The Event
September 13th and 14th, 10am-6pm Daily, at The Innovation And Design Building, 21-25 Drydock Ave, Boston

pop-up exhibition & market
The Best of U.S. made
clothing, accessories, goods, furniture
and the people who make them
it’s not a trade show
It’s a celebration of trade
featuring: vendors, music, food, drink,
live demos, workshops, speakers, and more

The Movement

American Made is worth celebrating; the U.S. is home to some of the most skilled hands in the world creating products that last a lifetime

We hope to empower consumers to make educated decisions about how they can help to rebuild the American economy

If every consumer spent just 5% more on USA made goods, they would help to create nearly 1,000,000 American Jobs

Speakers & Content

Live Demos and Workshops


  • CustomMade
    Wooden Lamp Shades
    presented by CustomMade
    9/13 @ 11
  • Red Wing Shoes
    Boot Care
    presented by Red Wing
    9/13 @ 12
  • CustomMade
    Cane Top Making
    presented by CustomMade
    9/13 @ 1
  • R. Murphy Knives
    How R. Murphy Knives Are Made
    presented by R. Murphy Knives
    9/13 @ 2
  • CustomMade
    Bow Tie Making
    presented by CustomMade
    9/13 @ 3
  • Corter Leather
    Custom Leather Goods
    presented by Corter Leather
    9/13 @ 4


  • Red Wing Shoes
    Boot Care
    presented by Red Wing
    9/14 @ 12
  • R. Murphy Knives
    How R. Murphy Knives Are Made
    presented by R. Murphy Knife
    9/14 @ 2
  • Corter Leather
    Custom Leather Goods
    presented by Corter Leather
    9/14 @ 4

Food Trucks
Both Days

  • Harpoon Brewery
  • moyzilla
  • Makin Jamaican
  • Bennys Crepe Cafe
  • Black Magic Coffee Co.
  • Teri-Yummy
  • Four Roses Bourbon
  • The Bacon Truck
  • cupcakroy
  • Zo on the Go
  • Evans NY Style Deli
  • Anjimile

    9/13 @ 12:30

    The thick, smokiness of her voice is reminiscent of dark honey-or perhaps dark liquor, rich but biting. Her lyrics almost seem too honest and too raw, but Anjimile wouldn’t have it any other way. She wants her fans to connect to the words just as much as, if not more so than, the melodies because she writes each and every letter herself.Queer Lives in Color
  • Hillary Reynolds Band

    9/13 @ 1:30

    The Hillary Reynolds Band invites listeners into a transcendent folk experience. The quintet charms with campfire congeniality, classic songs, and an astounding soulful and technical grasp of Americana. After four years, the band has risen from coffeehouse darlings to sharing stages with Norah Jones and performing at festivals in front of thousands.
  • As The Sparrow

    9/13 @ 2:30

    Voted Best Live Artist of 2013 by Salem State University. As the Sparrow is a folk influenced rock-swing band based around the songwriting of Mark Damon and Crystal Araiza. Coming out of Boston, the band draws from the energy of big band swing music as well as the intimacy and poetry of the folk genre.
  • Dire Honeys

    9/13 @ 3:30

    The Dire Honeys are something sweet and something salty, original Americana Roots music.
  • Chadley Kolb

    9/13 @ 4:30

    Chadley Kolb has made a name for himself over the last few years as the frontman/songwriter for Boston based rock band Coyote Kolb. The band has been nominated for multiple music awards, and has shared the stage with some of the worlds best musicians. As a solo performer, you can expect to hear lots of fingerpickin' and foot stomping. Plaintive war cries with a crooning voice and a unique style of outlaw folk, blues, and country.
  • Box of Birds

    9/14 @ 12:30

    Box of Birds is a Boston-based indie/folk/rock band led by Steph Durwin and Charlie Gargano. Acoustic guitars and vocals are the primary drive behind the music, supported by other melodic instruments including harmonica, melodica, and keys. Benny Grotto( Boston metal band 'Motherboar'), and Erik Calderone (ECG/Boompa) joined the band in 2013 to bring the songs to life. Lyrical content ranges from political and social commentary (reminiscent of Conor Oberst and Kevin Devine), to nature and hope.
  • Thomas John Cadrin

