Grand Nautical Market Returns to Grand Lake September 15
Grand Lake’s largest nautical-themed shopping experience is set for Saturday, Sept. 15.
A one-day shopping event that is free to the public, Grand Nautical Market brings together a wide array of vendors from all around the Grand Lake area for the best one-stop nautical shopping in the area.
Hosted by Captain’s Corner Boat and RV Storage at its 446056 East 350 Road location north of Langley, the third annual Grand Nautical Market will feature all things nautical, boating and lake-oriented, as well as plenty of other can’t-live-without items.
“Over the years, my husband and I have enjoyed going to nautical flea markets in Florida. We wanted an outlet for people to buy and sell nautical items here on Grand Lake. So we decided to hold the Grand Nautical Market,” said Paula Silzer, who owns and operates Captain’s Corner, Rebel Marine and TowboatU.S. Grand Lake with her husband, Wade. “Now Grand Lake has a nautical market that will take place every year in the same location and on the same date, the third weekend in September.”
Boaters, fishermen and lake lovers alike can expect to find all sorts of nautical and marine-related treasures and bargains. The selection will include home decor items, antiques, furniture, artwork, collectibles, hand-painted signs, gifts, jewelry and apparel items, as well as fishing gear, bait and tackle, hard-to-find parts, motors, anchors and boating equipment, hardware and accessories. There will also be boats for sale.
Food trucks will be on-site during the market so shoppers can refuel while they search for treasures.
Based on the turnout for and success of the two previous markets, Silzer expects shoppers and vendors alike to have a great day at the Grand Nautical Market. She invites marina ship stores around Grand Lake to be a part of the market.
“With the end of the season approaching, the Grand Nautical Market would be a great way for ship stores to clear out their leftover and close-out merchandise,” Silzer said.
Vendors are still being accepted for the Grand Nautical Market. If you have some fantastic nautical, lake or boating items you would like to sell, make plans to be a part of this not-to-be-missed shopping event.
The deadline for vendor sign-up is Thursday, Sept. 13. According to Silzer, not everything offered for sale by vendors needs to be nautical in nature, but there has to be enough to showcase the nautical theme.
Three sizes of vendor spaces are available at this year’s market. Space sizes and rental fees are 10’x10’ for $30, 10’x20’ for $40 and 10’x30’ for $50. Spots are also still available for food trucks.
Vendors would need to be set up by 9:30 a.m. on the day of the event.
The Grand Nautical Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with plenty of free parking available. The market will be located at Captain’s Corner, a full-service boat and RV storage facility on Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees. It is located two miles north of Langley at 446056 East 350 Road, the corner of state Highway 82 and East 350 Road.
For an online vendor form, details about being a vendor or more information on the Grand Nautical Market, visit www.grandnauticalmarket.com or call (918) 782-9546.