NIGHT MARKETS AT THE EMPIRE
WHAT ARE NIGHT MARKETS?
In 2019, Night Markets debuted at the JEM, beginning with the Summer Solstice Night Market. The Night Markets allow for a whole new kind of community gathering, artisan showcase, and celebration of food and drink, separate from our regular Saturday fare. Whether held under the stars (and our string lights) in the Festival Courtyard, or filling our ample market halls, Night Markets allow us to explore different ways to bring the party to town.
NIGHT MARKET BEFORE CHRISTMAS
What is the Night Market Before Christmas?
We are celebrating the weirder side of the holidays, with the Night Market Before Christmas! We will have an artisan market (Fezziwig’s Marketplace), a cocktail bar, a winery, food options, live music, live dance performances, make & takes for kids and adults, a photo booth, a Haunted Market, and more!
When is it?
Friday, December 13 from 6p-10:30p
Where is it?
At the Empire Market! While we adore our Festival Courtyard, Missouri weather will likely dictate that the event will be indoors. If the weather is more balmy, we might open up the courtyard for seating and general frolicking.
You can park in our main lot on the east side of the building and enter through the main doors or come around the north side and enter through the courtyard (handicapped accessible).
The Empire Market is located at 931 E 4th Street in Joplin, MO. Just look for the giant yellow rocking chair!
Is there an admittance fee for visitors?
We are asking for a $3 donation to Downtown Joplin Alliance. Tickets can be purchased from our Facebook Event page or at the door.
How much is a vendor booth?
For those interested in selling in Fezziwig’s Marketplace, there will be a nominal charge of $25. This includes electricity, though you will need to bring your own booth lights and extension cords.
For existing Empire Market vendors, there is no booth fee.
How do I apply?
Go to our website at joplinempiremarket.com and check out the application. There is an application for the Night Market. Applications close on December 1.
Will there still be a regular market on Saturday, December 14?
Yep! The regular Empire Market will still be held the next day, as part of our ongoing Holiday Market!