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October 2, 2021
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Streets of downtown Worthington
Worthington, OH 43085
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Old Worthington Market Day

Saturday, October 2, 2021

The popular Old Worthington Market Day Festival is making a return to historic downtown Worthington on Saturday, October 2, 2021. 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. 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 is making a return to historic downtown Worthington on Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The popular festival was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19 conditions.  

The Market Day 2021 will bring crafters, vendors, food and entertainment to the streets of downtown Worthington, which means street closures and parking restrictions.   The festival runs down High Street in historic downtown Worthington. The street closings and detours are:

  • High St. from Dublin Granville Rd. (SR161) to South St. will be closed to all traffic from 6:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • The traffic detour for southbound traffic is High St. to west on SR161; 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 SR161 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, October 1st.  The signs will be removed and parking restrictions lifted following the Market Day Celebration at approximately 5:30 p.m. The areas to be posted temporary "No Parking" are: 

  • High St. – SR161 to South St.
  • E. Stafford Ave. –north side only from High St. to Hartford St.
  • Hartford St. - North St. to South St.
  • Morning St. – SR161 to South St.
  • E. New England Ave. - High St. to Plymouth St.
  • Oxford St. – SR161 to South St.
  • Evening St. – SR161 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 SR161 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 5:30 pm. The shuttles travel continuous routes from the high school to parking lots at the Worthington Inn and Griswold Center. Handicap parking is available in the public parking lot adjacent to the Worthington United Methodist Church, accessible from Hartford Street to the east. In addition, select shuttles running from the TWHS parking lot are also handicap accessible.

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