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Market Day on Marble Falls Main Street is unique shopping event

The first Market Day of the year is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 5 on Main Street in Marble Falls. File photo

MARBLE FALLS — The first Market Day of the year is March 5 on Main Street.

The event is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and will feature 80 unique vendors and three food vendors, said Julia Adams, director of special events for the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce.

The reason she calls the items on sale “unique” is because many of the products are made by people living in the Highland Lakes who put their special spin on clothing, accessories, funnel cakes, salsa, soups and baskets.

Market Day has been around for 20 years.

“The original reason was to bring people downtown and help merchants,” Adams said. “People will also go into stores. It was a way to show off Main Street.”

And many have taken advantage of the opportunity to buy gifts for family members, friends and even pets. They find one-of-a-kind artwork and home decor. Adams said she bought a necklace from a Market Day vendor that was so extraordinary, she never fails to receive compliments when she wears it.

To the chamber, Market Day embodies the very best of the city: a place that allows locals to gather and catch up, brings in visitors and helps business owners.

Bill’s Burgers will have a band performing during Market Day.

“We’re very excited,” Adams said. “We have a good crowd of vendors coming in, and I hope people will go down there.”

Other Market Days will be in May and September.

The event on Sept. 24 will be in conjunction with FiestaJAM, with concerts featuring local musician John Arthur Martinez and several others who will take the stage throughout the day.

Adams said it’s another opportunity to give people a chance to shop, listen to music and eat some delicious local cuisine.

“We thought it would be fun,” she said. “Hopefully, it’ll be a good fit. We’re excited about it. We think it’ll be a win-win.”

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