Rummage 2017: Your guide to the two-day pop-up craft market

Rummage, a pop-up craft market, is back for its second year // Photo by Kevin Kramer

Rummage, a pop-up craft market, is back for its second year // Photo by Kevin Kramer

Minnesota is a land of makers. In the Twin Cities and all across the state, small, independent businesses are making handcrafted goods that serve as an alternative to mass-produced products.

This weekend Minnesotans can have the chance to visit 70 of these craft shops all in one place: the West End Market at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

Rummage, a pop-up craft market, is returning for its second year on Friday, September 29 (4–10pm) and Saturday, September 30 (10am–10pm). Unlike typical rummage sales, this is “not your grandma’s garage sale,” says the event website. Instead, Rummage’s 70-plus vendors will be offering exclusive deals on handmade and boutique products, ranging from vintage apparel and handmade jewelry to art prints and sporting goods, during the two-day event.

From the team behind The Beer Dabbler and The Growler Magazine, Rummage takes the shopping experience to the next level with 13 live music performances from local music artists including The Pines, Lady Lark, and Koo Koo Kanga Roo, four food trucks serving up gourmet dishes, activities for kids, and craft libations for adults from beer sponsor, Bent Paddle Brewing Company.

Tickets for the event are just $8 in advance or $10 day-of for a two-day pass (kids 14 and under are free) and give attendees access to all the vendors, family activities, and live music.

To get the most out the weekend, we’ve put together a handy guide to help you on your hunt for great deals, amazing live music, fun activities, and quality beverages. Download the official event program, and click the links below for all the info you’ll need for Rummage 2017.

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About Brian Kaufenberg

Brian Kaufenberg is the managing editor, writer, and photographer at The Growler Magazine. His column "Now Open (Or Damn Close) keeps you up to date on the newest breweries in Minnesota.