Foodie Events at North Market


The historic North Market in Columbus is cooking up a couple of the best foodie events in Ohio – The Apron Gala in May and the Peddler’s Picnic from June through October.

Apron Gala is on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. North Market merchants prepare unique dishes exclusively for this event, served in three courses: appetizers, main bites and dessert. Entertainment includes dancing to the music of Ohio’s only “yacht rock” band (Yachtly Crue), and a live auction.

Ticket prices start at $75 for young professionals (ages 21 to 35). General admission is $100 for individuals. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $125. Click here for tickets. The Apron Gala is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the North Market Development Authority, the not-for-profit organization that operates the city’s historic public market.

Peddler’s Picnic is back! North Market’s outdoor market will once again be located at the Market’s outdoor pavilion on Sundays starting in June and running through October from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Peddler’s Picnic will remain dedicated to showcasing handmade, vintage, fine art, jewelry, and more from best-in-class, local vendors.

With over 45 local vendors over the course of the season varying in offerings, the Peddler’s Picnic offers fruit preserves, pies, cakes, candles, handmade baby & toddler products, dog collars, jewelry, handmade bags, accessories and wallets, dog treats, air plants and succulent arrangements, leather goods, fragrances, skincare products, curly hair products, soaps, lotions, wood crafts, vintage antique items & housewares, artwork, prints, note cards, paintings, photography, and more.

North Market has been in operation since 1876. It is Columbus’ only public market. More than 30 merchants offer a wide variety of fresh produce, meat, poultry, seafood, flowers and other specialty food items. The North Market provides an international selection of prepared foods, distinctive gifts and personable service from the small business owners who get their start as North Market merchants. It is also home to the oldest farmers’ market in Central Ohio. The North Market is open daily and located steps away from the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Nationwide Arena and the Short North. For more information, please contact the North Market at 614-463-9664 or visit