Come explore the African Marketplace, with a wonderful assortment of African art, clothing, crafts, musical instruments, CDs, and DVDs available for purchase. The Marketplace also provides an opportunity to learn about and support nonprofit organizations that are working with the people of Zimbabwe and South Africa. Your purchases from these nonprofits will benefit many lives in Southern Africa.
|10:00 AM – 5:00 PM||Saturday, June 25|
|10:00 AM – 5:00 PM||Sunday, June 26|
The afternoon stage is at the south end of the grassy area just south of Building C, with the African Marketplace vendors to be located around the periphery of the grass. This area is in the center of the Fairgrounds campus with workshop buildings and restrooms on either side. Parking for Zimfest vendors will be available in the perimeters of Buildings A, B, C, D and F, with the large South Parking Lot open to all other Zimfest attendees.
Kyra Skaggs is the 2022 Onsite Marketplace Coordinator.
Zimfest 2022 Marketplace Vendors
Africa Mama will be selling beautiful handcrafted, handwoven, handcarved African arts & crafts, traditional & fashion clothing, textiles, costume jewelry, baskets, and more. Info:
Haus of HLNE
Haus of HLNE will be selling handmade African jewelry and wares. Info:
Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center
Kutsinhira’s mission is: 1. Teaching and sharing the music of Zimbabwe by providing classes, workshops, performances and lectures; 2. Providing humanitarian relief to disadvantaged communities in Zimbabwe through the Zimbabwe Community Development Project; and 3. Providing music and cultural arts instruction to its local and extended community by hosting teachers from Zimbabwe through its artist-in-residence program. We sell Zimbabwean crafts, Kutsinhira branded t-shirts, hats, hoodies, music CDs and lightly used African clothing. Info: www.kutsinhira.org
Mambokadzi will be selling clothing, arts & crafts, and fabrics. Info:
Marimbaworks will be selling a complete line of quality mallets for playing Zimbabwean-style marimbas, as well as hosho and mini soprano marimbas in multiple tunings. Info: www.marimbaworks.com
Matanho Project and Friends of Matanho will be selling mbiras, dezes, hosho, leg rattles, African fabric & attire, jewelry, and art. Info: www.matanhoproject.org
Sandals on My Feet
Sandals on My Feet will be selling a variety of musical instruments, baskets, fabrics, clothes, slippers, hats, jewelry and statues from Nigeria and Ghana. Info:
As always, this year’s tee shirts and a limited supply of posters will be on sale at the Zimfest Booth, along with previous years’ merchandise at reduced prices. Zimfest has been fortunate to have had two different individuals donate their collections of African outfits, cloth and miscellaneous instruments to be sold at the Booth. 2022 Booth Coordinator is Carrie Rodlend. Info: