Help a Minnesota Maker Succeed: HAMMS Event, Saint Paul

Finally, it’s spring time! In Minnesota that means a bunch of really interesting events are about to spring up.  Get it? Sorry, the crazy winter has made me loopy.

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Anyway, one such happening is the HAMMS Event. It’s a one day market that features local and micro merchants. Formally, it’s called HAMMS – Help a Minnesota Maker Succeed.  It’s not your typical artisan market. This event has a bit of a twist to it.  One lucky Minnesota Maker will receive up to $5,000 of the ticket sales from the event.  It’s part crowd funding and part market according to the website.

What’s at the HAMMS Event?

While I did not go to last year’s event because I had just barely moved to Minnesota, this year’s event seems very intriguing.  Not only do they have artisan cosmetics and handmade hats, but there are also pet inspired vendors.  People are encouraged to bring their dogs to the HAMMS event.

Of course, there will be food trucks too.  Since moving to Minnesota, I haven’t really had the opportunity to check out many food trucks. It’s really my own laziness that has kept me from trying them…that and the overwhelming number of them compared to where I used to live.  So many choices!

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If you are looking for something new and/or fun to do on May 3rd in Saint Paul, check out the HAMMS – Help a Minnesota Maker Succeed event:

Saturday, May 3, 2014 10am-4pm
The former Hamm’s Brewery Shipping Docks (top floor of the Everest Building)
713 East Minnehaha Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106

HAMMS Event Ticket giveaway!

Wait, do you want to win two tickets to the event?  Leave a comment on this post about what most intrigues you about the event or what you’re looking forward to about springtime in Minnesota and a winner will be chosen at random.  Or if you’ve got nothing to say, send out a tweet to share this post and mention me (@NonChron) so I know you did it. Drawing closes at midnight Central Time on April 25th.

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