720 Market is Back!

by Jara Anton

Feel like the summer is already half over? It kind of is—-but there’s still time! This Saturday, July 23, from 10-4, RAIN OR SHINE, the 720 Market will make it’s followup appearance in the Hoover District Lot in North Canton. This carefully curated, open air market features close to 100 vendors and food trucks. The idea was to stay well-rounded and inclusive with a varied and daring mix of local artists, makers, and growers. 

A chat with the 720 Market creators Lynn and Dave Shipko revealed their labor of love—-they are both lifelong Stark County residents who grew weary of having to drive so far to other places to have access to an event like 720. So…they started their own! May 17 was the maiden voyage of the 720 Market and vendors that were involved were treated to an incredibly positive and profitable turnout. The July 720 Market has actually doubled its vendor list and maxed out their leased space!

The Shipko’s will manage, once again, to turn a boring ol’ parking lot into a shopper’s delight. Endless rows of tents will showcase the best local handmade goods, “makers, bakers, brewers, growers, builders, up-cyclers, jewelers” and so many more will be set up and ready for your consideration. You’ll see things you didn’t know existed but now somehow can’t live without. Food trucks will line the shopper’s oasis, offering all kinds of options no matter what your day plans. You could early-bird it and get some lunch or stop in late for dinner and a stroll. 

This Saturday’s 720 Market will also feature live music! Mary Pusateri & Friends (a folk inspired trio) will be on hand. Mary will have two of her students accompanying her on cello and keyboard. Akron’s COPALI, a funk fusion band, will start at 11:45 am and will continue until 1:45pm. Jimmy Chesterfield takes over from 2-3. Also, there will be a mid-day yoga stretch demo lead by Release Yoga. 

In case endlessly shopping isn’t really your first love—drop in for Stark Fresh’s Rain Barrel How-To Demo, or the demo by the Canton Quilters’ Guild. You can also check out the Make and Takes by some of the vendors, one word: 3D Printing! Ok, its more than one word—-but you get it…

So, pause your Saturday Morning Cartoons, put on some sunblock and get out and see what your community has for you!

720 Market

Saturday, July 23

Hoover District Lot

265 E Maple St, North Canton, OH 44720

10am-4pm

Rain or Shine

For a full list of participating vendors, click here: http://720market.com/vendors.html