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Division Street's 9th Annual Renegade Craft Fair is about to blow up Wicker Park. This always free to attend biggest and bestest indie-craft event is dropping on September 10 for a two day run. This year's fair features over 300 of today’s brightest makers of handmade goods, live entertainment, hands-on crafting workshops and oh so much more. This is the very first fair where vendors had the option to buy half a booth instead of the regular whole booth for (duh) half the price. So that should create quite the mixed marketplace - a diverse array of vendors who wouldn't normally be placed next to each other. Also, you can expect DJs from Reckless Records and Chirp Radio. [Racked Wire]