Summer Market Days will be held at Alpaca Meadows in Ontario, Ohio on Saturday, July 29th and Sunday, July 30th, 2023 from 11am-4pm. This is the 6th annual community event of this kind at our small alpaca farm, and is open to a select number of artisans, craftspeople, growers, and small businesses. You will have the opportunity to shop with these one-of-a-kind local vendors who have been invited to sell their wares at our outdoor market. Our Farm Store will be open throughout the event. While you’re here, you can meander about visiting with our alpacas, Angora goats, and Angora rabbits. Lunch will be available as well as yummy drinks to sip on while you enjoy our little festival.
Looking for something to do in Richland County? This event is free to the public and enjoyed by all who attend.
This year we’ll have vendors selling potted plants, succulents, weathervanes, garden art, handmade beauty and bath products, embroidered home goods, honey and beeswax items, handmade cosmetic and travel bags, pet portraits, wood crafts, home decor items, birdbaths, planters, charcuterie platters, ponytail patch hats, travel pillows, essential oils, dessert candles, jewelry, homemade dog treats, out-of-the-ordinary baked goods, maple syrup, maple sugar coated nuts, flavored kettle corn, handmade chocolates, fruit, produce, food, frappe’s, specialty coffee drinks, and more!
The Farm Store
The Farm Store will be open both days for your shopping pleasure! If you’ve never visited before, you’re in for a pleasant surprise as you enter our store and see a wide variety of items made from alpaca fiber. We have everything from Alpaca Socks to Alpaca Sweaters and lots, lots more. Our signs say “Please Touch” and we really do mean it! Alpaca is super soft and you have to feel it to believe it.
Knitters, weavers, and those that crochet will want to take home some of our Alpaca Yarn. It is a real treat for those that enjoy these crafts. We have both Needle and Wet Felting Kits trying these popular crafts at home. If you learn better in a class, we have those too. Grab a Class Schedule or sign up while you’re here!
Food and 4-H
A local 4-H club will be providing yummy food throughout the day so be sure to come hungry. The kids from this same 4-H club will be on hand to answer questions about alpacas, as they fine tune their public speaking skills! Stroll around the farm to visit with our alpacas, Angora goats, Angora rabbits, and chickens. Read our “fencepost facts” and find out more about our fiber animals.
Black Rose Collections (Kristin Gleason) – Home, Beauty, and Bath Products made by hand with all-natural, organic ingredients. Everything is handmade with a touch of love! We have Body Scrubs, Lip Scrubs and Balms, Healing Balms, Facial Creams, Hand and Foot Lotions, and much more!
Carolyn Kelley – Drift Wood, Beach, and Tumbled Glass Wind Chimes, Rocks, Minerals, Jewelry, Cards
CBW Unlimited (Rachael Petty) – Unique Ponytail Patch Hats, Key Chain Wristlets, Throw and Travel Pillows
Designs By Dresser (Tabitha Dresser) – Handmade Cosmetic & Custom Made Travel Bags, Essential Oils & Essential Oil Travel Bags, and Custom Instrument Straps
Gibsons Orchard (Jim and Marcheta Gibson) – Homegrown Apples, Plums, and Pears (pending being ripe)
Marcheta Gibson Embroidery & Design (Marcheta Gibson) – Machine Embroidered Home Goods, Handsewn Phone/Glasses Cases, Potholders, Vintage Pattern Journals
Vickie Graves – Pet Portraits and Face Painting
Jim’s Woodturnings (Jim Hoffman) – Segment Open and Closed Turned Pieces, Charcuterie/Cutting Boards, Boxes with CNC Engraved Tops
Mansfield/ Richland County Public Library (Jennie Dunn from the Ontario Branch) – Learn more about the Endless Possibilities available at your library including services, resources, games and upcoming programs for all ages.
Laila Marlow – Face Painting
Redeem-a-Bowl (Cheryl Hamm) – Unique, one-of-a-kind works of art for the home and garden created from Reclaimed Glassware including Birdbaths, Planters, Charcuterie Platters, Gnomes and Snowmen
Richland County Jr Fair Alpacas – Walking Tacos, Shredded Chicken, Chips, Salads, Drinks
(Fundraiser for their 4-H program – come for lunch!)
Serene And Homespunn (Tabitha Marsden) – Wax Melts, Dessert and Regular Candles, and Jewelry
Sidekicks Coffee (Jen Vince) – Iced and Hot Coffees, Lattes, Mochas, Hot Chocolates, and Blended Coffee Drinks
Simply Good Dog Barkery (Sally Stigall) – Homemade all natural Dog treats made with love by individuals with disabilities
Smith Acres Produce (Heather and Brian Smith) – POPPY’S CORN – Small Batch Flavored Kettle Corn
Valerie Smith – Cut and Dried Flowers fresh from the garden, Garden T-shirts
Sweet Bubbles & Bean (Monica Davis) – Coffee, Cold Brew, Bubble Tea, and Lemonade
Sweet Fire Sugar Bush (Melissa Biltz) – Maple Syrup, Maple Sugar, Maple Cream and Maple Sugar Coated Nuts
The Candy Cabin (Mary Ruth Cook) – Handmade Chocolates
Tae’s Bakery (Tammy Ann) – Home Baked Goods
The Honey Goat (Chrissy Bevier) – Pure Raw Honey, Honey Sticks, Hot Honey, Homemade Lip Balms, and More
Enjoy some pictures from previous year at Summer Market Days!
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