Mark your calendars and join the holiday hubbub in Kingston this weekend for the 4th annual Hudson Valley Hullabaloo! The Hullabaloo features a curated market made up of local and high-quality artisan vendors selling giftable goodies in a highly festive party atmosphere.
The one-of-a-kind event in midtown is a favorite event for locals and visitors alike, offering guests food and drink options from Grounded and Samosa Shack, a wet plate photo booth by Tom DeLooza, whimsical hand-drawn portraits by Will Lytle of Thorneater Comics, tarot card readings by Solidago Tarot, and an amazing music mix provided by the incomparable DJ Mr. Chips.
Join us this Saturday, November 19 (10am-5pm) and Sunday, November 20 (11am-5pm) at the Andy Murphy Midtown Neighborhood Center in Kingston, NY. There is a $2 admission fee and kids 12 and under get in for free!
The Hudson Valley Hullabaloo brings together artists, designers, craftspeople and other creators of handmade goods, making it the perfect holiday shopping experience for anyone looking for unique and meaningful gifts.
From cards to collectibles, Hullabaloo has got you covered this holiday season! Got someone on your list who loves rust and rarities? A literature lover or fiber freak? A friend with low-maintenance style? How about a clever correspondent? You’ll want to check out these vendors…
Escape Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
We know you’ve been reading along as Erin and Denny (everyone’s favorite blogging couple!) provide travel itineraries, share their favorite hot spots, and discover hidden treasures as they head north from Crown Heights to explore the nooks and crannies of the Hudson Valley and surrounding regions. But did you know that they also curate an amazing collection of vintage finds, and participate in some of the area’s markets, selling the treasures they’ve found in their travels? In their online shop The Brew & Compass (currently on hiatus as they gear up for market season) and on their Instagram, you’ll find oddities like taxidermy frogs chugging beers, collectibles like beautifully detailed anatomy posters, antiques like wooden arrows, and rustic décor like cow horn mirrors—just to name a few favorites from their recent picks! We CAN’T WAIT to see what they’ve collected for their first Hullabaloo!
Book Meat Studio, Kingston, NY
Book Meat Studio (aka, Kat) is obsessed with fibers, paper, thread, and yarn—what she sees as the connective tissue in art. She hand-makes her beautiful wall hangings, embroideries, bound books, and zines right here in Kingston, using neutral palettes and varying textures to create an aesthetic experience. All her paper and fiber art pieces are somehow simultaneously sassy and serene! We just love the hoop art featuring quotes from literary heroines and lines of poetry, the gorgeous journals, the intimate zines and artist’s books, and the expertly woven wall hangings. We can’t wait to get shopping for all our literary friends! We are so psyched to welcome Book Meat Studio to her first Hullabaloo!
Fox & Castle, Stormville, NY
Each piece in Fox and Castle’s collection of no-fuss fine jewelry and accessories is individually handcrafted by Micah, using only ethically sourced natural materials and traditional techniques. There’s an understated edginess and rough elegance to each—whether crafted using hand-mined NYS Herkimer diamonds, or Cherokee Reservation deer skin (either beautifully complimented by sterling silver, 14k gold, or polished brass). Because the materials have their own stories, the result is a unique, timeless piece with a character and charm all its own. She also sells sachets stuffed with organic sage as well as other textile products perfect for gift giving. Micah’s jewelry is designed to complement any style—not distract from it. With this intent in mind, her pieces have a wide appeal and the ability to make any style seem effortless. Check out Fox & Castle’s table at her first Hullabaloo and cross some ladies off your holiday shopping list!
Wishbone Letterpress, Kingston, NY
You guys know, Danielle and Joe, right? Danielle is not only the founder and co-organizer of Hullabaloo, she’s got this awesome letterpress company. Combining an antique process with fresh, modern designs and their signature wit and edginess, Danielle and Joe hand-print cards, coasters, calendars, and other products on their 50-100 year old presses. They also offer wedding invitations, business cards, and custom pieces. Looking for off-beat greetings? Save the Hallmark cards for your grandma—your friends will appreciate a “Creep it real” card, and how can any girl resist a “You wake my snake” love note? They’ve also got some more traditional options—including holiday cards—to round out their offering and appeal to the more conservative folks on your mailing list (in case scary Santa isn’t quite appropriate). Going to a party? Bring along some super cool Wishbone coasters—any hostess will appreciate a guest who’s looking out for her furniture.