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Get Your Holiday Shopping Done Early at This Big Vendor Event

Third Annual Fall Vendor Market is Saturday, Nov. 5, at Metropolis Resort

Caitlin Boyle |

If you’re itching to get some Christmas shopping done early, circle Saturday, Nov. 5, on your calendar so you can shop away at the Third Annual Fall Vendor Market at the Metropolis Resort and Conference Center in Eau Claire.

From 10am-3pm, between 30 and 50 vendors will set up shop with unique items for you to check out. From books to children’s toys to sweet bakery items, a little bit of everything will provide quite a few hours of window shopping. 

Gina McGrew, partial owner of Vendors R’ Us, who is putting on the market, says she is amazed with how big the event has gotten over the past three years. “What started as an online event in 2018 has turned into a successful in-person event today!” McGrew says. She adds between 250 to 300 people have come out to the event, and she is hoping to double that this year. 

So what are some of the vendors you’ll see? There will be familiar ones, of course, such as Mary Kay, Epicure, and Scentsy along with Pampered Chef and Tupperware. But some new vendors have been added to this year’s list, a few of whom cater to four-legged members of the family. Mar Mar’s Bakery of Chippewa Falls makes natural biscuits, cakes, and cookies for dogs, while Three Little Kitten Creations create books based on the adventures of three little kittens. Other new vendors include Smokin’ Bros Rubs and Seasonings, Peekee’s Petals, and Princess Creations. McGrew says her most unique vendor is SV Floral Dåesign, where you can watch bouquets being made out of money. 

Needless to say, you should be able to find anything you need at the Fall Vendor Market. To see a full list of vendors and more information about the event, just search for “3rd Annual Fall Vendor Extravaganza” on Facebook.