2020 Season Notice
Wildroots Creative Family,
Wildroots began as The Hudson Flea just 6 years ago, it started as a dream to create a market made up of the best artists and creative business owners in the area, drawing crowds of curious and community-driven shoppers. It's grown from a flea market concept with one location and a small group of vendors into something far better than I'd ever dreamed or hoped for.
We built the Wildroots Creative Family.
Each year we grew, local communities embraced us and invited us to hold our markets in their towns. We encouraged makers and shoppers to get inspired, to unplug, and make connections while at our markets. We created a feeling and a vibe that was strong and memorable.
In the past 6 years, I have watched so many businesses start from the ground up, I have watched your dreams come true right before my eyes. This is something I will cherish forever and it's been an absolute privilege to be a part of. We have built lifelong friendships, shared laughs, wiped each other's tears and most of all we have supported each other as a community.
2020 was our year to shine!
Unfortunately, the universe has different plans. Things that directly affect the market and its success are in a constant state of uncertainty right now and the cancelations of large public gatherings have made it impossible for our business to continue in a traditional sense. Our makers do not feel comfortable, and consequently are not signing up for future market dates.
Wildroots is more than filling spaces in a parking lot.
The vibe, energy, and the connections that make Wildroots an exceptional event have all but gone away or made impossible with new restrictions and lack of interest. Uncertainty in the world and the inability to hold a market true to our roots is very challenging, it has eaten me alive for the past 3 months. The decision was not taken lightly, but we have decided to cancel our 2020 Wildroots season.
This is not goodbye, this is a pause to regroup and recreate. We have said it for years, ground and grow, and it has never been so clear what this means to me. It is time I take my own advice, and I am excited to see what the future holds and I hope we will see each other again soon.
Wildroots Modern Market