5th-annual Arboretum Local Products Fair Offers Wisconsin-made Gifts


The UW–Madison Arboretum will host the fifth-annual Arboretum Local Products Fair on Sunday, December 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Arboretum Visitor Center.

Celebrate sustainability, recycling, and the local economy – shop offerings from nearly 40 vendors of locally produced edibles, clothing and fiber arts, jewelry, pottery, body care products, home decor and other items.

In addition, visitors can place bids in a silent auction of items donated by vendors. Auction proceeds directly support Arboretum programs. The Arboretum bookstore, which offers a wide range of nature, gardening, science, and kids books, will also be open. And the Friends of the Arboretum Garden Boutique will sell gardening tools.

Parking is free. This year there will be a suggested $1 admission donation.

The Local Products Fair supports the Arboretum’s mission to conserve and restore the land, advance restoration ecology, and foster Aldo Leopold’s land ethic.

Cash or check is preferred payment – not all vendors are set up for credit card transactions.

RSVP on the Facebook event page.

Vendors include:
Mariposa Designs
PORCELAIN by Karen Rae
Artsy Fartsy
Wildwood Institute
Timber Green Woods
RosyMade Designs
Madison Area Sewing Guild
Cackle Bee
Woolly Paws
generationMe LLC
Maggs Creations
Porchlight Productions
The Bohemian Bauble
Alisson Rosh
Janet Marie Felted Goods
R. V. James Designs, LLC
Farmer John’s Cheese
Joules of Nature
Woodland Images
Sunborn LLC
Lynn’s Pottery
C. Alexandria by hand
Mulberry Woods
Mad Urban Bees LLC
Jamie’s & Son Bakery
Just For Fun Beadwork
Spry Whimsy Fiber Arts
Friends of the Arboretum
Caffeine Girl Creates
Haley Studio
Harris Caning and Knitting
Emancipation Acres
Fotos Sol y Sombra
Chiccory Arts & Herbs
Kris K. Woestman
SkyStone Creative
LeeBee Jewelry
Kshan Jewels

Located between Lake Wingra and the West Beltline Highway at 1207 Seminole Highway, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum features the restored prairies, forests and wetlands of pre-settlement Wisconsin. This 1,260-acre arboretum also houses flowering trees, shrubs and a world-famous lilac collection. Educational tours for groups and the general public, science and nature-based classes for all ages and abilities, and a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for groups, families and individuals are available.