Saturday Market Member Newsletter

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


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


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!


April 6th – Opening Day! Welcome back! Happy 50th Season to Us!

April 13th – Guidebooks are here! Pick up a stack at the South Park Info Booth.

April 20th – Mother’s Day is coming up fast. It’s time for donations for the annual Mother’s Day Giveaway.

April 27th – It’s going to be a gorgeous day for Saturday Market. Helpful tips about envelopes, parking, and more!

May 4th – May The Fourth Be With You! Mother’s Day Giveaway next week! Bring out your donations.

May 11th – Founder’s Day is today! Plus our annual Mother’s Day Giveaway at the stage and lots of sunshine!

May 18th – Consider running for the Board of Directors! Candidate statements are due on Wednesday.

May 25th – Memorial Day Weekend! The office is closed Tuesday the 28th. Candidate statements are available.

June 1st – Board Elections are June 8th. Candidate statements and ballots are at the Info Booth.

June 8th – Board Election is today! Plus Artists In Action! Show your skills in your booths.

June 15th – Dads & Grads Giveaway at the stage today!

June 22nd – Holiday Market postcards are on the way! Online forms will be ready next week.

June 29th – Office Closures in July plus lots of helpful Holiday Market information.

July 6th – Come grab a big stack of Guidebooks when you drop off your Holiday Market application and deposit.

July 13th – It’s the annual One Sided Newsletter!! Woohoo! Stop by our booth (X09) at OCF on Friday or Sunday!

July 20th – Holiday Market Booking begins on August 1st, deadline for Booth Holders of Record is today!

July 27th – Legacy Musician Day at the stage! Also bring us your clowny clothes by Aug. 3rd!

August 3rd – Holiday Market booking is underway. Check the newsletter to find out where we are on the points list.

August 10th – Holiday Market Guidebook Payments are due TODAY!

August 17th – Bring out your Elves for their pictures. Also, color some ornaments pretty please.

August 24th – Clown School is Today! Also, make sure to turn in your Saturday Market evaluations.

August 31st – Great MVP letter about sustainability this week. Office closed on Sept. 3rd for Labor Day.

September 9th – Holiday Market Work Task Sign Up Sheets at the Info Booth. Sign up and get your refund!

September 14th – Holiday Market booking now at 11 Points. Office Closing at 1pm on Thursday, Sept 19th.

September 21st – Market Wide Sale is coming up on October 5th! Holiday Market Booking at 8 Points.

September 28th – Legacy Musician Day at the stage! Plus, Holiday Market booking is at 1 Point!

October 5th – Market Wide Sale is Today! Signs are available at the Info Booth.

October 12th – Stop by to chat with Ilene English today. Plus, Holiday Market Dress Up Days are announced!

October 19th – Thrill the World at the stage, watch out for zombies! Holiday Market is Sold Out!

October 26th – Artie the Art Bus Today! Upcoming Office Schedule for Holiday Market too.

November 2nd – Remember to set your clocks back tomorrow. Only two more outdoor markets!

November 9th – Last Outdoor Market of our 50th Season! Office hours and Holiday Market calendar are included.

November 16th & 17th – Holiday Market is officially open! Important set up info and Holiday Market office hours.

November 23rd & 24th – Next week is Thanksgiving! Office is closed on Thursday. We’ll see everyone on Black Friday!

November 29th, 30th & Dec. 1st- Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Black Friday, Happy Small Business Saturday, Happy Sunday too!

December 7th & 8th – Family Photo in the food court on Sunday at 9:50am! Don’t forget to vote in the Board Election.

December 14th & 15th – Board Election Results are in! Guidebook forms are ready too. Office closed on Wednesday.

December 21st, 22nd, 23rd, & 24th – Fabulous 50th Season! Load out schedule, music schedules, birthdays, cartoons, etc. See ya in April, 2020!


April 7th – Opening Day! Welcome back!

April 14th – Calling all Volunteers! Food Specials, Stage Lineup, etc.

April 21st – New Staff Announcements-Welcome to the office AJ!

April 28th – Mother’s Day is coming up, donations needed for the giveaway.

May 5th – Founder’s Day Is Next Saturday. Flowers everywhere pretty please.

May 12th – Founder’s Day and Mother’s Day all in the same day! Happy 49th Anniversary to us all.

May 19th – Candidate Statements for the Board Election are due May 23rd!

May 26th – Office Closed Tuesday, Reminders About Fees, Candidate Statements Are Available

June 2nd – Fentress Endowment Award, HUZZAH!

June 9th – Board Election is TODAY! Vote at the Info Booth.

June 16th – Board election results. Mid-Season Wish List Time!

June 23rd – Holiday Market Postcards are in the mail and on the website. Huzzah!

June 30th – Happy 4th of July this week! Looking for the next Volunteer of the Month award recipient.

July 7th – Come get a Guidebook at the Info Booth. Holiday Market postcards have landed.

July 14th – Annual One Sided Newsletter, WOO! Holiday Market Deadline is Friday, July 20th.

July 21st – Holiday Market Guidebook forms are available. Booking starts the first week of August.

July 28th – Remembering Janie Struif. Please bring flowers and include your memories in her signature book.

August 4th – Holiday Market Booking is underway! Remembering Judy Anderson.

August 11th – Guidebook Ad Payments Due Today!

August 18th – Elves, elves, elves! Make your elves for the Elf Game.

August 25th – Holiday Market Booking at 23 Points. Call out for 50th Anniversary products.

September 1st – Spectacular M.V.P. letter with helpful tips. Office closed on Sept. 4th.

September 8th – Bring Vanessa your Elves! Holiday Market booking at 13 points.

September 15th – Work Task Sign Up Sheets at the Info Booth.

September 22nd – Holiday Market booking at 2 points! Booth Share Forms are now available.

September 29th – Market Wide Sale Day is Next Weekend!

October 6th – Market Wide Sale is today! Plus, dress up days and new volunteer opportunities.

October 13th – Nominate a Volunteer of the Year, plus Snack Luck and Chili Cook Off Details.

October 20th – Happy Holiday Market Guidebook Day! Pick up a stack at the Info Booth.

October 27th – Annual Fall Family Fall Harvest Gathering tomorrow. Welcome JJ as our new Assistant Manager.

November 3rd – Volunteer of the Year goes to Raven Moon and the Saturday Market paraders!

November 10th – It’s our last Saturday Market, we made it! Office hours and Holiday Market calendar.

November 17th & 18th – Holiday Market is Open! Updated office hours and lots of great info about setting up.

November 23rd, 24th, & 25th – Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, AND Sunday! Board Statements are ready.

December 1st & 2nd – Group Photo next Saturday! Board statements are available. Vote in Member Services.

December 8th & 9th – Board Election is this weekend AND Family Photo on Saturday!

December 15th & 16th – Board Election results are in! Plus Saturday Market Guidebook forms are ready.

December 22nd, 23rd, & 24th – Last newsletter of 2018! Make sure to pay your balances. Kareng Fund Raffle and Pottery Smash!