The Mermaid's Market is a "Brick and Mortar" Artisan's Street Market held the first and third Saturdays (from mid-October thru April each year) in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico
at the Shrimp Plaza in the center of town.
the winter of 2011-12, many local residents and visitors alike enjoyed
the Farmer's Market here in Peñasco. As the fall of 2012 came upon us,
it seems as though there would not be a return of the Farmer's Market,
so we began thinking about hosting a similar event.
thought about some of the obstacles that existed for the Farmer's
Market. And we discussed how we could - hopefully - work past many of
those same obstacles.
One was the lack of "Farmers!"
Well, we would call this the Mermaid's Market...
Mermaids are not often seen anyhow...
so if they don't show up it will not come as a surprise to anyone!
And, besides, who knows what mermaids sell - or buy for that matter!
(I am pretty sure they buy and sell wonderful treasures, though!)
a more serious note is the need for the Market to be easily seen.
chose a highly visible spot as our first choice (with a "Plan B" in the
back of our mind) . . .
we are absolutely thrilled that we are able to use the "Shrimp Park"
as the site for the Mermaid's Market! We have a use permit from the
city which will be granted on a monthly basis and we hope to continue
the Market each winter thru the spring months!
booth space fee will, in part, benefit our local DIF which gives
needed assistance to local vulnerable families and children. The fees
will also be used for extensive advertising and promotion for each