You’re invited to the Ready! Set! Market! Open House on Sept. 12!

The Madison Public Market Foundation will host a Ready! Set! Market! event to offer a taste of what the Madison Public Market will be!

This open house will feature a mix of local vendors, including exciting newer businesses and a few of Madison’s long-time favorites. The event will take place at the future home of the Madison Public Market and TruStage MarketReady Hall (200 N. First Street) in what was formerly the retro-style Fleet Services Building.

Vendors will have available culinary offerings inspired by a variety of cultures, in addition to unique handmade goods. Please join leaders of the Madison Public Market Foundation, City of Madison, and diverse vendors for a celebration of entrepreneurship, equity, and community.

Ready! Set! Market! Open House
Tuesday, Sept. 12
5 – 8pm
Future home of the Madison Public Market and TruStage MarketReady Hall (200 N. First St. at E. Johnson & N. First)

Parking is available in the back of the building, in the nearby The Standard Madison apartment building, or on neighborhood streets.

This will be the only public event held at the Market’s future home before ground-breaking later this year! A big thank you to our friends at Chocolate Shoppe, who will be giving away free scoops of ice cream!

RSVP is appreciated but not mandatory – it will help get you through event check-in much more quickly.




We’re looking for volunteers to help with sign-in of guests, pre-event setup, trash collection, greeters, traffic control, and a few other areas. It’s a fun way to meet other Market enthusiasts and show your support. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity for the Madison Public Market, sign up now!


Sneak peak at some of the 20+ vendors who are scheduled to attend:

Auntie M’s Creations LLC
East Side Cakes
Madame Chu’s Delicacies
Forward Craft & Coffee
Creative Vixen Design
JNJ Gifts and More
Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream
Wonder Cookie
Melly Mel’s Soul Food
Marieke Gouda-House of Gouda
Blain Arts
Love U Candle
Blue Violet Jams & Jellies
Newday Eastside Juicery
Kerol’s Kitchen
V Greenery
QB’s Magnetic Creations
Les Delices De Awa
Midwest Mujeres
Tortillas Los Angeles
Clean Fresh Food
Moses Sista


Entertainment will include:

Eric De Los Santos 5-6pm (xylophone & marimba)
– Carisacat 6-7pm (singer songwriter)
– Wendy O’Lynn 7-8pm (fiddler)

“Madison’s Public Market will be a vibrant ecosystem for entrepreneurs and consumers. The lively sounds of music and conversations will resonate throughout the market. I look forward to seeing all the treasures of food and retail for all of Madison to experience.” - Mayra Medrano, Latino Chamber of Commerce

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