The Market, This Friday

It’s that time of year, this Christmas season, visit The Market, Friday, Dec 1 from 6-10pm to shop local and support your community first.

The Market and the shops of Downtown Frankfort are your one-stop-shop destination for locally made arts and crafts, food, clothing and gifts of all kinds.

Start off the Christmas season with delicious food, live music and lots of holiday fun!  Bundle up and join us for a magical evening in beautiful downtown! Be sure to bring the children for a glimpse of St. Nicholas. Pick up freshly made wreaths, decorations, mistletoe and wide array of holiday decorations.

The Market is presented by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Capital Lodge #6 and our sponsors: West Sixth Brewing, Bluegrass Reality and Apollo Law Office.

*Please consider bringing a donation for the Coats for Kids program to help those in need.  

The Market


  • Wilsons Nursery
  • Rebecca Ruth Candies
  • Nitro of Frankfort
  • The Capital City Museum
  • Kennedy’s Biscuits
  • Kentucky Farm Bounty & Lazy Dog Honey
  • Black Barn Woodworking
  • Bijou Beads
  • Forged Coffee Company
  • Sassy & Classy Boutique
  • & many more!

Non-Profit Organizations:

  • Capital Day School
  • Franklin County Art League
  • VFW 4075 of Frankfort
  • Franklin County Humane Society
  • Garden Club of Frankfort

Food & Beverage Vendors:

  • West Sixth Brewing
  • Sage Garden Café
  • 2 Ladies & A Kettle
  • Food Trucks
  • & more!

Other Attractions:

  • Stop by the McClure building’s first floor to shop vintage and collectable items.
  • The Democratic Party of Franklin County will serve hot cocoa at the former Marcus Furniture building.
  • Edward Jones Financial Advisors will be serving hot cider at the McClure Building.

Downtown Merchants open for the evening

  • White Cat Studio with Jaques Art Studio
  • L. Grey’s Photography
  • Broadway Clay
  • Little City Market
  • Canoe Kentucky
  • Completely Kentucky
  • Old Capitol Antiques

Downtown Eateries:

  • Pollo Bandido
  • Mi Fiesta
  • Serafini
  • Buddy’s Pizza
  • Gibby’s
  • Capital Cellars
  • The Coffee Tree
  • The Brick Alley
  • Bourbon on Main


Thank You to our Sponsors

We owe a great debt of gratitude to our sponsors who help make the Market possible.  Thank you to these wonderful partners who support our community!

Presented By: Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Capital Lodge No. 6

Community Sponsor; West Sixth Brewing 

Neighborhood Sponsor: Bluegrass Reality

Downtown Sponsor: Apollo Law Office

Block Sponsor: Highbridge Spring Water

New Market an Old Idea.

Old Frankfort Map

Did you know The Market is a revival of a very old idea.  When the City of Frankfort was first established in 1786, what is now Broadway was named Market Street.  The intent of this “broad street” was to allow local farmers and makers to come to town and sell their wares each month.  In fact, a large structure was later built in the middle of the street in front of the old capital lawn to serve as shelter for early Frankfort merchants.  This old idea has been revised with a modern flair to become The Market, Frankfort’s newest venue promoting local artists, craftsman, and makers. Please join us for the next Market July 28th.  It’s sure to be a good time!