*UPDATE: Location has been changed to the Mid America Center, due to the weather forecast.
hutchFEST is set to mark the annual festival’s second year by more than doubling the number of participating vendors, from 90 in 2016 to 180 in 2017.
Hosted by local furniture shop hutch, hutchFEST is a one-day community and artisan celebration, complete with more than 180 highly curated vendors from across the Midwest.
The vibrant gathering cultivates and showcases the freshest talent from the best in modern maker design, quality handmade goods and relevant found objects. Attendees are encouraged to get inspired, harness their creativity and experience a lively marketplace surrounded by local food, local beer and live music.
Owners Nick Huff and Brandon Beed strive to support makers from across the Midwest and create unique experiences in Omaha.
“We currently sell from more than 40 local makers at hutch, and are always looking for other opportunities to support our larger Midwest community of makers,” said hutch co-owner Nick Huff. “hutchFEST is our opportunity and continued commitment to finding and providing a marketplace for talented artisans across the Midwest.”
hutch co-owner Brandon Beed added, “We have artisans from 10 states coming to hutchFEST, with the farthest being from Brooklyn, NY. The majority of vendors are from Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Colorado. We are very excited to showcase this talent right here in our backyard.”
Additional attractions include:
• Local, live music acts will include DJ Très Johnson and Jagaja.
• Heartland United for Animals will be at the event, and attendees will have the opportunity to pet and adopt dogs from the no-kill animal shelter.
• Midtown Crossing restaurants will be serving up food and drink at the event.
The family-friendly festival runs from 10 am to 5pm. Leashed pets are welcome. Tickets and a complete list of vendors are available online at http://www.hutchfest.co/.
hutchFEST is sponsored by Midtown Crossing, Mutual of Omaha Bank, WOWT and LeafFilter.
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