Call for vendors: Amherst Summer Night Markets

Amherst Summer Night Markets

Summer evenings come alive with Amherst Summer Night Markets. People love the festive atmosphere with live music, food trucks, artisans, and street performers. Each one has a unique theme to keep people coming back!

June 20: “Arty Party” 12:00 noon to 9:30 pm

Chalkmaster Dave   will be a real “draw” as he creates mind-blowing sidewalk art illusions. Vendors will include artists and artisans, unique retail, and food. Live music by popular local performers will keep people at the market all evening long.

July 18: “Rockabilly and Classic Car Meetup” 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm

A line-up of live rockabilly bands and hundreds of classic cars will pair up with vendors of memorabilia, antiques, arts, unique retail and food.

August 15: “Acadian Day Celebration” 12:00 noon to 9:30 pm

Live Acadian party music, food, and an outdoor market celebrate our rich heritage of Acadian culture. This event is the closest event in Nova Scotia to the World Acadian Congress taking place from Aug 10-24 in New Brunswick and PEI.

September 19: “Hodge Podge Market” 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm

The final summer night market will be a spectacular evening with fire juggling acrobats Incendia Motus, a concert with country rock band Witchitaw, and a vibrant market featuring local food, artisans, and unique retail.

The markets will be advertised through newspaper, radio, billboard, and boosted social media posts to attract visitors, cottagers, and the 100,000 people who live within a 45 minute drive of Amherst.

Applications are now being accepted for all four markets, and can be downloaded here:

All of the markets will be located on Ratchford St. and the parking lot behind Dayle’s Grand Market.