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‘Lucky Star Market’ Announces Spring Market

Posted February 03, 2014 in Ames, Community Web Exclusives

(Ames, IA) The well-attended, ‘pop up’, European-style market, which made its Ames last December, will return on April 26th, 2014.

The Lucky Star Market is a one-day shopping experience that features vendors selling hand-made crafts, jewelry, clothing, vintage goods, art and more.  New to the Lucky Star Spring Market will be outdoor tents, and, an additional selection of new vendors, bringing the total to as many as 60 vendors.

Lucky Star Market is organized by Jody Bergan Bennett and hosted by the Prairie Moon Winery & Vineyards in Ames.

The event, referred to as a “live Etsy,” a reference to the widely popular e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items, will be again the style of a ‘European market’; festive food and drink and family-friendly activities throughout the day.

“Our initial market was kind of a ‘test-drive’ to see if Central Iowa was interested in the inspired markets I had experienced in other parts of the country, especially my sister’s Horseshoe Market in Denver, CO.  As we tallied over 3000 people at our initial Holiday Market, the signs indicate this is indeed filling a void.” said organizer, Bennett.

“We love the process of bringing together artisans, ‘re-purposers’, vintage collectors, hand-made creators and designers, at one beautiful location for the day; it is a great addition to our community.”

Bennett’s vision for more ‘Lucky Star Markets’ was further reinforced after she was notified that Lucky Star Market is a recipient of one of the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau’s 2014 Community Grants.

Bennett will continue to look to engage a wider spectrum of the Ames community by bringing on event planning, communications and design student interns from Iowa State University.

Vendors have until Friday, February 14th to submit an online application to participate in the “juried” market.

The Lucky Star Market is considered a ‘sister market’ to the highly-acclaimed Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market in Denver, Colorado which is organized by Bennett’s sister (and Ames native) Amy Bergan Yetman.

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