Fetching Market brings vintage and artisan bonanza to Schererville

Visitors check out wares at a past Fetching Market at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond. It returns to Schererville on Saturday.

Junkers and antique lovers will be able to seek hidden treasure in a bonanza of vintage and artisan goods at the Fetching Market.

One of Northwest Indiana's most popular open-air markets returns this weekend. The Fetching Market will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at St. Michael Parish, 1 W. Wilhelm St. in Schererville.

"Our market is a quality vintage and artisan pop-­up market that we host five times annually," Fetching Market Founder Pamela Dennis said. “Artists and collectors from across the Midwest can showcase their handcrafted wares and vintage finds. We bring the experience of a cultural event to the community. The market is a experience. It is treasure hunting and it’s our passion.”

Vendors such as Koster Pottery, Truckshop, North & Hudson, Myrtle, Maude & Mabel’s, The Charmed Chick, Tiddleywink Toffee and 37 Shades of Crazy will sell items like repurposed furniture, antique jewelry, home decor, gourmet treats and artisan soaps.

Attendees can listen to live musical performances by Holly Dausch from Metropolly, 2 Bukk Chukk and Mr. Ronger's Neighborhood. They also can sample artisan food from The Gourmet Goddess, the Cool Runnings food truck, Crepes in the Park, I'Scream & Cookies, Mother Wilma’s Marshmallow Factory and the Carnivale Chicago food truck.

Tickets cost $5 for those 12 and older. They can be purchased at the door or online at www.fetchingmarket.com.

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