Adorable Gnomes

Handcrafted artisan gnomes made in the Nordic tradition for your home!
Each Adorable Gnome is created, cut, sewn and assembled by hand with love in my home studio in Rochester, MN. At this years Maker Fair Minnesota, I will have a large selection of Farmhouse, Halloween, Fall, Christmas and MN Professional/ Collegiate Sports gnomes available, along with gnomes in every color that will complement your home decor.
Stop by my booth to take home your own, one-of-a-kind Adorable Gnome!

Alternative Roots Farm

Alternative Roots Farm, Madelia, is Brown County’s Farm Family of the Year – John and Brooke Knisley offer certified organic apples, garlic and other produce. Featuring well known apples–Honeycrisp, McIntosh–and older standards and heirlooms–Keepsake, Golden Russet, Sweet 16 and more!
We will be offering a dozen or more varieties – come find a new (or old) favorite! Other offerings featured at the Maker Fair include applesauce and apple butter (no sugar, only honey!) and dried apple rings.

Angie’s Homespun Edibles

If you are looking for preservative-free jams and preserves, or if you feel a bit sheepish when you join your kids in a PB&J lunch, or if you need to impress company with a delicious appetizer, we’ve got just what you need. Angie loves creating and making classy, delicious jars of preserves and pickled vegetables so you can join your kids for that sandwich lunch and still feel like an adult. Many of our preserves are made with fruits and vegetables grown on our family farm.

Bark Avenue Mn

Bark Avenue Mn carries a large variety of products to make your dog cozy and even more attractive. We have coats, beds, collars, bandanas and much, much more. Visit our Facebook page for a better look. Many of our coats are repurposed, add visibility during walks, and keep Fido dryer.
We have 6 sizes and encourage you to bring your dogs measurements.

Barn Bridge Hill Salvage Art

Save. Recycle. Reimagine. Artist Michael Kutch of Barn Bridge Hill Salvage Art takes salvaged and discarded materials and shapes them into new artistic creations. Old tin, gears, croquet mallets, reflectors, fishing lures, and architectural pieces are just a few of the thousands of items used in this unique salvage art. See for yourself at: https://www.barnbridgehill.com/

Becker Woodcraft

Becker Woodcraft is a custom craftsman wood shop building boxes and furniture that can be passed down as heirlooms. From small keepsake boxes to large conference tables, household furniture and custom painted signs we do it all. Most of the design pieces used are sourced locally, milled and stored onsite to dry. Materials that are purchased are sourced from local vendors whenever possible, but if you desire woods that are exotic or unique I have sources for that as well.

Burnt Umber Design

We love beautifying homes, using inspirational and uplifting designs. Our goal is to make a trendy, encouraging piece of decor that will fit in your home perfectly or be that perfect gift!

The wood we use is all hand selected to make sure you get top quality. We use a variation of heat-treated pallet boards and new wood, depending on the piece. Because we use natural materials, no two pieces will be exactly the same!

Make sure to come check us out this year at the Maker Fair!

C & L Woodworking

We make beautiful items out of wood such as cutting boards, cheese slicers, pizza peels and lazy Susan’s. Other items include squirrel feeders and bluebird houses.

C & SS Designs

Barnwood and other recycled wood signs with fun sayings. Lighted glass snowmen. Something new, Jack O’Gourds! A variety of jack o’lantern type of faces in a variety of colors and many gourds to choose from to create your own Jack O’ Gourd! $3 each to make and take your own, what will you go home with?
Many other fun things and custom orders welcome!

Casted Leaves

Hi my name is Rhonda, I make Handmade signs, rustic home decor, and anything Minnesota, from corrugated cutouts, t-shirts, sweatshirts, pillows, to the popular distressed MN hats.
I also do custom orders for signs and clothing. All items are made in Waterville. Come see me and get your holiday shopping done early.

