Mountain Market Adjustments for COVID-19

The annual Mountain Market for Arts & Craft will take place during the last weekend of the month on July 25 and July 26, Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This event, located outdoors in Hannah Pickett Park (16 Dixie Lee Ave. Monteagle) is one of the longest running markets in the Southeast. This event brings together craftsfolk and artisans to the Mountain each year to showcase one-of-a-kind, handmade items and art pieces. The market also hosts a handful of plant and food vendors.

A number of changes and precautions will be in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Go to http://southcumberlandchamber.com/mtn-market/

Below is a list of Market adjustments that are in place due to COVID-19, developed by consolidating information from the Tennessee Health Department, the TN Governor’s COVID-19 Economic Recovery Group, other crafts festivals, and industry partners:

The Mountain Market will be encouraging a directional flow of traffic using additional signage, arrows, and maps.

There will be only one pedestrian entrance into and out of the Park - this will be located near City Hall on the DuBose Street side. This will have directional flow, hand sanitizer, and a reminder sign listing the symptoms of COVID-19. Chamber volunteers will be monitoring the flow of traffic and limiting the total number of people in the park at a given time.

Signage will also include information to encourage customers to be aware of CDC guidelines.

Masks are strongly recommended in compliance with current CDC and TN Government regulations. By adhering to this request, you are helping to make the market safer for the vendors, you and your family, and your fellow customers.

Because of COVID-19, there will not be prize giveaways this year. This is to help limit the transfer of items between persons, reducing potential exposure.

To account for social distancing guidelines, the total number of vendors has been capped, and there will be ample space on walkways. Vendors will be encouraging social distancing within their vendor booths.

All restrooms will be cleaned every hour; trash will be emptied regularly.

There will be hand sanitizer stations available throughout the Park. Also, we have secured a donation of individual hand sanitizers to pass out to family groups as they enter the Park.

We understand the ongoing pandemic is a new and unusual situation. We are doing all we can to work with vendors to provide flexibility as they monitor how COVID-19 affects their individual situation. Vendors are asked not to attend if they or someone they have been in contact with have exhibited COVID-19 symptoms within the past two weeks.

We will be following any new CDC, state or local government guidelines that are added between now and the Mountain Market.

The Mountain Market wants to thank you. Vendors and chamber volunteers alike are approaching this year with cautious optimism. The Mountain Market values and appreciates all of its customers, and cares for the health of everyone involved. If you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have been around someone who has, we ask that you forgo this year’s Market.