The Hudson Valley Hullabaloo is a holiday-season crafts market, but it’s also a party with a hipster vibe, designed to lift people’s spirits just as the gloom of late November settles in. While you shop for high-quality handmade items from more than 70 local artisan vendors, you can listen to tunes spun by deejay Mr. Chips, or take a break for a gourmet snack from Grounded or the Samosa Shack. You can have an old-fashioned tintype portrait made in Tom DeLooza’s wet-plate photography photobooth, or have a reading from Solidago Tarot. Or if a pen-and-ink portrait is more your style, you can get a sketch of yourself done by Will Lytle, the extraordinary artist behind Thorneater Comics, for only $1.
Products for sale at the Hullabaloo will include everything from handmade clothes, jewelry and body care products to candles, paper goods and toys, plus gifts like artisanal food, wine and spirits, hand-carved housewares and ceramics. The price of admission is $2 for all aged 13 and up; kids get in for free. The Hudson Valley Hullabaloo is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday, November 19 and again from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 20 at the Andy Murphy Midtown Neighborhood Center (the former Kingston Armory building), located at 467 Broadway in Midtown Kingston. For more info including a complete list of 2016 Hullabaloo vendors, visit http://hvhullabaloo.com.