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This weekend! Join us at the holiday Hullabaloo!

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. 

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Meet the Makers! Rebecca Peacock, Cynla, Captain Blankenship, Hudson Naturals and Little Llama Shop!

Rebecca Peacock Jewelry – Rebecca uses 14- and 18- karat gold, diamonds, and semi-precious gemstones to create rings, earrings and necklaces that are “intentionally simple and casually luxurious.”  Supporting ethical, sustainable, and fair work practices, AND using reclaimed materials, Rebecca’s geometrically-inspired designs combine an understated elegance with social-consciousness for luxury you can feel good about!  Rebecca lives and works near Kingston and is a returning Hullabaloo vendor.

Cynla  Cindy’s cards, notepads, and prints inspire us to slow down, keep in touch, and invite an old friend out for brunch, already! Her products feature her hand-drawn illustrations, watercolors, and digitally-colored artwork. Full of whimsy, detail, and playfulness, Cindy’s cards just make us happy. She’s a returning vendor at Hullabaloo and hails from Beacon, NY. Check out her holiday greetings and stock up on casual invites too—when things calm down in January, you’re going to want to start scheduling those cheeseburger/ice cream/tea dates!

Captain Blankenship – Using only organic, wild-crafted, or natural ingredients, Jana Blankenship crafts her refreshingly natural products for hair, body, skin, and lips, inspired by the smells of the natural world. Her unique scents will make you feel relaxed and rejuvenated just reading their descriptions: “White flowers change their hue with strokes of sweet orange, grapefruit, and bergamot” is just one example. Now, don’t you feel fresh as a daisy already? Based in New Paltz, Jana’s products have been featured in Marie Claire, Business Week, and People Style Watch on the web. You can find her products in several local boutiques, as well as Urban Outfitters, Birchbox, and other cool places! Perfect gift idea: Kick any beach babe’s winter blues with a bottle of Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray in her stocking!

Hudson Naturals Hudson Naturals offers unrefined, cold-processed culinary avocado oil and the beauty products like soaps, body butters, lip balm, scrubs, and shaving soap they make from the unused oil.  As the world’s healthiest oil, avocado oil is good for you inside and out, and we love that Christina found a way to reduce the waste from one product to create something else incredibly nourishing!  Whether you’re shopping for the culinarian on your list, or for someone who needs some pampering, you can find the perfect gift from this Gardiner-based maker!

Little Llama Shop Kate’s custom applique baby onsies feature holiday themes like gingerbread men, reindeer, and dreidels, as well as everyday animals and other baby’s-favorite-things!  She also makes tooth fairy pillows and booties too. Originally from South Africa, Kate lives and works in Westchester and is joining us for her first Hullabaloo! Need a “new baby” gift? How about the “Hi, I’m new here!” onsie? 

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Meet our makers! Hodge Podge Farm, Catskill Rock and Chain, Mighty Brittle, JK Custom Furniture and Design, Tess & James, and Lindsay Hutton Designs.

Hodge Podge Farm – Hodge Podge Farm is designer Cal Patch’s line of handmade clothing which includes crocheted hats and cowls, hand-dyed silk and wool scarves, clothing, and accessories. Cal has worked as a designer for Urban Outfitters, run her own shop in Brooklyn, and taught at MAKE workshop, a hipster craft school that she co-founded. Now, from her Accord, NY studio, Cal writes articles and books on crafting and does freelance design work for various clothing companies, artists, museums, and advertising clients. She also teaches multiple crafts at various locations in New York, so stop by her table and ask about her schedule. This is Cal’s second year at Hullabaloo and we’re thrilled to have her back!

Catskill Rock and Chain Rebecca’s jewelry uses sterling silver, gems and minerals, and found objects to create simplistic designs that are timeless and classic, but with a touch of vintage/industrial flair. Her rings and necklaces compliment any style, and make great gifts! Rebecca is from Kingston and is new to Hullabaloo—we’re excited to have her!

Mighty Brittle Karden from New Lebanon has succeeded in his quest for a better brittle. Made with real Hudson Valley maple syrup and organic cane sugar (no corn syrup here!), this small-batch brittle is crunchy (not sticky!) and made with pecans (not peanuts) for a richer, nuttier taste. The flavors are delightfully untraditional too: espresso-cacao, orange, maple, chai, and cayenne…try them broken over ice cream. O.M.G. 

JK Custom Furniture and Design Joining us from Great Barrington, MA, Josh and Kristen are bringing their home accessories (including cutting boards, cheese and serving trays, cutlery holders, candle holders, and lighting, as well as table linens and aprons) to Hullabaloo! Josh got his start in carpentry and craftsmanship building theatre, film, and TV sets before focusing his energies on gorgeously-crafted cabinets, furniture, and smaller wood pieces. They describe their work as “innovative and versatile” pieces that “add character, warmth, and an element of design to your home.” Thanks for joining us for your first Hullabaloo, Josh and Kristen!

Tess & James Based in Rhinebeck, Tess and James make natural, organic, therapeutic-grade bath and body products that will help you detox after too much holiday indulging, relax after too much holiday hoopla, and rehydrate from the dry winter air! They offer bath salts, lip balms, bath porridges, muddy face masks, and other nourishing goodies in packaging as fresh and delightful as their ingredients. This is their first Hullabaloo, so give them a warm welcome!

Lindsay Hutton Designs – Lindsay joins us for her second Hullabaloo from right here in Kingston, with her beautiful candleholders made from copper pipes and other natural elements.  These unique home accessories make great gifts and fit right in with any décor.  Stop and see Lindsay’s work, available in many sizes and designs!