Free Event and Open to the Public
Friday, November 4th
10am to 6pm
Saturday, November 5th
10am to 4pm
Thursday, November 3rd, from 6 to 8pm
Supporting local artisans and entrepreneurs with a new community shopping experience.
Main Street Market Vendors
New Vendors Added Daily
(Pop Up Vendor – Saturday) Offering unique and fun artwork with natural products, Viridi Designs brings everyday spaces to life and inspires with the beauty and harmony of nature.
(Pop Up Vendor – Saturday) The Gentlemen’s Corner is a high-end men’s clothing and accessory store offering stylish brands and exceptional customer service. Located at MacGregor Village, they make shopping at GC special!
The Flourish Market
(Pop Up Vendor – Thursday) The Flourish Market is a women's + gift boutique where every product has a bigger purpose. They currently partner with 200+ brands that work all over the world including right here at home in the United States to drive positive social...
Speak to Me
(Pop Up Vendor – Saturday) Speak To Me Expressions is faith inspired brand created to remind, encourage, and inspire believers to seek, speak, and live their truth. It is our goal to create t-shirt expressions that will speak to you, your style, and your faith-filled...
Shy’s Fresh Eats
(Pop Up Vendor – Friday) Shy's Fresh Eats is a Black-owned, woman-owned business that provides a range of herbal products for culinary & personal care use as well as gardening and food growth education, and fresh produce. In addition to seasonal drinks and jams, SFE...
The Quilting Mandarin designs and creates embroidered and quilted home items from quilts to table toppers, bed runners, placemats, and wall hangings - fabric art for the discerning shopper. They create great gifts for yourself and others, and take orders.
Pet Wants North Raleigh
At Pet Wants, they supply fresh, all natural treats, chews, and supplements for dogs and cats. Their specialty is proper pet nutrition and our own fresh all-natural dog and cat kibble. Pet Wants fresh pet food is a year fresher than any other kibble on the market...
Tonya Council | Sweet Tea and Cornbread NC
Sweet Tea and Cornbread supports local makers. Sweet Tea and Cornbread is a selection of North Carolina’s finest small businesses, flavors, and tastes, curated by Chapel Hill’s own, Tonya Council at their Crabtree Mall location.
Handmade, wood-based goods for the kitchen, décor, or gifting. Cutting boards, coasters, bottle openers, Lazy Susans, clocks, and handcrafted pens.
vomFASS Vinegar, Oil & Spice Shop
Our exquisite cold pressed extra virgin olive oils are sourced from small artisan producers that use natural processes, sustainable agriculture and ethical sourcing. We offer traditional Italian balsamic including aged balsamic vinegar from Modena, Italy. Additionally we have several fruit vinegar varieties made from fresh fruit in our very own vinegar factory. Our salts, peppers and spice blends are ethically sourced, rich in flavor and include many salt-free options.
Wicked Awesome Nails by Jenn
Easy peasy nails that look fabulous in just minutes! Color Street 100% nail polish with no drying and only your thumbnail needed to apply! It goes on like a sticker, but lasts 2-3 weeks! Each package comes with 2 sets of the same color and sold at a fraction of the salon prices. Want to see wha the hype is about and have your nails look great?
A wardrobe and home accessory shop for just the right items for you or a loved one to cherish. Our on trend and seasonal items include bags, beachwear, jewelry and more. Give the best from a collection of family made pure silver pendants and chains that are perfect...
The Picket Fence
Doll clothes and accessories to fit 18” American Girl or 14 ½ ” Wellie Wishers dolls that will delight any little girl! Also offering “sock cupcakes,” flameless tealight covers, EOS gifts and boutique seasonal gifts.
OptoOrg is the ultimate site for daily contact lens accessories. If you wear Daily Contact lenses, this is for you. OptoOrg's flagship product, the DailyLens hangs on the wall to keep daily contacts out of the way but easily accessible. It's easy to hang, easy to...
Love & Natural
Love & Natural is a handmade natural soap and skincare company, operating out of Apex, NC. It all started with oatmeal, milk and honey soap infused with organic herbs, to help calm and soothe her daughter’s eczema-ridden skin. Their all-natural, skin-rejuvenating oat...
Laura Kelly Designs
Laura Kelly Designs provides darling stationery and stickers that make the perfect gifts for friends, teachers, neighbors and all the people. Laura is a talented artist both in illustration and painting. She is a local artist and active part of the community.
Joy B Design
(Pop Up Vendor – Thursday) Joy B Design creates handmade light weight statement earrings using feathers, leather, raffia, fur, mink and other forms of medium to create something unique for all styles.