Don Kelm

Handcrafted wooden household and gift items including but not limited to games, canes and quilting accessories. All products are fine woods with a high quality finish. Many items are unique and our makers own design. One of the most popular games is “fast track” which is highly played among the seniors in the retirement communities. It is an easy game and would work well for children also.

Finnspiration Blankets

Finnspiration Blankets are handcrafted blankets made with high quality, ultra soft minky fabric. A variety of prints and colors are available at an affordable price. I do take orders for custom sizes. I am continually adding new prints and color options. All the blankets are able to be personalized with a variety of fonts available. I am able to offer a reasonable turn-around time on personalized blankets. All blankets are machine washable and are very durable.

Irie Earth Creations

Hand thrown pottery by Alyssa. Simple every day pieces to make every day way more than simple. Make it bright, make it joyous, make it unique, make it you! And made with love. Feel inspired!

J & S Sales

30 year old established business making decorative solar lights, marshmallow shooters and ring toss games, crocheted towels, dishrags, and scrubbies, aprons for dolls, kids, and adults, fleece pillows and blankets for adults, kids, and lap robes for wheelchairs, adult clothing covers, potholders, insulated cloth trivets. matching sets of dishrags, scrubbies, potholders, and trivets.
Christmas trees—and more— GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFTS

JT Maui designs

One-of-a-kind handmade jewelry for men women and children, created with aloha. Unique mixed metal jewelry ranging from rustic copper and steampunk to found object creations featuring sea glass, driftwood, lake stone, lava and natural stone. My pieces are hand pounded on an old fashioned anvil, wire wrapped, and often customized to fit you on location.

Jules Loft

Combining objects found in nature & organic seed, Jules creates solid bird treats that I call “Edible Garden Art” Each piece is different, modern & enjoyable to look at as well as bringing wild songbirds closer into view.
We use only one kind of seed because of it’s amazing qualities. Organic Golden Safflower is high in oils, fats and proteins. It is also non GMO. The seed’s thinner hull allows even the tiniest of birds to enjoy it. Big birds don’t like it. Squirrels tend to leave it alone.

kiki b omi designs

kiki b omi designs products are colorfully whimsical and focus on the creative child in all of us.
The art carrier line includes crayon and colored pencil rolls, art caddies, and art purses. Each carrier is created with bright and colorful fabrics and come pre-stuffed with art supplies.
The Up-Cycled Friend line consists of plants and animals that have been lovingly created partly from salvaged textiles. Each Up-Cycled friend has been fittingly named to match their personality.
kikibomi.com

Laketown Soap Co.

Laketown Soap Co. offers a variety of handcrafted goat milk soaps. All products are scented using essential oils or natural phthalate-free fragrance oils, and colored using dried clays, herbs, and spices. Laketown Soap began as a hobby, until friends and family fell in love with each soap, bar by bar. They begged me to “make it official” and the rest is history!

Leona Mae’d

Leona Mae’d is a small MN based business specializing in upcycling and repurposing vintage silverware and giving it a new life with it being made into various jewelry, bookmarks, fishing lures, bookmarks, vases and SO much more! Everything is handcrafted and select items are also handstamped!

LMBweaving

Traditional and plush handwoven rag rugs. On my vintage loom I weave one-of-a-kind creations from upcycled textiles. Many great colors, textures, and sizes. NEW THIS YEAR: hallway boot/shoe mats, mug rugs (coasters), and an entire forest of “weavers trees.” Stop by and say “hi”. Take the guesswork out of shopping—-measure your “I need a rug there” spaces😊.

lydeen

lydeen is a handmade jewelry line that incorporates vintage & artisan components. This is to, not only support current artists by purchasing their beautiful components, but also the work of craftsman from days gone by that made these now, well loved, unique pieces by hand from a much simpler time.
The finished pieces then become collaborative, handmade, one-of-a-kind works of art.

