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Vendor deadline nears for Rockingham’s Affair on the Square

Passersby check out a selection of jewelry at the May 2022 Affair on the Square. RO file photo

ROCKINGHAM — Businesses wanting to set up street-side for the city’s semi-annual sidewalk festival have just a few more days to sign up.

The Rockingham Downtown Corporation is asking merchants and vendors who want to be a part of this month’s Affair on the Square to respond by Oct. 7.

“(Affair on the Square) is a strolling sidewalk festival with vendors set up between the merchants and restaurants that will be open that evening,” according to Sharon Nichols. “There will be music in the square and restaurants. This musical entertainment, along with the vendors, will draw increased foot traffic to the downtown area on a Thursday evening.”

The event, scheduled for 5-8 p.m. Oct. 13, stretches along East Washington Street from the former Food King parking lot on the corner of Randolph down to Harrington Square, and also includes Henry’s Uptown Grill on Hancock Street and Hudson Brothers Deli on Lee Street.

DJ Eric Whitfiled will be on the corner of Hancock and Mel and Friends will be at the square, and Hudson Brothers will have open-mic and karaoke.

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Nichols said this will be the 10th installment of the event, generally held in May and October. The event returned this past May for the first time since before the COVID pandemic.

There is no vendor fee, but Nichols said organizers need to know who plans to come so they can assign spaces. 

Anyone interested in participating should send Nichols their name, business name, email, cell phone and a description of the product. Those needing electricity will need to make a note, as power is not available for all spaces.

To sign up or for more information, contact Nichols at 910-331-9965 or by email at sharon@SilverCrossEvents.com.

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