Photo courtesy of Field + Supply
After a two-year hiatus, the Hudson Valley craft fair returns to the Ulster County riverfront for a weekend of crafting and shopping.
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If you’ve never been to a Field + Supply fair, you’re in for a treat. And if you have, you know it’s not to be missed. We are happy to say the event is back after a two-year hiatus and will take place October 8–10 (10 a.m.–6 p.m.) at Kingston’s Hutton Brickyards, a beautiful setting right on the banks of the Hudson.
“More than a traditional market, Field + Supply offers an immersive, inspirational, and aspirational experience for makers and shoppers alike,” says Brad Ford, an interior designer and founder of the high-end fair. “We see it as a cultural event aimed at celebrating all that the Hudson Valley has to offer.”
With over 150 artisans and vendors, the market offers something special for everyone — from handmade jewelry, textiles and botanical skincare products to stunning ceramics, lighting, and other furnishings and accessories for the home. You can easily spend a day (or two) here. In addition to shopping, you’ll enjoy hanging out at a picnic table sampling the food (Oyster Party’s lobster rolls are amazing) and listening to live music. The weekend lineup of indie folk, reggae, and country bands includes Good Morning Nags, August First, and The Big Takeover. Oh, and there’s a bar, too.
A few vendors to keep an eye out for: Woodstock’s Lowland Studio, which specializes in porcelain chandeliers and sconces inspired by the natural beauty of the Catskills, as well as West Africa and Eastern Europe, where owner Kelly Storrs studied the human relationship to fire and clay. Helen Prior’s ceramics and pillows, with patterns based on wildflowers and plants native to the Valley, are absolutely stunning. And be sure to swing by HETTA to sample (and, we bet, buy) their sweet and spicy Glögg (Nordic mulled wine). It’s based on an old Norwegian family recipe and bottled in Kingston.
Mike White, behind Germantown-based design studio Ordinal Indicator (a three-time vendor), is excited to experience the market’s trademark friendly community. “We’ve all been cooped up the past year,” he says, “and I think I can speak for the entire maker community and say that we’re all looking forward to reconnecting with one another.” Prior, whose studio is based in Kingston, agrees. “Field + Supply is exciting because it’s a cross between a trade show and a really great family event. It’s the best of both worlds.”