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September 24, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Streets of downtown Worthington
Worthington, OH 43085
(614) 888-3040
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Old Worthington Market Day

Saturday, September 24, 2016

On Market Day, Worthington's largest one-day festival, artisans gather on the streets of downtown Worthington to present a colorful and varied display of quality hand-crafted goods from jewelry, pottery and ceramics to beautiful paintings, decorative clothing and unique wood products. More than 250 exhibitors display their wares each year, and an estimated crowd of 20,000 visitors and residents enjoy the event throughout the day. Community and local charitable groups also have fundraising and informational booths on display, and a host of food vendors provide meals, snacks and concessions ranging from signature local restaurant dishes to carnival-atmosphere snacks.

The Worthington Market Day Festival takes place on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., which means street closures and parking restrictions in the City of Worthington.  The festival runs down High Street in historic downtown Worthington.

Parking is available throughout the day at Thomas Worthington High School, with shuttle service to and from the festival. Shuttles will pick up and drop off on the west side of TWHS and at the Griswold Center parking lot.

The street closing and detours are as follows:

  • High St. from Granville Rd. to South St. will be closed to all traffic from 6:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • The traffic detour for southbound traffic is High St. to west on Rt. 161; south on Evening St., east on W. South St. and south on High St. 
  • The traffic detour for northbound traffic is High St. to east on E. South St.; north on Hartford St.; west on Rt. 161 and north on High St.

To maintain access for emergency vehicles and facilitate traffic movement it will be necessary to temporarily post certain streets "No Parking" beginning Friday evening, September 23, 2016.  The signs will be removed and parking restrictions lifted following the Market Day Celebration at approximately 6:30 p.m. The areas to be posted temporary "No Parking" are:

  • High St. - Granville Rd. to South St.
  • E. Stafford Ave. –north side only from High St. to Hartford St.
  • Hartford St. - North St. to South St.
  • Morning St. - Granville Rd. to South St.
  • E. New England Ave. - High St. to Plymouth St.
  • Oxford St. - Granville Rd to South St.
  • Evening St. - Granville Rd. to South St.
  • South St. - Morning St. to Evening St.
  • W. North Street  - High St. to Evening St.
  • W. New England Ave. –south side only from Evening St. to Sinsbury Dr.
  • W. New England Ave. –north side only from Oxford St. to Evening St.
  • Farrington Dr. –west side only from Dublin-Granville Rd to Sinsbury Dr.
  • Sinsbury Dr. – south side and west side only

Event parking is available at Thomas Worthington High School, 300 W. Dublin Granville Road. Free and convenient shuttle service is offered for visitors and vendors from 7am to 6pm. The shuttles travel continuous routes from the high school to parking lots at the Worthington Inn and Griswold Center.