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Monthly outdoor market in Morehead has season finale

Sydney Graham

The Maker’s Market is an outdoor event held on the lawn of the Rowan County Arts Center on the first Saturday of every month. The event, which originally took place on Fridays and was called First Friday, has been a staple since 2015, attracting many local vendors and artists.

City officials said the year’s final Rowan County Maker's Market takes place this weekend.

Ashley Gilliam is the Director of Arts and Culture for Morehead-Rowan County Tourism, as well as serving as the Director of the Rowan County Arts Center. She said the market is an opportunity for those in the community to get together with one another, and it allows vendors to get practice with outdoor events.

“It is a great way for them to start somewhere, because a lot of times the festivals, while they’re busy and very well-known, the booth fees are very expensive, and when you’re just starting out sometimes that can be a little scary,” she said. “We like to give vendors a place to start and get their name out there.”

Gilliam said the market will have something for everyone to enjoy.

“I think the best way to sum us up is we’re a farmers’ market, plus arts and crafts, because we have a little bit of everything,” she said. “We have crafters, we have woodworkers, jewelry makers, candle makers, soap. And then we have gardeners, we have people that make homemade breads, salsa, pickles, walking canes.”

The Maker’s Market takes place Saturday, October 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be live music and activities for children, and admission is free.