Meyer Signworks

We are a husband and wife team that LOVES the rustic charm of the olden days. We try to incorporate that into our one of kind pieces. We have been placing our gems in homes around the state since 2012.
We specialize in individualized products for each one of our clients. We can do anything from vehicle decals (bumper stickers, stripes, logos, sports teams), home decor such as wall sayings, rustic signs, printed pictures or gifts to commercial signs.

Mike & Brenda’s Salsa & Bloody Mary Mix

Mike & Brenda make the best Salsa and Bloody Mary Mix this side of….anywhere!
We offer Medium, Hot, X-Hot, OMG, Green Olive, Pineapple (medium and hot), and Corn & Black Bean (medium and hot) salsa varieties. Our Bloody Mary mix is perfect for Sunday morning brunch, or any time! Recently added to our arsenal: Horseradish Pickles, Dilly Green Beans, Pickled Asparagus, and Spicy Baby Dills.

Stop by our booth for a free sample! We dare you to give OMG a try…it’ll make your mouth tingle!

Minnesoapa

Minnesoapa is a locally crafted handmade soap and body product company Located in Waterville Minnesota. All products are made in small batches ensuring consistency and quality every time. With items such as Loon Lagoon Facial Bar & Paul Bunyan’s Warm Flannel, there is sure to be something for everyone!

My Darling Dough

My Darling Dough specializes in beautifully decorated cookies for all occasions. If you have a reason to celebrate, she has a cookie to wow you & all your guests! Customers can request custom cookies, or choose to order pre-designed sets for all major Holidays and events throughout the year.

Check out My Darling Dough on Facebook & Instagram where you can follow along with her most recent sets, tutorials, and see sneak peeks of the beautiful, fun and delicious custom orders she is working on.

Myra’s Kitchen

Myra’s Kitchen is happy to bring you fun, colorful, realistic looking play foods made out of felt. From familiar breakfast items, sandwiches, pasta, burgers, ice cream cones and cookies to unique play food gifts like tator tot hotdish you and your child are sure to find something to make you smile!

Natural Order Jewelry

My pieces are one-of-a-kind works of wearable art! I work primarily in sterling silver & use natural gemstones.

Nickichicki

Hand Knit with Heart(s)
Not your typical knitwear – Nickichicki is all about color, style, and most importantly FUN!

Handmade in the midwest by our small team, each piece of Nickichicki knitwear is a special piece. Designed and made one at a time with careful attention to detail + a quality you can count on.

We look forward to another great year at Maker Fair Minnesota! We will have our best selling beanies in baby-adult sizes + some exclusives that you can ONLY shop at the event! See you there!

North Country Alpacas

At North Country Alpacas you are offered a wide variety of handmade alpaca fiber products. You may choose among the soft, warm and colorful hats, scarves, mittens, fingerless gloves, ear warmers and more. Select some handspun yarn so that you can make your own beautiful creations. Also available are dryer balls. All products are made from alpaca and alpaca blend fiber. Spend a few minutes trying on the various styles and colors so you choose the perfect gift for yourself or someone you love.

Prairie Willow

Prairie Willow specializes in handmade dream catchers in a variety of styles and colors. Also available are hand woven beaded items, and jewelry for men and women. Always accepting special orders.

Prairie Willow

Prairie Willow specializes in hand made dream catchers and beaded jewelry. New items are always being added and special orders are accepted regularly. Some of the most unique items include 3D, owl, and lighted dream catchers, as well as hand woven beaded earrings and bracelets.

Featured this year are the #MMIW red dress items. A portion of proceeds from the sale of these items benefit the MN Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, a non-profit organization.

Rainy Day Girl Designs

Rainy Day Girl Designs features handmade jewelry using genuine leather and cork. RDGD earrings are lightweight, have nickel free ear wires and come in a variety of shapes, colors and textures. There is something to fit every personality and every outfit from day to night or dressy to casual. I also do custom earrings for events like weddings and bachelorette parties to match your colors or theme.

