Open Air Market & Festival

August 29, 2021,  10:00am – 4:00pm

 

OPEN AIR MARKET BANNER

 

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 Vinal High School and Mercy High School**

MUSIC:

(Sponsored by Middletown Commission on the Arts)

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

1:30pm – 3:30pm: Juicebox

ACTIVITIES:

10:00am – 4:00pm: Kindness Rock Painting at the Rotary Club booth

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

24 PEACE Screen printed eco fashion

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

BAREFOOT BOOKS children’s books

BEACH HOUSE GLASS jewelry

BELUGA BATH COMPANY handmade bath bombs

BIRDHOUSE ACCENTS individually hand crafted wood birdhouses

BISCOTTI & BEYOND gourmet biscotti

BITTERSWEET FARM 40 kinds of artisanal medicinal and beverage teas, simmers, tonics and more.

BUREAU’S SUGARHOUSE the most amazing kettlecorn

CAKE BATTER AND ROLL Customized cookie experience and baked goods

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

COLLARIST designer collars for dogs

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

CITY OF MIDDLETOWN RECYCLING water and recycling services

MIDDLETOWN COMMISSION ON THE ARTS arts participation booth

COTTAGE POTTER small batch unique pottery

CORTNEY’S DIPS & SAUCES variety of homemade dips and sauces

DDJ DESIGNS tie dye clothing for children and adults

DYE ABOLIC DYES tie dye and knit critters

EXPRESSIONS POTTERY  handmade pottery

DELAVIGNES GOURMET FOOD olive oil

DOPE FRIED FOOD fusion food/vegan

ENCHANTED WISHES DESIGNS unique handmade whimsical creations

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

HELLO DOLLY MAMA doll clothes and handmade dolls

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

LAUREL CREST CREATIONS handmade creations

LYRIC HILL FARM goat milk goods

MAC BROTHERS GOURMET FOODS BBQ sauce and spices

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

MILO & MOLLY handmade accessories

MIDDLETOWN RESOURCE RECYCLING ADVISORY COMMISSION

NORA CUPCAKE cupcakes

NOVACLAVI DESIGN cork and leather designs

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

ODONATA sea glass jewelry and gifts

OH FUDGE! AND MORE handcrafted fudge and sweet treats

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

OUR KID’S FARM soap

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

PROMETHA POTTERS functional pottery and art pottery

QUILIBET semi precious stones, sterling silver & Swarovski crystal jewelry

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.

MIDDLETOWN ROTARY

SEVERENCE FOODS gourmet chips

SKYSCRAPER SANDWICH TRUCK deli sandwiches

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

SOCK STARZ, LLC novelty socks

STACE LEE CREATIONS handmade leather creations

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

TAPHOUSE STREET KITCHEN tacos with a twist

TASTY EMPANADA  empanadas

THE JOBS HILL PROVISION CO pickles

THOM CASSOTTA mixed media art

THREE SISTERS FARMS candles and beeswax products

VASILI’S GREEK “EVERYTHING” DRESSING

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 JEWELRY DESIGNS handcrafted gemstone jewelry

We look forward to seeing you at this great event!

The Open Air Market corporate sponsors: