Together with ArtsRevive, the Selma-Dallas County Historic Preservation Society invites quality vendors, artisans and craftsmen to market their wares. Food vendors offer everything from spicy southern barbecue to chicken on a stick, Oriental fare, Greek salads, Polish sausage, hamburgers, turkey legs, funnel cakes and curly fries.
Experience the tunes of Dixieland, blues, Southern rock and country while you browse open-air booths piled with colorful quilts and handbags, wooden bowls and children’s toys. Shop along Water Avenue beneath wrought-iron balconies for barnwood and cedar birdhouses, baskets woven with wisteria and kudzu, monogrammed gifts, handmade jewelry, pottery and much more. If you are an artisan, crafter, or vendor and would like to take part in Riverfront Market Day, please download and complete this 2012 Vendor Application.
Join the first Riverfront Market Day Scavenger Hunt!
Solve 10 clues at locations from Carneal ArtsRevive on one end of Water Avenue to Riverfront Park on the other end for the chance to win one of three top cash prizes! Prizes are $300, first place; $200, second place; and $100, third place.
Registration opens at 11 a.m. at Scavenger Headquarters. Rules and regulations will be provided at registration, and prizes will be awarded at 4 p.m. All 10 clues must be successfully completed to be eligible to win. Winners will be selected in the order of their achievement.
Hunt Hint: Know your Water Avenue history!
Gates open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. Price is just $2 for adults, $1 children 12 and over and FREE for children under 12.
Plan to spend the weekend and also attend the Alabama Tale-Tellin’ Festival on Friday and Saturday nights.
2012 Market Day Music
Morning Music (9-11:30):
Center stage: Lower Society of Upper Water Avenue is Market Day’s original band formed by Jimmy Bedgood and later led by Charlie Worrell. Several of the original band members are deceased, but the band plays on with new members. They play Dixieland and some jazz.
Songs of Selma Park: The Ramblers, a local six-to-eight person jazz and Dixieland band hosted by Dave Thomas.
Center stage: The Fabulous Shades will wow you with its 10-person band section that plays oldies from the 60’s and later.
Songs of Selma Park: Local favorite Phillip Morgan specializes in classic rock and roll that includes favorites of the ‘60s and 70s. He also likes to throw in a bit of New Orleans reggae.
Afternoon Music (2:30-5):
Center Stage: Vintage Gray got such rave reviews from last year, they were asked to return. Listen to great vocals and Oldies Rock and Roll.
9- 11:30 am – Lower Society of Upper Water Avenue (Dixieland and Jazz)
2:30 – 5 pm – Vintage Gray (Oldies Rock & Roll)
Songs of Selma Park
9:00 – 11:30 am – The Ramblers (Jazz & Dixieland)
12:00 pm – 2:15 pm – Phillip Morgan (Classic Rock & Roll with New Orleans reggae)
2:30 pm – 5 pm – John Bull Band (Blues, Jazz & Oldies)
There is plenty of free parking downtown. Click here for a map to Selma.
For more information call 334-412-8550 or 1-800-45-SELMA or download this Market Day Card.