Queen Bee Market will Fall into
September with Las Vegas Shopping Expo
Shoppers rejoice! Queen Bee Market will ‘bee’ back in Las Vegas just in time for fall shopping with a two-day market on Friday, Sept. 13 and Saturday, Sept. 14 at The Conference Center of Las Vegas.
Described as “Etsy comes to life,” the popular urban-style handmade market is feminine and fun, hosting vendors who make their products by hand, then display them in booths that are designed with flair. This will be the 29th Queen Bee Market since its creation in 2010, with artisans showcasing an array of handmade home décor, accessories, clothing, paper arts, vintage items, furniture and more. Attendees can also expect workshops and make-and-take stations.
Originally vendors at Queen Bee Market, sisters Kellie Dooley and Allison Gharst became the owners in 2014 and hand-select the vendors who participate in each Queen Bee Market. “We love bringing the market to Las Vegas each year because of the community; we’ve received great feedback from shoppers about how much they love the opportunity to purchase handmade items in a fun shopping atmosphere,” said Dooley, “Plus, a large number of our vendors are Vegas locals.”
A sampling of the confirmed participants thus far includes: Benson Threads, Benny and the Bear, Teressa Lane, Juniper Vale and more.
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 will receive free entry. Food and drinks will be available for purchase and more information about Queen Bee Market may be found online at www.TheQueenBeeMarket.com.
Ahead of the expo, Queen Bee Market will also host a Craft Night, led by Kiki Comin at The Conference Center of Las Vegas 5 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12. The Craft Night will feature food, drinks, giveaways, swag bags and three take-home crafts. Tickets to Craft Night are priced at $85 and will be available for purchase online beginning Wednesday, July 24.
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.