PA Wilds Makers Market: An opportunity to find your next WILD thing
If you’re looking for a gift or locally-sourced ware, be sure to tune into PA Wilds Makers Market on October 24-25. This online shopping experience is designed to help you ‘find your next WILD thing,’ specifically handcrafted products and services in the Pennsylvania Wilds. It will be a great opportunity to find the perfect holiday gift ahead of the last-minute rush!
Businesses and organizations in the Wilds Cooperative of PA — a network of rural entrepreneurs from across the Pennsylvania Wilds — will be participating in an online show throughout Saturday and Sunday, October 24-25. The artisans and entrepreneurs will share demonstrations, tours and information on their handcrafted products LIVE between 12 noon and 4 p.m. both days!
Many businesses have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 mitigation efforts and mandatory closures and social distancing guidelines. This is particularly true of service sector businesses and establishments, organizations and events that rely on foot traffic.
“We held our first-ever virtual PA Wilds Makers Market in July on Facebook and had such positive reviews from both members of the WCO and the public who participated that we wanted to offer another online sales opportunity in the fall,” said Abbi Peters, EVP of Operations at the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc., the nonprofit that manages the WCO and related programs for the PA Wilds region. “COVID-19 has had a significant impact on artisan events, the travel industry, and so many small businesses. We hope these events help our rural creative entrepreneurs find new markets.
The event will feature live business spotlights, including demonstrations or tours; pre-recorded videos; and live posts and interactions with business owners! More information about participating businesses will be announced closer to the event date.
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The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania is one of rural Pennsylvania’s largest networks of creative entrepreneurs, featuring over 300 businesses located in the Pennsylvania Wilds. The WCO is managed by the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc., a regional nonprofit organization that seeks to marry conservation and economic development in the Pennsylvania Wilds. Check out the WCO at www.WildsCoPA.org/directory.
Want to be an event vendor?
Learn more about how to become a vendor at the PA Wilds Makers Market here!
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