We are very excited to be starting yet another year at The Exchange! This year we have quite the variety of vendors, both new and familiar, coming to showcase their small businesses! Come discover a mix of items ranging from handmade to vintage, with a dash of farm goods, all in a country setting. We’ll also have live music at every show, food trucks and so much more!
In August of 2020, our little market started out as a small, experimental market with only 16 vendors. Now in 2023, we have blossomed into a family of vendors and visitors that could fill a small village! Over the years, we have donated hours of volunteer time and made monetary donations to local charities and look forward to doing more for our community as we enter this coming year.
Our first market of 2023 is Saturday, June 3 from 9 AM to 3 PM, which also happens to be New Hampshire Day (6/03)! We will have local vendors, music by Halloran Music, food trucks and a special visit from the Kona Ice truck! We will also be selling raffle tickets for a kayak and all of the accessories to go along with it. The raffle benefits our beloved volunteer Andover Fire Department.
Can’t make it? Don’t worry. We will also be open on Saturdays July 22 and September 16 from 9 AM to 3 PM as well! Admission is only $2 and helps offset the many costs of operating such an event and keeps vendors’ costs low. We also allow local non-profits some space for free!
As The Exchange continues to grow, we still hold true to the same core values and mission since our start: help small, local businesses and give them a venue to showcase their talent, feature sustainable businesses and give back to the community all while helping to grow our local economy. Part of our mission is to help small businesses around us grow into whatever size dream they have. Some wish to continue with pop-up markets while others dream of getting the keys to their very own shop. We have been so fortunate to have helped many of our vendors on their journey to find space in retail shops and/or open their very own brick and mortar retail store! Whether The Exchange had a hand in any of these successes or not, we are extremely proud.
Are you interested in becoming a vendor? Maybe you have your own small business or you’re in need of a venue to show the world what you do – The Exchange may just be the right place for you! We are a vintage and farm inspired market with handmade items, vintage finds, reimagined creations, home decor, incredible food (baked goods and food trucks). We’re not a craft fair and we’re not a flea market, we’re something very unique indeed.
Be sure to take some time to come visit us this year. We’re only hosting three markets in 2023: June 3, July 22, and September 16, from 9 AM to 3 PM! Finally, Thank you to the fans, vendors, neighbors, and local businesses who have continued to support us by sharing our social media posts, allowing us to post flyers in their place of business and for donating items to our raffles. We feel the local love.
If you would like more information about our market, becoming a vendor, or chatting with us about what we do please find us at: theexchangeandovernh.blogspot.com, or email Tiffany at firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking for updates about the market, such as which vendors will be selling with us? Follow us on Facebook at: facebook.com/TheExchangeAndover, and on Instagram: @theexchangeandovernh!