(Posted Sept. 15, 2023)
By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor
Downtown Mount Sterling will be hopping on Sept. 23 as the Mount Sterling Market Crew hosts their annual street market and Urban Pineapple hosts their annual car, truck, and bike show. The festivities will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
London Street will be closed from the Dairy Freeze at Church Street to Ben & Joy’s Restaurant at Columbus Street. Main Street will be closed from High Street to Market Street. Vendors will be located along London Street. The car show will take place on Main Street with overflow on London Street.
“We have about 40 vendors signed up,” said Barbie Wallace, event organizer and owner of Urban Pineapple. “We have people selling live plants, t-shirts, clothing, jewelry, unique flea market finds, direct sales, and lots more.”
A few vendor spaces are still available. The cost to reserve a spot is $25.
Reservations can be made by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting Wallace at (614) 832-0796.
Local shops and restaurants also will be open during the street market.
The food trucks scheduled for the day are Moundbuilders Smoke Shack (smoked meats), Rolling Stoves Concessions (Philly cheesesteaks, sloppy Joes, Italian sausage), Donato’s Pizza, All American Kettle Corn, Tony’s Hawaiian Shaved Ice, and Chill Jill (hand-dipped ice cream). Food vendor spaces can be reserved for $50. Those interested should contact Wallace.
Registration for the car show is $10 and runs from 10 a.m. to noon. Judging starts at noon with trophies awarded at 2 p.m. A 50/50 raffle, door prizes, and live deejay are planned.
Entrants are asked to enter the show area from either end of Main Street. The first 25 entries receive a dash plaque and swag bag. Award categories include: Top 30, People’s Choice, Sponsor’s Choice, Best of Show, first in class for each of Chevy, Ford, and MOPAR, first place in bikes, and first place in rat rods.
In its first year last year, the show attracted 61 entries.
Wallace invites everyone to come out for some shopping and car gazing.
“It’s something fun to bring the family out to so that they can all spend time together,” she said.