Made in Philadelphia hosted a socially-distant version of their Fall Market in Dilworth Park.
“The Fall Market has doubled sales from last year’s Fall Market. I think people are itching to get outside!” Said Charisse McGill, a Temple graduate and French Toast Bites vendor.
Less vendors allowed for more space between booths, and hand-washing stations ensured patrons could enjoy the market safely.
Philly Nuts vendor Ray Perry was especially grateful for the Fall Market’s adherence to guidelines, saying, “I really like that the tents aren’t as close together”.
A corn maze made a debut at the Fall Market as a socially-distant activity, and was a huge hit among visitors.
“It’s just good family fun. Security is doing a great job making sure there aren’t too many people in the maze at the same time” said Perry.
The success of the Fall Market has prompted the announcement of the return of the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market in Dilworth Park and Christmas Village in LOVE Park across the street.
Both Perry’s and McGill’s booths will be at the Holiday Market and are hopeful that business will prosper. “They may not be able to have as many vendors, but I think people love coming out to support small business” said Perry.
The Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market is slated to open Saturday, November 21stand will run until Friday, January 1st. Christmas Village in LOVE Park will open the same day and close Christmas Eve.