Summer Market Days will be held at Alpaca Meadows in Ontario, Ohio on Saturday, July 30th and Sunday, July 31st, 2022 from 11am-4pm. This is the 5th 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 fresh fruit, potted plants, succulents, weathervanes, garden art, handmade beauty and bath products, handcrafted dulcimers and hand drums, embroidered home goods, honey and beeswax items, handmade bags, pet portraits, wood crafts, home decor items, custom drink tumblers, dessert candles, jewelry, homemade dog treats, children’s clothing, out-of-the-ordinary baked goods, maple syrup, maple sugar coated nuts, handmade chocolates, 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!
Cruizin’ Smoothies (Jeanette Waibel) – Smoothies, Coffees, Frappe’s, and Slushies
GCreek Instruments (Jim Phillips) – Handcrafted Heirloom Quality Mountain Lap Dulcimers and Acoustic Hand Drums
Marcheta Gibson Embroidery & Design (Marcheta Gibson) – Machine Embroidered Home Goods, Handsewn Phone/Glasses Cases, Potholders, Vintage Pattern Journals
GoBloomingcrazy (Wendy Lowe) – Potted Plants, Flowers and Succulents, Garden Gnomes, Mushrooms, Goose Clothes, Weathervanes
Vickie Graves – Pet Portraits and Face Painting
JnMcreations (Jasper and Michelle Fife-Luzzo) – A family-owned business that makes unique handmade Custom Drink Tumblers, Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups, T-shirts and Shoes
Carolyn Kelley – Drift Wood, Beach, and Tumbled Glass Wind Chimes, Rocks, Minerals, Jewelry, Cards
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.
Obrynba Farms LLC (Toli Obrynba) – Honey, Angels, and Bees Wax Items
Richland County Jr Fair Alpacas – Walking Tacos, Shredded Chicken, Chips, Salads, Drinks
(Fundraiser for their 4-H program – come for lunch!)
Rusty Star Primitives (Ray and Karen Hart) – Herbs ( over 50 kinds never sprayed with chemicals), Products Made From Herbs, Garden Products, Decorative Gifts, “All Things Herbal and Good”
Serene And Homespunn (Tabitha Marsden) – Wax Melts, Dessert and Regular Candles, and Jewelry
Simply Good Dog Barkery (Sally Stigall) – Homemade all natural Dog treats made with love by individuals with disabilities.
Spinning Wool of VanGundy Sheep Farm (Dwight and Sharon VanGundy) – Blue Faced and Longwool Leicester Sheep, Raw Fleece, Handspun Yarn, Knit and Felted Items
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
Three little Ellie’s Kids Clothing Boutique (Courtney Marie Shoemaker) – Boys and Girls Boutique Clothing, Newborn to Size 10/12
Enjoy some pictures from previous year at Summer Market Days!
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