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Join St. Landry Now along with other vendors this Saturday, July 30th in downtown Opelousas for the Downtown Market.

The market will open at 10:00 AM and continue until 2:00 PM on the beautiful St. Landry Parish Courthouse Square.

Visit our St. Landry Now booth and get information on your local newspaper. We will also be selling books and other items of local interest and history.

The new book about the 1886 St. Landry Parish Courthouse Fire will be available for purchase at that time. The book was published by Write Now Opelousas Publishing LLC. Information will be available on how we can help you publish your own book, pamphlet, or other items.

Market Organized by Java Square

The market, started in 2019 by Carlos Lerma with Java Square, was first held in the parking lot next to the coffee shop. According to Lerma, it was moved about a year ago to the St. Landry Parish Courthouse Square, where it is held on the last Saturday of every month. It has grown each year, attracting a wide variety of vendors, with more people shopping and enjoying the company of friends and family.

According to the market website, “Our goal is to provide a place for St. Landry makers to display and sell their creations. We want to showcase a well-curated collection of makers with locally handcrafted goods, the best homegrown entertainment, chefs & bakers offering mouthwatering dishes, balloon & face painting artisans for the kids, and much more. The Opelousas Downtown Market has set forth to create a space and experience where visitors of all ages can see, taste, smell & hear the best of what the area has to offer, in one location” The market this Saturday will feature a wonderful variety of products and foods from Opelousas and St. Landry Parish.

Join us on Saturday

Come out and support your local market. See you downtown on Saturday!

March 2022 Downtown Maker's Market
Opelousas Downtown Market will again be opened for business this Saturday, July 30, 2022 from 10:00AM until 2:00PM on the beautiful St. Landry Parish Courthouse Square. St. Landry Now will be there. Come see our booth and visit with friends while you shop the numerous booths. (Photograph by Freddie Herpin.)