How We Got Started
The Winter Market is inspired by the open-air Christmas Markets held all across Europe.
These events are scheduled around the Advent Calendar and have been going on for centuries – They have become as much a part of the cities in which they’re held as the citizens themselves! Truly, markets like these were “shop local” events before the advent of the Hashtag.
When we opened WunderHaus, our goal was to contribute to the local economy by helping to sustain the Farmers, Brewers, Bee Keepers, and Artisans that make Arkansas so beautiful. This project is very much a continuation of that effort. All proceeds generated from the Market will go into a fund aimed at creating green spaces throughout Conway, and a larger “Brick and Mortar” Market that will serve as a more permanent hub for those Craftspeople, Farmers, Local Artists, and purveyors of fine, handmade goods.
The mission of the market is to provide a creative and open community space where Arkansas’ artisans and growers can come together to sell fresh, locally grown, sustainably raised, and handmade products to the local Conway Community. The Winter Market kicks off funding for this space in the style and tradition of centuries old European Christmas markets. We believe Conway is ready to adopt this tradition, and have been encouraged by the support and excitement from so many people who are bringing this event to life