Atomic Holiday Bazaar returns for season 15 after a two year (and a too long) hiatus due to the Covid pandemic

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Atomic Holiday Bazaar returns for season 15 after a two year (and a too long) hiatus due to the Covid pandemic. Atomic has moved to the Sarasota County Fair located at 3000 Ringling Boulevard. Atomic Misfit makers will be found inside at Robarts Arena along with other makers located at the street fair outside of the arena on the fairgrounds property.Atomic was fortunate to land the Small Business Saturday weekend falling right after the Thanksgiving holiday. New dates and hours for Atomic are: Saturday, November 26, 12pm  – 7pm and Sunday, November 27, 11am – 6pm. Admission is $6 for adults, kids 12 and under get in free. Food trucks at the street fair include Mouthole BBQ and Big Blue Grilled Cheese and Robarts indoor arena cantina will be open for hungry shoppers.  Atomic is family friendly to PG-Rated adult content.The Bradentucky Bombers roller derby team will continue to work as Atomic’s greeters handing out an Atomic swag bag to the first 100 adult’ish people who enter the arena at the start of the Saturday and Sunday shows. Bags are filled with vendor swag, some gifted vendor merch and coupons that may be used at the Atomic show.A little AHB background: Atomic was created in 2006 showcasing 50 unconventional crafters who needed an affordable and welcoming venue to sell their unusual handmade wares. By producing an alternative craft show for Sarasota’s hip shoppers, Atomic quickly grew into an annual Sarasota holiday shopping tradition. The show proved such a success it became “the little craft show that could ” and grew to the point of where it is today, having outgrown the downtown Municipal Auditorium, Robart’s has plenty of free parking and a roomier building for the next chapter of the Atomic experience.Atomic features a wide range of items for all: screen printed t-shirts, faux taxidermy, upcycled everything ranging from home decor, clothing, jewelry, (for example, think of “upcycled” as copper pipe that has been refitted into a desk lamp), vintage clothing, kitsch, lowbrow to elegant fine art, holiday cards, jams, jellies and the best canned pickle selections ever, one of a kind baby clothing, humorous chatchkes, ornaments, knits, catnip toys, doggie stuff, felted art, plants, plushies (unusual and humorous creatures), pop culture-graphic art posters, dark sentiments, body products, candles, beachy vibe stuff, ethnic Latin textiles, rock n roll edgy clothing, sweet little creations that make you sigh, get the picture? No artsy stone unturned, Atomic has something for all!Currently the indoor arena spaces are sold out but applicants can apply to be put on the waitlist; street fair spaces are filling up quickly and are expected to sell out soon. The application may be found at www.atomicholidaybazaar.com.

 

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