Summerville Main Street will host the fourth annual Spring Market at the Depot on Saturday. Market hours are 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. This year’s market will feature more than 70 arts, crafts, retail, and food vendors. Due to the exceptional growth, all outdoor vendors will be located in J. R. “Dick” Dowdy Park. The Summerville Depot will also house 18 indoor vendors during the event. The 2019 Spring Market offers a variety of items including farmhouse décor, custom designed boulders, signs, wreaths, vintage items, accessories and apparel, handcrafted items, jewelry, soaps, candles, children’s items, and much more. Taste buds will be tempted by the many different foods and homemade desserts on site.
Special entertainment and activities are scheduled throughout the day’s event. Event goers may want to bring a lawn chair to enjoy live Gospel music beginning at 11 a.m. Performers for the day include Under Grace, Potter’s House, Bread of Life, Brian & The Breedens, The Mays Family, and The Living Right Trio. There will be chair weaving demonstrations by Kathy Berry under the big gazebo, as well as free children’s STEM activities at the Girl Scouts booth in the park sponsored by Girl Scouts Council of Southern Appalachia. Martial Arts demonstrations will be given by Seo’s Martial Arts students and staff from 12:30 to 12:45 p.m. Little Joe’s Bounce House will offer children’s entertainment during the festival in the “Kid’s Zone” area. TMMA Farms, a fully working Alpaca Farm, will have a booth with goods from their store, along with a live alpaca for viewing.
Train enthusiasts, and photographers will enjoy the arrival of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Passenger Train, scheduled for arrival at the Summerville Depot around 1 p.m. Vendors will also be located inside the depot for shopping opportunities. The Summerville Turntable will be turning the steam engine following the arrival of the train. Miniature train rides will be boarding at the Summerville Depot, offering rides to the young and young at heart throughout the day.
Vendors and exhibits for the 2019 Spring Market include:
Tina Villeda – corn and lemonade; Raven Avans, concessions – deep fried corn dogs, Oreos, funnel cakes, jalapenos, pickles, and hot dogs; Up N Smoke BBQ – BBQ pork loin and ribs; Dat Cajun Momma – spicy meat pies, fries, Boudin, Cajun food; Outhouse Smokers – Philly cheese steak wraps, chicken fingers, pulled pork tacos, nachos and BBQ nachos; Ray & Dee’s Concessions – Hawaiian shaved ice and popcorn; Ma Ma Rita’s – pork skins; SugarBo Bake Co – cupcakes, pecan brittle, cookies, and United By Faith Baptist Church – Brunswick stew, fried pies and cookies.
Vendors Inside Depot:
Tammy’s Trendy Treasures – nail stickers, Made 4 You Pixie Dust – snap jewelry; Elizabeth Matthews Designs – stone coasters, acrylic and glass items, monogrammed linens; Jewelry By Ramona – jewelry, paintings, plastic canvas bookmarks; Bob Kelley – TVRM train photographs and books; Eleven Gifts – home décor’, kids items, fun; Uniquely HempWorx – CDB oil products; Lilla Rose – hair accessories; Vanilla by B – pure vanilla extract; Cindy’s Creative Touch of Paint – hand painted Christmas ornaments; R Creations – on site photos, candy, Summerville/train souvenirs; Norwex Independent Consultant – microfiber clothes, cleaning products; Soy Sisters Candles – candles, melts, homemade bath and body; J.R. Watkins Independent Consultant – soaps, lotions, lip balm.
Dowdy Park Vendors and Attractions:
Karen Sawyer – Macramé plant hangers and painted ceramics; Tupperware by Lisa – Tupperware; Elizabeth Johnson – 31 Totes and Bags; Lime Light Body Works – handmade soaps, lotions, soy candles, melts; Raven Avans Creations – signs, home décor’, train whistles, hats; Rhonda Sterner/Carol Fines – Mary Kay Cosmetics; Christopher and Mary Brown – rag rugs, Easter décor, wishing wells; Volunteers of America – handcrafted items and brochures; Stynk Bait Lures – soft plastic bait; Bobbie Dukes/Paracord Sports – Paracord sports/survival necklaces, key rings; Prater Ford – vehicle brochures and promotional items; Unique She Boutique – mailboxes, jugs, hand-painted items, soy candles with fruit-loops; Ga Ga’s Boutique – boutique clothing and shirts; Dizzy Daizies – burlap door and wall hangers, mesh wreaths, spring floral arrangements, essential oils, and jewelry; TMMA Farms – Alpaca blankets, Alpaca hats, Alpaca gloves and scarves, Alpaca stuffed Teddy bears and Alpacas, live Alpaca; Southern Roots – farmhouse wreaths, homemade flower arrangements and farmhouse decor, vintage items, refurbished furniture, farmhouse art work on canvas and wood pallets; Shirley and Robin Austin – jewelry, pillows, bottles, down home textiles, decorative, washable pillows, stuffed animals, and more; The Shoreline Shop – dish towels, koozies, sleeves, Chapstick holders, lanyards, onsies and shirts; Leicia – windchimes made from re-cycled cans; boulder designs by C&M Custom Builders, Inc. – military boulders, collegiate boulders, welcome boulders, etc.; Karen Duke – handmade dolls, folk art, primitives; Country Creations – welcome signs, sports signs, blanket ladders, candle holders, frames; Girl Scouts Council Southern Appalachian – free STEM projects activity; Chic’s Goat Milk – organic, handmade, local goat milk soap and bath salts; Karla Doubler – rice socks, rice bags, plastic bag holders, crafts; Benny and Brenda Goss – handcrafted items and sterling jewelry, Georgia Girl candles/Iron Cove – hand poured palm wax candles and metal yard art; Charlie Grady A.door.able Hangers – door hangers and signs; Ponder Creek Farm – handmade soaps, car freshies, candles, and earrings; Simone Adams/Keller Williams Realty – 32” TV raffle; Panama Tan Boutique – Girlie Girl Shirts, children’s boutique clothing, lotions; Doug Colbert – wooden American flags; Chattooga FFA – flowers and succulents; Seo’s Martial Arts – information; Blingy Pearl – Wide Assortment of Jewelry Starting at $2; Angie’s Scentsational Wax & More – wax, warmers, fragrance; Grandma’s Attic – farmhouse and vintage items, antique dishes, lanterns, and décor; AM Jewelry – handmade earrings; Glitter and Grease – vinyl decals, shirts, wreaths; Big Sky RC Club – club information and demonstrations; Abby’s Arts & Photography – crocheted items, stuffed animals, baby blankets, puzzles, photography and fine art prints.
This community event is free to the public. For more information on this event, contact Summerville Main Street at 706-859-0900 ext. 1337.