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The Summer Market – Lorain, Ohio – My Experience

Author’s Note #1: This post documents my experience on July 24, 2021, but I first attended the Summer Market in 2014, when it was located in Avon Lake.

You can read that post at https://ohiofestivals.net/the-summer-market-avon-lake/


Author’s Note #2: When I was at the festival, the music was played through a loudspeaker system but friends told me that there were live performers earlier in the day.

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This weekend, at Lorain’s Black River Landing…

The Summer Market was back…

…filling the landscape with over 100 vendors…

…who offered handmade jewelry (The Copper Twig)…

…canvas and leather bags (Ellie Jane Bags)…

…cute notebooks and sketchbooks (New Day Notes)…

…bath and body care products (Una Biologicals)…

…tons of clothing (Wandering Wardrobe/Maplewood Boutique)…

…and all sorts of interesting treasures…

…where you never knew what you would find (Farmhouse Vintage/Little Orca Designs).

Another section of the market had even more vendors…

…where festival goers could find fresh cut flowers (Sweet Pea Flower Truck)…

…farm fresh produce (Don Anna Farms)…

…fruit based salsa (Firehouse)…

…and huge variety of hummus (Mama Mary’s).

Food vendors were found at either end…

…with options that included lobster rolls and eggplant fries (Manna Food Truck)…

…fish and chicken tacos (Cafe Melissa)…

…your classic Philly cheesesteaks (Original Steaks and Hoagies)…

…and sweet treats that ranged from gourmet shave ice to gourmet cotton candy (808/CLE Cotton Candy).

I personally was lured to the gourmet popsicle cart (Pop Culture CLE)…

…where my delicious creme brulee popsicle only got better…

…by this delightful caramel surprise.