Hamilton Fringe Festival

A 12-day unjuried theatre festival that happens every summer in downtown Hamilton



Take a stroll down the pedestrian walkway in the East end of Gore Park and meet crafters, artisans, small businesses and community groups from Hamilton and beyond.

Saturday, July 20 – Fringe Vendor Marketplace

Marketplace Exhibitors:

Eye My Magpie started way back as a 14 year old girls passion for pink elephant sales, bazaars, second hand treasures and accessories and collecting. Influenced by theatre and storytelling EYE MY MAPGPIE is inspired by the drama of an object, an images, a projection. Magpies recognize themselves in a mirror and gravitate to shiny objects and bring them to their nest or leave them for others to enjoy. Today with much encouragement by friends and family, Eye My Magpie is a fun little Instagram shop started by Karen Ancheta who is an actor, story teller, mom, teacher, lady-boss.


Home Spun Hamilton
Home Spun Hamilton is a self run business. Methods include fabric craft, knitting, machine and hand sewing, machine embroidery, vinyl transfer and upcycling.

Marigold Witch
“My name is Jill and I’ve been doing fabric crafts for over 10 years. As a trans person with ADHD, stitching allows me to focus my brain and create work that represents every aspect of my identity. I specialize in cross-stitch and embroidery and sell finished embroidery hoops, cross-stitch patterns, stitched keychains and patches.”

Happy Bees Honey
An Ontario beekeeper producing 100% Ontario honey!

The Xperience Annex, City of Hamilton
The Xperience Annex is an initiative by the City of Hamilton which seeks to connect youth ages 18-29 with resources and services around the city such as housing, employment, health, and financial assistance. We are located on the 4th floor of the Hamilton Central Library, but we serve community members from all communities in Hamilton. As a Youth Engager, I meet people where they are and try to help address the needs they have identified. Rather than take a prescriptive approach, I want to create an open and low-barrier environment to help get people where they want to be.

Victoria E. Edwards Photography
“I am a (com)passionate photographer that loves to incorporate adventure, stories and fun into my work. I love to enhance the beautiful natural light that’s given to me, to make everything look a little more magical; even on the simplest of days. I live in Hamilton, Ontario with my two cats, puppy, and boyfriend. I am a dreaming, travelling, animal lover, who still gets excited at all the little things life has to offer. I offer photography and videography services; mainly focusing on portraits, pets, and travel.”

Hemp Tingz
Hemptingz is a brand started by Hamilton local Serafina Thoma. She is a multimedia artist who creates jewelry out of hemp, crystals, clay and recycled materials. She is a proud contributor to the art crawl community and loves creating products that embody the ethos of DIY crafters.

“I create paintings and illustrations drawn from my own perspective, and I’m also inspired by nature, the human body in vulnerability, strangers, especially faces, and abstract wanderings of my imagination. I also have prints of my photography, and sell vintage finds.”


Date & Time:
Sat. July 20th—11am - 5 pm