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Season Finale of the Litchfield Pickers Market
October 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
This Sunday is the grand season finale for the Litchfield Pickers Market. The Litchfield Pickers Market returns this week on Sunday, October 10, 2021 from 9 AM – 3 PM in Downtown Litchfield (Starting at 400 N. State Street). This is the last market of the 2021 season, and we are excited to welcome visitors and vendors to Litchfield, IL. The Litchfield Pickers Market is the largest open-air pickers market in the region and is located less than 3 miles off Interstate 55. This market specializes in antiques, collectibles, vintage items, and refurbished items, and occurs every second Sunday of the month May through October. This month only will be a shopping extravaganza. Complete with Artists, Crafters, and Antique vendors, the Litchfield Pickers Market is your one stop shop for all of your holiday gifting needs. Knock out your holiday shopping early and visit the Litchfield Pickers Market this Sunday, October 10 from 9 AM to 3 PM in downtown Litchfield, IL (400 N. State Street).
Each month the Litchfield Pickers Market welcomes musicians to perform at the Carnegie Park stage. During the October 10 market, 29 Junction, will kick off the day and perform live from 9 AM to 11:30 AM. 29 Junction is a band from Central Illinois that plays all of your favorite varieties of music representing every decade from the 50’s all the way to today! Following 29 Junction, the final performer of the 2021 season will be the Silver Creek Bluegrass Band. They will perform from Noon – 3 PM. The Silver Creek Bluegrass Band is a traditional bluegrass group from Edwardsville, Illinois. They focus on bringing the high lonesome sounds of Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, Jimmy Martin, The Stanley Brothers, and many more. The Silver Creek Boys, are continuing the long standing tradition of bluegrass pickers in America- keeping the tradition alive one show at a time. They have played over a hundred different shows in the Southern Illinois and St. Louis area. Silver Creek has opened up for headlining groups like The Travelin’ McCourys and the Jerry Garcia Band. These boys bring you that hard drivin’, flat pickin’, yeehawin’, high lonesome sound of the generations that came before them. Both performances are free to attend. Please make sure to bring your own lawn chair or picnic blanket so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy these free concerts.
In 2021, there are a few other structural changes to the Litchfield Pickers Market to ensure public safety and sanitation standards for visitors, vendors, and staff. Vendor areas have expanded to ensure adequate social distancing. There will be one empty space between each vendor booth, and on narrower streets, vendors will only be located on one side of the street. To aid in public sanitation efforts, everyone will be asked to directly dispose of their own trash into provided dumpsters located on each block of the market. Frequently touched surfaces have been eliminated. Bring your own lawn chair or picnic table so you can relax in the park and listen to the bands! The Litchfield Pickers Market is appreciative of the public’s understanding and cooperation in implementing these changes throughout the season.
To make the most of your Pickers Market experience, it is recommended to bring totes, wagons, carts, pick-up trucks, and anything that will help haul all the great treasures you will find at the Litchfield Pickers Market. There is no cost to enter the market. With multiple entry points, visitors can park around the perimeter and enter the market (just be sure to adhere to applicable parking signage). Remember, animals are not permitted at the Litchfield Pickers Market, and this event is RAIN OR SHINE!
While you are exploring the market, please check out the exclusive 2021 Litchfield Pickers Market t-shirt found at the Litchfield Tourism Information Booth. This t-shirt was created by fans of the market and will only be available in 2021. Visitors can also purchase additional Litchfield Pickers Market gear (shirts, hats, and tote bags) at the Tourism Information Booth, which is located in front of the flagpole in the park! At this booth, volunteers supply visitors with Litchfield information, answer questions about the market and the City of Litchfield. Food will be available along State Street located at every intersection. Food vendors and their locations are listed at the Tourism Information booth as well as on the Litchfield Pickers website : http://visitlitchfield.com/events/litchfieldpickersmarket/.
The following roads will be closed on October 10 (and every second Sunday of the Month through October) from 4 AM to 5:30 PM for the Litchfield Pickers Market: State Street from Union Ave./Route 16 to the south entrance of the Brown Shoe Apartments, Kirkham Street and Ryder Street from Monroe Street to Madison Street, and Edwards Street from Monroe Street to Jefferson Street. Any vehicles left in these areas during this time, will be towed at the owner’s expense.
For more information please follow the “Litchfield Pickers Market” Facebook page or log onto the website: http://visitlitchfield.com/events/litchfieldpickersmarket/ or call the Litchfield Tourism Office Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM.