Zionsville’s Main Street was filled with the hustle and bustle of shoppers Saturday during the 34th annual Zionsville Brick Street Market.
The event brought in artisans and attendees from all over, with many returning and others making their first trip to town.
One vendor, Tucker’s Bee Savvy, brought a showcase of bees to display at their tent.
A returning vendor, artist JD Bills, first attended the market in 2017.
It rained the entire day that year. Bills said he returned because he didn't feel like he received the full picture and wanted a good experience.
Bills creates acrylic paintings on wood or canvas and paints until he is satisfied with the results. This is one out of the 20 events he does per year. He said enjoys painting and having his work at the market.
The Zionsville fire and police departments had tents set up and had cutouts of little police officers and firefighters available for children's photo-ops. They also offered children the chance to play corn hole in a unique way. Children could throw the corn hole bag at a cutout of a house that was on fire, trying to throw it through a window.
The Zionsville Chamber of Commerce set up tables and chairs with chalk and bubbles on them so children to decorate the brick street. There was also a mural that the children could decorate. There was a balloon artist and Silly Safaris came to visit with some cool animals.
Lin Moormann, executive director of the chamber, said artisans submit applications to be considered for the Brick Street Market.
The mural, food court, and local bands were all new this year.
Food vendors have attended in the past but this year they were centrally located. Bands have also performed in the past, but this year the chamber went with local talent.
“We love to grow this event every year,” Moormann said.