Several local businesses and independent crafters will be selling their goods today and Saturday at an indie craft fair dubbed Riot Rooster.
Red Rooster Coffee Roasters, an organic and fair trade coffee company in Floyd, and Baylee’s Best Chocolates, a chocolate shop in Roanoke County, and Frizzante, which produces a carbonated juice drink made in Roanoke, are among the vendors.
Organizer Beth Deel started the event last year after hearing from several crafters who felt that their work didn’t fit in at traditional craft shows which tended to feature holiday or country-style crafts.
“It came about as a way to unite those crafters,” Deel said.
The crafts at Riot Rooster are made from recycled and upcycled items.Shoppers will find handmade jewelry, silkscreened T-shirts, upcycled sweaters, sculptures made from exotic wood, knitted baby hats, scarves and a whole lot more. For a full list of vendors, click here.
The craft show is at The H20 Heater, 813 5th Street SW in Roanoke beginning today from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.