Vendor show encourages residents to shop local

Killdeer residents will get the chance to shop locally for various products on Nov. 18 at the annual Killdeer Extravaganza Vendor Show.

By Zak Wellerman
One of the event organizers, Donna Bieri, said the vendor show will people a chance to get a head start on their Christmas shopping. Some of the products might include crafts, baked goods, potential gifts and other local products.
“The benefits would be shopping locally. It brings people to town for the day and it’s a win-win for a small town,” Bieri said.
Sarah Duttenhefner, another event organizers, said the show used to be lead by town criers and people could go around to visit local business.
Later on, it became centralized in one location.
“It [the show] helps vendors because they have a place to share items,” Duttenhefner said.
The event was started by two sisters, Steph Hardersen and Jen Durkart, years ago, but after last year they were too busy to continue running it themselves.
A lot of people wanted the vendor show to continue.
So, Bieri, Duttenhefner and others continued the tradition into this year’s show. The event normally has a few hundred people attending and there will be a similar format with additional vendors every year, Bieri added.
“We might add a shopping spree. There’s always a new variety and it’s never the same every year,” Bieri said.
As of right now, there are 45 tables rented, but there are still a few spots left for reservation.
The show is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the High Plains Cultural Center.
There will be over 30 vendors participating.
Lunch will be served by the Luther League.
Door prizes from the vendors will be given away at the show as well.

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