A two-day upscale, boutique shopping experience is coming to Lebanon and Hamilton to highlight each city’s small business owners.
Market Monarch, which migrates from community to community across Indiana and Ohio, lets shoppers peruse boutique clothing and accessories, vintage, boho chic, rustic farmhouse, gifts, furniture, decor, repurposed goods and handcrafted, one-of-a-kind finds, and more.
“Our goal is to bring together the best of the best local small business owners to showcase their boutiques and businesses,” said Marcie Brow, owner and founder of Monarch Market, which is a division of Another Adventure LLC and The Rusted Marquee. “Many items are handmade, one-of-a-kind, and even repurposed, so these vendors put a lot of time and effort into their products, and prices often reflect this.”
Items will be priced for everyone’s budget, from unique cards to larger, vintage items, she said.
Monarch Market makes its first Ohio appearance Aug. 12 and 13 at the Warren County Fairgrounds in Lebanon, then comes to the Butler County Fairgrounds in Hamilton from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1.
The experience also includes wine tastings, beer, gourmet foods, food trucks and shopping, plus live music.
Monarch Market is different from craft fairs, antique malls and flea markets because it’s a curated event, Brow said.
“That means we hand-select our vendors after careful consideration for their style, the vendor’s ability to put together a display and have a good eye for trends and what’s hot in both fashion and home,” she said.
Tickets to the event, which are good for the entire weekend, cost $5, and children 12 years old and younger get in free.