Chicago’s Favorite Vintage Market Hosts Season Opener Chicago's favorite vintage market, The Randolph Street Market Festival, officially kicks off its summer season May 28th. The monthly event is expected to attract tens of thousands of fans over the cou
News-Antique.com - May 12,2011 - CHICAGO, IL, May 12, 2011–Chicago’s favorite vintage market, The Randolph Street Market Festival, officially kicks off its summer season May 28th and May 29th at Plumbers Hall at 1340 West Washington. The monthly event is expected to attract tens of thousands of fans over the course of five weekends this summer.
“The amount of enthusiasm for vintage has exploded in the last few years,” says Randolph Street Market Festival Producer and Executive Director Sally Schwartz. “Chicago knows Randolph Street Market Festival is the place to find the best of vintage and that’s why its not uncommon to see the lines forming early at these events.”
Schwartz says the search for the unique, as well as an increasing desire to re-purpose, re-use and re-cycle are some of what’s leading the move to vintage. But its also the fun experience of the event.
“If you’ve been to the Randolph Street Market Festival, you know its about vintage, but its also about food, people, music and having a really good time,” Schwartz says. “It’s the experience that satisfies.”
The Randolph Street Market Festival is home to the world-renowned Chicago Antique Market and Indie Designer Market. Moreover, new to the event this year is FREE furniture delivery in downtown Chicago (with a minimum purchase), plus fancy food market featuring chocolates, cakes, breads, spices, olive oils and salsa and a global goods bazaar delighting Chicagoans with crafts and artisan goods representative of Chicago’s ethnic neighborhoods.
This year there’s also an opportunity for early buying that contributes to a good cause. For a $25 gate fee, shoppers can come in for early buying from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. on Saturdays with 100 percent of early buying gate proceeds to benefit Chicago House.
The 2011 Dates for the Randolph Street Market Festival are May 28-29, June 25-26, July 30-31, August 27-28 and September 24-25. More information is available on the web at www.randolphstreetmarket.com.