    9/14 @ 1:30

    Thomas John Cadrin is a Vermont & Boston based theatrically percussive jazz/folk singer-songwriter. His latest release, Play The Room, was recorded in all live one-takes.His fluttery vocals and surgical rhythms create a unique & genre blending listen that has been catching the ears of audiences throughout the North East.
  • The Grownup Noise

    9/14 @ 2:30

    Since releasing their self-titled debut in 2007, Boston's The Grownup Noise have evolved into a rousing and innovative pop-music outfit, bridging the gap between americana and indie. They've shared stages with everyone from Tommy Stinson of The Replacements to the Young@Heart Chorus, Lucius, to comedian Patton Oswalt and fellow avant-baroque musicians like Dresden Doll Amanda Palmer, Thao with the Get Down Stay Down (Kill Rock Stars), and acclaimed Canadian barnstormers Rock Plaza Central.
  • The Novel Ideas

    9/14 @ 3:30

    The Novel Ideas are a country folk quintet of friends from the great state of Massachusetts. Featuring the voices of three different songwriters, The Novel Ideas create a blend of pastoral, harmony driven, and plaintive Americana. They spent the past year playing shows in support of their debut album, "Home." They've shared the stage with acts such as Lord Huron, Caveman, and Little Green Cars.
  • Damn Tall Buildings

    9/14 @ 4:30

    Damn Tall Buildings is an all-acoustic bluegrass & blues band from Boston, Massachusetts. While their instrumentation is that of bluegrass, they are not bound to it. With lyrical storytelling and foot-stomping grooves, their songs about love and ramblin’ help to forget the everyday troubles and slip away into their up-tempo hobo-anthems. With members from all around the United States, Damn Tall Buildings is truthful combination of four-different people branding their influences into a single sound.
  • James Fox


    James has spent half his life shuttling between southern Vermont and the borders of Scotland. From that upbringing came an equal appreciation for John Buchan and tweed, as well as Americana. You might find him outside grilling chicken thighs or rescuing thrift store brogues to have them resoled. He now works with the digital libraries and metadata of some of your favorite brands…
  • Don Rongione

    American Made Matters

    American Made Matters was launched on July 4, 2009 by Don Rongione, President and CEO of Bollman Hat Company in Adamstown, PA. Rongione grew up in Philadelphia where his father, Nick, was a cutter in a coat making factory. Don’s father instilled in him the importance of American manufacturing and buying American made products. As CEO of Bollman, America's oldest hat maker, Rongione experienced the tragic decline of American manufacturing first hand when loss of major customers to foreign competition forced him to lay off 100 U.S. manufacturing employees. It was this experience that led Rongione to create an organization dedicated to educating consumers on just how important American manufacturing is to our country. With the help of a handful of US manufacturers, American Made Matters was born.
    We have the ability to change our economy and to strengthen our communities one purchase at a time. American consumers have tremendous economic clout and they need to realize the importance of buying American made goods. It only takes few seconds to look at a tag or to ask a sales person if they carry any made in USA brands. Many times you’ll be surprised that there isn’t much of a price difference, and American made goods are often better quality. With every purchase we have the ability to create jobs and better opportunities for our children and grandchildren.Don Rongione
  • Sam Aquillano

    Design Museum Boston

    Sam Aquillano is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Design Museum Boston. Sam earned a BFA in Industrial Design from Rochester Institute of Technology and went on to design consumer electronics at Bose Corporation as well as to teach design at Wentworth Institute of Technology, MassArt, and Babson College — where he recently earned his MBA. With a passion for design, creativity, and learning, Sam creates a long-term vision for the museum. He leads a dedicated team while managing key programs and day-to-day operations. In 2013 Sam and his team were named one of BostInno’s 50 on Fire.
  • Aaron Draplin

    Draplin Design Co.

    Located in the mighty Pacific Northwest, the Draplin Design Co. proudly rolls up its sleeves on a number of projects related to the Print, Identity and Illustration categories. We make stuff for Field Notes, Coal Headwear, Union Binding Co., Richmond Fontaine, Old 97s, Sub Pop, Esquire, Nike, Wired, Timberline, Chunklet, Incase, Giro, Sasquatch Festival, Cobra Dogs, Burton Snowboards, Dawes, Patagonia, Target, Megafaun, Danava, Ford Motor Company, Woolrich and even the Obama Administration, if you can believe that. We pride ourselves on a high level of craftsmanship and quality that keeps us up late into the wet Portland night.
  • American Hand

    by Jon Walley

    The American Hand documentary series profiles the American craftsmen keeping historic traditions alive using skills and tools from generations past. By telling these craftsmen's stories and spotlighting the intricacies of their crafts, we hope to inspire the young and old alike.
  • Gabe Johnson

