Open Air Market & Festival

August 25, 2019,  10:00am – 4:00pm

 

The historic Mansion will transform its 700 foot vista into a marketplace and festival where a variety of vendors will gather to sell their Connecticut grown or made products. One can stroll from tent to tent purchasing fresh produce, fruit, cheese, breads and prepared foods. Local artisans such as potters, painters and jewelers have been invited to sell their work. Visitors will be encouraged to lounge on the lawn with lunch and listen to live music performed on the patio. Families can bring their children and spend the day. It will be a day to discover the Wadsworth Mansion, enjoy music and art, and experience the tradition of shopping at an open-air market.

 

Parking will be at Wilbert Snow School, Mercy High School, and Vinal High School. The most convenient parking is at Mercy High School.  Mansion parking is reserved for handicap and families with strollers only.

 

**A shuttle will run between adjacent Snow School and the Mansion**

**A second shuttle will run between Vinal High School and Mercy High School**

 

Please note: all vendor spaces to the 2019 Open Air Market have been filled.

MUSIC:

(Sponsored by Middletown Commission on the Arts)

10:30am – 12:30pm: Middletown Symphonic Band

1:30pm – 3:30pm: Michael Cleary Band

ACTIVITIES:

11:00am – 2:00pm: Carriage Rides by Allegra Farms

10:00am – 4:00pm: Face Painters

Docent-led Historical Tours by the Friends of Long Hill Estate throughout the day

A STITCH OF MINE crochet items

ADELBROOK BARK-ERY Dog toys, treats, and accessories

ALISON DESIGNS, LLC handcrafted jewelry of gemstones, cultured pearls and sterling silver

AMANDA SURVESKI Illustrated prints and illustrations by nature, notecards, bookmarks, tea towels, and more

ANCIENT GARDENS HYPERTUFA garden art, planters, mushrooms

BAAH BOOTS  wool boots

BALLEK’S GARDEN CENTER plants and horticultural items

BAREFOOT BOOKS children’s books

BEACH HOUSE GLASS jewelry

BIRDHOUSE ACCENTS individually hand crafted wood birdhouses

BISCOTTI & BEYOND gourmet biscotti

BITTERSWEET FARM herbal teas, herbal vinegars, seasoning, salad dressing, and more

BOOKS AND BOOS PRESS books, cds

BUREAU’S SUGARHOUSE the most amazing kettlecorn

CATO CORNER FARM cheese

CHET’S ITALIAN ICE real hand scooped Italian ices

CHEZ DENNIS INC. jewelry

CHRIS & ROYS, LLC burgers and BBQ food truck

COLD GOATS FARM mohair and wool blend yarns, roving and finished knit item

CITY OF MIDDLETOWN RECYCLING water and recycling services

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MIDDLESEX COUNTY philanthropy leadership legacy

MIDDLETOWN COMMISSION ON THE ARTS arts participation booth

CT GREEN BANK

DAGMAR DESSERTS baked goods

DDJ DESIGNS tie dye clothing for children and adults

DOOLITTLE PHOTOGRAPHY & ART fine art photography

DYE ABOLIC DYES tie dye and knit critters

EXPRESSIONS POTTERY  handmade pottery

FLAME LICKED DESIGNS handmade glass beads and jewelry

FLASH & FIRE handmade pottery & jewelry

HEART ART CRAFTS jewelry made from vintage buttons, buckles and jewelry parts

HOME PREP SOLUTIONS natural house cleaning products

JAMIE’S ORGANIC CANDLES hand made palm wax candles

KILLAM & BASSETTE FARMSTEAD fresh CT grown fruits, veggies, jam, eggs, corn on the cob, pickles, etc.

LADEDAH! hand made fine silver and beaded jewelry

LMM DESIGN handmade jewelry using 24k gold, fine silver, sterling silver, copper and semi-precious stones

MAC BROTHERS GOURMET FOODS BBQ sauce and spices

MARY ELIZABETH ANNE quilting and embroidery

MERIANO’S BAKE SHOPPE bread, cookies, stuffed breads, pasta, cannoli and strudel

MUDDY ROOTS FARM farm

MY PRECIOUS STONES jewelry

MAMOUN’S FALAFEL

MIDDLETOWN RESOURCE RECYCLING ADVISORY COMMISSION

NORA CUPCAKE cupcakes

NOW AND THEN oil cloth accessories, reversible tote bags, placemats, zippered pouches and tablecloths

NUTMEG NATURALS cold process soaps, bath salts, solid perfumes, soap gift sets, etc.

ODONATA sea glass jewelry and gifts

ON THE WING BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY bird themed matted and framed prints, notecards, and calendars

OUR KID’S FARM soap

PAISLEY PEACOCK BODY ARTS henna and glitter body art

PURSEABILITIES hand knitted wool, felted purses, belts, hats, scarfs

PEBBLE PORTRAITS BY HEATHER unique shadowbox pebble art

POSITIVE ENERGY handmade wirewrap jewelry and personalized macrame name bracelets

PROMETHA POTTERS functional pottery and art pottery

QUILIBET semi precious stones, sterling silver & Swarovski crystal jewelry

QUILTING AFTER DARK quilts/handbags

RAELINDA WOAD storyteller jewelry

RAW YOU-NIVERSE raw organic, vegan, fruit, and green smoothies

RIBBON RULES handmade preppy ribbon accessories, belts, headbands, keychains, watchbands & watches, etc.

SERENITY BAMBOO FLUTES hand crafted bamboo flutes

SEVERENCE FOODS gourmet chips

SHISHKABOBALICIOUS food truck

SIMPSON DESIGN STAINED GLASS stained glass panels and boxes, glass fused bowls and plates, wine bottles and cheese platters

SOCK STARZ, LLC novelty socks

STAR LIGHT GARDENS heirloom tomatoes, salad greens, garlic and arugula

SUGAR MAPLE FARMS maple syrup, maple butter, maple candy and honey

SUMMER GLASS stained glass

TASTY EMPANADA  empanadas

THE JOBS HILL PROVISION CO pickles

THE OLIVE OIL FACTORY olive oil and vinegars

THE PINK SHEEP BOUTIQUE childrens gifts

THREE SISTERS FARMS candles and beeswax products

VANS BACKYARD BERRIES Jams

VINTAGE MAPS hand painted vintage maps

WADSWORTH MANSION ornaments, mugs, information

WELLSTONE FARM produce and flowers

WHOLE HARMONY teas, lemonade, tinctures

WHY A SPOON? hand carved wooden spoons, bowls, cups, scoops

WILD CARROT CORDAGE baskets

WOOLEN IT BE NICE felt wool products made from real and recycled wool

ZACHARY BLOOM handcrafted gemstone jewelry

We look forward to seeing you at this great event!

The Open Air Market corporate sponsors: