AUGUST 29, 2012

The Big Heap planned for November 2012

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CAVE CREEK – Since 2008, Cave Creek Thieves Market, LLC has provided independent artists and entrepreneurs with a marketplace where they can benefit from their creativity. Market founders Lori Cowherd and Mickey Meulenbeek now are producing a juried handmade and salvaged goods event called The Big Heap Vintage and Handmade Festival, to be held November 16, 17 and 18, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, in Cave Creek, north of Phoenix, Ariz. The cost of admission is $5.

The Big Heap Vintage and Handmade Festival is emerging as one of the most exceptional indie, vintage, modern, industrial and salvaged goods gatherings in the West. The Big Heap co-founder Lori Cowherd describes the festival as "a lab for the way we live because at The Big Heap, the lost arts aren't lost.” The company has experienced long-term success with the creation and monthly implementation of its Cave Creek Thieves Market, from which its other ventures were born.

The Big Heap, which is sponsored by the founders of Cave Creek Thieves Market, will be held at 38410 N. School House Road in Cave Creek, Ariz. Admission to the event is $5 for adults and children are free. For vendor information, details and directions, visit:
Founded in 2008, Cave Creek Thieves Market, LLC's mission is to provide independent artists and entrepreneurs a marketplace to benefit from their creativity. The market has an expanding focus on handmade and salvaged goods. Cave Creek Thieves Market, LLC is based in Cave Creek, Ariz. Contact The Big Heap founders at or by phone at 480.575.6828. Discounts are being offered for early registrants.