Vendor Features: Berkshire Bakes, Etude Pottery, Weird Beard Candle Co., and CeCe’s Wool

Our Third Annual Hullabaloo is our biggest yet—we’ve made room for 15 more vendors than we had last year, and we’re welcoming 40 first-time Hullabaloo vendors (out of 73 total) this year! Below, you’ll learn more about four Hullabaloo newbies, and why we wanted to make them a part of this year’s event!

Berkshire Bakes, Pittsfield, MA

Hullabaloo is just a few days before Thanksgiving, and who has time to bake? Let Berkshire Bakes do it for you! Berkshire Bakes is a small-batch, hand-made baking company, with a scrumptious offering including cookies, croissants, scones, muffins, pies, cupcakes, and other desserts. Their goodies are pre-packaged and ready to bring with you to Thanksgiving dinner, surprising someone special with a treat, or bringing home for later (see if they make it past Broadway!). Remember Mighty Brittle from last year, with those amazing little pies and the perfect brittle? Well, Mighty Brittle has combined with Berkshire Bakes (and what a combination it is!) so you can still get that brittle you’ve been craving all year, along with lots of other yummy things. Are you GF? Many of Berkshire Bakes’ items are available in gluten-free versions, because they believe that everyone deserves to enjoy handmade desserts! So stop by and say hello to Ashley of Berkshire Bakes and welcome her to her first Hullabaloo—you won’t be able to walk away empty-handed! 


Etude Pottery, Troy, NY

Dana (“Etsy admin by day, potter by night”) uses a b-mix porcelain to create her unique, functional pottery that will make that will make every day more special! Whether you start your day with a big ‘ol mug of coffee in one of Dana’s mugs, eat your dinner out of an Etude bowl, end your day surrounded by her lovely home décor pieces, or all three (lucky you!), Dana’s unique pieces make your routine feel like a luxury. All her pieces are thrown on the wheel and altered, and all her stamped designs are created using stamps she’s created herself—the results are unique pieces that she then glazes with hand-mixed, food-safe glazes. Her mugs, cups, bowls, and more make great gifts—I mean, can you think of a better gift for that hard-to-buy-for person than a beautiful piece they’ll use and love (because they will!)? We didn’t think so! Stop by Etude Pottery’s table and welcome Dana to her first Hullabaloo!


Weird Beard Candle Co., Troy, NY

Remember what Saturday mornings used to smell like, back before Saturdays were for grocery shopping and yard work? Weird Beard Candle Co.’s “Saturday Morning Cartoons” candle will make you nostalgic for the days when you could sit around in your pajamas eating Crunch Berry cereal and watching Duck Tales! They’ve got lots of amazing scents—all small-batch, hand-poured, clean-burning, all-natural soy candles –that bring back memories, smell fantastic, and fit the Weird Beard motto: “stay weird.”  Just in time for Turkey Day, there’s “The One with All the Thanksgiving” (if cranberry, peach, apple, orange, and vanilla is weird, we don’t want to be normal). “Maplicious Bacon” (always a winning combination), “The Handicapper” (tobacco scented), or “The Winner’s Circle” (rose and leather) would be subtle (but appreciated!) hints for your guy to air out the man cave, while scents like “Mega Mandarin” (bright and citrusy) or “Uncle Ricky’s Chocolate Cream Pie” (no explanation needed) will get anyone’s mouth watering. These quirky candles are perfect as gifts or just to make your home a little merrier this holiday season. Stop by Weird Beard Candle Co.’s table and welcome them to their first Hullabaloo!


CeCe’s Wool, Delanson, NY

Got a furry friend? Stop at CeCe’s Wool’s table—it’s the perfect spot to get gifts for your best friend! CeCe’s Wool offers pet toys and beds filled with wool, and cat toys filled with catnip from her farm. CeCe’s takes her commitment to the environment and local farms seriously, using only wool from happy, healthy sheep she knows personally, and using local mills that practice eco-friendly processing methods. And because wool is warm in the winter and cool in the summer, lasts a long time, and naturally repels dust, dirt, microbes, and bacteria, it’s the natural choice for pet products. This is CeCe’s Wool’s first Hullabaloo and we know you (and your pet!) are going to love her products. But don’t just take our word for it: CeCe’s Wool was nominated for a Martha Stewart American Made award this year!