North Market, Columbus (must see)
The area where North Market stands is part of the North Market Historic District. However, the building itself is not an original. The first building was lost to a fire in 1948. Local residents purchased a corrugated metal hut to take its place, but years of financial struggle would follow. It wasn't until 1995 that the existing building was constructed and put into use.
Vendors at North Market change on a regular basis. About two-thirds of the vendors are grocers and food service establishments. Another one-third offer specialty items, like gifts, clothing and artisan crafts.
Those who visit North Market may also see a few pop ups that are populated by makers and growers. As North Market is a not-for-profit market, local artists and urban farmers can sell their wares on a short-term basis with little investment. This allows visitors to see a wider range of goods when they spend time at North Market.
The farmer's market is open at North Market on Saturdays from June through October. Each winter, visitors can look forward to the North Market Holiday Shop. This is a great location to purchase holiday decor and baked goods. Tourists can also listen to live music, let their kids take part in a crafts area and even cross paths with Santa!
Why You Should Visit:
- To shop until you drop!
- To be part of a historic marketplace
The full season runs from June 5 through October 30 from 8 AM to noon. The farmer's market is only open on Saturdays.
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