MADISON, Wis. - The monthly Madison Night Market came to an end Thursday after its third summer in Madison.
According to Tiffany Kenney, Executive Director for Madison's Central Business Improvement District, people come out to the market to enjoy downtown and discover foods, or even restaurants, they hadn't tried before. With about 80 vendors at each market, The Madison Night Market offers food, arts and crafts to people walking through.
With the heavy rain on Thursday, about 60 vendors showed up, and the market ended before its 10 p.m. cutoff. Some people Tweeted that although they "love" the market, they decided not to go Thursday due to rain.
🦇 I made an executive decision to skip #madisonnightmarket tonight because of rain and having a majority of paper goods. I feel really badly about it because I LOVE that market, but I had to consider the potential… https://t.co/lff20bnEVW— T.L. Luke (@tl__luke) September 13, 2019
Hey all! We were very much looking forward to the Madison Night Market tonight, as it’s one of our all-time favorite events, but with the weather showing strong thunderstorms, lots of rain, and strong winds late into… https://t.co/pIEIlgtvOL— Artery Ink (@ArteryInk) September 12, 2019
The much-loved market still attracted many people Thursday, and vendors were still able to make one-on-one connections with their customers.
Running down West Gilman Street in downtown Madison, Kenney said the event is a hit, and that organizers are already planning for a fourth year.
"We always have to see how they go before we make our final decision, but it looks great, and everyone had a good year, so we'll try again next year," Kenney said. "We're already looking at the dates."
For those interested in becoming a vendor, the Madison Market website will offer applications for next year's spots.
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