It’s been a while since we have posted. It’s harvest on the Schwab farm which means I am helping out as much as I can and it’s also been busy at the store. We are in full swing for getting ready for the holidays. Today we even dug out the tree for the store. We had a hard time with it, with the beautiful weather we have had this weekend it’s hard to get in the Christmas mood or even think about decorating for the season but….. we have the GnomeMade event coming up soon and we need to be ready. I want to share a little about the event for those of you who haven’t attended before.
The GnomeMade market is an annual event that is held every November and coincides with Deer hunting opener. So for the ladies who have husbands who like to hunt, this event was made for you! The event takes place in New Ulm at historic locations and features local artists and handmade gifts. There are several participants including local boutiques. There are several venues in homes throughout the town so even if you aren’t looking to buy, you can go to look and check out these beautiful historic homes. Here is a MAP of the venues, there are several and a few new ones this year. One of the sad things about being part of the event is that we do not get a chance to do our own shopping because we are busy at the store. On second thought, not shopping might actually be a good thing. We can’t help ourselves when we find unique things and this market is full of them!
This year marks the 30th year of the event! To honor the anniversary there are wonderful prizes that will be given away including over $500 in gifts will be given away in a special anniversary drawing and a grand prize that includes an overnight stay at the Deutsche Strasse Bed and Breakfast, which was recently named ‘Best Historic B&B in Minnesota’, and a $25 gift certificate to Lola’s – An American Bistro.
Check out the website for more information.
The market days are Friday and Saturday, November 7 & 8 from 8 am to 5:30 pm and Sunday, November 9 from 11 am to 3 pm. Venues follow the market hours even if their typical hours are different.