    Great American Country Network Star

    To Gabe Johnson, owner of Seattle-based company Horses Cut Shop and star of an upcoming series on cable network Great American Country, nothing is more American than a classic T-shirt – especially ones inspired by small-town businesses. And in his new, still-to-be-titled series premiering in 2015, Gabe is canvasing America in search of that inspiration.
    Having grown up in a storied timber town on the coast of Washington State, Gabe spent the better part of his life pursuing white-collar success in finance, advertising and data analytics. In 2008, he threw it all in a psychic dumpster when he took to the back roads of America, seeking out souvenir T-shirts from the most iconic small businesses in the country. His mission? By printing the logos of iconic small businesses on the best American-made T-shirts money can buy and then sharing the profits with those businesses as he sells the T-shirts around the world, Gabe hopes to celebrate the small town hero and save what’s left of the American dream. In 2012, Gabe combined his love of T-shirts with a renegade social club he founded in 2009 in Seattle, Washington, called Horses Cut Shop. And the rest is a new American dream in the making. Rightly so.
    Photo credit: Sadie Miller

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The Location
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The Innovation and Design Building is a 1.4 million square foot mixed use complex located in the Innovation District in Boston’s emerging Seaport neighborhood. The eight-story structure was constructed in the early 1900s as a waterside storehouse for the South Boston Army Base.
It is conveniently located along the MBTA Silver Line route, just minutes from South Station, and is home to many creative, tech, and manufacturing companies. The complex also houses the Boston Design Center, New England’s premier resource for design professionals, with showrooms featuring over 1,200 luxury product lines of fabric, furniture, lighting, antiques, fine art, wall and floor coverings, and kitchen and bath design and contract services.
Getting There
  • Uber is the official transportation sponsor of American Field
    Ride free with Uber - use the code American Field for $30 off your first ride!
  • Via Shuttle
    The IDB is offering American Field guests and vendors a shuttle to and from South Station. It will run from 10AM to 6PM. Visit for more information.
  • Via Car
    From Downtown Boston: American Field is located on Drydock Avenue, one mile down Summer Street from the intersection of Summer and Atlantic directly adjacent to South Station.
    From 90: American Field is accessible from Exit 25. Follow Mass Haul Road until the traffic circle, taking the first exit from the circle onto Northern Avenue. Proceed to the end of Northern Avenue and take a right onto Tide Street, followed by a left onto Drydock Avenue.
    From 93: Take Exit 20 towards South Station. Proceed past south Station and take a right onto Summer Street. American Field is located on Drydock Avenue, one mile down Summer Street from the intersection of Summer and Atlantic directly adjacent to South Station.
  • Via Transit
    American Field is located on the Silver Line, SL2 Branch, Dry Dock Avenue stop. The Silver Line is accessible via South Station, located on the Red Line.
  • Via Bike
    The seaport district is rated Beginner to Intermediate biking by the City of Boston's bike route service. There are two Hubway stations located directly on Drydock Avenue adjacent to American Field, and there are ample locations for safely locking your bicycle.
  • Via Walking
    5min Walk from Harpoon Brewery, 10min walk from Seaport WTC and harbor side restaurants, 20min walk from South Station
  • Bathrooms
    American Field will have sanitary facilities on-site for the duration of the event.
  • ATM Information
    An ATM is located on the corner of Drydock Avenue and Harbor Street, a five minute walk from American Field.
    Square | Official Payment Sponsor of American Field

    Official Payment Sponsor

    All of the American Field vendors will be equipped with Square credit card readers, accepting all major credit cards and making it that much easier to buy American made.
  • Handicap Accessibility
    American Field is entirely accessible via ground level or ramp, and sanitary facilities will be accessible and ADA approved.
Hotels / Accommodations

  • Residence Inn Boston Downtown/Seaport
    370 Congress St
    Boston, MA 02210
    (617) 478-0840
  • Seaport Boston Hotel
    1 Seaport Ln
    Boston, MA 02210
    (617) 385-4000
  • Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
    606 Congress St
    Boston, MA 02210
    (888) 796-4664
  • The Westin Boston Waterfront
    425 Summer St
    Boston, MA 02210
    (617) 532-4600