Wednesday, October 5, 2022

'Goodnight Market' Brings Art, Music and Food To The Old Armory Pavilion

goodnight-market-flyerGoodnight Market’ is a summer series of nighttime markets that will begin Friday, June 16 at the Old Armory Pavilion. These markets will combine vendors from both the daytime and afternoon arts markets and farmer’s markets to give the community a unique opportunity to enjoy music, food, farm fresh produce, handmade items, and much more. 
“‘Goodnight Market’ is a summer market series for June, July, and August,” Leadership Lafayette member, Afton Thomas said. “We’re bringing purveyors who don’t have brick and mortar shops to the market, along with entertainment and family fun.”
The nighttime market is a creation of a partnership between Leadership Lafayette and the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council (YAC). Members of the 2017 class of Leadership Lafayette have teamed with Wayne Andrews and Caitlin Hopper of YAC to bring this market to life and to the Old Armory Pavilion. 
“The location for this event is perfect,” Thomas said. “We can draw from families, singles, college students, and all demographic groups. It’s a great location for everyone and we want everyone to come out.”
For the first market, there are 25 vendors signed up with food from Fergndan’s Pizza, On a Roll Eggrolls, Heartbreak Coffee, Mugg Cakes, Oxcicles, and a beer and wine station. There are jewelry vendors, art vendors, products from local farms, and much more. 
“We’re envisioning music, being able to shop for art, and pick up some vegetables for the weekend,” Thomas said. “People can also play games in the grass area, make arts and crafts, and tour the Community Garden.” 
The name for the market is reminiscent of the children’s book “Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown and guests will notice the decorations will have subtle hints to bring to mind the whimsical children’s story.
‘Goodnight Market’ will take place the third Friday of June, July, and August with a new musical artist showcased each month. For more information on the market visit their Facebook page. 

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