Reporting: Monessa Guilfoil
The New River Market opens on March 19th, 2011 and will host 40+ vendors, mostly arts, crafts and horticulture and available agriculture, writes the Chattanooga Market. Early birds can enjoy local farm fare from 9 to 11 am and a free yoga clinic at 10am on the Plaza led by Chattanooga Yoga Collective. Live music will be presented by Chattanooga’s own, New Binkley Brothers and the afternoon can be spent perusing local arts and crafts.
Frommer’s Travel Guide voted the Chattanooga Market as one of America’s Top Ten Public Markets!
Here’s what Frommer’s says about the Chattanooga Market:
Since opening in 2001, Chattanooga‘s seasonal Sunday market has been one of the region’s best places to find hand-blown glass necklaces, homemade salsas, organic fruits and vegetables, and artwork sculpted from recycled materials. To ensure home-grown authenticity, the market requires all 350 active vendors to be both the sole producers and retailers of their goods.
Some of the market’s best features are their weekly themes, which have included an Oktoberfest celebration and a Father’s Day Brew & Bluegrass. The season finale (held each December) is always an art-centric holiday market.
When: Sundays (May-December); Organizers also host a Chattanooga River Market on Saturdays.
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