The downtown Alton Farmer's and Artisan's Market opens tomorrow to what could be its biggest season yet.  After big crowds and a record number of vendors last year, the market is expanding to a larger parking lot at the corner of 9th and Piasa Streets.  The market runs every Saturday from 8am until Noon and will run until mid-October.

Alton Main Street Executive Director Sara McGibany is excited by the new location and is expecting even bigger and better things for this year:


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The market will also be held on Wednesdays from 4-7pm at the same location.  McGibany reminds potential vendors that any item sold must be either locally grown or at least 50-percent homemade to be included in the market. If you'd like to be a vendor, contact the Marketplace office at 463-1016.  Weekly or seasonal rates are available.

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