East End Vend is a small and festive outdoor market in Portland, Maine for members and non-members to participate as vendors alongside farmers and foodies. East End Vend markets are typically four hours long, held on multiple dates, and offer a wide variety of art, craft, and other Maine products in a laid-back and community neighborhood setting.
East End Vend was developed in summer 2020 in response to the pandemic. MCA’s and almost all other craft shows were canceled, yet, as folks began to adapt to social distancing it became possible to offer these smaller, lower cost, less formal markets outdoors.
East End Vend provides emerging and established artists an easy way to set up and sell to customers in a festive and fun market setting. Fees are low and there are no registration deadlines (as long as there is space available).
The public enjoys the variety of craft, art, vegetables and specialty foods found in the market, the changing exhibitors, and that the market is regularly scheduled.
The 2021 East End Vend market will be held in two locations every first and third weekend of the month. Please see the schedule below for more information.
2021 Regististration begins Monday, May 3rd 2021.
EAST END VEND LOT- 221 Congress st. Portland, ME, 04101 the corner of Congress st. and Washington Ave in the Munjoy Hill Neighborhood.
CONGRESS SQUARE PARK- Corner of Congress st. and High st. Portland, ME 04101, the heart of Portland’s Arts District.
Friday, June 18th, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at East End Vend Lot
Sunday, June 20th, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the East End Vend Lot
Friday, July 2nd, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Congress Square Park
Sunday, July 4th time TBD at the East End Vend Lot
Friday, July 16th, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the East End Vend Lot
Sunday, July 18th, 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. at the East End Vend Lot
- Friday, August 6th, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m at Congress Square Park
Sunday, August 8th, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the East End Vend Lot
Friday, August 20th, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the East End Vend Lot
Sunday, August 22nd, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the East End Vend Lot
Friday, September 3rd, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the East End Vend Lot
Sunday, September 5th, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the East End Vend Lot
Please visit www.EastEndVend.com for updates and more information!