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Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair adapts during COVID-19 pandemic

Event shifts outdoor, adds capacity limits
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Posted at 6:20 PM, Nov 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-28 19:20:48-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair has shifted its model to adapt during the coronavirus pandemic.

This year, the annual holiday market turned into a European-style open air event and is being held at Union Station’s Haverty Yards. More than 40 local artisans and makers, like Rachael Messner, are featured.

"I really miss seeing my customers,” Messner, owner of Messner Bee Farm, said. “So being able to chat with them and see some of the regular people that I would have seen at shows all year long is really nice.”

There will be a limit of 200 people, including vendors, staff and guests, inside the gates at one time. Vendor tents are spaced six to 10 feet apart.

Shoppers must have a ticket to enter Haverty Yards.

The market runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every weekend until Dec. 20.

For more information on purchasing tickets or the craft fair’s COVID-19 safety protocols, visit the Strawberry Swing website.

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