Randolph Street Market, the country’s largest urban antiques market, kicks off summer this weekend (May 24 and 25) at their outdoor market/festival at 1340 W. Washington Street.
Unlike some other season openers this one promises to be a winner. The market, that has been going strong for 11 years, offers great shopping in a festival-like atmosphere with an international vibe.
Instead of heading to your local indoor mall and stopping for a bite at the food court, visitors to Randolph Street Market are greeted with over 250 unique sellers, around the clock entertainment, a disco dance party, a beer and wine garden, carnival games, design stars, cooking demos, celebs, vintage beach bunnies, cooling stations, cabanas, fashion shows, artisan food vendors, and more.
Two lucky Show Me Chicago readers can each win a pair of tickets to this weekend’s market but you have to hurry.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact information. At 1 p.m. today, we will draw two names. Winners will be notified by 2 p.m., today, Friday, May 23 and told how to get their tickets.
The contest is now closed. Thanks to all for participating. The winners will be contacted shortly. They are Leisa Schlichting and Nancy Solomon.
If you didn’t win a ticket. Early bird, discounted tickets are available online for $8: General admission tickets are $10 at the gate; Students tickets (student ID required) are $3 online or $5 at the gate. Children 12 and under will be admitted free with an adult.
OR check out the Four Girlfriends Ticket Package for $30 ~-Arrive between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on May 24 or 25, ask for the Girlfriend's Ticket Package and you will receive, 1 Market Bar Mimosa each (4 total); 1 photo op at the Randolph Market Photobooth group photo, (open noon-3 Saturday & Sunday) and 1 discounted admission each (one voucher good for four girlfriends).
Early Buying Ticket. For $20 online or $25 at the gate, serious shoppers can get in at 8 a.m. Saturday.
Three-for-two-Student Admission Ticket. Student ID is required.
Where: Beaux Arts Plumber’s Hall, 1340 W. Washington Street, Chicago. Main gate: 1350 W. Randolph Street.
Parking: Some free street parking (check signs) or $10 valet parking near entrance.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with early bird admission).
Summer Season: Markets are held the last weekend of each month. Here are the dates for summer of 2014: May 24/25, June 28/29, July 26/27, August 30/31 and September 27/28.
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