Shop Etsy

Fall Is Here and So Is Hello Etsy!

Sep 1, 2011

by Kimm Alfonso handmade and vintage goods

Fall is finally here! We’ve made it through torrential rain, steaming hot nights and, yes, even earthquakes to bring you Hello Etsy: A Global Conference on Sustainability across the U.S. and Berlin. You can find more information about each satellite event and how you can get involved below. We’ll also be at some other great events in September, so definitely get out there, support a craft show and your local makers or join the conversation about sustainability!

Greenville, SC

You’ll find the South Carolina Etsy Street team at the Indie Craft Parade September 9-11, 2011 in Greenville, South Carolina. We love their commitment to interaction between the community and local independent artists. With an eclectic mix of handmade goods, music and edibles, this handmade parade is sure to be rockin’! Get your tickets to shop for Friday’s VIP shopping night and beat the weekend rush. You can even win two free tickets direct from Indie Craft Parade. Have fun!

Leiden, Holland

Join Etsy at the Mightnightwalk on September 9, 2011 as we host a special makers party to fill your night with crafty inspiration.

The Mightnightwalk is an annual event promoting a citywide summer stroll through Leiden. Come experience the art, music, and dance that makes this city so great. There will also be live music and crafts to while the night away. RSVP here.

London, England

On the September 10 and 11,  you’ll find Etsy  joining forces with School for Creative Start-Ups to bring you Create Cafe at the Thames Festival, London’s largest free outdoor arts festival. Situated by City Hall on Saturday and the Tate Modern on Sunday, Create Cafe will provide a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the festival. Drop by for a cup of tea or a delicious cake by The Tea’s Knees and sign up for Dragon Den-style mentoring sessions with School for Creative Start-Ups and learn more about selling online with Etsy. The cafe will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. While you’re there, be sure to follow the Craft Trail, where visitors follow a map to discover a variety of handmade goods. Come join us for a fun weekend for all ages!

Shakopee, MN

Love vintage? So do we! Come find Etsy at Junk Bonanza in Shakopee, Minnesota from September 15-17. This strictly vintage event is packed with activities to please all types of shoppers. Their popular “Lucky Friday” promotion boasts hourly prize drawings, but if raffles aren’t your thing, check out their farm market or magazine signing. More activities are listed on Junk Bonanza’s website. Have fun and shop some of the finest vintage around!

Queens, NY

Step right up, New Yorkers far and wide! Come to Maker Faire and Whack-a-Treasury with Etsy! That’s right, folks: Whack-a-Treasury!

From California to Detroit, our Whack-a-Treasury game has been making the rounds of the Maker Faire to huge success! Now we’re bringing it to the Maker Faire in Queens, New York on September 17 and 18, 2011. Here’s New York’s chance to out-play San Mateo (500) and Detroit (800) and create the most treasuries in two days! We’ll have Etsy Admin staffing the booth all weekend, so come with your questions and high fives! Purchase tickets for the event here.

Wanna know how we made it? Learn more.


Our first Hello Etsy: Global Conference on Sustainability and Small Business is happening the weekend of September 17-18, 2011! With conferences around the globe, each event will feature local small businesses that want to connect with their peers, learn the skills to find success, and be part of the movement to build human-scale economies. Find an event closest to you!

Berlin, Germany; Brooklyn, New York; Los Angeles, California; Portland, Oregon; San Francisco, California and Washington, DC.

If the event you’re interested in is sold out, find a DIY Summit near you hosted by members of your community! Join in the conversation about sustainability, micro-economies and small business. You can even host your own or watch as the conference unfolds in our Online Labs on September 17 and 18.


  • ThePolkadotMagpie

    ThePolkadotMagpie said 8 years ago

    Hello Etsy, and hello Fall. Please come to New Mexico soon.

  • theowlshop

    theowlshop said 8 years ago

    I will have to catch it on the "online labs"!

  • gabrielefelt

    gabrielefelt said 8 years ago

    How wonderful, I want to come to Berlin!

  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    TwinkleStarCrafts said 8 years ago

    If only I could attend the London event! Sigh.

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 8 years ago

    How fun! Y'all are everywhere!

  • MishaGirl

    MishaGirl said 8 years ago

    Hello Fall, it's time to get busy! The events sound like a great way to start!

  • jlrdesigns

    jlrdesigns said 8 years ago

    Too bad I can't make it to LA that weekend; I'll be part of an online lab :)

  • JillianReneDecor

    JillianReneDecor said 8 years ago

    Hello Etsy! Thanks so much for spreading the word on all the dates and locations! I have my fingers crossed that I can make the DC event!

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies said 8 years ago

    Is it really fall already? I wish I could make some of your events!

  • callmemimi

    callmemimi said 8 years ago

    Hello hello :) a great season is coming ! Go Etsy !

  • Morado

    Morado said 8 years ago

    Hello DC etsy!! :)

  • callmemimi

    callmemimi said 8 years ago

    Hello hello :) A new great season is coming ! Go Etsy !

  • thelittlemarket

    thelittlemarket said 8 years ago

    Yes!!! Hello!!! Can't wait for the fall season!!

