Market Down Davis
Market Down Davis is an outdoor market event featuring handmade and vintage vendors in our expansive multi-block historic commercial Main Street District. Corning's Main Street District has a vast array of historical buildings buzzing with a variety of retail shops, restaurants, entertainment, and arts along with various service businesses.
2020 Market Down Davis events are May 30 and September 26
Our vision for Market Down Davis is to provide you, our festival goers with a unique fusion experience. Highlighting rural handmade and vintage artisans and local businesses along our main street by creating a retail experience where you can walk around and shop small local businesses on main street and handmade artisans, vintage curators, our local farmers market and flower producers. The Corning community has always been very supportive of small business and artisans and we couldn't think of a better way to showcase all those aspects. We know that rural Iowa full of talented, creative entrepreneurs and we want to highlight how strongly Southwest Iowa is invested in supporting artisans and small businesses alike. During our Market Down Davis festival, not only will you be able to shop from a wide variety of vendors offering handmade goods or amazing vintage finds but you can also participate in make and takes, enjoy live music, grab a snack from one of our food trucks and enjoy all that our Main Street Corning businesses have to offer. While you're here, feel free to take advantage of some of the other awesome amenities our community has to offer.
About our community:
Corning has a small town charm with big city vibes! Corning hosts award winning shops and restaurants, and a top of the line wellness center. A recreational dream come true, our Lake Icaria County Park hosts a 700 acre lake, camping, water sports, hiking, fishing, 18 hole disc golf course, Marina & more! Our historic Opera House brings in entertainment from far & wide, our American Theatre has the tallest 4D high def screen in Iowa. Golfers delight at our Happy Hollow Country Club with a round on our beautiful course. Corning is the crown jewel of Southwest Iowa. We are located about 1 hour and 45 minutes from both Omaha & Des Moines metro areas right along the Highway 34 corridor & 45 minutes south of Interstate 80.
Our juried market features a variety of both handmade artisans and vintage curators as well as food trucks, live music and make and take sessions. We are looking for unique and interesting on-trend items for our market. While we love the vintage and handmade aspect of our market, we respect entrepreneurs that can offer something unique to our shoppers. We welcome mobile boutiques selling clothing, accessories and other items that fit the "feel" of our market.
We have 10x10, 10x15, and 10x20 spaces available as well as the ability to accept vintage trailers, campers and buses. We strongly encourage all vendors to have a canopy tent as protection from the sun, wind or rain. You can register to be a part of our market here. As a part of the jury process, we will be evaluating the photographs that you submit with your registration as well as your social media pages. If you have any photos of your booth set up, we encourage you to include them as one of your submitted photographs or be sure we can find them on your pages.
We will provide accepted vendors with Market Down Davis themed imagery to use on your own personal and business social media pages and encourage you to invite your followers to come find you at our event.