Established in 2011, The Strawberry Swing is The Midwest’s celebration of the handmade movement, striving to showcase the highest quality goods in an inclusive and accessible environment. Recently, we launched Shop Local KC which is a curated online marketplace with over 300 local Kansas City artisans. Entrepreneurship and community thrive in our ecosystem. Our network of markets and pop-ups allows communities to gather and share in local culture, provides a platform for entrepreneurial growth, and provides consumers with an active role in affecting their local economy and landscape.
The Swing has become a Kansas City tradition, with festivals every weekend at historical Kansas City spaces like The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Union Station, The Alexander Majors Grounds, The Wornall Home, Powell Gardens, and more. This highly curated experience includes inspired handmade and vintage vendors, innovative food trucks, local live music, kids’ crafts and was recently featured as one of the Top 35 Indie Craft Fairs in the World. Our juried makers specialize in ceramics, clothing, printing, painting, photography, woodworking, leather working, metalsmithing, fiber arts, etc.
Want to be a part of this awesome experience? Apply to be a Vendor or a Sponsor or attend as a guest! Make sure you know when our next event is by hopping on our Mailing List here! And shop from home 24/7 at our online marketplace Shop Local KC!