WHAT IS THE CLOVER MARKET?
Founded in 2010, the Clover Market is a seasonal open-air market featuring a rotating lineup of over 100 vendors per event with antiques & collectibles, vintage jewelry & clothing, finely crafted handmade items, architectural salvage, and original art. A lineup of gourmet food trucks, free kids’ crafts and live music complements the lineup. Space is also provided to select local nonprofit groups, animal rescues, and arts-based organizations and schools to participate as featured community partners.
Our goal is to provide opportunities for talented independent and local artisans and dealers to connect with customers and with each other in a vibrant and friendly marketplace which is free and open to the public. Important to our mission, we also encourage our customers to “shop the Market and the town” to support the local retailers and restaurants in the downtown districts where we operate. We have held over 60 Markets to date and are proud of – and very grateful for – our passionate and supportive community of vendors and customers that has grown.
We’ve listed some of our awards and press here or you can get a good feel for what we’re all about by clicking on the “PHOTOS” section at the top of the page. Photos are organized by Market date (all credit: Carrie Hill Photography), and we have two pages devoted to some of our favorite people: our vendors and the many kids and dogs of Clover. Finally, here’s a little bit about the small but mighty team who makes Clover run.
WHERE AND WHEN ARE THE MARKETS HELD?
The Market operates in the spring and fall in downtown Bryn Mawr, Chestnut Hill & Kennett Square PA and in Collingswood NJ (all in the Philadelphia metro area). Please see our Schedule Page for our current Market dates and the Locations & Parking Page for directions, maps and parking options in each spot. We typically hold 5-6 Markets each season.
WHAT ARE THE HOURS?
The Market is open from 10-5 pm (no early bird sales).
HOW’D YOU COME UP WITH THE NAME?
Our name, logo and tagline (“Lucky Finds for the Home”) were all inspired by the notion of a one-of-a-kind find…something special and unique that you might come across at our Market.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE WEATHER IS BAD?
The Market operates rain or shine. A cancellation would only happen if conditions were severe or dangerous to our vendors and customers. In that case we would post a message to the social media pages by 8 AM Sunday morning. Please check before heading out if the weather looks “iffy”.
IS THERE FOOD AT THE MARKET?
Yes, and it’s one of our customers’ favorite parts of visiting us. We always have a rotating group of gourmet food trucks and tented food vendors. We also encourage our customers to explore the many nearby restaurants in the downtown districts where we operate (see next question). There’s truly something for everyone when you visit Clover!
ARE THERE OTHER PLACES TO SHOP NEARBY?
Absolutely, that’s why we’re located in these lively downtown locations. The local business association websites (Bryn Mawr Business Association, Borough of Collingswood, Chestnut Hill Business District and Historic Kennett Square) provide more info about the shopping and dining options around town.
ARE THERE ATM’S NEARBY?
Yes, there are ATM’s at the Bryn Mawr Trust, Santander, and Wells Fargo banks on North Bryn Mawr Ave (directly behind our vendors) in Bryn Mawr. In Chestnut Hill, there is an ATM at the Valley Green Bank at 23 West Highland Avenue (again, right behind the vendors). In Collingswood, there are several ATM’s on Haddon Ave, including at the Wawa (668 Haddon Ave) and Bank of America (846 Haddon Ave), each about 1 block away from our vendor location, and we have an ATM onsite as well. In Kennett Square, there are several ATM’s on Cypress Street, just a few blocks away, and we will have an ATM onsite.
ARE THERE BATHROOMS ONSITE?
There are always portable toilets onsite or you can stop by any of the nearby restaurants for a bite to eat, a drink, and use of the bathrooms.
ARE THERE THINGS FOR MY KIDS TO DO?
We always have a variety of free hands-on kids’ crafts, live music and facepainting to keep the little ones happy. The local fire departments often participate with an opportunity for kids to sit in the truck and visit the firefighters. You can also try having your kids do a scavenger hunt (e.g. make a list of 10 items they might find at Clover and think of a small reward) to keep them engaged as you shop.
ARE DOGS ALLOWED?
We LOVE having four legged friends visit us. Please feel free to bring your well-behaved, leashed dogs to enjoy the Market. The event can get crowded and overstimulating, so if your dog is nervous or more reserved it might not be the best outing for them.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE AS A SELLER?
The Market accepts applications from sellers with the following items:
- Antiques and collectibles
- High quality artisan crafts and handmade
- Up-cycled items and architectural salvage
- Vintage clothing & vintage jewelry
- Original art (all media)
If you are interested in participating, head over to the Vendor FAQ section for details and a link to the online application. New applications are reviewed each season, even for prior sellers. Applications are typically posted in mid January for the spring season, and mid May for the fall season (we recommend you sign up for the mailing list below and/or follow our social media pages, also below, to receive calls for vendors).
Location: 600 South Broad St