Waverly Community House Continues Long-Standing Holiday Tradition with Artisans’ Outdoor Marketplace
Support local artisans by squeezing in some seasonal shopping and a lot of holiday cheer in a safe, outdoor marketplace.
The Waverly Community House has relied on their popular Artisans’ Marketplace as a major annual fundraiser since the early 1980s. For over 35 years, local artists, crafters, jewelry makers, chocolatiers and more have come together to create a unique shopping experience. For many, the late autumn event serves as the unofficial start of the holiday season in Northern Lackawanna County.
Make your way to “The Comm” in historic Waverly on Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22 for the 37th Annual Artisans’ Outdoor Marketplace.
Same festive, holiday marketplace, different location.
This year, due to health and safety concerns and recommended COVID-19 precautions, they’ve moved outside. But don’t let that stop you from enjoying a little festive holiday shopping. The venue features plenty of outdoor heating lamps, individual vendor tents and heartwarming holiday music throughout. Keep those hands warm with a cup of tasty hot chocolate, cider or coffee. And, if shopping makes you hungry, be sure to stop by Tino’s Original Roadside Café for some soul-warming treats.
For Marketplace organizers, the typically festive atmosphere so many have come to know and love remains, despite the slight change in location. According to Artisans’ Event Chair, Nancy Harvey, “The front lawn of the picturesque Waverly Community House will be transformed into an outdoor marketplace offering guests a unique retail shopping experience.” Harvey continued, “Shoppers will be able to find those one-of-a-kind gifts, just in time for the holiday season in a safe and socially distanced space.”
Make your way from tent to tent, perusing quality, hand-crafted gift ideas. Or, grab a little something special just for you. Either way, you’re shopping local and supporting hard-working NEPA families. The Marketplace will also feature the popular Comm Hearth Booth. And, when you need to add a little sweet nostalgia to your day, swing by the famous Comm Bake Shop. You can even try your luck with the Artisans’ Marketplace Raffle.
Ensuring 100 more exciting, educational and enriching years at “the Comm.”
Since 1920, the Waverly Community House has provided Northeastern Pennsylvania with a century of educational and recreational programming. The full-service community center offers summer day camps, enriching classes, cultural events and so much more throughout the year.
In addition to providing a supportive platform for local artists, the Outdoor Marketplace also serves as the nonprofit’s major source of fundraising. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit “the Comm’s” year-round attractions, events and community-building efforts.
From summer tennis leagues and fitness classes in the gym to Comm Camp and the famous Destination Freedom Self-Guided Walking Tour, when you support the Waverly Community House, you’re helping to make NEPA one of the best places to live, work and play.
Get in the spirit of the season (and, while you’re at it, knock a few items off that shopping list).
The Artisans’ Outdoor Marketplace is a ticketed event. You can purchase tickets for entry online or at the door.
$10 per person
$8 for persons aged 60 and over
$8 for persons aged 12 and under
In compliance with current health and safety guidelines, entry to the event will be staggered and timed. Guests are expected to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Protective face masks are required for entry and while on Waverly Community House grounds.
The 37th Annual Artisans’ Outdoor Marketplace features over 20 amazing, local vendors. Check out the list:
Christine’s Soap Box
Lavender Hill Farm
Midnight Fern Designs
Second Season Mittens