Starting in July 2022, markets will be held every other Saturday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 307 E Center St, Rochester. Up to 22 vendors will be at each event, on a rotating basis.
On Sept. 10, the final Night Market of the year will be held outside at Mayo Civic Center. The date for the big market is no accident; September 10 is Mid Autumn Festival (also known as Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival), one of the largest holidays in Chinese and East Asian cultures.
The expanded schedule and more intimate venue brings the market more in alignment with the original vision of Night Market founder Tiffany Alexandria of CHOOCHOO-ca-CHEW. If last year’s event showed the city the array of Asian culinary excellence here, this year’s events are meant to build sustainable, regular relationships between customers and BIPOC vendors.