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Phila. Open Air Market moving to Headhouse Square just off South St. in April

The Philadelphia Open Air Market, which opened last year at 23rd and Arch streets, has decided to move this year to Headhouse Square, or 2nd Street just north of South.


Yeah, yeah, this is definitely not in South Philly, but it just brushes up against it, so why not, right?

PHAIR, not to be confused with the Philadelphia Arts Market proposed for Broad and Washington, plans for an April 5 start for its market of a rotating variety of artists, crafters, designers, photographers, vintage dealers, farm stands and food trucks.

Founder Jennifer Schick does not know who all of the vendors will be this year, as she just opened PHAIR’s applications last week. Poi Dog Philly (food truck), This Pretty Life (vintage), Manayunk Calligraphy (Art/ Photography, Craft/ Handmade) are three artisans who have confirmed multiple dates so far.

Last year, 175 vendors rotated throughout the season at the former location of 2030 Arch St, some of which included Massage for Healing and Balance, Mucho Bueno, My Little Paradise, Miss Boombox, Morganic Produce, and Moe Stuffin Muffins.

Schick said that PHAIR is more than a flea market because they screen their applicants for the quality of the goods they want to sell. “We’re much more focused on artisans through arts and crafts ,” she said. “We’re much more on the heavier end of handmade items.”

The market  is free to attend, and items for sale are mostly between $5 and $150, some selling for more.

PHAIR is scheduled for Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 5 through Nov. 22, with the exception of April 12, when PHAIR will be scheduled for Sunday, Arpil 13.

Want to be a vendor? Apply at the Philly Phair website.

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