Spring 2017 Event

The 9th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling will be held March 4th & 5th, 2017.

The vendor application deadline is January 7th, 2017.

We also have affordable advertising & sponsorship opportunities available. The sooner you sign up, the sooner we can start promoting your wonderful business!

Funky Finds Holiday Event a Success


We greatly appreciate all of you who attended, volunteered at, and participated in The Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience!

We are proud to announce that we broke our adoption record with TWENTY pet adoptions at the event (19 dogs, 1 mini pig)!!!

We also raised a total of $2,000.00 for the Humane Society of North Texas and DFW Toys for Tots.

Vendor Apps Now Open!

Open June 1st through July 31st, 2016

Saturday, November 5th, 10am-5pm
Sunday, November 6th, 11am-4pm

LOCATION: Will Rogers Memorial Center, Cattle Barn 2,
3337 Burnett-Tandy Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76107
* * * Newly Renovated Venue! * * *

Shop Local • Shop Handmade • Shop Funky

The Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience is a FREE 2-day indoor family AND pet-friendly handmade shopping event! Held in the newly renovated Cattle Barn 2!!!!

Bring the family and be a part of the funky fun featuring over 100 Artists, Crafters, Designers, Authors & Gourmet Food Makers selling their unique hand-crafted items! Attend Both Days...it's that FUNKY!

* Handmade Shopping Extravaganza
* 150 Swag Bags
* Charitable Raffle benefiting Humane Society of North Texas
& DFW Toys for Tots
* Pet Adoptions by HSNT
* Toys For Tots Drop Off - FREE raffle ticket with each donation!
* Photos with SANTA CLAUS
* Funky Finds Balloons for All
* Event T-shirts for Charity & More!

Find items in the following categories: 
Accessories * Art * Authors * Bath, Body & Candles
Ceramics & Pottery * Clothing * Gourmet Food * Holiday & Seasonal
Home Goods & Decor * Jewelry * Kids & Parents * Paper Goods
Pet Goods * Photography * Plants & Arrangements

FREE Craft Party

Our friends at the 817ArtsAlliance are hosting a FREE Craft Party next month!

Inspired by Etsy, the DFW Artisans' Craft Party gives you an opportunity to get in touch with your creative side.

WHEN: Saturday, June 18th, 2016; 2:30-5:00pm

WHERE: Sparks Studio of Creative Arts, 509 West Main Street, Arlington, Texas

Join in a fun afternoon of crafting and great company. The first 20 attendees will receive a swag bag. You can pick up promotional literature from the event's sponsors and see a display of some creations by the artisans that helped put together the craft party, along with their business cards. Light snacks will be provided.

Two colorful, free, make and take crafts will be available. Neither is very difficult. There will be volunteers on hand to give instructions and assistance as needed. Share your creations on social media using #EtsyCraftParty

While you don't have to sign up to participate, it will help the organizers have enough supplies and snacks on hand if you will let them know you are coming by claiming your FREE ticket for Etsy Craft Party: Arlington on Eventbrite.

Coloring For All Seasons - Spring

Coloring books, specifically adult coloring books, are currently all the rage. I was browsing the book section at a big box store the other day & there was a massive section full of very nice coloring books with various themes. If you search online, you will find tons of free coloring pages. However, if you don't have access to a printer or want a unique gift for someone, a coloring book is the way to go.

I recently received Coloring For All Seasons - Spring, a beautiful coloring book from Greenleaf Book Group, for review. It is a wonderful book full of magical Spring illustrations perfect for celebrating the season of rebirth. There are many claims that coloring is a wonderful way to relax & unwind. According to the book's description on Amazon, by concentrating on specific patterns and hues, coloring can unlock creative potential and help alleviate stress. Sounds good to me...and it's a lot cheaper than therapy! So grab a copy so you too can ‪#‎ColorAndChill‬

10 Year Celebration

Ten years ago today, I started the Funky Finds blog, the foundation for what Funky Finds has become today. My main passion is sharing unique handmade items & independent businesses & the blog was an awesome tool for that for several years. Today we are having a blast hosting semi-annual handmade events in Fort Worth, Texas, & we continue to share the funky finds we discover via our Facebook page.

We thank each & every one of you for supporting handmade, independent businesses, and Funky Finds!

They once were funky lost, but now they are funky found!!!

8th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling

Ahoy! Shop Local, Shop Handmade at the
8th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling

Ahoy! Mark your calendar for the 8th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling on March 12th & 13th, matey! This year's Spring show will take on a decidedly nautical theme. We've cast a wide net to make sure we've caught only the freshest and funkiest handmade products in the retail sea. Be sure to arrive early on Saturday for the best chance at reeling in lots of choice catches. But have no fear, these vendors will be sure to keep the decks fully swabbed and well-stocked throughout the entire voyage! Most vendors accept credit cards, but your best bet for shopping is a pirate's chest of cash (on-site ATM available)!

WHEN: 10am-5pm, Saturday, March 12th
11am-4pm, Sunday, March 13th

WHERE: Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3409 Burnett-Tandy Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76107 - Small Exhibits Building (marked Poultry Barn)

ADMISSION: FREE! All ages and pets welcome!
Parking fee payable by cash or credit card.

The free family and pet-friendly indoor event will give your budget maximum positive impact on your local community. Know where your dollars go by shopping at Funky Finds! Money spent on products at the event go directly to the artisans "creating" their bottom line.

The Spring Fling will feature a charitable raffle benefiting The Humane Society of North Texas and CASA of Tarrant County. Proceeds go directly to the animals you'll be able to see, hear, pet, and adopt on site, and to CASA whose volunteers will be happy to tell you about volunteer opportunities and how donated funds benefit their efforts.To date, Funky Finds has raised over $30,000.00 for local charities and over 125 animals have found a forever home at Funky Finds events!

Funky Finds events are unique because of the time spent jurying the applicants to find the funkiest mix of makers! All items are hand-crafted or hand-altered by the artisan selling at the event. This event is the perfect opportunity to support the local economy, local arts community, local charities, and purchase one-of-a-kind products!