Earlier, I posted a story about holiday markets in the Seattle area and the beers/breweries that pair nicely with them. Now I am sharing news of makers markets actually happening at local breweries and taprooms. I share what I know below. If you know about something that I should add shoot me an email.
Big Block Brewing
(All three locations: Redmond, Sammamish, and Carnation)
Fridays and Saturdays through December 23rd
“Avoid the hustle bustle of big stores and shop small and support local. We have so many great vendors we decided to bring them all to you. Every Friday and Saturday from 4 – 8 PM starting this Friday and goes until Saturday, December 23rd at ALL LOCATIONS!”
Keep an eye on Big Block Brewing’s Instagram stories where they’ll announce vendors (all 22 of them) and their locations.
Saturday, December 2nd, 2:00 – 5:00.
Bickersons Brewhouse in Ballard.
“We are hosting a makers market in Ballard on December 2nd at 2pm. Some great homemade items will be for sale. We have space for a couple more vendors so if you are interested. contact firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Keep an eye on the Facebook event page as more details come together.
Ponderosa Beer and Books in Bellingham is a craft beer taproom and bottle shop featuring a selection of beverage-focused books (all ages). Ponderosa is hosting its holiday market on Saturday, December 2nd. “Come shop with us from 12:00-4:00 and stock up on beautiful handmade gifts for your loved ones (or for yourself)!”
“With treats by Antler Baking Company and festive hot mulled cider, this is going to be the perfect start to December! More info on Instagram.”
Yonder Cider/Bale Breaker Brewing Taproom, Seattle (map)
Sunday, December 3rd, noon – 6:00
“It’s that time of year again! We’re happy to announce our 3rd Annual Holiday Makers Market taking place Sunday, December 3rd from noon-6pm. Grab a friend, a pint and get your holiday shopping done. “
“This year, we have some new and returning amazing local businesses selling their handmade wares, so you can shop ’til you drop (or at least until the event ends).” See the list of vendors here.
Brewmaster’s Taproom, Renton (map)
Thursday, December 7th, 5:00 – 8:00
An all-ages, free event. The beer ain’t free, of course.
This event is sponsored by Russian River Brewing, so you know what kind of stuff you’ll find on tap? Good stuff, that’s what. More info on Facebook.
“It’s that time of year again! Support local small businesses and surprise your family with amazing, handcrafted gifts. This year we’re focusing on supporting WOMAN-OWNED small businesses – plus a very special junior vendor (he’s got a cool mom, so we’re gonna let him in)!” Vendors include:
- Lazy Daisy Apothecary
- Tinsel & Bliss
- Hearth Root Baking
- Kendra’s Creations
- Cozy Knits
- Cooper’s Workshop
- …and more
December 9th and 10th. Bring the whole family and join us for a weekend of Santa, adorable donkeys, and supporting local! We will have over 10 local vendors seeking their handmade goods! There will be pottery, art, hats, scarves, candles, body products, jewelry, goat cheese, soaps and more! Free hot cocoa and ornament decorating for the kiddos too!
December 9th and 10th.
Local Vendor Market. Saturday & Sunday 11am-6pm.
Santa & His Holiday Donkeys. Saturday 3:30pm-5:30pm. Sunday 11am-1pm.
“On December 10th from 12-5 in Seattle, Skal Beer Hall’s annual winter market, Julmarked, is back! Take advantage of the market’s timing concurrent to the Ballard Farmer’s Market and come take care of all your holiday shopping needs in one go.”
“The Julmarked will take place under the covered pergola out front of Skal, and will feature nordic vendors (including a cut-to-order cheese shop put on by mobile cheesemongers Street Cheese), live music, warm Glogg, and snacks from the restaurant.”
Learn more and find other local food and farm events here.
For the last year and a half, Cosmic Bottles in Covington has hosted a sip-n-shop makers market on the second Thursday of each month. The final one of the year is slated for December 14th at 6:00 pm.
For more beer-related events around Washington, check out the Washington Beer Blog’s events page.