With nearly twice as many vendors this year, Saturday’s Troutman Holiday Market Craft Show could be a one-stop shop for holiday gifts.
In previous years, about 50 vendors signed up to sell items. This year will have 95 merchants.
That’s because for the first time, there will be indoor space available, Troutman Parks and Recreation Coordinator Emily Watson said.
The town organized the event for the first time two years ago after farmers-market vendors asked to sell products during the holidays when the market is closed for the winter season.
Watson said the town moved the event from ESC Park to the Iredell County Fairgrounds to get the show away from unfavorable weather conditions. The town also had more and earlier advertisements for the event. More vendors signed up.
“We outgrew the exhibit hall. It has space for 67 vendors,” Watson said. “We planned for the entire show to be inside, but that won’t happen this year. Some are still outside.”
Watson said vendors will be selling wood art, jewelry, clothes, holiday crafts and more.
Hillbilly Philly, T’s Sweets and Wilson’s Weenie Wagon will be at the fairgrounds during the show selling food.
“I hope everyone comes out and knocks out some Christmas shopping,” Watson said.