Open Air Market & Festival

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.

Well behaved leashed dogs are permitted outdoors for this event.

**A shuttle will run between Snow School and the Mansion and Vinal High School and Mercy High School**

Please note: all vendor slots to this year’s market have been filled. We will not be accepting any new vendors at this time.

MUSIC:

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

1:30pm – 3:30pm: Blue Cherry Band

ACTIVITIES:

The Mansion will be open for self Guided Tours throughout the day

Our 2024 Vendor List can be found below:

860 KOMBUCHA  Kombucha made from local CT farms

A LITTLE PINK ELEPHANT Fused glass

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

BAREFOOT BOOKS children’s books

BEACH HOUSE GLASS jewelry

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.

BIZZY B’s CRAFTS & CROCHET crochet characters and more

BRENCHER FARMS fresh cut CT grown flowers

BUREAU’S SUGARHOUSE maple kettlecorn

CALL TO CARE UGANDA non-profit goods/wares

CARIB CREATIONS custom cutting boards & wood engraved decor

CATO CORNER FARM local artisanal cheese

CHET’S ITALIAN ICE real hand scooped Italian ices

CHEZ DENNIS INC. jewelry

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

CITY OF MIDDLETOWN RECYCLING water and recycling services

COMMISSION ON THE ARTS arts participation booth

COTTAGE WICKS organic candles, lotions, and cosmetics

COUSINS MAINE LOBSTER lobster food truck

CREATIONS BY E STERNS wood flower arrangements

DDJ DESIGNS tie dye clothing for children and adults

DEBBYE ROSIN EXPRESSIONS POTTERY  handmade pottery

DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH BEAUTY hand poured soap

DOG AND HEN GOURMET PET TREATS organic pet treats

EKKLESIA contemporary dance studio, information

FLAME LICKED DESIGNS handmade glass beads and jewelry

FOREVER EDEN jewelry & screen printed apparel

FLASH & FIRE hand fired pottery, silver jewelry

FRANKS ANDREWS MOBILE KITCHEN delicious pizza!

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

HANDMADE IN MADISON quilts

HELLO DOLLY MAMA doll clothes and handmade dolls

HERBAL DEVA LLC farm grown herbal remedies

HOME PREP SOLUTIONS natural house cleaning products

HORSE of CT non profit organization

HUCK & CO intentional jewelry

INDEPENDENT DAY SCHOOL information

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

KNOTS ON EUCLID handmade macramé handbags

LAUREL CREST CREATIONS handmade creations

MABLE’S MUGS POTTERY handmade pottery

MERANO’S BAKERY stuffed breads, cannoli, pies, breads

MOONFAERIE DESIGN linens, aprons, trims

MIDDLETOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT information

MIDDLETOWN RESOURCE RECYCLING ADVISORY COMMISSION

NEW ENGLAND COFFEE GUY locally sourced coffee, lattes, iced tea

NORA CUPCAKE cupcakes

NOVACLAVI DESIGN cork and leather designs

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

OGHAM IRISH GIFTS handcrafted jewelry, Irish 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

PAINTINGS BY JACI prints and paintings

PAISLEY PEACOCK BODY ART henna and facepainting

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

QUILIBET semi precious stones, sterling silver & Swarovski crystal jewelry

QUILLING ART BY AMILIA quilling artwork

RAELINDA WOAD storyteller jewelry

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

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

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

SUMMER GLASS stained glass

TASTY EMPANADA empanadas

TASTY BAKES AND CAKES baked cookies, brownies, sweets

THE JOBS HILL PROVISION CO pickles

THE FLOWERED PRESS pressed flower art

THREE SISTERS FARMS candles and beeswax products

TWO HERONS FARM live screen printing, flowers, farm goods

VINTAGE TIMES hand painted vintage maps

WADSWORTH MANSION ornaments, mugs, information

WENDY BLACK-NASTA DESIGNS handmade silver jewelry

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

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

YARN ADDICTION ARTS woven baskets, bowls, home decor

ZACHARY BLOOM JEWELRY DESIGNS handcrafted gemstone jewelry

Corporate Sponsors

Sponsorship opportunities available! Please contact [email protected] if you would like more information.

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Date

Aug 25 2024

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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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