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Welcome to the 2023 Higher Ground Fair Artisan Marketplace!

Shopping, Social Action, Exhibits, Workshops and Quilt Show all in one place!

Saturday, September 16, 9 AM - 6 PM

Sunday, September 17, 9 AM - 4 PM

This year our Marketplace hosts a variety of educational and social exhibits!

Discover the history and arts of the Rocky Mountains

while enjoying a wide range of artisan vendors, foods and our fourth annual Quilt Show.

Interested in participating at Higher Ground Fair 2023? 

Apply to be a vendor, exhibitor or presenter today!

See the Higher Ground Fair 2022 Participants:


Altitude Soaps

the mission of Altitude Soaps is to elevate basic hygiene into real self-care with an array of products answering to the motto "beautiful and functional, handmade at Altitude." Unique, handmade artisan soaps using vegetarian ingredients and cruelty-free silk fibers.


B.E.'s Bees

BE's Bees produces pure, raw honey and beeswax candles in Laramie, WY



Buttermints makes old fashioned butter mint candies using a unique blend of natural ingredients. Then those ingredients are combined with a hint of pure essential oil to produce a wide array of bold and refreshing flavors. You'll find that their unique blend delivers a refreshing and balanced touch of buttery sweetness in every bite.


Byer's Homemade

A brand new and fresh vendor waiting to make people smile with her beautiful handmade goods! Beaded jewelry, crocheted, and knitted gifts.


Common Outdoor Ground

Common Outdoor Ground organizes volunteer projects in service of public lands in Southeast Wyoming. Their projects include trash cleanups, wildlife safe fencing, opening new campsite, and trail work.

They will be offering merchandise as well as an interactive activity. They will also be giving out information on their organization


Cow Creek Ranch

Cow Creek Ranch is nestled in right at the Nebraska Colorado border where they raise Yak, Angora Gotas, Mangalitsa and Berkshire Pigs. They take the hair form the Angora Goats and hand craft leashes and livestock leads.

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Creation by Northwind

Creation by Northwind is run by a Laramie local serving up homemade cookies and candies along with handmade jewelry and knitted goods.

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Dakota Labs

Dakota Labs is a USDA certified Organic certified hemp company that specializes in hemp oils, topicals, and gummies. They operate out of Rapid City, South Dakota.


Denise Patton, Artist

Denise's experience as a designer, theater set and museum exhibit builder, fine artist, gallery owner, and museum director opens up a world of materials and techniques for personal expression.

The art integrates both traditional structure and lyrical, organic, movement, whether in time-tested watercolors, oils, pastels, or in contemporary multi-media.

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Eleazar Estrella Palomino

Eleazar Estrella Palomino are artisans from a small town in the Andes of Peru. They are dedicated to the elaboration of alpaca wool sweaters as well as ponchos among other purely artisanal products.

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Five Folds One Cloth

Making soap has become a passion at Five Folds One Cloth. They only use plant-based ingredients in creating soaps and skincare products including hand crafted lotion bowls, lotion sticks, lip, balm, and deodorant. Everything is produced using recipes they have crafted using the mantra of "I want my loved ones using this".


Heath's Blends

Heath's Blends understand how important it is to use only the freshest and cleanest herbs and spices. They continually search for only the best ingredients to add to their wonderful blends, constantly sampling and testing for cleanliness and purity of color, taste, and odor. All of which can make a large difference on the taste and the consistency of spice blends. This allows Heath's Blends to be an artisan company, and to give you the finest Gourmet line possible.


High Carbon Mercantile

Family ran, established in 2018, High Carbon Mercantile designs and prints Wyoming Gear. They make Wyoming apparel, decor, jewelry, and more.

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High Plains Taxidermy

High Plains Taxidermy offers an assortment of hand-crafted items including hand-painted coffee mugs, coasters, jewelry, jellies and jams, crocheted items, and more!

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JR Designs & Co

JR Designs and Co was founded by a born and raised Laramie Native with over 10 years of experience at the University of Wyoming Art Museum. She left to start her own business creating handmade polymer clay jewelry and other unique and trendy items


Laramie Fiber Guild

The Laramie Fiber Guild is a group of like-minded crafters interested in the animal fiber arts. Connoisseurs of wool from all animals, their group is interested in the arts of spinning, weaving, knitting, felting, and more. 


Miss Elaine & ABC Storage Solutions

Miss Elaine is a local quilter and business owner bringing not only her quilts and other handmade items, but also transportable cabins, sheds, and horse barns.


Mitchell Cutlery

Mitchell Cutlery is a Laramie-based business offering cutlery and camping knives.

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Moose Mountain Quilting

Moose Mountain Quilting sells quilting fabric, patterns, quilt kits, and finished quilts. They also participate in various craft shows around Colorado. People love their finished wall hangings because they are all wildlife and mountain themed, and they sell the kits to make the wall-hangings for those that want to make them themselves.


Mountain Brewed Candles

Mountain Brewed Candles is a Laramie-based company that makes organic soy wax candles in recycled beer/soda cans. They have enjoyed sharing their candles with the Laramie community at the Farmer's Market. They sell single "can" candles, or you can build your own 4 or 6-pack at a discounted price!


Mountain View Meats

Meat has been Mountain View Meat's business for three generations, and they love it. They make sausages the old-fashioned way for their family and yours. Crafted by hand, their products are made with quality spices, beef, or pork, and no surprises. They are also fully cooked, delicious, and ready in minutes.


Paisley Peacock Fiber Arts

Paisley Peacock Fiber Arts is a Laramie-based fiber artist who makes Rocky Mountain inspired wall-hangings, jewelry, and much more!


Rocking RA Leatherworks

Custom leather goods and repair/restorations since 2017.Our motto "If it's leather, we can handle it!" is literal. Offering custom leather goods of all kinds including: Service dog harnesses; Horse tack & gear; Purses, wallets, belts and apparel; Chaps, holsters, sheaths; and more!

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Sadie Winter Studio

Sadie Winter grew up on a ranch in Wyoming, immersed in the DIY aesthetic and frontier ingenuity of outsider art. Since discovering clay as a production potter for Piney Creek Pottery, she has started her own studio creating handthrown, hand-painted functional porcelain pottery. This work is primarily influenced by a love of western landscape and wildflowers.


Sauced Up Salsa

Sauced Up Salsa is Utah's Favorite Salsa Company; they are "Utah Own's" Certified, Minority-Owned, and a family business.

Each small batch is lovingly hand-crafted using top-quality handpicked ingredients, fire-roasted paired with the perfect blend of spices. This way they guarantee you a true quality-sabrosa experience with every spoonful!

Salsa is Vegan, all natural with no added Sugar


Silver Sage Alpacas

Silver Sage Alpacas is a Laramie based Alpaca farm. They currently raise more than a dozen Alpacas, who are sheared annually. In keeping with their "All Things Alpaca" theme, they will offer a large selection of clothing, accessories, yarn, roving and gifts.


Torrington Rock Shop

Open for 57 years! Torrington Wyoming Rock Shop has a fantastic variety of rocks, minerals, crystals, fossils, jade, jewelry and gifts for everyone.

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Wyoming Wind Gifts

Barb Page and her husband Tom live on and help work his family's ranch northwest of Laramie in the Little Laramie Valley. They raise Black Angus cattle along with the usual ranch animal assortment of a milk cow or two, horses, chickens, dogs and cats.
Barb has been interested in natural healing from an early age. Making jewelry from the earth's natural stones came as a result of this interest.
Barb feels that the properties in some of the stones aid in promoting physical and emotional well-being. Some of the jewelry is a result of her continual search to combine beauty with functionality.

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