Riverfront Market Day

Join us Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, for Riverfront Market Day where Selma’s blend of history comes alive with the sights, sounds and aromas of the Deep South.

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.

Children will enjoy train rides throughout the day and Buddy the Clown.  Buddy is not only a ventriloquist and balloonist, but will be riding throughout the festival in his bubble car blowing hundreds of bubbles behind him.  Bet you can’t pop just one!

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 2013 Vendor Application.

Selma’s Riverfront Market Day 2013 will have something for everyone:

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.

2013 Market Day Music

Morning Music (9-11:30):

Center stage: Lower Society of Upper Water Avenue is Market Day’s original band put together by Charlie Worrell. Several of the original band members from the first RMD in 1971 are deceased, but the band plays on with new members. They play Dixieland and also some jazz.

Songs of Selma Park: The Ramblers, a local six-to-eight person band featuring their horn section.  They play jazz and Dixieland music and are hosted by Dave Thomas.

Noon Music (noon-2:15):

Center stage: The Fabulous Shades will wow you with its 10-person band with a horn section that plays oldies from the 60’s on up.  Their music will keep your toes tapping and many dancing.

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 will energize the audience with their great vocals.  The crowd will enjoy listening, dancing, and singing along to some good ol’ Rock and Roll.

Songs of Selma Park: Local favorite Brenda Ellis returns this year to perform Blues, Jazz (New Orleans Style), and some good Oldies.

Center Stage

9- 11:30 am – Lower Society of Upper Water Avenue (Dixieland and Jazz)

12 – 2:15 pm – Fabulous Shades (Oldies)

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 – Brenda Ellis (Blues, New Orleans Jazz & Oldies)

Riverfront Market Day Location: Water Avenue at the foot of the Pettus Bridge.

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.

Some Former Vendors: