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Market at the Park Brings Pop-Up Shops to Washington Park Every Monday

We’ve all been there. The one day that Findlay Market is closed, we run out of fresh produce, honey, or another edible essential. Well, a new weekly event at Washington Park is here to help!

We’ve all been there. The one day that Findlay Market is closed, we run out of fresh produce, honey, or another edible essential.

Although business hours have expanded to 6pm in recent years, some vendors remain reluctant to stay open later than that. As a result, a group of Findlay Market shoppers have started Findlay After Four – a weekly event that encourages people to shop at Findlay Market on Thursday between 4pm and 6pm.

Until those hours are further expanded at Findlay Market, be sure to get your fix at Market in the Park.

Market at the Park

Every Monday night through September, local vendors will set up pop-up shops featuring a variety of vegetables, tea, baked goods, and ready-to-eat meals in Washington Park From 4pm to 8pm, patrons can do their shopping or grab a hot sandwich, just like they would at Findlay Market.

While some of the vendors operate out of the market house during the rest of the week, others are new to the scene like condiment queens Sheila and Kathy. They will bring their special Kentucky Sauce, Hot Pepper Jelly, and zesty blends of salsa at their Chipotle Chicks booth. Hailing from Falmouth, Kentucky, the pair is excited to bring their southern flare to share with the Over-The-Rhine crowd.

Need to cool off? Try a decadent sea salt caramel gelato from Madison’s or snag an all-natural sno-cone from Chill Shaved Ice Bar, featuring syrups made from real fruit juice.

Food truck notables C’est Cheese and Red Sesame Korean BBQ will fill you up with dinner: a gooey Bee Sting grilled cheese stuffed with pepperoni, mozzarella, honey, and basil, or a kimchi beef burrito with rich Oriental seasoning. Providing that much-needed caffeinated pick me up at the end of the work day, Coffee Emporium will also be on site with iced drinks, lattes, smoothies, and hot coffee.

So whether you’re hungry for a unique happy hour or need a few pantry essentials, grab your grocery list and tell your friends, “Meet me at the Market!”

By Paige Malott

Paige E. Malott is an award-winning multimedia director who joined UrbanCincy in 2013 as the Arts & Culture contributor. An area native, Paige has experienced living in all three genres of neighborhoods. She grew up in rural Ohio, stayed in suburban Fort Thomas, Kentucky while earning her Bachelor’s degree at Northern Kentucky University, and currently resides in Downtown Cincinnati. In addition to being an urban explorer, Paige creates feature-length films about the Queen City’s history. In 2010, she produced a documentary on Cincinnati’s Abandoned Subway which aired on PBS to over 6 million viewers. She is also a photojournalist for and writes for Cincinnati USA, the region’s tourism network.