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Flower Mart 2020

Flower Mart at Mount Vernon Place, May 1 & 2, 2020!

This year, once again, the annual Flower Mart festival will be managed by the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy. The Conservancy was formed to enter into a public/private partnership with the City of Baltimore to restore and maintain the Washington Monument and the parks squares of Mount Vernon Place.

With its long history, Flower Mart is part of the traditions of Mount Vernon Place, and the oldest ongoing festival in the city of Baltimore. When it was begun in 1911 it was mounted to encourage home gardens, with the planting of flowers and vegetables, as well as to encourage growing these plants on vacant lots in the city. The Conservancy continues to champion this mission of urban greening, as relevant today as in 1911, in its planning of next year’s festival.

“In addition to the plants, I loved the food options, decorations, and music. The scale of the event felt very relaxed.” ~Arsenic Media

Take a look at some of the photos taken from 2019 Flower Mart, or check out last year’s program.


Griffith B. Coale, Baltimore Flower Market – 1915. Courtesy of Rehs Galleries.

Festival Hours

  • Fri.       May 1: 11am – 8pm
  • Sat.      May 2: 11am – 8pm

Vendors–Online Application

Vendor’s interested in participating in the 2020 Flower Mart at Mount Vernon Place should complete this Online Application.

Applications will be reviewed by the festival organizers. Once approved, vendors will be provided with an online registration form, vendor agreement, and event details and procedures.

Vendors will be considered in the following categories: Flowers & Plants, Garden Tools & Supplies, Arts & Crafts, Food, and Non-Profit. Priority will be given to Baltimore vendors, and in the case of farmers and growers, the greater Baltimore region.

“My sales were over twice as much as in past years! I couldn’t be happier and would love to come back next year.” ~Glass by Mitch

Entertainment

Over the course of two days musicians will perform on the festival’s two stages located in the South and West Squares. The Conservancy will present  performers from many genres of family-friendly music including classical, jazz, country, R&B, and more.

Musicians interested in performing should email flowermart@mvpconservancy.org with their band name, a brief description of their work, and links to audio or video samples of recent performances.

“Your sound crew was GREAT! He was so helpful getting us set up and responsive to our requests.” ~Institute of Notre Dame

Free Educational Lectures and Workshops

We look forward to presenting a series of educational workshops and lectures on themes relating to the greening of the city, and flowers and plants.  Interested workshop presenters should email flowermart@mvpconservancy.org.

“I think it’s great to offer educational programming at this event.” ~Blue Water Baltimore

Volunteers

Volunteers have been a part of the Flower Mart since its begining in 1911, and continue to be critical to its success. A call for volunteers will be sent in the coming weeks. Please stay tuned!

I volunteered at the Lemon Stick stand and everyone seemed to enjoy them very much! We also had a fun time working the stand with the Mt. Vernon Girlsquad! I came back after my shift and enjoyed a glass of wine, the jazz, and a falafel wrap!” ~Volunteer

Sponsorships

The Conservancy is looking for sponsors for this century-old Baltimore tradition. Conservancy concessions and vendor fees only cover a portion of the costs of this free public festival. Sponsorships are a key element in presenting this city-wide event, year after year. Multiple sponsorship opportunities are available for several levels of support. For information, please contact Executive Director, Lance Humphries at lhumphries@mvpconservancy.org.

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