JCDC Custom Gift Baskets
(Pop Up Vendor – Saturday) JCDC Custom Gift Baskets began with a creative mind set when thinking about people and what makes them happy. Giving has always been a gift to many. It's the smiles received from the recipient that fills our hearts. JCDC Custom Gift Baskets...
JAKE & META Designs
JAKE & META Designs is an online stationery and home goods business based in North Carolina. All designs are hand-drawn by owner/artist Marcelle Rockwell and feature flowers, fish, shrimp, and more. Everything is printed in limited quantities in the United States, and...
Author, Sandra Gutierrez
Sandra Gutierrez is a food personality, expert on the subject of Latin American cuisine, a journalist and a food historian. Her work has been published in The Oxford American, People in Español, Cooking Club of America, Cooking Pleasures, InStyle, USA Today,...
(Pop Up Vendor – Friday) Crawley’s Creation creates classy ensembles for the ambitious woman from headwrap sets to clothing. Enjoy a beautiful Crawley’s Creation for you or as a gift!
Capital City Cotton Candy
(Pop Up Vendor – Friday) We have enjoyed bringing organic and dye-free cotton candy to the Wake County area for the past two and a half years. Cotton candy always brings a smile to people’s faces, and it is a business we created to spread happiness. Our extraordinary...
(Pop Up Vendor – Saturday) Your jewelry should tell your story. Who you are, what moves you, where you've been and where you are heading! At Atelier Sovia they believe every piece of jewelry tells a story.
Carolina Gift Wrapping
Carolina Gift Wrapping offers curated gift boxes featuring products proudly made in NC or have a NC theme. They intentionally source from small businesses and artisan-makers wherever possible.
Great Harvest Bread Co.
Need a thoughtful gift that’s sure to please? We at Great Harvest believe in providing customers with phenomenal tasting products. Made in the artisan tradition, our breads and goodies are crafted from scratch each day. We mill our own whole wheat four fresh daily on stone mill, and use the highest quality ingredients available. We invite you to come do what tastes good – and have the added benefit of whole fresh good nutrition. Call or stop by the bakery to ask about the variety gift options.
Whether it’s a goal to run to the 4th Tree farthest from your gym, a dream to open and run your own successful business, a pursuit of true happiness with yourself and your life, the desire to be the best mom and role model for your kids, or any other aspiration that...
Brazilian Golden Grass
Elegant, handcrafted and unique jewelry. In the wetlands of Brazil’s northern region grows a rare plant called Golden Grass. For centuries, community artisans have been transforming Golden Grass into art and jewelry. Enjoy a very special addition to your jewelry...
1 in 6 Snacks
Josh Monahan grew up in the snack food industry and continues that tradition with his own company – 1 in 6 Snacks.
Charger Corner is Cary Academy’s official store. Visit us to get your spirit merchandise and find a variety of gifts for your entire Charger family.
Pastor Ray has been doing pottery for over 10 years. His pottery is functional, bowls for entertaining, mugs for sipping coffee, vases for flower arrangements in colors to match any decor. His pottery is reasonably priced and will make great gifts. Pastor’s Pottery is...
Coop and Deuce Designs
"I am a free spirit, a creative gal, boy mom, proud NC cattle farmer, chicken rancher, wifey, lover of all things colorful and bright, and the creator and chaos coordinator behind Coop & Deuce Designs. Sometimes I am inspired by fabrics that catch my eye and...
Jamstones Art Glass
Located in Carrboro, NC, Jamstones Art Glass specializes in fused glass jewelry that is colorful and eye-catching. They make jewelry, plates, and more! For their glass works they use dichroic glass, which contains infused metals, to produce different colors, textures,...
Cindy’s Sew N Stitch
Cindy’s Sew N Stitch (located in Apex North Carolina) encompasses my passion for creating. I have been sewing and crafting for many years and am continuing to expand my ability to create in different media. I am eager to share that creativity with others, whether is...
Just For You
Each piece is unique, whimsical, fun, or classic. Some of their favorite gemstones are Lapis Lazuli, Tiger’s Eye, Blue Lace Agate, Amethyst, Kyanite, Rhodonite and the many types of Jasper. The geological and healing stories behind these and many more gemstones are...
Floury Apron is a Mediterranean-American kitchen that produces unique gourmet foods and recipes. They strive to offer only the highest quality products and use locally grown ingredients when available. Floury Apron proudly operates their kitchen in Wake Forest, NC,...
Designs by Karen
Designs by Karen is a fashion-forward clothing company that specializes in style and comfort. Offering unique styles for women of all ages, this global collection of handmade artisan-inspired clothing is ethically made in America.