  • mazedasastoat

    mazedasastoat said 8 years ago

    *sigh* It's already starting to feel autumnal here in the UK... I think I must have blinked & missed the summer!

  • littlebugjewelry

    littlebugjewelry said 8 years ago

    Wish I could come!!!

  • jammerjewelry

    jammerjewelry said 8 years ago

    Lovely article, thanks!

  • LuLusApple

    LuLusApple said 8 years ago

    Hooray Autumn Hello!! Happy Summer is almost done!

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 8 years ago

    I wish I could join.

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 8 years ago

    Cant believe its autumn already! : ) Nice to see community activities spreading, theres also the Glasgow Social Media Conference on in September too!

  • TheIDconnection

    TheIDconnection said 8 years ago

    Vintage please come to Texas, Galveston would be nice:)

  • RegalCottage

    RegalCottage said 8 years ago

    Well, Howdy! I am so excited for the Fall show season. Lots of fun in store!

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 8 years ago

    Whoo hoooo!!!! Can't wait for the fall season!!!!!

  • Alfonzi

    Alfonzi said 8 years ago

    HA! Love all the Hello's! And so will our folks at these events! If you are at an event that has an Etsy table, do stop by and say hello! We love meeting and chatting with our community!

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 8 years ago

    thanks for having such an awareness on sustainability :)

  • mamif

    mamif said 8 years ago

    hello fall

  • stepbackink

    stepbackink said 8 years ago

    The best hello I read today :)

  • RootsSoapCo

    RootsSoapCo said 8 years ago

    So excited to be going to my local Portland, OR event!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 8 years ago

    Wish I could come to the one in NYC~ maybe another time. We'll be getting ready for a Art Show must stay home and work....baa humbug.

  • Waterrose

    Waterrose said 8 years ago

    Can't wait to see them online....wish I could visit in person!

  • TheScarfTree

    TheScarfTree said 8 years ago

    Wishing everyone lots of fun!

  • PlayfulPrincesses

    PlayfulPrincesses said 8 years ago

    Great Fun!!! Happy Fall!

  • Simag

    Simag said 8 years ago

    H E L L O F A L L The events sound like fun. Wishing you guys the best! {i wish i can be there too}

  • salvagedspace

    salvagedspace said 8 years ago

    Exciting! Hopefully this goodness will soon spread to Texas! :) megan - @salvagedspace

  • EyePopArt

    EyePopArt said 8 years ago

    I made a treasury featuring some of the organizers, speakers, and volunteers who are helping with the Hello Etsy conference in Portland!

  • catiques

    catiques said 8 years ago

    How fun and enjoyable it all appears..I woul love to visit the SC group. have a great time everyone

  • 2sistershandcrafted

    2sistershandcrafted said 8 years ago

    Hello eh! Would love to see an event in Toronto Canada!

  • pouch

    pouch said 8 years ago

    The London event sounds great, wish I lived closer!!

  • art4ear

    art4ear said 8 years ago

    Hello! Would love to see an event in Ottawa, too.

  • SugarBellies

    SugarBellies said 8 years ago

    Happy fall, even though it feels no where NEAR fall here!

  • twooverzero

    twooverzero said 8 years ago

    Can't wait for the Indie Craft Parade in SC! Glad to see so many other great events happening all over the place! Hooray for Etsy!

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 8 years ago

    Cleveland is a creative place and would welcome you with open arms! Please come, soon.

  • hafsazaheen

    hafsazaheen said 8 years ago

    I wish Ilived in the us or the UK maybe next year i will get to go

  • CicaleTdesigns

    CicaleTdesigns said 8 years ago

    Just signed up for the Washington DC event- YAY! Looking forward to meeting everyone~

  • wiLDaBoUtCoLoR

    wiLDaBoUtCoLoR said 8 years ago

    heLLo fALL! If there was an event closer to me, I'd be there!

  • AurDenDesigns

    AurDenDesigns said 8 years ago

    Fall is a crazy time for this family, but one of these days i`ll pack up the crazy family and we will head out to one of these fun events.

  • FeltNatural

    FeltNatural said 8 years ago

    i envy all of you that can attend these events... have fun!!!!!!

  • FeltNatural

    FeltNatural said 8 years ago

    Wonderful! hope all of you who can attend have a wonderful time!!!!

  • KarensLoom

    KarensLoom said 8 years ago

    does sound like great fun! i too hope one day to join an event or even help organise one here in buenos aires... who knows!!!

  • miratiwari

    miratiwari said 8 years ago

    Please do come to Mumbai- I really miss having a change of seasons-- fall used to be my absolute favourite!

  • lovinffhmusic

    lovinffhmusic said 8 years ago

    "The Crossroads of America" would be fantastic! Indianapolis, please!

  • FrogBlossoms

    FrogBlossoms said 8 years ago

    Hurrah....Have fun and don't forget to recycle all those water bottles!

