Article by New England Travel Journal
The second annual Vintage Market in the Mountains will be held from July 25-26 in Bethlehem, New Hampshire at the Wayside Inn on Route 302. The market is the vision of Sean Gawlik. Four years ago Gawlik came up with the idea to host a weekend-long festival featuring vintage, antique and salvage vendors, and in 2019 that vision became a reality.
Although many events were canceled in 2020 due to Covid-19 the Vintage Market in the Mountains will proceed as planned with room provided for safe social distancing. All of us here at New England Travel Journal, in accordance with the CDC recommends that people wear a mask when social distancing is not possible, whether that be inside or outside.
The modified layout for 2020 includes more space in between booths, hand sanitization stations. Visitors will also be provided masks and gloves at the entry gate. Furthermore, there will be set hours for visitors who are considered high-risk so that they can still enjoy the event.
“It just makes good sense to have that stuff there anyways, especially now more than ever. I want people to feel comfortable coming to the market. I want them to feel like it’s going to be safe and they will be able to enjoy it,” said Gawlik.
The Vintage Market in the Mountains will feature vendors, food trucks, a beer garden and live musical performers. Among the vendors attending are:
- Antiques on Elm
- Old Cottage Door Mercantile
- Discerning Eye
- Old Vintage Road in Exeter
Supporting non-profits and charities are an integral part of the Vintage Market mission. Multiple organizations will be represented this year, including Habitat for Humanity and the Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network. Live mural painting demonstrations and a children’s art wall are additional elements that make the Vintage Market in the Mountains a robust, family-friendly experience.
The Vintage Market in the Mountains is a rain or shine event scheduled on Saturday, July 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 26. Admission to the pet-friendly, family event is $5 per person, and children are free.
*Information and excerpts from this piece were provided courtesy of Vintage Market in the Mountains and Angel Larcom of Larcom Studios. New England Travel Journal is a media partner of Vintage Market in the Mountains