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May 25, 2024

magnificent may markets

Magnificent May Markets

Hand-crafted items, locally grown produce, art, music and much more!

Spring has sprung and with it, plenty of May markets popping up around town. Grab your wallet and the kids before heading out!

Saturday, May 13th

FREE ARTISAN FAIR
Browse handmade pottery, forged knives, high-end crafters and so much more during this one-stop shop experience. There will be live music, food, drinks and more!  Arts Center Front Lawn, 9158 Winton Road, Cincinnati; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 513-522-2108

FREE MIAMI WHITEWATER MAKERS’ MARKET
Browse nearly 90 local vendors selling unique wares like handcrafted soaps, jewelry and pottery; there will be hand baked treats, too. Families can enjoy live music and food trucks before exploring the rest of the park.  Miami Whitewater Forest- Harbor Lawn , 9001 Mount Hope Road, Harrison; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; valid vehicle permit required for park entry; 513-367-4774 

FREE THE O.F.F. MARKET
Families will enjoy browsing a variety of businesses, artisans, brewers, bakers and farmers during this unique outdoor shopping experience.  Summit Park, 4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; shop small and support local businesses

 

Saturday, May 13 – Sunday, May 14th

APPALACHIAN FESTIVAL
Celebrate Appalachian culture and history with this family-friendly festival; there will be demonstrations, dancing, music, crafts and delicious foods, too! Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Avenue, Cincinnati; May 13: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., May 14: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; $15 general admission (18+), $5 children 6 – 17, free for ages 5 and younger; 513-231-1197 

Friday, May 19 – May 21 

MUSTARD SEED SPRINGTIME MARKET
Browse almost 100 makers, artisans and vendors from around the region to shop their unique goods, furniture, clothing, antiques, crafts, food and more! Clermont County Fairgrounds, 1000 Locust Street, Owensville; May 19: 4 – 8 p.m., May 20: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., May 21: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; see website for ticket details +VIP tickets available, children 12 and younger are FREE 

Saturday, May 20th

FREE SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL
Support local artists during the inaugural Spring Arts Festival; there willbe numerous art vendors, local food trucks and live music, too. Voice of America MetroPark, 7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester; 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; 513-867-5835 

Saturday, May 20th – May 21st

BENTON FARM CRAFT SPRING FLING  
With over 125 vendors, this Spring craft show has definitely sprung! There will be unique craft items, live music, baked goods, gem mining, pony rides and so much more!!!  Benton Family Farm, 11946 Old Lexington Pike, Walton; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; $3 admission ; 859-240-4552 

 

Wednesdays

FREE FORT THOMAS FARMERS’ MARKET
Gather the family and pick up fresh fruits, veggies and unique wares from friendly local farmers.   Fort Thomas Farmers’ Market, 950 Cochran Avenue, Fort Thomas; 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Fresh foods and good available for purchase.

 

Sundays 

FREE HYDE PARK FARMERS MARKET
Head to the Hyde Park Farmers Market (HPFM) for live music, family fun and locally produced fruits, vegetables (and more). From 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. every Sunday, you can take in more than 35 local farmers and food artisans within an outdoor shopping experience for all ages. Hyde Park Farmers Market has grown over the years and is now one of the most popular markets around. The market takes place Sundays through the end of October.   Hyde Park Square , 2700 Erie Avenue, Cincinnati; 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

Want to see YOUR May market on this list? E-mail amandaciani@daycommedia.com

 

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Amanda Ciani

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).