Saturday Market Member Newsletter

Published weekly during the Market season, generally available on Friday.


April 1st – From the Office – In Loving Memory: Carol DeFazio – Unclassifieds

April 8th – From Sonia: Check-In Explained – The Quality of Standards – Consider Running for the Board of Directors!

April 15th – From the Office – Consider Running for the Board of Directors!

April 22nd – Happy Earth Day! – From the Office 

April 29th – Mother’s Day Giveaway – From the Office – Tuesday & Holiday Market Things

May 6th – From the Office – We Need Volunteers! – From Sonia

May 13th – Mother’s Day Giveaway – In Loving Memory: Shane Slayer

May 20th – From the Office – From Sonia – Join the Sustainability Committee!

May 27th – Please Vote for the Board of Directors! – Welcome our New Assistant Manager

June 3rd – From Sonia – Please Vote for the Board of Directors! 

June 10th – From the Office – Turn in Ballots to Info Booth by 4:30PM on 6/10

June 17th – We Need Volunteers for our HM Guidebook! – Board of Directors: Election Results

June 24th- Call to Artists: HM23 Poster/Guidebook Cover – From the Office 

July 1st – From the Office – From Sonia – Call to Artists: HM23 Poster/Guidebook Cover

July 8th – From the Office – Never Trust the Wind – Annual One-Sided News Extravaganza

July 15th – From Office – See Something, Say Something – Gift Certificates

July 22nd – Happy Retirement David & Terry Church – From the Office – Unclassifieds

July 29th – From the Office – Holiday Market Guidebook! – Info Booth Services

August 5th – From Sonia – Holiday Market Guidebook – From the Office

August 12th – From the Office – M.V.P.: Volunteer of the Month – Let’s Help Lahaina

August 19th – Get to Know Kevin: Our New Volunteer Coordinator – From Sonia

August 26th – From the Office – From Sonia – Help the Elves!

September 2nd – From Your Board Chair – From the Office – Social Media Challenge

September 9th – From Sonia – From the Office – Help the Elves!

September 16th – A Change is Gonna Come – From Your Board Chair – The Earth, and the Market, Need You

September 23rd – Volunteer Round-Up! – Holiday Market: One Year Only Booths – From Your Board Chair


April 2nd – Welcome Back to the Park Blocks for our 53rd Season!

April 9th – Update to the Mask Requirement, Sustainability Corner and the Mother’s Day Giveaway is Back!

April 16th – Consider Running for the Board – Say Goodbye to Vanessa!

April 23rd – Petitioners and Canvassers – Sustainability Corner

April 30th – Helpful Tips from AJ – Consider Running for the Board – Sustainability Corner

May 7th – Happy Founders Day – Happy Mothers’ Day

May 14th – M.V.P. Message: Can My Family Member Earn Points for Me? – New Marketing Gal

May 21st – Of Blessed Memory: Jimmy Haggard  

May 28th – From Your Standards Committee – Media Tips with Renee

June 4th – M.V.P. Message: Fees and All They Do For Us – From JJ 

June 11th – From Your Standards Committee – Sustainability Corner 

June 18th – From JJ – Media Tips with Renee – Sustainability Corner

June 25th – From JJ – From AJ – In Loving Memory William Rice 

July 2nd – From Your Board of Directors – M.V.P. Message: How Rumors Hurt

July 9th – Annual One-Sided News Extravaganza – From the Office

July 16th – From Your Standards Committee – In Loving Memory: Toby Alves

July 23rd – From Your Board of Directors – M.V.P. Message: We Want You To Volunteer

July 30th – From the Office – Sustainability Corner – From Your Board of Directors

August 6th- From Your Board of Directors – Media Tips With Renee – Holiday Market Updates

August 13th- Holiday Market Updates – From the Office – Sustainability Corner

August 20th- From Your Board of Directors – Introducing Your New GM

August 27th- From the Office – Sustainability Corner – Holiday Market Updates

September 3rd- From the Office – From Your Standards Committee – Holiday Market Updates

September 10th – From Your Standards Committee – Holiday Market Updates – Sustainability Corner

September 17th – From the General Manager – MVP: We’re All in This Together – From Sonia

September 24th – Holiday Market Updates – From the General Manager – Sustainability Corner

October 1st – From Sonia – Sustainability Corner – From Renee

October 8th – From the Office – Holiday Market Updates – Saturday Market Check-In

October 15th – From Your Board of Directors – From Sonia – Pretty Please Sign Up For a Work Task!

October 22nd – From the Office – Sonia Says – Sustainability Corner

October 29th – From the Office – Sustainability Corner – From Renee

November 5th – M.V.P. Message: Thank You Volunteers! – From the Office

November 12th – No Market This Week – Sonia Says – From the Office

November 19-20th – Holiday Market Opening Weekend! – Dress-Up Day Calendar

November 25-27th -Three-Day Weekend Here We Come! – From Your Board of Directors

December 3rd-4th – From the Office – Hello December Markets – Thank You Amazing Volunteers

December 10th-11th – From the Office – Help the Kareng Fund – Work Tasks

December 17th-18th – From the Holiday Market Committee – Election Results – Four Shopping Days Left

December 23rd-24th -From the Office – Final Load-Out – Thank You!


April 3rd – Welcome Back! Let’s get our 52nd Season started!

April 10th – Last Saturday was so much fun! Let’s do it again. Lots of helpful tips and more in this week’s newsletter.

April 17th – Consider Running for the Board of Directors. Candidate Statements are due May 20th.

April 24th – Rainy day advice plus an opportunity to sell downtown during the week

May 1st – Masks, Online Resources, The Streatery and a great MVP about Vaccines

May 8th – Happy Founder’s Day! Happy Mother’s Day! Happy Saturdays are the best.

