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We are at maximum capacity for vendors - to join our email list for future events please send an email to sara@altonmainstreet.org with a description of your product!



Bring the family, gather some friends and come to Alton between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  Celebrate Small Business Saturday in Downtown Alton for a full day of shopping and dining.  Alton Main Street is teaming up with the Sierra Club & the YWCA of Alton to continue the tradition of going green and supporting the downtown shopping experience this holiday season. 

At the event, shoppers will find sale information for a wide assortment of downtown retailers and restaurants to encourage shopping local and keeping your money “home for the holidays”. Don’t miss this special occasion to share a holiday shopping tradition in your Downtown with family and friends. For more information, please contact Sara McGibany at sara@altonmainstreet.org or Christine Favilla at christine.favilla@sierraclub.org


Here's a list of our earth-friendly vendors along with some of the great gift ideas that they will be offering at the event!


Copes Country Soaps - Handmade soaps and bath products

Jabberwock Emporium - Imaginative artisan creations utilizing mostly reclaimed materials. Unique jewelry and art.

YoMar Baskets - Hand-made baskets

The Smelly Gypsy - All natural handmade herbal goat milk soaps, all natural deodorants and lip balms, organic beard oils

Off the Cuff Bracelet - Created from authentic vintage materials, our jewelry is made with old cufflinks, salvaged ear rings, and antique buttons. No two pieces are alike. We offer a line of belt buckles as well as necklaces made from rustic hardware, old silverware and religious metals.

Edge Services - Award Winning Christmas book, three archaeological fiction novels on Native American sites on the Mississippi river, Leather journals with hand crafted paper, small gifts of polished stones, small handcrafted boxes, singing bowls

Andy Neal - A variety of decor pieces from drift wood, logs, glass, metal whatever comes to my hands. Also off a wide range of crocheted hats scarves head bands etc.

Blair Lair Studios - Handmade ceramics, crocheted goods, tie dye, soap, decoupage goods, jewelry, hair accessories, upcycled lamps, candles, felted items

Kind Vibe Creations - Knit and crochet wears and home decor. I will also have handmade refurbished pallet home holiday decor.

Carman's Crafty Creations - Handmade aprons, quilts, and baby accessories

sHe Handmade Soaps - Artisan handcrafted bar soap and solid lotion

Bon's Paper Creations - Jewelry made with reclaimed paper, scrapbook and paper bags.

Crow Steals Fire - Personalized and artisan jewelry that helps you celebrate family, friendships, and personal growth, specializing in hand stamped, hand cast, and leather jewelry

Hausmann Inc. - Hand made jewelry from old silverware,hand crafted walking sticks and staffs,fish print note cards,original fish prints

River City Savories - Salsa, cheese spreads, hot sauce, pickles

Better Than Grandma's Custom Bakery - I make unique cookies with high quality ingredients. I use organic fruits and extracts and free range eggs.

Amanda's 100% soy wax candles and melt packs - 2x the scent of any competitor and for 1/2 the price. Made from the finest of quality scents

Uniquk Gifts & Handicrafts - 100% handmade African Arts and Crafts: Drums, beaded animal figurines, baskets, bone jewelry, banana fiber nativity scenes, wooden toys

Bubba Grump - Handmade smoked pretzels
 
Sarah Neal - Stained glass works created from scrap glass and scrap solder(the small bits that fall off larger creations, collected and used in smaller works instead of put in trash), mosaics created using scrap glass; plastic art creations: crocheted plastic bags cut into yarn, aka plarn, bags, wallets, flowers, headbands, bracelets, etc.; handstitched designs using upcycled fabric, fibers; found objects creations.

What Wood Kevin Do - Wooden kitchen utensils of which approximately 90% are made from local trees which have fallen or were taken down by homeowners.

FireverYoung Creations - Hand-crocheted dish cloths, market bags, hats, toys and special order items

Clever Endeavors - Mushroom Rock Sculptures [rocks glued together to create mushrooms, small, medium, and large rocks]

Tolkien-Style St. Louis Maps - A St. Louis Map created in the theme of the Hobbit's Shire. Framed and unframed maps of all sizes, greeting cards, and journals with the map

Crazy Daisy Art - Plush animals made from upcycled clothing and scraps, hand crocheted hats, other wearable items and animals.

Re-Creations - Jewelry using a variety of upcycled materials such as guitar strings, stained glass scraps, buttons, and broken jewelry often combined with gemstones, glass or sterling silver.

Post Oak Pottery - I create my pottery forms by hand, using a variety of building techniques. Many of my pieces depict hand carved images of native prairie plants and local animals such as frogs, salamanders, dragonflies or butterflies.

Carl Gietl - Tupperware

Ladonna's Market - Chalkboards, scarves, wine bags, head bands, purses etc. made out of up-cycled materials which makes them one of a kind.

CynsationalGirl - Vintage and upscale clothing as well as handmade scarves from t-shirts

Scarlett and Maria - Hand folded fabric flower accessories, jewelry, and gifts inspired by Japanese tsumami kanzashi

Carol Blankenship - Mittens made from recycled wool sweaters, fleece lined with vintage buttons

Girls Shoot Too - Jewelry and more made from once fired bullet casings

Wood Works - Handmade wooden items for the home, chopping blocks, cutting boards, spice racks, shelving and more