2013 Press Release

2013 Press Release

Stadium Fare, An Eclectic Open-Air Market Promises To Breath New Life Into The Historic Stadium District.


A new bi-weekly event is coming to the Stadium District in Tacoma, Washington this summer—Stadium Fare. The Fare, which is the brainchild of Coldwell Banker Bain’s Ethan Wing, was based on a Brooklyn, New York event Smorgasburg, and is an eclectic neighborhood open-air market that begins on Saturday July 6, 2013 and runs every other Saturday through September 28, 2013 from 10:00am – 3:00pm. The Fare will take place in the parking lot of the First Presbyterian Church, across from Wright Park and on the corner of South 2nd and South G. Street.


The Fare will be offering great local food, vintage and artistic wares, and entertainment. Don’t be surprised if you find a clown, a mime or a juggler providing amusement to the crowds around the event. “We were inspired to create an event similar to the open-air markets that one would find if they were wandering around Paris, “ states Nadine Larsson, one of the event organizers and manager of the Fare. She adds that, “the parking lot of the First Presbyterian church is a perfect location for the event. It has ample room for the 40 to 50 vendors that will be present and the park is right there for people to enjoy as well.”


The Fare organizers have made an effort to make it a truly unique experience providing a wide range of different vendors and entertainers that offer handcrafted and unique products. Several acoustic musicians are already on the schedule and other Tacoma artists and musicians are encouraged to apply to attend the event as well.


You’ll also be seeing several businesses from the District at the Fare. “We’re excited to have this new event in the District that will provide another great reason for people to come and enjoy Wright Park and everything that Stadium has to offer,” stated Lucy Armstrong, owner of Open Arts Studio and one of Stadium District’s newest additions, the Art House Café, “We’ll be there showcasing our bread that we bake fresh daily.”


Another new business in the District that offers goods perfect for the Fare is Lost & Found Thriftique. Andrea Haug, owner of the Thriftique and organizer of the event is also excited about the Fare stating “the Fare is going to be perfect for us and many other great flea market vendors in the area. The Stadium District has needed something just like this, it’s an event perfect for the whole family.”


To learn more about the event, you can visit the Fare’s website at or “like” the Fare on Facebook at You can also email Fare organizers at