The Spring Market in Historic Mooresville will be a one-of-a-kind experience that combines chic and exclusive shopping, learning, and leisure in Mooresville’s 19th century historical setting.
The Market will include a curated marketplace of local artisans and high end merchants, guided walking tours, a luncheon served in an intimate private garden setting, a plein-air art class, workshops, and other fun programs for the entire family.
The vendor line-up also includes Mooresville’s own unique and charming local businesses – 1818 Farms, Dogwood & Magnolia Bakery, Hen House Art, Lyla’s Little House, Mooresville Mercantile, and Southern Carnage. Guests will also not want to miss Mooresville’s own booth offering a variety of plants from the town’s public and private gardens.
Adding to the color, design, and flair that will be on display, resident Woody Peebles will be showcasing his personal art collection of vehicles from the 1930s to present day.
Food and drink vendors will add to the variety of the Spring Market experience.
This one day shopping occasion is free to attend. Classes and Lunch require pre-purchased reservations. See below for purchase details.
Please note that historic buildings and private homes and grounds are not handicap accessible. If you have a question about accessibility, please contact the town before purchasing an event ticket.
The Spring Market will combine established and emerging regional artists and merchants. People of all ages can stroll the tree-lined streets of our town, interact with our vendors, and enjoy a full day of shopping in Mooresville.
Typical Artist categories: Painting (acrylics, oils, watercolors, pastels), Mixed Media, Photography, Sculpture, Illustration/Graphics, Ink, Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Wood, and others
Typical Merchant categories: Gifts, Linens, Stationary, Home Goods, Jewelry, Gardening, and more
Walk the streets of Historic Mooresville and hear the living history stories that have intrigued and inspired visitors for over 200 years. Tours will depart from the Stagecoach Tavern. Tour guide will meet participants at the StageCoach side stairs 5 minutes before scheduled tour time. Participants will receive a complimentary Historic Mooresville Tour Guidebook. Tour cost: $10/person and limited to 20 individuals Choose from the following 2 times: 11:00 am (SOLD OUT) and 1:00 pm
Nestled in Historic Mooresville’s finest private gardens, guests will enjoy a light refreshing seated lunch followed by a guided tour of the town, including exclusive access into several private gardens. Tour will include native plant identification, tips on gardening in the South, as well as town history highlights. Grab your friends and enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience in Mooresville’s hidden spaces. $400/table (seats 8) Lunch served at 12:00 pm with tour following.
Space is extremely limited. For table reservations, call or text 256-509-0422
Join Tracy McCann, from The Studio on Bank, behind the picket fence in Historic Mooresville and create your own piece of art while being inspired by the beauty of the town’s gardens. In this plein-air art class, guests will paint a loose whimsical design of Mooresville’s native flowering plants on a 6×6 3D gallery wrapped canvas. Beginner friendly. Class admission $55. All supplies included and guests must pre-register. 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join long time master gardener Kathryn Davis as she shares her extensive knowledge in planting, growing, and preparing herbs for cooking. Each workshop participant will be provided a selection of fresh herbs and planting materials as Kathryn discusses the basic steps in creating their own “make and take” container herb garden. Class admission $40. All supplies included, however, due to hands-on activity, participants may want to bring their own gardening gloves. Guests must pre-register. 10:15 am – 11:45 am
Join Alexis Smith of Dogwood & Magnolia Bakery for a fun cake decorating workshop. Participants will learn to decorate a floral buttercream mini cake while gathering knowledge of cake baking and decorating techniques. All class supplies are provided and cakes will be taken home at the completion of class. Class admission is $50. Guests must pre-register. 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
All proceeds from donations, workshops, lunch, and artist & merchant fees support the preservation of Historic Mooresville. Historic Mooresville’s vision is to personify “History Lives” – combining the best of small town community life for our residents with exemplary historical preservation and education for our visitors
Several sponsorship opportunities are available. Call 256-445-2590 for more information.