  • lisabarbero

    lisabarbero said 8 years ago

    Rochester, NY has a great and growing arts and crafts community that would be perfect for a Hello Etsy stop. :D

  • EviesToolEmporium

    EviesToolEmporium said 8 years ago

    Hello! Hope everyone enjoys Junk Bonanza in Shakopee MN!

  • blessedvintage

    blessedvintage said 8 years ago

    I would love to see etsy in az, it is lovely here in the winter. blessings

  • ingridbrowning

    ingridbrowning said 8 years ago

    How exciting! So many great events!

  • auntemilie

    auntemilie said 8 years ago

    A ton of wonderful events but none near me ;(

  • piperewan

    piperewan said 8 years ago

    Super excited to be hosting Hello Etsy here in Portland, Oregon!

  • pearlenvy

    pearlenvy said 8 years ago

    I wish I could attend this, maybe next year!!

  • allthingswhite

    allthingswhite said 8 years ago

    hello etsy! can't wait to see you at Junk Bonanaza :D

  • BettesHandmadeGifts

    BettesHandmadeGifts said 8 years ago

    Wish I were able to go to one of the events. Maybe next year :*))

  • girliepains

    girliepains said 8 years ago


  • thedancingwren

    thedancingwren said 8 years ago

    hello hello! so excited to see everyone at junk bonanza! should be an absolute blast!

  • Woodzart

    Woodzart said 8 years ago

    Hello! would love a North Carolina visit!

  • GrandmamasAttic

    GrandmamasAttic said 8 years ago

    Sure wish I could go to the Junk Bonanza!! Sounds like lots of fun for all!! Fall is on the way, Autumn to many around the world.

  • JewelleryByJora

    JewelleryByJora said 8 years ago

    Wish I could make the London stop, not enough sales so not enough cash to travel *sniff*

  • LaAlicia

    LaAlicia said 8 years ago

    can't wait!

  • isewcute

    isewcute said 8 years ago

    Hello! Would love to see you in Ohio! xo

  • ChrisCrafter

    ChrisCrafter said 8 years ago

    Are there any upcoming events in Ontario Canada? Or anyone interested in starting a group in Southern Ontario?

  • Alfonzi

    Alfonzi said 8 years ago

    There is a North Carolina Event!! Hello Etsy DIY summit organized by Techshop and our own Acorn to Oak Handmade Street Team!

  • BackyardBrand

    BackyardBrand said 8 years ago

    Have fun y'all!

  • TheGypsyShop

    TheGypsyShop said 8 years ago

    I'd love to go! But I'm in Chicago and a broke artist! :( Hope everyone has fun... I've paid for showcasing, but it hasn't produced any sales- some traffic- but slow. Does anybody know what to do to sell things in a showcase effectively? I'm 21$ into showcasing but haven't had a sale- I listed over 200 items and would love to increase traffic- it seems my fees and time are outweighing... And my prices are inexpensive as I thought this would promote sales. I'm going to take some better pictures- working on that, but I'm really interested to know how to get things rolling. It seems saturated maybe? I'd love just a few sales- I'm unemployed and my eyeglasses broke... If only I could earn $130 for some new ones... I'm nearly blind LOL... I paid for another showcase- have never showcased my jewelry before, so maybe some of it will sell... We marked down the Art by 80% too- I'm surprised it isn't moving... Maybe someone that has a blog like I do, maybe we can help each other out by placing each others widget codes on our blogs?


    LYONSDENTHRIFTSTORE said 8 years ago

    Hello Fall and Hello Etsy from Colorado where the Aspens leafs are turning beautiful colors of Autumn. You all have a great time and wish all the best!

  • OhEdith

    OhEdith said 8 years ago

    Can not attend. Wish I could! Hello etsy! Susan

  • TheHairyVetch

    TheHairyVetch said 8 years ago

    Very excited about this event. Simone

  • susanwilliamsdesigns

    susanwilliamsdesigns said 8 years ago

    Hello Etsy! Thanks for including my Scallop Circle Punch Hello Tags! You should come visit us in this area. While here, you can enjoy Rainbow Springs! It is lovely in the fall! (All year round, actually.)

  • LaughingFridge

    LaughingFridge said 8 years ago

    I want to whack a treasury!! But I'm on the wrong side of the continent :( Oh well, Portland is celebrating Hello Etsy so I'm good there!

  • SageAndTimeDesigns

    SageAndTimeDesigns said 8 years ago

    I love all the events you sponsor! I can't wait to get involved!

  • jpcountrymarket

    jpcountrymarket said 8 years ago

    Wish you could come to Ashville or Knoxville - live close to both. Can't attend this year, but there is always next year, anyway, a great big Hello and everyone have fun.

  • CowboyCrazyCreations

    CowboyCrazyCreations said 8 years ago

    Does anyone know of any etsy happenings in Ft Myer FL area mid to late October? Would love to hear!

  • ausome

    ausome said 8 years ago

    Wish I were in London, to say Hello Etsy to Her Majesty

  • twistedsticks

    twistedsticks said 8 years ago

    I love the fall. It is time to slow down and reflect. Cuddle up with some hot tea and get the creative juices flowing!

Sign in to add your own