May 15th – Candidate statements due Thursday! Consider running, it’s a great way to contribute to the Market.

May 22nd – Candidate Statements are available online and at the Info Booth. Night Market Booking has begun.

May 29th – Turn in your Board of Directors Election Ballots! Office is closed for Memorial Day.

June 5th – Today is the last day to vote in the Board Election. Ballots & Candidate Statements are at the Info Booth.

June 12th – Twilight Market next week! Plus Adding More Spaces on June 26th!

June 19th – MarketWide Mask Sale next Saturday! Plus, bringing back spaces and music!

June 26th – MarketWide Mask Sale today and Music at the Stage!

July 3rd – We are back to FULL SIZE TODAY! All Spaces are available. Office closed on Tuesday, July 6th.

July 10th – Twilight Market with Oregon Country Fair in the Clouds plus a Holiday Market Update.

July 17th – Holiday Market Changes, Holiday Market Guidebook Forms at the Info Booth and Look at our New Website  

July 24th – Holiday Market Work Tasks Explained plus it’s Kirsten’s last Saturday Market. Thank her for all she has done for the Market.

July 31st – The last Twilight Market is on August 14th. We still have space if you would like to sell. Holiday Market Booth Space Maps are at the Info Booth.

August 7th – Downtown Developments Task Force needs volunteers. Next Saturday is our last Twilight Market.

August 14th – Final Twilight Market Today and Tonight. Holiday Market Booking begins August 20th!

August 21st – Holiday Market Booking has Begun! Guidebook Ad Deadline is next Saturday.  

August 28th – Holiday Market Booking is Paused and Masks are Required at the Market. Guidebook deadline extended to next Saturday

September 4th – Happy Labor Day Weekend! The office is closed on Tuesday, September 7th.

September 11th – Work Task Sign Up Sheets are available at the Info Booth.

September 18th – Full Map comes back next Saturday! Holiday Market booking is at 33 points.

September 25th – Welcome Back Students! Live Music is Back Today and a Full Size Map! 

October 2nd – Market Wide Sale is on Oct 16th. Holiday Market Booth Share forms are at the Info Booth.

October 9th – Holiday Market is moving INSIDE this year plus a great MVP. 

October 16th – It’s Market Wide Sale Day! Pick up a sign to advertise your sale prices. Holiday Market Booking has reached New Members!  

October 23rd – Sign Up for your Work Tasks! Sign Up Sheets are at the Info Booth.

October 30th – Happy Halloween at Saturday Market! Only three more outdoor Markets left this Season. 

November 6th – Only TWO More Saturday Markets before we move inside for Holiday Market. 

November 13th – Final Outdoor Market Today! Applause to all the members that made this year a success.

November 20th-21st – Happy Holiday Market Opening Day! Friendly reminders and the Holiday Market Calendar are Included.

November 26th, 27th, 28th – Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Black Friday and Small Business Saturday up next!

December 4th-5th – Annual Family Photo is Sunday at 9:50am at the Main Stage in Holiday Hall. All Members are Encouraged to be in the Photo.

December 11th-12th – Annual Membership Meeting today at 9am. Board Election deadline to vote is this Sunday. Drop your ballots off in Member Services.

December 18th-19th – Board Election Results are In! Thanks to the Candidates for Running. Thanks to the Board Members for Serving!

December 23rd-24th – Congratulations on a Wonderful 52nd Season. See you all in 2022!


June 13th – Welcome Back! Even though it’s a different world, we still have all the love and tie-dye.

June 20th – It’s Opening Day: The Sequel! Important reminders in here plus Happy Father’s Day!

June 27th – OCF in the Clouds, Board Election Results, plus a new Sustainability Zone

July 4th – Happy Fourth of July! Office closed on Tuesday, July 7th.

July 11th – Happy Oregon Country Fair (That Wasn’t There) Weekend!

July 18th – Winners of the Mighty Mask Contest! Plus a Holiday Market update.

July 25th – Bring water to last through the day. The fountains have been turned off by the city. Stay Cool!

August 1st – Helpful Reminders and a handy How To Mask section this week.

August 8th – Holiday Market Update following the Board meeting plus a great MVP.

August 15th – It’s a scorcher. Stay hydrated. Plus more about Holiday Market on the Park Blocks.

August 22nd – Update on finances from Kirsten plus a cute mask wearing bear. It’s going to be a great day!

August 29th – It’s going to be a gorgeous day. Let’s all wear our masks and smile with our eyes.

September 5th – Holiday Market 2020 plans are final and booking has officially started!

September 26th – Holiday Market is Happening! Update in the newsletter plus a wonderful MVP.

October 3rd – Holiday Market booking begins on Tuesday. Fun Cartoon Caption Contest, play along!

October 10th – Holiday Market booking is at 7 points. Plus a great MVP about selling in the cold, wet weather.

October 17th – Winner of the Caption Contest announced. Plus Holiday Market update, all 8×8 spaces are booked!

October 24th – Consider Running for the Board of Directors!

October 31st – Happy Halloween! Lots of fun activities going on today. Plus, helpful Holiday Market info.

November 7th – Only 2 more Saturday Markets left until Holiday Market!

November 14th – It’s our Last Saturday Market! It’ll be blustery and awesome. Next Saturday, Holiday Market on the Park Blocks!

November 21st – Opening Day of Holiday Market! Bring all the merriment to the Park Blocks

November 28th – Happy Small Business Saturday! Saturday Market 2021 Guidebook forms are at the Info Booth

December 5th – Today is Election Day! Make sure to drop off your ballot at the Info Booth

December 12th – The Board Election Results AND the Beautiful Booth Contest Winners are announced!

December 19th – It’s our last day. This has been a weird, wonderful year. Well done Saturday Market! We did it!