The Broom and Crow hosts the Harvest Magical Market

Books, divination and potion supply store holds second annual outdoor and indoor magical market

Maggie OBrien

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February 28, 2024

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Vendors set up outside The Broom and Crow

The Broom and Crow, a bookstore, divination and potion supply store in Eau Claire, hosted the second Harvest Magical Market on Saturday, Oct. 8. 

The shop was open during the event and over 19 vendors were set up outside and in the basement of The Broom and Crow. Admission to the Harvest Magical Market was free and all ages were welcome. 

The Harvest Magical Market event offered various vendors, card readers and food among other shopping opportunities. 

Heather Brockel, the owner of Riff Lizzy Crownsmiths, was a vendor at the Harvest Magical Market, where she sold custom crystal hair accessories and genuine crystal lamps.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to be here,” Brockel said. “It’s cool to be surrounded by so many other people doing similar work and being with a bunch of other artisans because I think it’s important for all of us to stick together and be a part of events like this.”

Tabatha Voss, the owner of The Broom and Crow, said she opened The Broom and Crow because she felt that Eau Claire didn’t have a place for the nature-based spiritual and pagan community to exist. 

“Something that is important to me is to have a multicultural space,” Voss said. “It’s not about just one certain path, it’s about all paths.”

Voss said that she opened the store in 2018, in downtown Eau Claire before moving to the current location in 2020 for the expanded space. 

“We can offer so much more here,” Voss said. “We do a bunch of different classes and events, and I host tarot card readers and energy healers, so there’s definitely more room here to do that.”

Alexis Delve, shop witch and youth coordinator at The Broom and Crow, emphasized the shop’s intention of creating a warm and accepting space for anyone, spiritual or not, in Eau Claire.

“We are a safe space for all people,” Delve said. “That’s what we’re really striving for, is being a pillar in the community where people can feel safe and just come chill out.”

Delve explained that the shop is not only a place where people can come to buy things but also a place people can come for advice or to exist in a welcoming environment. 

“We are here to listen, we are LGBTQIA+ friendly, really, we’re just here for everybody and we want people to feel heard and seen,” Delve said. 

Voss explained there are many events to be held in the near future, including a tarot class on Oct. 22, where people can learn how to read tarot cards for $25.

This tarot class and similar events can be found under the upcoming classes, seminars and workshops heading on The Broom and Crow website

In addition to the upcoming classes, Voss said one of the main events that will be held soon at The Broom and Crow is the Krampusnacht mini-market weekend. 

Voss said this event will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 11 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 12 at the Broom and Crow.

According to The Broom and Crow website, the Krampusnacht event will include, “Two days of shopping and supporting witchy, earthy and metaphysical crafters, markers and artists. 

To learn more about upcoming events at The Broom and Crow and to explore the merchandise they carry, check out their website or their Facebook

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