About Us

Full of creatives who are experts at their craft, this indie craft fair is the Midwest’s celebration of the handmade movement.  Founded in 2011, The Strawberry Swing has become a Kansas City tradition, with two fairs: The Summer Swing and The Holiday Swing.  In 2015, we added the First Annual Spring Swing.

 The 4th Annual Holiday Swing is Saturday, December 5th & Sunday, December 6th at The Uptown Theater Shoppes {3600 Broadway, KCMO}

Our goal is to create an indie craft event that becomes nationally known as a “place to be” for all lovers of handmade and recycled/upcycled items.  Buzzfeed recently recognized us as just that: one of the Top 35 Indie Craft Fairs in the World! We support small businesses and the handmade craft movement.  We also support saving our environment through the sale of recycled or ‘upcycled’ items.  {is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value}

Our past events have included food trucks, a photo booth, live music and 60+ vendors!  The Swing has donated a percentage of vendor fees to different non-profits, as well as raised money for Harvesters, Rosedale Ridge After School Program, and more to help the hungry and those in need of Kansas City.  This year we have partnered with The Family Conservancy and Great Plains SPCA and we couldn’t be more excited to help them out.

Want to be part of this awesome experience?

Apply to be a vendor or a Sponsor or attend as a guest!  Attending the event is {free}.  The first 100 guests who bring a children’s book or monetary donation for The Family Conservancy will receive a swag bag, including items donated by vendors & sponsors, too!  Our makers have donated some of their fabulous items for these non-profits to raffle at The Swing, as well!  Suggested donations are children’s books for TFC and/or hand sanitizer/paper towels/dog or cat food (wet or dry)/dog or cat toys for Great Plains SPCA.  


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