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Queen City Craft Show returns to downtown Springfield on “Small Business Saturday” November 26th, 2016 at The Old Glass Place (521 E. St. Louis Street) from 10am-5pm. The event, which features over 50 of the best local and regional artists, makers, and crafters aims to be a one-stop shop for unique holiday gifts. Shoppers can enjoy delicious food and craft beverages while helping local animal rescue group, Rescue One. The $4 admission fee gets shoppers free non-alcoholic beverages all day and half the proceeds will help Rescue One care for abused, neglected and homeless animals and place them in loving homes in the Ozarks. Admission is free for kids 12 and under. The first 50 shoppers will receive a “goodie bag” with items from vendors and event sponsors.
After a very successful first year, the organizers of Queen City Craft Show began looking for a larger venue to accommodate the amount of interest generated amongst makers and shoppers alike. Last year’s event began with a line of shoppers wrapped around the building and raised over $2,000 for Rescue One. This year’s event is twice the size and had applicants from 6 surrounding states. “We have been overwhelmed with the response. So many people are doing their holiday shopping online on sites like Etsy, looking for that unique gift. The goal of our event is to show that you don’t have to shop online to find those one-of-a-kind gifts. There are some pretty amazing things being made right here in the Ozarks and the surrounding area,” says event co-organizer Summer Trottier. The event is hosted by local companies, Culture Flock and KwanaLee Art and will feature items such as jewelry, stationary, adult and children’s clothing, pottery, artwork, artisanal furniture, and more. For more information, please visit queencitycraftshow.com.