Monday, December 04, 2006

A Major Success!

Man-o-man, I don't think anyone would have predicted that between 8,000 and 9,000 people would have stormed the Midtown Global Market for the 10-hour feeding frenzy that was No Coast Craft-o-rama 2006. The day started early with most vendors arriving around 7 AM to get setup and have their breakfast tamale at La Loma (yum!). I myself opened my day with Huevos con Chorizo.

Thanks to dozens of great volunteers and the Crafters Local 612 members who did not have stuff to sell (Chrissy, Kristen), at the door the shoppers got great programs with maps to all the crafters, as well as free stuff from Bust, Alter Magazine, and Craft Zine. Roe Family Singers, Sister Gin, the Sandburg Steppers, and Kristi and Joel provided musical ambiance all day. I heard Santa stopped by, too, but never saw him.

One of the highlights of my day was the Roller Girls Kissing Booth. I saw many a shopper walking around with a big, happy, holiday Roller Girl kiss on the cheek!

Unfortunately I didn't get to shop much, but luckily I know where to find the vendors! I'll be checking them out after the fact as I wallow in sadness that I only bought two things all day!!!

Here's some photos of the big day:


Thursday, November 30, 2006

It's a-coming!

NCCOR is only two days away now and we are so gratified and pleased by the mention in Wednesday's Star Tribune Home and Garden section. We are also listed as a Hot Ticket in Pulse, the area's best music rag.

Thanks to everyone for your support and we'll see you in 48 hours!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

CRAFT:zine sponsorship

We are ever-so-pleased to announce that CRAFT:zine is sponsoring No Coast! They will be on hand promoting their delicious new magazine and reporting on the show. So come on out December 2 and be a part of the fun.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Monday, October 23, 2006

MGM Here we come!

This weekend we're touring the Midwest Global Marketplace scoping out the areas for our booths. It's only a little over a month away! Yes, by the way, those are tiny snowflakes falling in this picture.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Exciting sponsorships in the works

We are working on some big plans! Stay tuned here, or sign up on our website to signup for our e-newsletter.

This is gonna be so much fun you will hardly be able to stand the wait. Plus, how can you resist the great food at MGM? Can't wait to see you in December!

Saturday, July 08, 2006

My Space 2

Thanks to Dan S. from Stand Up! Records for this screenshot. No Coast Craft-o-Rama is a cool new friend!

Thursday, July 06, 2006

My Space? Or yours?

Check us out on My Space! Do a "Find a Friend" search for 'No Coast Craft-o-Rama'. We'll be your friend...

Wednesday, June 28, 2006


I thought I'd start this blog out welcoming everyone to the 2006 No Coast Craft-o-Rama, put on again by the Crafters' Local 612. Bigger and better, this year's sale will be on December 2, 2006 and located at the new Midwest Global Market on Lake St. and Chicago Ave. in Minneapolis. Check in regularly for updates on the sale itself, advertising, sponsorship and vendors.