Visiting the Horseshoe Market is a leisurely way to spend an afternoon. This local market, established in 2010, seems to grow bigger and more well attended each year. They operate four weekends a year, once each season. The spring, summer and fall markets are held outdoors in tents in the Berkeley neighborhood. The holiday market, which will be held this year on November 26th and 27th, is indoors at the Highlands Masonic Temple.
Horseshoe Market provides independent crafters, jewelry makers and sellers of vintage items a place to showcase their unique wares, and grow their businesses. As you wander through the market, you will see exquisite handmade jewelry, unusual hand sewn and embroidered items, and soaps, cards, and baby gifts. There are artists offering photography and paintings. You can sample artisan honey, preserves, tea and coffee. It’s also an opportunity for visitors to engage with the artists and entrepreneurs themselves.
This market is a chance for vintage sellers and collectors to meet, and for visitors to browse old vinyl record collections and maybe even rediscover dishes, glassware, and kitchen utensils remembered from the homes of grandparents. Children visiting this market with their parents are often fascinated with the “old fashioned” toys for sale. Also interesting are the truck vendors here. There are the usual food trucks, but there are also many fashion trucks. Visitors climb up a couple of steps, enter the truck, and can shop for distinctive clothing and decorative home goods.
Horseshoe’s Holiday Market this November might be a great place to pick up some unique holiday gifts and support local artists and crafters. Check out the Facebook event here.