100+ Businesses to Pop Up in Historic Downtown Hartville

A summer of street festivals in Historic Downtown Hartville kicks off with a Flea for All on June 11th from 10am-3pm. Over 100 vendors will join downtown merchants in a combination handmade market, business expo, and community yard sale.

“Second Saturdays are a wonderful way to explore our quaint downtown,” says Emilie Ketcham, owner of Two E’s in a Pod. If you haven’t visited Downtown for some time you’ll notice quite a few changes. In fact, 4 businesses have opened in the district in the last eight months. Visitors are encouraged to spend the day. Tara Wiederman, owner of Modern Vintage, adds “Don’t let the small size of our little downtown fool you, we have more going on than what meets the eye on Prospect. These events really help to showcase that.”

Prospect Ave (SR43) and Howard Ct. will be closed for the day with easy parking in surrounding lots. In addition to vendors a variety of food will be available. Visitors can also enjoy kid crafts and live music by Steven Howell (10:30-11:30am) and Root Theory (1-3pm).

Now in their third year, Second Saturdays have successfully created a place for the community and tourists to gather. “It’s a big party with a
big mission” says Megan Wise, owner Best Bib and Tucker and event coordinator. “We want to see the neighborhood continue to grow. What
better way to do that than to invite 100 businesses to get their feet wet and see what we are all about.”

2016 Schedule
June 11th: Flea For All
July 9th: Get Out & Play
August 13th: Craft Around the Block
September 10th: Old Fashioned Day & Bicentennial Celebration

Second Saturdays are organized by a volunteer group of merchants and community members with support from the Village of Hartville, Lake
Township Chamber of Commerce, and Lake Township Historical Society. 2016 event sponsors include ArtsinStark, Visit Canton, Schoner Chevrolet, Knowles Press, and MJ Miller & Co CPA. For event information visit www.discoverhartville.com/secondsaturday.