Shop 'Til You Drop

If you've ever strolled down High Street in Old Worthington, you're already familiar with the city’s many charming boutiques, specialty shops, and craft and artisan fairs. On September 26, you'll have an opportunity to experience it in a slightly different vein when the city hosts three, fantastic opportunities for visitors and community members to shop in Worthington. Old Worthington Market Day

With more than 20,000 attendees each year, it’s no wonder Market Day is touted as Worthington’s largest one-day festival. The event, which takes place on High Street in downtown Worthington from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., features more than 200 specialty arts and crafts vendors, community organizations, local merchants, restaurants and family entertainment activities. An homage to the early days in Worthington when farmers would bring their goods to market, the festival has grown significantly, adding new venders each year.

“Market Day offers the perfect opportunity for residents and visitors to shop local, learn about our fantastic community groups and non-profit organizations, and enjoy the beauty of downtown Worthington,” said Kathryn Paugh, president and CEO of the Worthington Chamber of Commerce. “We’re particularly excited about the wonderful selection of arts and handcrafted items featured this year, both from local artisans and from vendors around the state.”

While the Worthington Chamber of Commerce hosts the event, numerous organizations throughout the community help to make it possible. From AAA Ohio Auto Club and Mount Carmel St. Ann’s, both major event sponsors, to the logistical support provided by the City of Worthington, it truly takes a village. “The city’s participation and contribution to Market Day is huge,” Paugh said. “We’ve been working with the police, fire and parks and recreation departments for the past year and are thankful for the many people who help make this event a success.”

To learn more about Market Day, visit

* Event parking will be available at Thomas Worthington High School, located at 300 W. Dublin-Granville Road, west of Evening Street, with a free shuttle service running from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The shuttles will travel back and forth from the high school to the parking lots of The Worthington Inn and the Griswold Center.

Old Worthington Sidewalk Sale

The Old Worthington Partnership is excited to host this year’s Sidewalk Sale. The sale, which also takes place on High Street from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., will feature specials and seasonal merchandise from many of Worthington’s downtown merchants.

And don’t forget to bring your appetite! While strolling through the many boutiques and shops along High Street, be sure to pop into one of the fantastic local dining establishments for lunch, a quick snack or happy hour.

For more information about the Old Worthington Partnership, visit

Worthington Historical Society Antique AND Fall Yard Sale

After browsing the sales on High Street, head over to the southeast quadrant of the Village Green where the Historical Society will be hosting a special antique sale. The event will feature a wide selection of antiques from vendors throughout the state, including mid-century modern furniture, art and jewelry.

And there’s more...

In conjunction with their antique sale on the Village Green, the Historical Society is also hosting a fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Old Rectory. Don’t miss your chance to browse a wealth of donated treasures, including antiques, collectibles, glassware and household items.

For more information about the Worthington Historical Society, visit

Convention & Visitors Bureau of Worthington

Market-Day-crowd-2012-300x173Worthington, Ohio, offers a variety of activities, attractions, specialty shops and dining options for visitors of all ages and interests. The Convention & Visitors Bureau of Worthington is your resource for all the latest information, including the event calendar at You can also follow us on Facebook at Visit Worthington Ohio.