Briar Patch Marketplace began thirty-three years ago in north Scottsdale and has grown into one of the largest and most unique arts and crafts shows in Arizona. Briar Patch provides one-stop shopping for unique gifts and holiday gifts, along with home and patio décor, jewelry, unique clothing, specialty foods and so much more.
Briar Patch owner Jeannie Cueto’s love of high quality, handcrafted wares and her desire to give friends and neighbors the opportunity to buy unique gifts was the inspiration for Briar Patch Marketplace. Jeannie continues to work personally with vendors and schools to maintain the highest standards to bring Arizona communities the most exceptional yet affordable gifts and crafts.
Through our personal approach and proven fundraising capabilities, Briar Patch has become a trusted, family owned organizer of craft festivals in Arizona that benefit schools, school-affiliated clubs and organizations. We have worked with Arizona schools for over 28 years, providing a unique way for the community to support school organizations while shopping.
The first Briar Patch Marketplace featured only twenty vendors, our events have now grown to as many as 100 to 220 hand-selected vendors at each show. Vendors are selected from mostly local craftsmen and entrepreneurs, and provide a wide variety of unique gifts and specialty items. Briar Patch is dedicated to providing support in an environment where these talented vendors can sell their exceptional wares. Our central checkout system makes shopping a hassle-free experience for festival attendees, allowing them to gather home décor items along with jewelry, clothing and holiday gifts and pay as they exit the event.
We work hard to cultivate the most exciting craft festival in Arizona. We are dedicated to supporting our vendors and school organizations by marketing and advertising our events to our ever-growing list of fans across the country. Our customers from other parts of the country consider attending a Briar Patch Marketplace event an essential part of their regularly planned visits to Arizona. And of course, we are committed to providing the finest in crafts, home and patio décor, unique gifts, holiday decor, folk art, and one-of-a-kind items that shoppers are looking for today.