Indie inauguration

A successful Oklahoma City event brings Oklahoma vendors and products to the Cox Business Center on Saturday.

If you know me, you know I love a good craft show. Make it a made-in-Oklahoma craft show, and you can bet I’ll be there. (Confession: I’m especially a sucker for the natural, homemade soaps.)

The Indie Trunk Show will make its first appearance in Tulsa this Saturday, Aug. 27, in Exhibit Hall C at the Cox Business Center, 100 Civic Center. Mother/daughter team Karen Jobe and Stacy Lea founded the event in Oklahoma City in 2014 with 86 local vendors.  Now, it has grown to more than 200 vendors and 2,500 in average attendance. 

What’s the secret to their success? Passion for what they do. Lea and Jobe both have a history in creating products and selling them at craft shows. After participating in various shows, they thought of several ways to improve the experience for vendors, leading them to start Indie Trunk Show.

Vendors are all locally owned, independent small businesses and include soap makers (squeal!), candle makers, artists, woodworkers, jewelry makers, stationery creators, furniture painters and one-of-a-kind crafters and designers.

As a supporter of shopping local, I hope Tulsans will be there in droves. Take that, OKC.

The Indie Trunk Show is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday. Tickets are $5. The first 100 shoppers will get a swag bag with vendor goodies.

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