WHO WE ARE
We create Experiences.
We energize Creatives.
We embrace Community.
The Great Lakes Market is the catalyst for bringing together gifted local Makers and the community that looks to embrace and support them. Come explore the creations of art, food, and crafts that make the Mitten State inimitable. Part architecture salvage hunt, part maker center, part culinary adventure; The Great Lakes Market has something for everyone.
It is our goal to foster and embrace the talent that resides in our communities and reach out in a refreshed way to showcase what makes the Great Lakes an amazing place to live, enjoy, and work.
Holiday Celebration • December 9 & 10, 2022
Christmas Came Early!
Come explore what our Creatives have been doing during hibernation season! Placed in the greenhouses of From Buds to Blooms discover works of art, culture, and crafts while enjoying festive food and drink.
From Buds to Blooms
1515 E. Center Road
Essexville, MI 48732
VIP Night – Friday, December 9 5-10pmJoin us in the greenhouses of From Buds to Blooms in Essexville, MI. All of our Creatives will be sure to have just the holiday gifts your loved ones will be looking for, with a few treats for yourself! Our VIP night on Friday evening has a $5 admission fee when purchasing tickets in advance (sales begin July 1), $8 at the door, and includes:– Live music
– Food trucks
– First chance to purchase awesome handmade/original gifts
– Door prizes and raffles
– A magical night in a greenhouse full of over 40 Christmas trees
Saturday, December 10 10am-4pmJoin us in the greenhouses of From Buds to Blooms in Essexville, MI. All of our Creatives will be sure to have just the holiday gifts your loved ones will be looking for, with a few treats for yourself! Free admission and includes Live Music, Food Trucks, and a visit from Santa.
From bazaar to beautiful, and everything in between.
Putting Makers First
You are why we started this endeavor in the first place. We know the energy and the passion it takes to create, and we strive to be different in the best ways possible.
We will always do our best to make things as easy as possible, and we will always work with you to ensure the best possible Market, no matter what. This is our promise.
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WHAT OTHERS SAY
Just a few of our great reviews!
"My vending experience couldn't have been better! Love Love Love The Great Lakes Market!"
"Participated in the Summer Market, excellent venue Emerson Park in Midland, organizers A+, exhibitors A+, food A+, music A+, response from most attendees - they loved the event. Will participate again next year, thanks to all from Silver Loon Jewelers!"
"We participated in the Great Lakes Market in Midland this weekend and it was a huge success for a first time event. It is clear that the staff put an incredible amount of sweat equity into promoting and making the weekend possible..and it certainly paid off! We appreciate the thorough communication and promotion of our business leading up to the weekend and plan on being a part of many more events moving forward."
"Great place to find a special gift."
"Very organized and do great advertising!!! We did the Midland Park show this past summer and hoping to do more of their shows next year."
"I like that it is dog friendly!"