The Fresh Air market is a wonderful opportunity to visit Chewacla State Park. Along with the natural beauty of the park, guest will have the chance to visit vendors that include local arts and crafts, apparel, antiques, and even demo outdoor equipment. Along with vendors, guests will be treated to live music and have the opportunity to buy food from a variety of food truck and food tents.
Chewacla State Park's 696 scenic acres offer plenty of rest, relaxation, and recreation, just a short drive from the Auburn-Opelika area. Facilities include a 26-acre lake, swimming area, playground, a modern campground, picnic areas with tables, grills and shelters, cabins, hiking, and mountain biking trails.
There is nothing more rewarding than helping those in need. Your participation at the Fresh Air Market will help support the Girls Ranch. The Ranch is home to abused, neglected and abandoned girls from local communities.
Spring will be in full swing, and the Fresh Air Market will be the perfect event to bring out the family and enjoy the day. FAM attracts vendors from all over Alabama to showcase their work on the beautiful grounds of Chewacla State Park. The entire family can enjoy browsing everything from hand-crafted items and fine artwork to personalized gifts and jewelry. FAM will also be hosting a variety of outdoor sports vendors. These businesses will be demonstrating their products on Lake Chewacla and in the mountain bike training area. There will be a Kid's Zone area with inflatables, petting zoo, and pony rides, along with a variety of children's boutiques and accessory vendors. FAM will have lunch covered! Sample a savory taste from a variety of local food vendors.
The Fresh Air Market is a fundraising event for the Sheriff's Girls Ranch. The money raised will come solely from vendor fees, Boston Butt Plate Sales, and the Rubber Duck Race. Our guest will have to pay to enter the Chewacla State Park at its regular rate of $4 per adult, $2 Seniors or $2 per child. Vendors will enter free. This event is backed by the Auburn Opelika Tourism Bureau. The FAM event will be advertised on multiple radio stations, a billboard, newspapers, Parenting magazine, multiple Facebook pages, etc. For this time of year, the park will on average have 800 guests on Saturday and 500 guests on Sunday. This is not including the higher traffic for this event. This will be a great opportunity to promote your business and unique items to the public.
Your set-up space will be 15'x15'. Tents and canopies are permitted within this space. If your set-up is any more significant than this, you must purchase an additional space. There are limited spaces available with electrical hook up options. However, you must provide your own extension cords of at least 75 feet. Spaces are assigned on a first come, first serve basis as applications are recieved. For additional information see our vendor resigration section and download the vendor form.
The links below will allow participating vendors to register and pay online. There are also mail in forms attached to the vendor form on the vendor registration page.