By Josie Clark

Café Berlin hosted its third annual Berlin Bazaar Saturday which boasted over 40 vendors, food from Café Berlin and activities for children.

It also featured live music from local artists. A mix of Columbia residents and out-of-town visitors came to be a part of the festivities.

Cafe Berlin parking lot image

The Café Berlin parking lot is filled with vendors selling food and art.

 

Local residents Sidney Hanson and Grace Gomez-Palacio joined in on the fun the Café had to offer.

“There’s a lot of really well-made things by talented people and cool services too,” said Gomez-Palacio.

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Vendors sell a variety of products ranging from clothing to card games.

 

Many artists came to sell their unique and original work.

“I’d buy it all if I had the money,” said Hanson.

Potter Press vendor photo

Potter Press, a local artist, creates screen prints for sale.

Children were not left out of the event either. There was a designated section for kids to make crafts in addition to campfire songs and stories.

The Bazaar went from 12 to 6 p.m. and offered a variety of food from Birdhouse Fried Chicken which catered the event for the day. There were also drink specials at the Café Berlin bar. Paired with the great food was great music from KCOU. Every band was local and offered a variety of music genres from alternative to jazz.  

Local artist Sifa photo

Local artist Sifa performs at the Berlin Bazaar.

The vendors that came to sell their products offered goods like art, food, mugs and jewelry. One vendor, Evie Englezos, came from Kansas City to sell handcrafted mugs and bowls from her company, Sweet Destructors.  

“This is my first time showing in Columbia. I really like doing shows that are in different cities because I get to see all new people,” Englezos said.

The Berlin Bazaar organizers brought in vendors from other locations in Missouri to be a part of the event.

“It’s a beautiful day. There’s awesome music, and it’s a lot of fun,” Englezos said.

Midnight River vendor photo

Patrons of the Berlin Bazaar look at the products from local art vendor Midnight River.

For this only being the third year of the event, there was a large turnout with almost 300 attendees.

With the success of this year’s Berlin Bazaar, it can be expected to grow from here.

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