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Julmarknad Handcraft Market & Festival

Preview Party – Fri, December 3 (Sold out)
Day 1 – Sat, December 4 (Sold out)
Day 2 – Sun, December 5, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Sold out)

Preview Party: Friday, December 3.  Get early access to the handcraft market and mingle with the community curators of ASI’s holiday exhibition at this special evening preview.


The sights and sounds of the Scandinavian marketplace return in time for the holidays at one of the region’s largest handcraft markets and festivals. Shop handmade goods from more than 60 regional artists at booths inside ASI and out in the courtyard. Browse exceptional items from ASI’s own Jul Shop, alongside distinctive artisan glass, clothing, wood, jewelry, ceramics, and textiles.

Perfect for all ages, Julmarknad features pop-up musical performances, family crafts, story time, festival foods, and take home handcraft projects that celebrate the season. Kids – be on the look-out for Tomte Kajsa!

Saturday only, catch ASI’s first-ever Kubb League tournament.

Julmarknad Holiday Market & Festival is Sold Out.

Ongoing Courtyard Market

New this year, in addition to the Julmarknad Market itself, ASI will host a series of handcraft vendors throughout the holiday season. These vendors can be found in market sheds in the ASI courtyard.

2021 Julmarknad Handcraft Market Vendors

AnnMade in Minnesota

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Aqua Nabina

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Artifacts of Joy

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Ascension Art Glass

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äventyr

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Becca Cerra LLC

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Beeper Bébé

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Birch & Body

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Catherine Schoenherr

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Cecilia Schiller & Cranky Heart Automata

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Clay Bay Pottery

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Clayhouse Pottery Studio

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Coneflower Creative

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Dottir

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Fireweed Community Woodshop

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Folkdress Fantasy

Hallin.Designs

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HejLöv

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Homesteading Bliss

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Ilrid Vikings

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Imokim Pottery

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Johnson’s Fine American Woodworks

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Kilns of Flanders

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Kim Losse/Donna Millard Pottery

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Land of Fudge

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Laurie Jacobi Original Designs in Wool

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Lesley Darling Fiber

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Lisa Rydin Erickson

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Marcia Almquist – The Little Red Trunk

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Millenium Studio

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Mud and Bark

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Nan Onkka Prints

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Needles and Threads

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Oakleafleather

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Open Cupboard Designs

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Peder Hegland Pottery

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Simply Elegant Glass Art

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Steller Handcrafted Goods

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STITCHESbycarin

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T & C Latané

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Tara Sweeney Art

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Tessoro

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The Homesteads

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Third Daughter, Restless Daughter

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Top Knot Stitching

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Traveling Tomten

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Väva! Veve!

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Yana Frank Design

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Vendor applications for the 2021 Julmarknad Handcraft Market are now closed. To be notified about future Julmarknad application cycles, please fill out this form.

 

Julmarknad celebrates the Swedish tradition of slöjd, or handcraft. ASI is committed to upholding this tradition all year round with the Nordic Handcraft series. Workshops, classes and demos taught by skilled instructors bring Nordic-inspired folk arts to life innovative and creative programs in textiles, wood, birch bark weaving, basketry, glass and more. Learn more about ASI’s Nordic Handcraft Programs.

A tradition that can be traced back to the middle ages, outdoor holiday markets are a hallmark of the Swedish holiday season, which begins with the First Advent in November and ends on St Knut’s day on January 13. Nearly every town in Sweden has its own Julmarknad, characterized by small red sheds decorated for the season and filled with handmade goods from local vendors.

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