The Big Heap Vintage and Handmade Festival planned at Salt River Fields

The Big Heap Vintage and Handmade Festival planned at Salt River Fields

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Festival, which will take place November 21, 22 and 23 is at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, Ariz., and runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, has also lined up an impressive array of vintage and antique dealers and artisans.

The festival's unique vendors include vintage clothier Red Headed Sadie, a master furniture upcycler,  Fiber and Fire, Vintage by Jen, Vintage Bliss, Blacksmith Grizzly Iron, Vagabond Xchange, Sugar Jams, Jack and Cat Curio, and Rusty Saturday, to name a few.

"The Big Heap Vintage & Handmade Festival is a juried event that features the most exciting vintage furniture and decor, fashion, adornment and hand wrought and handmade items in the West," says Lori Cowherd, co-founder of The Big Heap. "Our focus is on style. The Big Heap supports individuals with the raw elements so they can make their own unique statement in/on their home, garden and self."

New additions to the wildly popular festival will include hourly fashion parades emceed by 'hip historian' Marshall Shore. The parades will feature clothing from the 1950, 60s and 70s on Saturday, November 21 styled by local vintage experts, Mitch Phillips of Rare Scarf, Jenny Kuller of Red Head Sadie and Sabrina Thompson of Bella and Bruiser, maker of rockabilly kids clothing. The parades are geared toward showing guests how to make the most of mixing modern and vintage wear.

Saturday, November 22, the talented jazz group the Torrey McDannald Quintet will perform and gourmet food trucks will be available to satisfy even the most discriminating taste.

The Big Heap will be held at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, (7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, Ariz., 85258). The entry fee is $7 for adults; there is no charge for children 12 years and younger.

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