The Talent Craft Crawl (TCC) is a walkable, outdoor event that showcases local crafters, artists, makers and food & beverage vendors in multiple hubs around the city. It will always fall on the Saturday before Mother’s Day each May; this year it will be held on May 11, 2024. Produced by the Talent Business Alliance (TBA), our goal is to create a thriving and anticipated market that draws guests from throughout the Rogue Valley into downtown Talent, Oregon.
In 2023, during our inaugural event, we had over 75 vendors and drew at least 3000 people into our community. It was a huge day for our town, with all TCC vendors and Talent’s brick-and-mortar business establishments enjoying the extra foot traffic.
TBA’s mission is first and foremost to support local businesses at every stage of their development and this event created a marketplace to do just that. Established crafters and makers, as well as emerging entrepreneurs are able to sell their goods in a thriving and equitable business environment alongside Talent’s permanent businesses. At its heart, TBA’s greatest goal is to create social and economic opportunities that expand the vitality of the community of Talent.
Our 2024 goal is to host 100 vendors and bring 4000 people into town. Better foot traffic equals more revenue, both in the short term for the vendors & brick-and-mortars participating on that day, and in the long term as Talent continues to be on the radar of all who participate. It’s a win-win for everyone.