Courtland’s Vintage Market will be held on Saturday, July 20 on the Courtland square from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The community-sponsored event was initiated by a group of people interested in developing Courtland’s downtown retail space in hopes of promoting future businesses, Courtland resident Lisa Pace said.
“This Vintage Market has been proposed off and on over the last three years. I am so pleased it’s finally coming to fruition,” Pace said. “I believe that we can grow this Vintage Market and bring people to our beautiful downtown. We hope when others come into our city, they will see its beauty and consider bringing businesses to this area.”
The event is open to the public and free to attend. Local musician Richard Thompson will be performing throughout the day with friends who will join in during various sets, including Robert McGowan.
Sponsors are still seeking vendors and hope to see participation from more than 20. Pace said the event is seeing participation from at least 13 vendors as of Tuesday.
She and her husband Greg Pace, who also helped in organizing the market, said the event will be a great place to socialize, enjoy live music and peruse specialty items offered from local vendors.
“There will be something for everyone from shabby chic, door hangings, fabulous Farmhouse finds, birdhouses, ‘man cave’ décor, to hand-built furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles and treasures galore,” Greg Pace said.
Vendors are encouraged to decorate their booths as well. A prize will be awarded to the best-decorated market participant during the event.
Organizers hope to make the Vintage Market a monthly occurrence on the third Saturday each month for the remainder of the year. Each market will feature a new activity in the coming months, Lisa Pace said.
“I have contacted an artist to teach a painting class for one month’s event,” she said. “Other discussions have included food trucks, football and tailgating, and Bluegrass performers as potential market activities.”
The Third Saturday Vintage Market is one of several exciting events to come to Courtland since its Annual Wings Over Courtland festival, which was held in April.
“It is such an exciting time for Courtland, Alabama with all the new events and interest that has been happening over the last few months,” Courtland resident Linda Peebles said. “The community is coming together to enjoy our Historic Town Square.”
Courtland will also present Third Thursday Slow Down in C-Town each third Thursday of the month until the end of the year. The event will feature a different theme and activity each month for the enjoyment of local residents and visitors to downtown Courtland.
“Everyone has definitely been interacting with the Third Thursday Slow Down in C-Town each month,” Peebles said. “People are wanting information about what we are going to do next, and many express that they will definitely be back to participate. I love my little town of Courtland, Alabama.”
For more information about Courtland events, contact Lisa Pace at 256-366-6796.