The post Salem blues and non-buyer’s remorse are real, you guys. I think we all know the feeling. You go on an amazing vacation and enjoy time with your loved ones. You come home and review the photos on your phone but you wish you had a physical item, a tangible memory to look back on as well. Maybe the post Salem blues have set in a little bit. Bring a piece of Salem, MA home with you from the Haunted Happenings Marketplace! Our vendors definitely have you covered.
This year’s line up features many incredible artists, makers and creatives who offer a piece of Salem to look back on. The following are just a few of those options. To see an entire list of the vendors for 2022, please click here.
Amuck Broom Co.
“Handmade brooms made the old fashioned way by using simple tools, a little elbow grease and a healthy sprinkle of imagination. Made to be both aesthetically pleasing as well as fully functional. Each broom would look right at home in Old Sturbridge Village or leaning against the hearth in the Salem Witch House. Visitors to the market will enjoy a selection of sweeping brooms, hearth brooms, besoms (traditional round brooms or witch’s brooms) cobweb brooms, hand whisks and altar brooms make for both ritual and everyday use.”
Amuck Broom Co. is an especially relevant option given the release of Hocus Pocus 2! Channel your inner Sanderson sister and bring home a piece of Salem with you in one stop.
The Spell Jar Bar
“The Spell Jar Bar is a DIY spell jar station invented and run by two little witchlings – Rosie (7) & Lily (4) – who loved making spell jars so much they had to share the love with everyone. They offer over 4 dozen different crystal chips and herbs for you to fill various size and shape jars to create your very own unique spell jar. When you are finished your jar is sealed with the candle color of your choice to finish it off. There are mini spell jar keychains and necklaces as well as spell jars made by the girls.”
If your interests lean more towards witchy and New Age options, this could be a fun and unique souvenir for you to bring home.
The Black Veil
“Co-owned by identical twin brothers Ryan and Matthew Murray “black & grey for the grim hearted” Come forth and capture a glimpse through the keyhole of a veil between two worlds, to a place of sprawling gardens and looming shadows never to be at rest. Wander throughout our foyer and amongst a vast variety of beautifully grim artists, clothing, designers and jewelry vendors. Photograph candidly amidst the realm in which you find yourself. Within these gable walls you will not find the day, only the dimness of clocks where time itself will refrain. We are the black veil, we drift through the night.”
The Black Veil is a tattoo studio and shop here in the witch city. They offer prints of their original artwork, t-shirts and more that feature a variety of Salem’s landmarks and themes. These would all make for great keepsakes, gifts and more.
Keep Salem Odd
“Keep Salem Odd is dedicated to celebrating the creative energy, spirit, and downright quirkiness of modern Salem. There are nods to history, but also consideration of the needs of the modern eccentric. There are several ranges of products, the Elder Goth line of household goods and apparel (for both the actual elder goth and their budding gothling children); items saluting Salem like Keep Salem Odd tees and Salem Spirit pint glasses with the cutest little ghost unique items for the crypt or castle, like handmade Cottage Core Coffin trinket boxes and journals, carefully curated antique ephemera items, and sundry odd finds goods for vegans and lovers of peculiar animal-themed items, as well as LGBTQ-ally-spirited pronoun collars for our doggo friends jewelry, scarves and other personal adornments that are a bit batty, a bit gothy and 100% odd.”
Mike Paige Studios
“Handmade wooden ornaments, carvings, and earrings. The wood-burned ornaments range from imagined historical quotes (what might Tituba have said when she was accused?) to Entering Salem signs and commissioned pet portraits. Carvings include whales, tikis, jack o’lanterns, and more.”
There are, of course, tons more options outside of these five. The Haunted Happenings Marketplace takes place this year on the first, third, fourth and fifth weekends in October. Come shop, eat and play and be sure to tag us in your photos @hauntedhappeningsmarket and @creativecollectivema! We would love to see your purchases and the bits of Salem you’re bringing home.