The LdB CDC, Old Hickory Buildings, the Rural Municipality of Lac du Bonnet, and the Manitoba Made Store have brought LdB a new pop-up market series. This year, we want to test the theory and work with you, the vendors, to make this vision a reality.
Old Hickory Buildings has donated two buildings for vendors to use during the Market. Building One is 7’ x 11’, or 77 square feet, and Building Two measures 9’ x 15’, or 135 square feet.
The Old Hickory Waterside Markets will take place at Fernwood Boat Launch, a high-traffic location in the heart of Lac du Bonnet’s Cottage community.
Surrounded by full and part-time residents, boaters, paddlers, explorers and community visitors, vendors will be exposed to high foot traffic, limited competitors, and an intimate country setting.
The Lac du Bonnet CDC hosted the first Market on August 19, 2022, and operated 8 more on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until September 11, 2022.
The Market was a Huge Success!
During this initial test year, vendors were recording excellent sales, with some weekends producing over $1,500 in sales on-site and providing an increase in online orders generated from the advertising campaigns being produced by the Lac du Bonnet CDC.
The Lac du Bonnet CDC looks forward to working with its partners and the vendors who participated this year to develop this project for the 2023 Market Season fully. We plan to add more vendors, be located in a new location and provide additional entertainment over the summer months.