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NEED SOMETHING LOCAL, STAT?

Many a Royal Bison vendor’s work can be found at these fine Edmonton independent shops year-round:
• Hideout Distro (on 124st)
• Tix on the Square (Churchill Square)



ABOUT THE ROYAL BISON


The Royal Bison Fair pops up in Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ, the territory of the nations of Treaty No. 6 and of the Métis and Blackfoot nations. The Royal Bison is committed to anti-racism. We work to create a welcoming, supportive, and capacity-building environment to show amazing work from our diverse maker community!


Since 2007, the Royal Bison has been popping up at the Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre in the heart of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Forced online due to the Covid-19 pandemic, from May 2020 through September 2021 the Royal Bison hosted six online pop-up fairs to great success, connecting more than 200 vendors with thousands of art and design enthusiasts from across Canada.  

Thanks to the sweet, sweet power of vaccines and science, the Royal Bison is returning – both in person and online – for the 2021 holiday season! You’ll find us in person at the Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre in Edmonton, Alberta from December 3-5 and 10-12, 2021 and online at royalbison.ca from November 26 – December 12, 2021. 

The in-person event will feature all of your favourites: a rad playlist from CJSR FM 88.5, mandatory masking and vaccination, and two weekends choc-full of weird and wonderful art, craft, and design. For those tuning in online, you’ll have access to the work of over 140 amazing vendors from the comfort of your couch, and free shipping too. We’re so excited to support Edmonton’s incredible community of artists, designers, and makers in both the online and in-person space!   

THE ROYAL BISON IS AN EDMONTON-BASED, TWICE-OR-SO-A-YEAR FESTIVAL OF THE BEST AND MOST CURIOUS ART, CRAFT AND DESIGN EDMONTON AND REGION HAS TO OFFER. WHILE ITS ROOTS ARE LOCAL, THE FAIR WELCOMES VENDORS FROM THE REST OF ALBERTA, BRITISH COLUMBIA AND SASKATCHEWAN, (AND VERY OCCASIONALLY) EVEN FURTHER AFIELD. 

We’re a tightly-curated, vendor-run craft, art, and design fair located in the heart of the historic Old Strathcona retail district in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The fair has been blowin’ through town since 2007, has a ferocious following of loyal customers, and – dare we say? – gets better and better each season. 

Three weekends a year – once in the spring and twice in the winter – top-notch makers, designers, illustrators, ceramicists, and assorted hangers-on, showcase their work, bringing with them some of the most vivid design, art, and craft in the country. The fair revels in all things local and independent, acting as a springboard and showcase for creative endeavours from the prairies and beyond.  


WHO RUNS THIS THING, ANYWAY?

Vikki Wiercinski

LEAD ORGANIZER

Vikki Wiercinski is a graphic designer and ceramicist. She has been organizing the Royal Bison since 2010. Read more about her work at veekee.ca

Emily Chu

CO-ORGANIZER

Emily Chu is a commercial illustrator and maker of goofy art products. She was born in Beijing, and raised in Alberta. For more info, please visit heyemilychu.com

Paige Simpson

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Paige Simpson is our social media strategist! Community-minded and incredibly organized, she is based in Edmonton, AB. Find her at yarrowsocial.com

Stephanie Simpson

ROYAL BISON ELF

Stephanie Simpson is an illustrator and photographer, as well as a long-time vendor at the Royal Bison. Check out her work at stephsimpson.ca

Jim Johansson

STOCK KEEPER II

Jim Johansson is a film photographer, a registered nurse, and is real good at shouting "we're closed!" at the end of the fair. View his work @jimshootsfilm