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Annual Hutchfest event highlights local trades and businesses

The event featured over 300 vendors
Posted at 10:41 PM, Sep 01, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. — The fourth annual Hutchfest event returned to the streets of Omaha Sunday. The festival is known for highlighting local trades.

"So we have over 300 vendors this year. Our vendors consist of mostly hand-made artisan vendors so they make their own bags, their own candles, their own jewelry, their own wooden products," organizer and owner of Hutch Nicholas Huff said.

Hutchfest is an event organized by the Hutch furniture store in Omaha. Its goal is to highlight local businesses. One business that had the chance to stand out at the event was Nomad Wax Company run and owned by Melissa Mroczek.

"So I actually launched in January of this year so I am in the first year as a business owner so that's been a really fun experience for me," she said. "It's been so busy, there have been so many people here. It's really exciting to see Omaha come out and support all of the local community and all of the vendors that have traveled throughout the Midwest and the musicians and the food trucks."

Hutchfest grows every year, providing an fun environment for the community and a chance to stand out for local artisans and business owners.

"Yeah it's really cool. There's a lot of different local vendors and artisans doing things that I mean, I didn't even know could be done in some cases, like homemade organic soaps and all this cool stuff," Omaha resident and Hutchfest goer Jacob McNeill said.