Calling all crafty kids! Rockford City Market is hosting a brand new event this October that will be highlighting young entrepreneurs in our community!

One Big Happy Crafting Family

When I'm not working my real radio job, you will likely find me at home in my basement making all kinds of fun things. What started as a hobby for both my husband and I turned into a small business that keeps us pretty busy, and I love doing it. We do several craft and vendor shows throughout the year, and at a very young age, my daughters caught the craftin' bug too.


My oldest daughter especially loves to help and has often asked when she can make her own things to sell at the shows we do. She enjoys making bracelets and painting the pieces for signs we make. She has a very creative mind that is full of ideas for new things to try, and I just found the perfect opportunity to show all the things she loves to make!

Rockford, Illinois' First Ever 'Kid's Market'

Do you have or know a kid who makes jewelry, paints, draws, bakes, or grows? This new Kid's Market is THE place for them to make some real money doing what they love!

The Rockford City Market's  Kid's Market taking place on October 21, 2023, is open to any kids ages 9 to 15 years old who create handmade items, and it also sounds like a fun event for families to visit too...

Important Things to Know About Rockford City Market's Kid's Market

  • All kid vendors need to be accompanied by an adult for the entire market.
  • Kids can only sell items they make or grow.
  • Booth space is limited to one 8' table.
  • There's a $10 fee to be a vendor at the Kid's Market.

Kid vendor applications are being taken now and can be found at

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