Rosaries by Peter

Handcrafted rosaries made from semi-precious gemstones, imported woods, and Czech glass. Also included in the product line are Give Pause Bracelets which help the wearer to ‘center’ when agitation creeps into the daily grind. All products are made in Owatonna, MN by me, Peter Connor. I do not rep offshore or factory made items.

Sharon’s Fine Arts

My art is created using a variety of mixed media ranging from paint, natural plant materials, tyvek, fabric, rocks, wood, variety of textured papers, alcohol inks, color pencil and ceramic tiles to name just a few. The majority of my work is collage, however I recently have added poured acrylics and alcohol inks.
I enjoy teaching art classes and interacting with people at shows to share the “how-to’s” of my art. Learn more @sharonmendenhall.com

Simple-Trends

Sewing for all your Simple-Trends. We have grown and added to our line but all things are sewn and made with love. I started as a headband company. The headbands stay in place, absorb moisture, and are washable. Recycled wool sweater mittens were added and are fun to make and design. My personal twist on them is with reversible sequins on wool and newest kids sequin mittens with fleece. Brand new this year are dog collars with fashionable fabrics!

Tandem Bagels

We at Tandem Bagels are excited to provide genuine, made-from-scratch bagels, baked goods, soups, and salads all produced in our bakery. Our menu will delight your senses with recipes using fresh, seasonal, local and organic ingredients. Our mission is two-fold: to make quality, soulful food in an inviting setting, and to leave a small carbon footprint through eco-friendly serving materials.

THE FASHIONABLE FARM GIRL

It seems fitting that a self-proclaimed bag lady should sew bags! Pretty meets functional with a Fashionable Farm Girl bag. Fashionable Farm Girl bags are sewn by a globetrotting farm girl that takes great joy in eye-catching fabrics and functional style.Tote bags are sewn with a wipeable lining to give them durability and structure while cosmetic and wet bags have a water-resistant lining. You’ll find prints you can’t live without and organization to make your life easier!

The Handcrafted Buffalo

The Handcrafted Buffalo offers a variety of felt goodies such as felt ball garlands, felt flowers, felt crowns/headbands, floral garlands and mobiles as well as paper goods such as our handmade greeting cards and our popular READ! series of paper banners. Our colorful booth has something for everyone and every price point!

The Lemon

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade. Strawberry, Raspberry & Mango Lemonade. We also offer a sugar-free option for customers with special dietary needs. Every glass of lemonade is made as the customer orders it, no pre-mixes or powders used. We have been serving gourmet lemonade for 8 years and vend at 26-28 events in MN, IA & SD. You will LOVE our lemonade, come give us a try….you won’t be disappointed!!

Trail Creek Coffee Roasters

Trail Creek Coffee Roasters is a small batch specialty coffee roaster with a passion for community, connection, and global impact. We utilize single origin, fair trade, organic coffee beans whenever possible and roast them with a fusion of art and science to provide an amazing coffee experience.

Treats by T ~the pepper people

We make a ghost pepper sauce that is sweet because we add local raspberries and finishes with a little heat with peppers that our grown in our garden. Our sauce is so versatile that you can use it as an appetizer, dipping sauce, a glaze for your meats or roasted vegetables, or use as an add in enhancement to your favorite hotdish.

By buying our product you are supporting a husband and wife owned business. Please stop buy and try a sample. We look forward to meeting you. Tom & Trudi

Val’s Brew Treats, LLC

Val’s Brew Treats are dog treats made with recycled spent grain sourced from local Twin Cities breweries. We make these treats using the highest quality ingredients.

We specialize in making high quality pet products such as bandanas and bow ties.

Yellow Brick Pottery

Yellow Brick Pottery – Wheel Thrown, Functional Stoneware. Bowls, Mugs, Berry Bowls, Yarn Bowls, Sponge Holders, Spoon Rests, Vases and so much more. Many of my pieces are decorated with vines and leafs from around the state of Minnesota. All items are dishwasher safe, microwave safe and food safe.