The Red Sled Market is hosting a special event all about the lovable creature from European folklore: gnomes. The 3rd annual NW Scandinavian Gnome Festival hosts gnome vendors from all over the Pacific Northwest.
Since 1997, the Red Sled Market has been a seasonal pop-up shop in Sherwood. It started in the living room of owner and now houses more than 80 select vendors, crafters and artists. You’ll find curated art, home décor, foods and one-of-a-kind pieces.
The market also hosts an annual festival all about gnomes. Get ready to attend this special event.
2022 NW Scandinavian Gnome Festival
Whether you love gnomes, collect gnomes, or what to familiarize yourself with the depth of gnome décor, make a visit the NW Scandinavian Gnome Festival from October 14-16. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Along with perusing thousands of gnome creations, you can take selfies with the roving gnomes, participate in fun interactive games and crafts for kids, get a treat at the gnome sweet shop, and visit the gnome home.
Here are the items you’ll find at the festival:
- Gnomes for all seasons.
- Gnome jewelry
- Gnome towels
- Gnome soaps and bath bombs
- Gnome wine tasting
- Gnome crafts (to-go and DIY)
The festival is free to visit on Saturday and Sunday.
On Friday, you can get early access for $20. Tickets include a free 8” gnome and part of the proceeds are donated to the American Heart Association. There are two sessions to choose from on Friday: 5-7 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tickets are on sale now.
The festival takes place at Red Sled Market, 16030 SW Tualatin Sherwood Rd. in Sherwood. For more information, visit the Red Sled Market website.
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