Astoria Sunday Market Turns Ten // (c) 2012 Bart Miller
The Astoria Sunday Market is back and better than ever. Now celebrating its tenth anniversary, the market has grown to become a regular gathering place for locals and attraction for tourists during the warmer months of the year.
Attracting thousands of people each week, the outdoor hub was heralded as Oregon’s second largest market of its kind in 2007, and its reputation for excellence earned it the 2004 Downtown Achievement Award from the Oregon Downtown Development Association.
On any given Sunday, the market features up to 200 vendors offering locally-made products that have been hand-crafted, grown, created or gathered by farmers, craftspeople and artisans. It has a lively food court with a great selection of international food items including Greek and Indian delicacies as well as American fare like hamburgers, hotdogs, ice cream and fried and grilled seafood.
Regional entertainment enlivens the food court, and buskers add a sense of fun and spontaneity to the setting.
The market was formed to revitalize historic downtown Astoria and to improve the economic viability and vitality of farmers, artists, artisans and other small business operators in the Pacific Northwest. It is dedicated to creating a vibrant educational marketplace for the community's benefit.
Visitors can stop by the market on Sundays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. through Oct. 2012.