DotBliss prints unique, stunning, elegant & functional artwork. All artwork is handmade by Cary Academy Alum, and current CA Faculty Tyson Van de Zande. He learned silkscreen printing while attending CA, and he hasn’t quit. He discovered how to integrate beautiful...
Art with a Voice! Munga Vision pairs colorful, unique paintings with the perfect message to brighten up your home with a truly special piece of art.
Red Light Chocolates
Hot Chocolate Bombs, Artisan Chocolates, Caramels, Sauces and Confections for all! Pure Belgian chocolate, local and organic ingredients and natural flavors await you. A local Cary Academy family-owned business, and a staple of the Holiday Shoppe, we are excited to serve you online. Local pick up and delivery options available, and we also ship!
Nostalgia Artist Seton McGlennon
Nostalgia Art by Seton McGlennon: Custom Artwork capturing your personal life story, event or occasion in contemporary art. Heirloom, hand painted ornaments of your home, pet or school, delicate miniature collectibles for you and your tree.
Vintage Paris Market Naturals
Handmade natural bath and body products and soy candles. I also have masks this year and handmade fancy totes bags and hand painted original watercolor cards.
Blue J Jewelry
Blue J Jewelry creations are wearable art, handmade and one of a kind jewelry pieces created by Jennifer Hinds.
Pretty on Me
Pretty on Me is a Women’s Clothing & Accessory Retail & Pop-up Event business. It’s easy to complete your look with clothes you’ll love to wear! It’s easy to match up tops, bottoms, jackets, and accessorize your outfits with our unique jewelry and handbags.
B Invited specializes in hostess gifts, stationery, note pads, journals, cosmetic bags, calendars, books and other gift items.
We bet you have some questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the schedule?
Friday, November 4th: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday, November 5th: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Who can participate?
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran, well-versed in trade shows, or a young entrepreneur just entering the market with a dream, there is a place for you in the Market.
Who can attend?
Anyone and everyone! First and foremost, this is a community event.
Schedule a friends’ night out on Thursday evening and enjoy perusing our vendors over drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Or perhaps swinging by on Saturday with the family.
Whatever way you choose, bring your children, relatives, and friends to discover one-of-a-kind local gifts and treasures.
Do I have to purchase tickets to shop?
This event is free to the public. You only need a ticket if you would like to attend the preview party. Preview party ticket sales will begin in September.
I’m a vendor, what sets CA’s Main Street Market apart?
As a school with a firm footing in our community, we are committed to supporting local and small businesses. We strive to promote the Market to everyone in the Triangle area to help bring in thousands of shoppers.
We will be extending flexible opportunities to our vendors to meet a variety of needs. Small, local businesses without the time or bandwidth to attend all three days can purchase a pop-up slot for a reduced price to attend one day only. Vendors with a more seasoned approach can still select the booth size that best fits their needs for the entire Market.
Our dates are in time for the December shopping season, but still early enough that vendors can participate in other local holiday markets in addition to ours.
I’m in! I want to participate as a vendor. What do I do?
Wonderful! We’d love to have you. Fill out the vendor application
- 10’ x 10’ Booth – $750
- 10’ x 20’ Booth – $1,500
Pop Up Pricing:
- 6’ x 10’ Booth – $250 for one designated day
I’m torn. Should I do a pop-up table or a vendor booth?
It depends on your product and your availability. Are you a small, new business that is in the process of launching? Then a flat-rate pop-up table on a single shopping day may be perfect for you.
For established vendors, well-versed in trade shows with substantial inventory, we recommend purchasing a booth for the entirety of the market.
Still not sure?
Contact us to learn more by filling out the form at the bottom of this page
Loving the concept. I’d love to support the effort through a sponsorship rather than selling something.
Sponsorship opportunities abound! Maybe you can provide food and beverage to our vendors, sponsor wifi, and/or cover the needs and promotion of the market, just to name a few. All of these opportunities (and more) come with various levels of promotion for your business. Contact us via the form below so we can put together a custom sponsorship plan that meets your exposure and budget needs.
Wait a minute, what about the CA Holiday Shoppe?
Twenty years ago, Cary Academy launched our first trade show, the beloved Holiday Shoppe. For two decades, vendors from up and down the coast and across North Carolina have traveled to Cary in the late fall to participate in this time-honored shopping tradition; we are so grateful for their participation over the years.
As we celebrate twenty years, we welcome a new decade with a renewed energy and new focus: supporting our local community and increasing the inclusivity of our shopping experience by extending increased flexibility and support to local vendors, big and small.
Fear not, however, our newly launched Main Street Market will offer the same incredible one-stop shopping opportunities that made our Holiday Shoppe a success.