On the first Saturday in October, white tents and booths will re-appear on the Armory lawn, the vendors will unpack their goodies and the second Marietta Marketplace will be off and running! The Fall Marketplace is shaping up to be bigger than the first, with some favorite vendors returning and some amazing new ones joining us. Mark your calendar and plan to spend a beautiful Autumn day browsing booths of unique art, hand crafted items, upcycled vintage, antiques, food and more.
The inaugural Marietta Marketplace on June 21st was even better than I had hoped! The vendors had a successful day, the community was enthusiastic, and many people extended their visit to the shops and eateries of downtown. Before the day was over, I had already been asked several times, “When’s the next event?”. If I had my way, it would have been the next weekend! But successful vendors book their shows and events months in advance, so October 4th was selected for the next Marketplace. Many of the talented people you met in June will be back in October, and if you missed the first event now you have another chance! In addition, we have new vendors coming from Pittsburgh, Columbus, and even Carolina along with those from the MOV. And to make it more fun, some of Marietta’s favorite brick-and-mortar shops will have booths!
If your idea of the perfect fall day is browsing an outdoor market, meeting friendly and talented people, strolling the charming streets of a historic city—then this is your kind of event!
If you have a talent, craft, art, passion, or hobby that you’ve been hoping to turn into a business—then this is your kind of event, too! We still have some spaces left, so I’ll be taking applications until we are filled. A few categories are closed, but we are looking for unique, quality products and yours might be just the thing. Check out our vendor list to see who’s already joined the party! Then click the Apply tab to read the guidelines and decide if this event is for you.