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Craft, Food, & Wine Open-Air Market

5th Annual Open-Air Market

The Craft, Food & Wine Open-Air Market is a unique event featuring handmade and value added products from the North Country and beyond. 80+ Vendors will be set up throughout the St. Lawrence Power & Equipment Museum (SLPEM) exhibits and buildings, like a Market set along the 'streets' of this living history museum. Bring your wagons and prepare to shop local on Saturday, September 21, 2024 from 10:00am - 5:00pm!

This annual event will mark it's 5th year presented by the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce and is modeled after the Craft, Food & Wine show usually held during the holiday season at Clarkson's Cheel Arena or at SUNY Potsdam's Maxcy Hall, with an outdoor, open-air model.

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SAVE THE DATE FOR 2024

at the St. Lawrence Power & Equipment Museum

in Madrid, NY

Thank You to Our Sponsors & Supporters!

Kids 12 & under attend FREE sponsored by St. Lawrence Health!

Additional Marketing & Promotion supported by B 99.3FM

Vendor Applications

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DEADLINE Month, Day

Applications will be available in the spring and will be available for download on this event page. All participants from former shows will receive an outreach email when applications become available. Announcements will be made on the STLC Chamber Facebook Page and e-Newsletters. Until then, please mark your calendars and save the date!

CLICK HERE for *Fillable* Application

CLICK HERE for *Print Friendly* Application

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

To Become a Sponsor, Contact

E-mail Kathryn Puleo, Tourism & Events Manager

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ADMISSIONS SPONSOR (1 AVAILABLE)

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ENTERTAINMENT SPONSOR (1 AVAILABLE)

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ADMISSIONS SPONSOR (1 AVAILABLE)

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More than 80 Vendors and 2,500 Attendees in 2023

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Marketing Opportunities

10:45am - 12:45pm

Meet Lena the Lizard Lady along with all of her special friends! Interact with exotic lizards, snakes and sloths in a safe environment. Lena's "We Aim to Amaze" entertainment is a HANDS ON educational experience. Come prepared to be amazed to interact with these exotic animals! Lena can often be found at birthday parties and events throughout the North Country and has over 30 years experience in children's entertainment and educational services.

Lena's Lizards

Lizards are Lena's specialty! Check out a variety of species including Bearded & Water Dragons, Tegus, Crested & Leopard Geckos, Skinks, Chameleons & False Chameleons. Lena's black and white tegu, Ted E. Bear and Rybecca, the Cuban rock iguana will be especially excited to greet you!

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Exhibitor and Vendor Highlights

Attractions

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St. Lawrence Historical Association 

Headquartered at the Silas Wright Museum in Canton, the SLHA maintains archives for genealogy research, as well as exhibits on North Country Life at the turn of the 20th century, serving as an educational resource for those interested in St. Lawrence County's history and traditions. The not-for-profit Association collects and preserves archival material and artifacts pertinent to the County's history including extensive records on the region's role in the Civil War and War of 1812. 

Visit their booth for hand-on activities, crafts and giveaways!

 

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Visit St. Lawrence County

The St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce is also the Tourism Promotion Agent for St. Lawrence County, in partnership with I Love NY.

There's plenty to do and explore in the largest geographic county in New York State! For fun family activities, daytrips and staycation ideas, visit with one of our Tourism Professionals from the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce. Stop by and learn about the robust hiking trail system and all the undiscovered opportunities the county has to offer between the 1,000 Islands and the Foothills of the Adirondacks!

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2024 Total Solar Eclipse

Aileen O'Donoghue, Henry Priest Professor of Physics from St. Lawrence University will be available to answer any questions you have on what your Total Eclipse Experience will look like! Learn what to expect and all the effects that Totality will have when the county goes dark shortly after 3:20pm on Monday, April 8th! Aileen will provide demos including an Earth Orrery and a Yard Stick Eclipse to illustrate the Earth-Moon scale, take home instructional handouts and show various map displays to answer all your eclipse related science questions!

To check out all the happenings surrounding the Total Eclipse in STLC visit: STLCtotality.com.

Education

Cornell Cooperative Extension of SLC: 4-H Youth Services

Providing educational outreach to the North Country through research, education and demonstration in good & agriculture systems, life skills, community enhancement, rural stewardship, and youth development.

Learn about their 4-H Youth Development Programming! Children can also experiment with playful STEM activities at their 'Makey Makey' Engineering Station and set scenes with Legos to create a 'STOP Motion Movie'.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of SLC: North Country Clean Energy Hub

CCE is a partner of the North Country Clean Energy Hub with a team of organizations working to support people in adopting clean energy technology, utilizing energy efficiency programs, and finding jobs in the clean energy industry. Clean Energy Hub's main goals are to help people save money, make homes healthier, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

Learn how to reduce energy, make model solar panels, and receive free energy efficiency items!

Massena Public Library

Serving the community needs with encouraging literacy, supplementing education, providing cultural opportunities and tools for lifelong learning.

Stock your at home library and pick up a free book! Play with crafts, photo props or enjoy a game of cornhole or story time. Library merchandise will also be available for purchase including t-shirts, tote bags and mugs.

Nature Up North

Non-profit business housed by St. Lawrence University with the goal of connecting North Country locals to nature through community programs, school lessons, online content, and guided experiences.

Learn about their ongoing events & programming. Kids can assemble a toolbox of materials for birds to build their nests in your backyard! Take the toolboxes home to set them up in a tree, bush, or on the ground in a place where you often see your birds active.

St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce

Your county resource for all the events happening in the county surrounding the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse!

STLC Eclipse Viewing Glasses (ISO safety certified) available for purchase. Remember your eclipse experience with a special St. Lawrence County keepsake!

SUNY Canton: Joey's Concessions

A quick serve staple of the Roos House open for most events held in the venue throughout the year. Joey’s is located next to the Main Entrance of the Roos House and across from the Main Entrance to the Kids Expo.

Assortment of snacks and beverages for sale.

 Got a Question? Need Help With Something?

For more information about the event, including vendor information:

Visit www.SLCchamber.org

OR

E-mail Kathryn Puleo, Tourism & Events Manager

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