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Welcome to the Mayday! Underground Crafts & Art Show! Here’s some information about our three annual events and our wonderful venues. Be sure to join our email list for full details and updates so you won’t miss a single market!

COVID UPDATES. We are planning to return to the Village Gate the first weekend in November.

-ALL ARTISTS selling at Mayday! Underground WILL be required to be vaccinated to participate. This is in the interest of eliminating some concerns for shoppers and artists.
-We anticipate that vaccinated shoppers may shop mask free. Unvaccinated shoppers are asked to wear a mask. All shoppers *may be* required to masks at the discretion of STERN PROPERTIES, which we cannot control and must adhere to if we want to have the show there.
-Hand sanitizer, while not 100% effective at destroying coronavirus, will be available throughout the show.
-Show hours will likely be longer than 10-4 to attempt to control crowding, we have not finalized that decision yet.
-We are going to be required to follow crowd restrictions that are in place at the time the show occurs. This might mean timed entry that needs to be signed up for in advance, head counts at the doors, or other measures. This is part of our contract with the venue and we will make it as easy to shop the show as we can, please be patient with us!


  • SPRING MARKET (APRIL) & HOLIDAY MARKET (NOVEMBER):
    • WHEN: The Spring Market is held on the last Saturday in April. The Holiday Market is held on Saturday and Sunday, the first full weekend of November.
    • WHAT: Rochester, NY’s largest indie craft show. Preview the art here, and follow our Facebook and Instagram pages for artist spotlights!
    • WHERE, Spring Market (April) & Holiday Market (November): Village Gate Atrium, Second Floor, 274 Goodman St N, Rochester, NY 14607. Click here for a link to Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/GKHVmwxUABy
    • RIDING: Link to RTS bus service: https://www.myrts.com/
    • DRIVING/PARKING: There are several free parking lots around and behind the Village Gate building.
    • ACCESSIBILITY: The entire show is wheelchair accessible *from the rear of the building* and there are accessible restrooms on both floors as well.
    • OKAY, I’M HERE, NOW WHERE DO I GO? From the back of the building,  enter at the double doors near The Children’s Institute and continue down the corridor. There are stairs and an elevator available. From the front of the building, go directly up the stairs.
    • DO THE ARTISTS TAKE CREDIT CARDS, OR IS MAYDAY CASH ONLY? Most of the artists can accept both cash and credit cards but some may accept cash only. There is an ATM onsite.
    • HOW ARE THE SWAG BAGS DISTRIBUTED? Swag bags are given to the first 50 shoppers each morning using a ticket system. We will start distributing tickets at 9:00am but be aware that the line begins forming before that.
    • Please be sure to pick up a show program and thank our generous sponsors!
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Village Gate Atrium showing metal sculptures
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Exterior of Village Gate with a large mural
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Exterior of Village Gate front entrance

  • LAST MINUTE MINI MAYDAY (DECEMBER):
    • WHEN: NOT PLANNED FOR 2021
    • WHAT: Rochester, NY’s favorite last-minute indie craft show
    • ACCESSIBILITY: The entire show is wheelchair accessible.
    • DO THE ARTISTS TAKE CREDIT CARDS, OR IS MAYDAY CASH ONLY? Most of the artists can accept both cash and credit cards but some may accept cash only.
    • HOW ARE THE SWAG BAGS DISTRIBUTED? Swag bags are given to the first 25 shoppers using a ticket system. We will start distributing tickets at 9:00am but be aware that the line begins forming before that.
    • Please be sure to pick up a show program and thank our generous sponsors!
Entrance to The Harley School, host of the Last Minute Mini Mayday Market

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