The start of the season for the annual Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market in downtown Alton is just around the corner and organizers are searching for vendors. The market is held each week, rain or shine, attracting hundreds to the corner of Landmarks Boulevard and Henry Street. Alton Main Street Executive Director Sara McGibany tells The Big Z that having a stand can be very inexpensive.

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In addition to a large number of vendors showcasing locally-grown seasonal items, McGibany says they plan to add additional activities and more live entertainment this year. The 2015 season kicks off June 6th and runs through October 17th. For more information or to register as vendor, visit

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