably be able to keep up energy wise. With so many amazing vendors Make It Vancouver 2019 is easily one of the most sought after local shopping experiences.
“Since 2008, Make It has grown to become one of the most popular and well-attended craft fairs in Canada, with biannual shows in Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary. This massive growth would have never been possible without the support, enthusiasm, and love from our amazing community. Each year, more and more conscious shoppers buy from our Makies, which in turn allows them to do the work they love.”
Make It was founded by siblings Chandler Herbut and Jenna Herbut. in 2016, Chandler make the decision to leave Make It and focus on his clothing company. Jenna continues to run Make It with an incredible and dedicated team. Make It has been a platform for countless artists, makers, and designers to be able to sell their work to the public.
I’ve been going for a few years now, so I may be biased but with over 200 of your favourite Makies (and some brand new ones, too!) the Make It Vancouver 2019 spring show promises to knock you off your feet! You will be able to shop all the beautiful handmade goodies at the PNE Forum this April 19th to 21st. Stock up on accessories, jewellery, clothing, art, home decor, food, baby/kid items, and lots of other beautifully crafted goods.
Being a maker myself, I can promise you that everything at Make It is made with a whole lotta love! But if that’s not enough for you, there will be delicious food trucks and a beer garden so make sure you come hungry n’ thirsty!
When you’re at Make It Vancouver 2019, make sure you check out the Grand Prize draw and charity silent auction with beautiful items donated by our generous Makies. 100% of the proceeds will go to benefit the Union Gospel Mission.
If I can give you any words of wisdom, it would be these three tips
- Bring Cash just in case
- Leave the stroller at home (baby wear if you can)
- Be kind and respectful of all the vendors. If you don’t agree on the prices, keep that to yourself and share with your guests once you’ve left the building! It’s disheartening to hear someone say “I could make that for less” cause honestly, anyone who has fell victim to Pinterest, knows its usually cheaper to just buy it from the professional!
Now… let’s get to it, the shopping at Make It Vancouver 2019!
Some of my favourite vendors that I’m looking forward to seeing again are:
And here are some new to me vendors that I am excited to check out at the Upcoming Make It Spring edition April 19th to 21st
- Abeego Designs Inc.
- Drunken Chocolatier
- East Van Jams
- Forbidden Fruit Wines
- Level Up Superfoods
- Mind The Minimal
- Nomad By Elroy
- Waterside Vineyard
- You + Me Candles
Interested in checking out Make It Vancouver 2019 for yourself? Head over to the website to see a full list of vendors and the other Make It Locations. I’m also giving away 10 sets of 2 tickets over on Instagram and Facebook! Be sure to remember some of those companies listed above, it’ll help in the giveaway!