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 five 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 cancelled, 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 provided 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 locations, schedule and exhibitor registration will be coming soon. We plan to offer 4-6 markets per month this summer in the same location as 2020: the corner of Congress Street and Washington Avenue in Portland, Maine’s Munjoy Hill neighborhood, as well as other Portland sweet spots!
Please visit www.EastEndVend.com for updates