Peddlers Bazaar rides into Morgan-Manning House

By on August 7, 2017

The Peddlers Market at Brockport’s Morgan-Manning House has been an annual event for decades on the Saturday after Labor Day. The tradition continues with some major changes.

Now called the “Peddlers Bazaar,” it will take place on Saturday, August 26 at the Morgan-Manning House, 151 Main Street, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine.  Admission is free. The landmark historic home, built in 1854, is headquarters for the Western Monroe Historical Society (WMHS) which sponsors the event.

WMHS president Don Voorheis discussed the changes that start this year. “The Peddlers has been slipping in attendance the last few years and we knew we must make changes to keep the fund raiser going,” he said about funds that support the house.  “We moved the date so that it will be held the weekend of college moving in day, and it allows more time for people to help out before school begins.” The new name is to indicate that the event is changing, he added.

Voorheis said the Carriage House Sale behind the home has been the largest money-maker in the event. That will continue, but with a tent added to incorporate the sale of more furniture and other larger items. “With all donated items displayed in a larger area this year,” he said, “we are hoping to encourage incoming college students to come and make purchases.”

As in the past, the grounds are expected to be filled with vendors selling items such as collectibles, artisan works, antiques, crafts and local produce. Beginning at 10:30 a.m., food and drinks will be available, along with hot dogs, soda, water and ice cream novelties.

Booth space is available at $30 per space or $55 for two spaces. There is another change this year:  For vendor convenience, the fee does not have to be paid in advance, but on the day of the event.

For booth space or other event information, call the Morgan-Manning House at 637-3645.

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