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Following a successful return in September after a six-month COVID-caused hiatus, the Price Center’s San Mercado will return to the Second Saturday lineup again Oct. 10. The Mercado will run from 9 a.m. 2 p.m. in conjunction with the San Marcos Farmers Market (9-1) and the San Marco Art League’s Art Squared (9-4), which both take place on the Historic Courthouse Square, a short walk from the Center. Each event will again feature live musical entertainment and COVID-safe precautions, including required mask wearing by all vendors and shoppers, and outdoor and indoor vendors, spaced safely apart with controlled access to indoor spaces.

Participating San Mercado vendors will be set up in the Price Center’s Garden and indoors from 9 a.m. -2 p.m., live music will be performed from the front deck overlooking the Garden from 10:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Mercado shoppers will also have access to the Center’s new SHOP 1893, which will feature a variety of items on clearance at discounts as much as 50% off for the day. Mask wearing and other COVID-safe practices will be enforced.

Admission to San Mercado is free and open to all. A limited number of vendor spaces are available for a $20 outside and $30 indoor fee. The monthly market is made possible in part through grant funds from the San Marcos Arts Commission. Proceeds from booth rentals benefit the Price Center, which is operated by the Greater San Marcos Area Seniors Association (GSMASA), a 501 (c) 3 non-profit.

Due to the COVID closures, Second Saturday organizers are planning to hold two Market events each in November and December as follows: Sat., Nov. 14 and Sat., Nov. 28 (Shop Small Saturday) and again Sat., Dec. 12 and Sat., Dec. 19 As a result, San Mercado will happen on the same dates as well.

For more information, including reserving booth space, please call 512-392-2900 (weekdays 10-3), visit or message us via Facebook @ Price Center & Garden.


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