Queen Bee Market Buzzes into Holiday Shopping with First Fall Expo in Las Vegas
Shoppers will make a ‘bee-line’ for Queen Bee Market to get a head start on holiday shopping at the popular handmade market’s fall expo on Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6 at The Conference Center of Las Vegas. Described as “Etsy comes to life,” Queen Bee Market is feminine and fun, hosting more than 70 vendors who make their products by hand and display their products from booths that are designed with flair.
This will be the 25th Queen Bee Market since its creation in 2010, and the third one in Las Vegas. Originally vendors at the popular Queen Bee Market, sisters Kellie Dooley and Allison Gharst became the owners in 2014 and hand-select the vendors who participate in each expo. Vendors will showcase and sell an array of handmade home décor, accessories, clothing, paper arts, vintage items, natural skin care products and more. A sampling of the confirmed participants thus far includes: Averie Lane Boutique, Tiny Seamstress, Bare Naked Botanicals, Marcella Taylor Design and more.
Attendees can also expect live demonstrations, make-and-take stations, live music and may purchase tickets to workshops. The market will also host local food trucks and beverage vendors on-site, with items available for purchase.
Tickets will be priced at $5 per person and will be available for purchase at the door. Children 12 years old and younger and military with ID receive free entry. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a local non-profit organization.
Ahead of the expo, Queen Bee Market will also host a Craft Night, held at The Conference Center of Las Vegas from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 4. The Craft Night will feature food, drinks, giveaways, swag bags and three take-home crafts led by celebrity guest crafter Heidi Swapp. Tickets to Craft Night are priced at $85 and are available for purchase beginning Thursday, Aug. 16 at www.TheQueenBeeMarket.com.
About Queen Bee Market
Queen Bee Market was originally founded in 2010, when it caught the attention of sisters, Kellie Dooley and Allison Gharst, who participated through their Etsy-based company, Peabody & Sassafras. The sisters purchased Queen Bee Market in 2014 and have continued to grow Queen Bee Market, amassing a strong following of vendors and visitors throughout the southwest. In 2017, Dooley and Gharst hosted their first Queen Bee Market in Las Vegas, which has since become an annual event. Both San Diego natives, the sisters balance their roles as business owners with parenthood as mothers to three small children, each. Queen Bee Market has made charitable donations to Operation Smile, Children of the Nations, Ronald McDonald House of Southern California, The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and others through its events.