What is 17:10 Market?
17:10 Market is an annual event that takes place in downtown Sugarcreek. It is coordinated by the staff at Creative Warehouse Marketing and began in 2019 with the goal to provide local entrepreneurs with small businesses a place to sell their handmade and homegrown products. It takes place on a Friday night in September from 4 pm-9 pm.
We’ve watched the market grow each year and seen the community show up in huge ways to support these entrepreneurs, whether by helping us make the market happen or by showing up and being a part of the crowd.
2023 Market Forecast
- 45-50 local makers and growers
- Activities for families, including a petting zoo, campfires, face painting
- 10+ food vendors
- Several thousand attendees
Because 17:10 Market is a labor of love for local makers and the community, we rely on sponsors to help us cover many of our expenses. This allows us to keep our fees extremely reasonable for our participants.
Your generous donation helps inspire local small businesses, giving them a chance to interact face-to-face with our community. You can choose to cover a specific need from the list below or donate a dollar amount of your choosing.
Choose an Amount
You don’t have to choose a specific item to sponsor. If you have an amount of money you’d like to donate, we will apply where it is most needed.
The makers sell their products underneath two large tents which we light with string lights.Partial or Full Sponsorship Available
In the weeks leading up to the market, we get the word out by placing posters and signs around the community as well as investing in targeted social media ads.
One of the family activities is a petting zoo, which has been a huge hit at our last two markets.
Grounds & Utilities
This covers the cost of the grounds we rent as well as setting up water and electricity for our vendors and food trucks.
Utility golf carts are used by our team during setup. We also use the carts to help makers transport their products between their booths and their cars before and after the market.
Bathroom Trailer & Handwashing Stations
Miller Portables gives us a generous discount on a bathroom trailer and handwashing stations. We also rent an extra handwashing station to put near the petting zoo.Partially sponsored by Miller Portables
We rent several speakers and place them around the market to play music from a curated 17:10 Market playlist.
Tables & Chairs
Keim gives us a generous discount on tables & chairs. Each maker is given a 10’x10’ booth underneath the tents. We furnish a table and a chair for each space.Partially sponsored by Keim Lumber
Each year, we partner with a local photographer. The goal is to capture photos for the makers and us to use in future advertising.
Several fire pits are set up in the open lawn with seating for people to roast marshmallows, eat dinner, and hang out as the sun goes down.Sponsored by Erb's Stove Center
How do we recognize sponsors?
Signs at the market
18"x24" signs are placed around the market recognizing each of our sponsors. Typically, each sponsored “item” gets a sign. (i.e. fire pit sponsors on a sign by the fire pits, tent sponsors on a sign outside a tent entrance, etc.)
Sponsors are listed on our website homepage and sponsor page.