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We’re kicking off the new year with good ‘spirits’ as we are holding the first meetup of 2020 at The Distillery – Swallowtail Spirits Tasting Room & Event Venue.  Located at 111 Main Street and just opened last fall, Swallowtail transformed a ca. 1911 automotive shop into a tasting room which offers amazing drinks and great ambiance.

Kevin Barrett, owner of Swallowtail, will share insights into the craft of distilling, the opportunities/challenges of opening his new space, and some exciting new ideas in the works.

Also at this month’s meetup we will talk about some upcoming 2020 events that present opportunities for involvement from downtown Springfield businesses and in particular our Makers group.  The first of these is NOMCON (the Nation of Makers Conference) which is being hosted in Eugene/Springfield June 5-7.  The Booth Kelly Makers District is scheduled to host a pre-conference tour event on Friday June 5th, so we need to start planning for what that entails.  Later in June the Olympic Trials will be taking place, with the 20K race walk event taking place in downtown Springfield.


This is a recurring event, each month on the LAST Wednesday of the month. Venues rotate.

Upcoming: 2/26/2020 (Venue TBD)

Email hello@boothkellymakers.org if you would like to host one of the meet-ups!


About the Booth Kelly Makers District:

The Booth Kelly Makers District is a community, destination, and resource for local artisans, built on Springfield’s proud heritage of craft.

The Makers District is at the heart of downtown Springfield – tethered to the historic Booth Kelly Mill complex – and includes Main Street and adjacent blocks as well as outlying nodes in Glenwood, east Springfield, and in the Shelley Street areas. The Booth Kelly Mill is where Springfield got its start, with a lumber industry that catalyzed a community here.


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