A Weekend of Pin Events

It’s Labor Day weekend– the last long weekend of the summer! If heading to the pool, camping or having a cookout just isn’t in the cards for you this weekend, why not go for something a little more non-traditional? There are loads of pin-related events for you to check out.


Madewell Pop-Up

Austin, Texas

About: Last month, the denim-focused clothing retailer Madewell opened the Madewell Commons in Austin—an event space for local culture happenings like workshops, live music and markets featuring local artisans. Friday a number of brands will be hosting a pop-up at the location.

When: Friday, 3:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

Where: Madewell Commons: Austin, 1329 South Congress, Austin, TX 78704

Enamel Pin Artists Will Include: Luella

Entire Weekend

626 Night Market

Orange County, California

About: The largest, original night market in the country. This market includes an art walk, games, live entertainment, crafts, and tons of food vendors. This is the last 626 Night Market event of the year.

When: Friday & Saturday 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Sunday 4 p.m. to Midnight

Where: Santa Anita Park, 285 West Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007

Details: Admission is $5 at the door, cash only. Children 3 and under are free. Parking is free. Most vendors accept cash only and ATMs are available.
Santa Anita Park does not allow pets with the exception of service animals – it is up to their discretion at the gate to allow your furry friends in.

Enamel Pin Artists Will Include: Just Peachy (Booth B16), Little Woman Goods (Booth A19), Area Reps (Booth B18), Clenn Designs (Booth B07), Dang Wear and Cosmetics (Booth A17),and Four Letter Word Cards (Booth C12)


Saboten Con

Phoenix, Arizona

About: A four-day Anime, Manga and Japanese Pop Culture Convention in Phoenix organized by Monkey Paw Entertainment. “Saboten” is the Japanese word for Cactus, a play on the convention’s roots in Arizona.

When: Friday Noon – 8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Monday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: The Sheraton Grand Phoenix, 340 North 3rd Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Enamel Pin Artists Will Include: Moon Brat Studio (Booth P624)



Patch At ‘Em

Poughkeepsie, New York

About: The Hudson Valley’s celebration of punk and DIY fashion. This indoor flea market will feature patches, enamel pins and other artists.

When: Noon-5 p.m., Monday

Where: Darkside Records, 611 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Details: From crafty to crusty, come celebrate crafting, patch and DIY culture. Whether you’re into punk, comics or sewing, this event is about creating and promoting a local patch, fashion and design community.

The event will have our regular selection of embroidered and silk-screened patches, enamel pins, 1″ pins, denim jacket & vests, new & vintage band shirts, studs, spikes and more. There will be sewing and ironing stations set up so you can apply your or help an older patch in need of a fix. There will also be a button making station.

There will be classic metal music by DJ Unsoundrob.
Event is kid friendly and free.

Enamel Pin Artists Will Include: Knee High Horror, Couples Therapy Co. , Trippy Pins, and Rolling Pins.

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