New England farmers, specialty food producers, and artisans will come together for the 15th annual Massachusetts Marketplace Festival on Saturday, August 6th from 10:00am-4:00pm at the Gardens at Elm Bank in Wellesley. Homemade crafts, soaps, baked goods, popcorn, teas, herbs, fine art, and annual plants from vendors located throughout Massachusetts and New England will be available for sampling and purchase.
Celebrating the quality and abundance of local agriculture, floriculture, specialty foods, and crafts, the festival will include a full day of food sampling, shopping, and entertainment.
Visitors are encouraged to bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic lunch in the gardens - bring your own, or purchase food from one of our local vendors. Guests may also want to spend some time exploring the many gardens of Elm Bank including the New England Trial Garden, the historic Italianate Garden, Weezie’s Children Garden, and the New England Herb Society Garden.
New this year: Scarecrow Contest!
Help protect the vegetables in our new Chef's and Pantry Gardens by creating an awesome scarecrow. Prizes will be awarded to the most original entries.
Learn more about the contest here.
Adults - $6
MassHort Members - $4
Children Under 12 - $2
Click on the image above to print out a page to bring to get an admission discount.
Limit one per family.
Tickets are available on site the day of the event.
Event proceeds benefit the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.
Massachusetts Marketplace Festival is produced by MassHort with in-kind support from the MA Department of Agricultural Resources and MA Specialty Food Association.
Become a Vendor!
A House of Suds
Goat's milk and olive oil soaps and other toiletry items, some with fragrances or essential oils or real sea sponges.
Allen Design Studio
Hand-made functional and non-functional pottery
Biscuits in the Ruff
Handmade, healthy canine treats in shapes of many breeds of dogs.
Bloom de Plume
Beautiful flower pens in their own little 'pen pots'.
Bloomingstars Floral Arts
Floral-themed Christmas ornaments, tabletop trees and jewelry featuring U.S.-made components and packaging.
Boston Italian Ice
Lemon and watermelon Italian ice; fresh-squeezed lemonade; water.
C.R. Hagen Woodworker
Specialized smaller wood-working products including coffee tables, end tables, benches, wall art, and cutting boards.
Cactus & Succulent Society
Cacti and succulents and hypertufa containers suitable for planting.
Concessions & Catering with a Kiss
New England style seafood - shrimp, scallops, clams and seafood nachos.
Cutler Mill Herb Farm
Boston ginger cookies and Cape Cod lemon shortbread; herb dips, jams and jellies, local honey; lavender sachets, potpourris, herbal teas, candles and soaps. Many of the herbs and flowers are home-grown. Also carries jewelry and antiques.
Plump, chewy cookies and rich, moist cakes using the best ingredients which create decadent flavors.
Deer Defeat, LLC
Natural deer, rabbit & woodchuck repellent that gives year round protection for plantings. Long lasting formula is safe for people and pets and does not have to be reapplied after rain.
Federation of MA Farmers Markets
We partner with farmers, consumers and communities to help foster enhance and sustain farmers markets in Massachusetts.
Wheel-thrown, non-toxic and hand-designed ceramics.
Leather handbags and accessories. Cell phone cases, hats, eye glass cases, etc. Custom work done.
Green City Growers
Green City Growers builds, installs and maintains raised-bed organic gardens for homes and businesses throughout the Greater Boston area. In addition, they offer educational programs for schools and their clients.
Ladies accessories and bora watches, scarves, summer jewelry, butterfly hairclips.
Silver pendants, earrings, and rings. Hand built functional pottery including mugs, plates, bowls, vases, wall pockets, ornaments.
Unique collection of apparel, accessories and jewelry with a French twist.
Jackie Morris Jewelry Design
Handmade, high quality argentums silver (anti-tarnish properties) and traditional sterling silver chain maille and pearl jewelry.
Jai's Corn Starch Flowers
Handmade flowers made from cornstarch. They are life-size orchids and mini-flowers on magnets.
Concrete reproductions of original antique and classical statuary, as well as planters and other garden ornaments.
Kitchen 2 Compost
Crocks for kitchen scraps and traditional and state-of-the-art backyard compost bins.
Lydia's Handcrafted Foods
Local artisanal food company making food one batch at a time using only the best quality local and imported ingredients. Our philosophy is that food is not a product but a craft. Items include unusual baked goods and small goods based on our Arab Mediterranean heritage as well as traditional New England favorites.
MA Department of Agricultural Resources
The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources is your source for Mass-grown farm products, specialty foods and fun ag-tivities!
Mathilde Duffy - Drawings of Flowers
Drawings, prints, note cards, bookmarks.
Mead Meadow Farm
Handmade cold process soap, beeswax candles, honey.
Mizzannye's Gourmet Speciality Foods
Organic vegetables, European garlic (German, Romanian, Russian and others), French shallots, chard, collards, corn, kale and white, yellow and red onions.
Rare, hard-to-find, cold hardy alpine succulents. Some planted in handmade frost-proof hypertufa containers.
Pressed Flower Art
Organic Mulch & Landscape Supply of NE
Organic mulch, landscape supplies, stone.
Pam's Pashminas and Exotic Scarves
Beautiful hand-loomed silk, cashmere, merino wool and cotton weave scarves, shawls and pashminas from around the world.
Sea Dog Press
Letterpress cards, posters and prints; children's books and shirts.
Handmade, native-American jewelry of the southwest. Sterling silver and genuine turquoise, coral and other semi-precious stones are used.
Stonegate Farm and Flowers
Hard to find perennials, exotic conifers (all in containers), shrubs, daylilies and hostas.
Stony Creek Farm
Baked goods including bread, pies, cookies and snacks as well as jams, jellies and pickles and relishes. Also small crafts including doll clothes and baby quilts.
Farmer selling sweet corn, tomato, peaches and fresh grown veggies.
Perennials, winter hardy cactus, succulents. Handmade bird baths and planters
Terry Kessel Myers
Hand painted, one-of-a-kind silk scarves, in floral and abstract designs.
Textile Design by Heather
Hand painted and died silk scarves, ties and accessories using batik, shibori, watercolor and serti methods.
The Art of Dawn's Nature
Original fine art, very affordable 5 x 7 oil paintings of flowers.
Organic plant food and insect controls; ornamental garden décor.
Usborne Books and More
High quality, vibrant children's books featuring farming, tractors, farm animals, etc.
Jamaica Plain, MA
Handmade artisan chocolates with a touch of local flavor. We start with some of the world's best covertures, to that we add fresh cream and butter from New England dairies and end with wonderful flavor infusions of herbs, spices, liqueurs, fruits and more, all sourced from local New England farms and small specialty food makers whenever possible.
Wearable Art and More
Uniquely designed and hand-crafted wearable art using beads and fiber.
White Mountain Creamery of Wellesley
White Mountain Creamery of Wellesley is located in Wellesley since 1985. We serve homemade ice cream, yogurt, including low fat and fat free selections. Sundaes, waffle cone and brownie sundaes, customized cakes.
If you are interested in exhibiting at this event, please download our vendor application form. If you have questions please e-mail us at
or contact Penni Jenkins at 617-933-4988.