Vendor applications available for Holidays at the Market

Applications are now available for vendor slots for the Rochester Public Market’s annual Holidays at the Market event series.

Holidays at the Market will run for four days over three and a half weeks: for three consecutive Sundays (Nov. 27, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., followed by Thursday, Dec. 15, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Vendor spaces are $60 per Sunday, $160 for all three Sundays, $25 for Thursday; or $175 for all four days.

Applications are available on the city of Rochester’s Holidays at the Market webpage. Applications also are available at the Public Market Office (280 N. Union St.).

The market will feature fresh-cut trees and wreaths, specialty foods and beverages, kids crafts, visits with Santa and horse-drawn carriage rides.

More information is available by email ([email protected]) or by phone (585-428-6907).

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Flower City Days extended for Memorial Day weekend

Gardeners have some extra days to get bedding plants, perennials, vegetable seedlings and other supplies for their yards and gardens during Memorial Day weekend.

bloom-blossom-colorful-68507The City of Rochester Public Market is extending its annual Flower City Days schedule to include two additional days over Memorial Day weekend. Typically the market opens on Sundays during the month of May for Flower City Days. This weekend Flower City Days will also include Friday and Monday. The market will be open all three days from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free.

“Flower City Days at the Market have been greeting Rochesterians with the sights and smells of spring for 30 years,” said Mayor Lovely Warren. “It only makes sense that here in the ‘Flower City,’ we would extend the  popular Flower City Days at the Market to give residents even more opportunities to stock up on garden goods.”

The last Flower City Days date this year will be June 3.

The market’s normal hours continue to be Tuesday and Thursday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Rochester Public Market to add one more Holidays at the Market event Dec. 17

Shoppers have a bonus Holidays at the Market event Sunday, Dec. 17, at the City of Rochester Public Market.

By popular request a fourth day was added to the original schedule of three Sundays when market patrons can shop for Christmas trees and wreaths, take horse-drawn carriage rides with Santa Claus, and enjoy food and other holiday shopping. Hours at the free event are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mayor Lovely A. Warren said, “During this busy time of year, this event provides a wonderful opportunity for families to spend some quality time together shopping, having fun, and enjoying all of the festive foods and merchandise our many vendors have to offer.”

According to city officials, the popularity of the 22-year-old event, along with requests to hold the special shopping days both over Thanksgiving weekend and closer to Christmas inspired the addition of a fourth Sunday.

Through carriage rides at the market are free, a limited number of rides are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free tickets are offered in the new indoor B shed  starting at 10 a.m. The shed will feature many of the regular Saturday vendors, too. The indoor space will also host stations for free holiday cookie decorating and making art. Many prepared food vendors will be open in the market and immediately surrounding area.

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